Yearly Archives: 2020

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing?

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing?

Why does my Head Gasket keeps blowing? Head Gaskets are put under enormous stress during Engine operation, and failure may be caused by any of the following factors: Mechanical Forces. The nature of the detonations in an engine creates huge amounts of energy, or Pressure, every time the Cylinders fire. Over time, these forces stress Head Gaskets and can eventually lead to Cracks in the Heads and or Blocks and Cause Leaks. HEAT. An Engine creates large amounts of heat under operation. A difference in thermal expansion rates between the engine block and head mean the head gasket in between is subjected to high thermal and mechanical stresses that slowly wear the gasket down. VIBRATION. Natural vibrations from the Engine and those created as the Vehicle is driven down the road also fatigue the head gasket over time. Head bolts, which keep the Head Gasket sandwiched between the Block and Head, can start to weaken, break or stretch (and possibly warp) to allow increased friction and vibra ... read more

How can I keep my Vehicle from producing Excess Emissions

How can I keep my Vehicle from producing Excess Emissions

There is several things that you can do to help decrease your vehicles Emissions. One of the biggest tells that you should look for that your vehicle is producing excessive amounts of emission is that light that comes on on your dash that say Check Engine. The check engine light on the dashboard is a warning that many vehicle owners dread. The check engine light is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle’s emissions, ignition, fuel or exhaust systems. It could be  caused by something as simple as a loose gas cap or a faulty oxygen sensor or spark plug or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter or major engine problems, so you shouldn’t ignore it. All cars and light trucks have onboard diagnostics that are supposed to detect engine-related problems that affect the emissions control systems. The check engine light (typically a yellow or orange outline of an engine with the word “Check” or ... read more

Categories:

Ignition System

5 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Fuel Filter

5 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Fuel Filter

Most drivers are familiar with the cabin filter and the engine filter, but what about the fuel filter? Despite its essential function, the fuel filter is often forgotten and even neglected. The fuel filter protects the engine from harmful dirt, debris, and pollutants. If pollutants enter the fuel, it can wreak havoc for the engine and cause unnecessary wear and tear. This makes it essential for the fuel filter to be inspected and changed in order to keep your vehicle running at peak performance. For most vehicles, the fuel filter should be replaced roughly every 30,000 miles. If you don’t remember the last time the fuel filter was inspected, below are five helpful signs that it’s time to have it changed. Bad Gas Mileage A dirty fuel filter restricts the amount of fuel that flows to the engine. If the engine isn’t getting an adequate amount of fuel, it will work harder and struggle to move the car. The vehicle ends up burning more fuel to operate. The ... read more

Can’t Make Your Car Payment? Here Are Some Tips!

Can’t Make Your Car Payment? Here Are Some Tips!

It’s been a few months since Covid-19 forced itself into our lives. We’ve had a few months to adjust to this new augmented lifestyle. We wear a mask; we wash our hands at least 20 seconds, and we stand at least six feet apart. Even though we’ve learned to assimilate, there’s no real way to get used to the emotional and financial devastation. Your car payment may feel like another meal on an already stacked plate. If you have financed your vehicle and find yourself stressing about the next payment, here are a few suggestions for you:  Defer Monthly Payment - If you’re struggling to pay your monthly car note due to Covid-19, the first thing to do is contact your bank to see if they have any options. Many banks have payment relief for customers who need a bit of help. Some vehicle manufacturers like Volkswagen, Subaru, and Ford encourage drivers to reach out for loan deferment options. The quicker way to get help is through your lender’s website o ... read more

Road Trip Destinations Queen Creek, AZ

Road Trip Destinations Queen Creek, AZ

Queen creek is Arizona’s best-kept secret. Residents prefer it’s relaxed, rural lifestyle to the busy booming atmosphere of Phoenix. Queen Creek is the perfect town for a family that values its independence. With the change in times, more drivers are on the road to experience the beautiful areas that are accessible right from their backyard. August is the best time of the year to venture out of Queen Creek for a day-cation. Below is a list of the most road-trip worthy destinations near Queen Creek: San Tan Mountain Regional Park This park offers breath-taking scenery and hiking trails to keep you busy. San Tan Mountain Regional Park is clean and very well maintained, a true local favorite. This is the perfect destination to maintain social distancing in a pup-friendly location.  Horseshoe Bend Horseshoe Bend offers the full road trip experience with at least 4.5 hours of driving. Don’t let the drive time fool you as the beaut ... read more

12