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What Causes Transmission Fluid Leaks?

October 15, 2022

Transmission leaks are costly problems with vehicles, and they usually end up with the driver needing to visit a transmission repair shop. These are some reasons transmissions leak and what you can do if you notice you have such an issue. A Bad Transmission Gasket Bad transmission gaskets are common causes of fluid leaks. Gaskets are rubber items that seal the area between the transmission pan and the transmission. These items can wear over time and start leaking when they degrade. Alternatively, they can leak if someone performs a transmission repair and removes and reinstalls the pan without replacing the... View Article

How to Tell If You Need a Muffler Replacement

October 1, 2022

The muffler is a very important part of your vehicle’s exhaust system. Without a properly functioning muffler, your vehicle will be too loud and might earn you a ticket. It also could lead to additional pollution that contributes to the development of smog. Fortunately, muffler repair services can quickly and affordably repair or replace your muffler. A properly working muffler will keep your vehicle quiet, get rid of exhaust fumes, and enable your engine to run with maximum efficiency. Signs You Need a Muffler Repair or Replacement Mufflers are durable and built to last a long time, but they have... View Article

The Maintenance and Repair of Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes

September 15, 2022

The brake system on a vehicle is probably one of the most critical to overall safety. Understanding the type of brakes you have and the care and maintenance they require is crucial to vehicle maintenance. This quick guide will walk you through the differences between disc brakes and drum brakes, and give you some tips on maintenance and brake repair.  Disc Brakes Disc brakes are the most common type of brakes on today’s vehicles. These are mounted to the front and/or rear axle. In order to stop the wheel, the disc brake will use a caliper. This caliper is equipped with... View Article

Warning Signs Your Vehicle Needs Ball Joint Replacement

September 1, 2022

Keeping the maintenance up on your vehicles is crucial to your vehicle’s overall life span. It’s also crucial to the safety of your vehicle as well. Allowing certain issues to go unrepaired could make your vehicle dangerous to drive. Ball joints can greatly affect how your vehicle operates and how safe it is to drive. This quick guide will give you some information on how to tell if your vehicle needs ball joint replacement. Front Tires Wearing Unevenly This is one of the most common signs that the ball joints on your car need replacement. You may start to notice... View Article

Is Upgrading Leaf Springs Worth It?

August 15, 2022

For those that have springs in their car or truck that are simply not doing the job, upgrading might be the option that you need. So, what does it mean to upgrade your leaf springs and is it worth it? For some, upgrading your leaf springs is not an option or is not the greatest option, but taking the time to learn a bit about it can help you determine what is going to work for you. Leaf Spring Replacement Replacing your leaf springs with the same type of spring is not the same thing as a suspension upgrade. With... View Article