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Yearly Archives: 2021

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Most drivers don't bother about their cabin air filters just because the filters don't contribute directly to the vehicle's movement. But this should not be the case. Changing cabin air filters should be part of your vehicle maintenance schedule. If you ignore these filters, you'll be welcoming some uncomfortable effects on your vehicle. Here are the reasons why you need to have your cabin air filter changed regularly. 1. Lowers The Efficiency Of Your HVAC System If your cabin air filter doesn't function optimally, your HVAC system will have to work harder, causing the motor to heat and burn up. This is because a clogged or dirty filter reduces the amount of air flowing into the cabin. This will raise the cabin air temperature, forcing the HAC system to overwork. In the end, you'll lose both the filter and the HVAC system. 2. Health Troubles The air filters keep your car interior pollutants-free. If your cabin air filter gets dirty or malfunctions, it won ... read more

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Car’s Warning Lights

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Car’s Warning Lights

In most cases, your car's warning lights indicate a fault, damage, or malfunction in the vehicle's interior systems. While some drivers might choose to ignore them, these tiny lights are associated with very specific commands and are therefore quite crucial. Ignoring these lights might lead to reduced vehicle performance and also compromises your safety, that of your passengers, and other road users. While each of these warning lights serves a specific purpose, some may need urgent attention than others. Understanding what every light flushing on your dashboard means will save you from unnecessary breakdowns and costly repairs. Here are some of the warning signs every smart car owner and driver should not ignore. Brake Fluid Warning Lights They indicate a faulty braking system which raises serious safety concerns. This could be anything from worn-out brake pads, a broken sensor, leaking brake fluid or any other problem that might prevent you from using your brakes. Whatever ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Brake Master Cylinder?

What are the Symptoms of a Failing Brake Master Cylinder?

The master cylinder is a vital component of the car's braking system. This cylinder is the principal valve through which brake fluid is pushed to make the calipers press brake pads on the rotors. In essence, this means it plays a significant role in making the car stop when you apply brakes. Any problem with the master cylinder can lead to an accident while you are on the road. Some of the symptoms of master cylinder failure you should be on the lookout for include: 1. Check Engine Light Indicates The check engine light has sensors that detect any part of the engine that has malfunctioned. When it comes on, you need an expert to diagnose the problem. If the problem is with the master cylinder, take appropriate action as soon as possible. 2. The Brake Pedal Behaves Abnormally A problem with the brake master cylinder will cause the brake pedal to behave abnormally. All the pressure in the braking system is generated from the master cylinder. If it malfunctions, the cylinder wil ... read more

What the Blue Engine Coolant Light Means

What the Blue Engine Coolant Light Means

If you've ever glanced down at your dashboard in confusion at a little blue light upon starting your vehicle, we're here to tell you exactly what that little light is. It's your coolant temperature light, and its job is to indicate the temperature of your engine. When it's blue, that means your engine isn't quite at the operational driving temperature yet. In other words, the engine hasn't quite heated to the point where it's in optimum driving shape. For this reason, it's recommended that you wait until this little blue light turns off before you drive anywhere. Other Uses This engine coolant light turns another color you might've noticed, and that color is red! This light indicates that (you guessed it) your engine is too hot! If this light comes on, it's recommended you turn your engine off, or idle until the light goes back on. This light generally only comes on during warmer weather, but it can also make an appearance if you've been dr ... read more