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What Are the Common Causes of Airbag Failure?

What Are the Common Causes of Airbag Failure?

Airbag repair is usually not the first service you think of when it comes to automotive repairs. However, if you get into an accident and any of your airbags are deployed, they will need to be swapped out. Furthermore, the sensors will need to be reset.   You can also encounter airbag issues, even if you've never had to deploy your airbags before. Your vehicle will tell you by illuminating or flashing the airbag warning light on your dashboard or computer display. When this light is lit up, it usually means your airbags are deactivated. So if the light is on and you get in a collision, the airbags will not release.   Though airbags are rarely used, you never know what can happen on your next commute. An inactive airbag is a severe issue that you will want to correct soon for everyone's safety. Various reasons can explain why your airbags are failing:   Depleted Airbag Backup Battery If your vehicle's battery is dead, it may have also depleted the backu ... read more

Why Is My Vehicle’s Front Seat Not Adjusting?

Why Is My Vehicle’s Front Seat Not Adjusting?

Power seats are such a convenient feature in our car that most people often overlook. They help by precisely adjusting our seats to reach the steering wheel and brake pedal comfortably. Most vehicles with this feature have controls for the driver's seat only; however, most modern cars also have power controls for the front passenger seat. If your power seats abruptly get broken, especially in a position that doesn't fit your body, it could be considered hazardous to drive. Many reasons can cause a power seat to fail: Damaged Seat Controls. These are pushable switches or joysticks located at the side of the seat or on the door. Both places can be exposed to moisture or debris, which could cause the controls to stop working.  Failing Electric Motor. The electric motor is what enables the power seat to move, and sometimes they fail. With years of usage, they can fall apart. The replacement of an electric motor is the ideal fix for this case. Blown Fuses. A power seat is, a ... read more

Everything You Need to Know About Your Timing Belt

Everything You Need to Know About Your Timing Belt

The timing belt plays a crucial part in your car's engine that you may have never even heard of. If you have, you might not know how it works. Nevertheless, just like your tires and fluids, over time, they should get replaced. We will give you a complete rundown of your timing belt, how it works, and what symptoms look out for when it is overworn.   What Is a Timing Belt? In summary, the timing belt regulates the movement of parts in the vehicle engine for precise timing and optimal performance. Metaphorically speaking, the system of parts operates like an analog clock with lots of gears — it can be pretty complex.   How Does a Timing Belt Work? To be more precise, the timing belt connects the crankshaft and camshaft, and it synchronizes their movement and the engine's valves and pistons to prevent failure. The crankshaft converts power generated by the pistons' linear movement to turn the wheels. The camshaft then opens and closes the engine's val ... read more

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Have you ever heard the term wake up and smell the roses? Well, the same can be said of your vehicle and the various scents that come from it. These are smells that are worth noting when they occur. They can be the sign something is wrong. 1. Does Your Car Smell Like Gas? A gas smell can indicate a leak within the fuel system, which can lead to issues if ignored. Fuel injectors could be leaking, which can lead to decreased fuel efficiency and poor engine performance.  2. Is There an Exhaust Smell in the Cabin? Exhaust fumes can indicate a leak within the exhaust system, which usually happens behind the catalytic converter. It could be caused by a damaged muffler or exhaust pipe. You may also notice a rattling sound coming from under your vehicle around the muffler as well.  3. Does it Smell Like Rotten Eggs? A rotten egg smell is a sign that your catalytic converter is failing. The catalytic converter is crucial to your vehicle's exhaust system and ensures that harm ... read more

April is Car Care Month

April is Car Care Month

There is no better time to give your car some extra attention than April, the National Car Care Month. Regular maintenance ensures your vehicle is reliable, you spend less money on repairs, and you're safe on the road. Research from recent car care events shows that drivers are neglecting their vehicles. The Car Care Council advises vehicle owners to take their vehicles for professional service in preparation for spring and summer. Here are some of the basic maintenance procedures the Car Care Council recommends: The engine brake system should be checked yearly. Also, the rotors, brake linings, and drums need to be inspected at every oil change.   The oil, fluids, and filters should be checked. The oil should be changed based on the owner's manual recommended intervals, while the coolant, brake, power steering, and transmission fluids should be checked regularly.   The hoses should be inspected at every oil change and be replaced if they are brittle, leaking, ru ... read more