Category: Car Knowledge Center

Here we will discuss general car knowledge. If you’re curious about how your car works or why it does what it does, this is the category for you. We’re constantly growing our library so check back often for more information. Here’s a quick example: Have you ever wondered why your tires lose air? Quite simply put, it’s the same reason a balloon loses air, the air escapes. As impermeable as your tires may seem, air has a way of squeezing its way through the molecular makeup of the rubber used to make the tire, therefore losing air. Also, as the seasons change, the density of the air changes; cold air is more dense thus it has less air pressure. For more helpful info like this, click a blog and read up!

Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

Having trouble keeping your car’s oil level optimal? Sometimes higher mileage cars can start having issues maintaining a sealed system. Oil is circulated throughout your car’s entire engine. If you want to know more about what oil is doing in your engine, check out our previous post HERE. When I say, “sealed system”, I’m referring...

REQUIRED Backup Camera Mandate! (Beginning May 1, 2018)

Beginning May 1, 2018 all new cars will be required to have a backup camera. The federal government’s National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHSTA) declared this performance specification in 2014 so that the automotive industry had time to prepare for this change. Safety advocates believe that with enacting this new performance specification will provide a…

Why Is My Car Vibrating?

Here are some things that may cause that strange vibration in your car. Have you noticed your car is starting to vibrate? There are a few things that can cause unusual vibrations, other than a bumpy road. Let’s talk about some of the reasons your car has developed a new unwanted massage feature, and what...

Is Your Car Overheating?

In the summer whether you’re going on a road trip, heading to a friend’s/relative’s house or just driving around enjoying the weather, the temperatures are hotter than ever! An overheated car can cause some serious long-term damage to your car’s engine, so let’s walk through some of the solutions to overheated cars and some preventative...

Engine Oil Weights & Viscosity

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between 5w30 and 0w20? Or what would happen if you used the wrong oil in your car? These numbers are the viscosity grades of oil at low and warm temperatures and can have devastating effects on your car if you use the wrong one! There are two...

Is My Automatic Transmission Going Bad?

Signs of a failing automatic transmission. Automatic transmissions were a gift from above for anyone who is overwhelmed by stick shift and a third pedal. They have made driving safer, easier, and sometimes even more efficient than ever before! That being said, sometimes it can be harder to pick up on some signs that show...

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