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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Is My Starter Bad?

The starter of your vehicle is one part that helps gets your car started. The starter is turned on by the ignition key which then turns the engine at the same speed to suck fuel and air into the cylinders for compression. When working properly, your starter will “turn over” your engine. This means that it will make the noise that it normally makes when you start up your car. If your car is making this noise but not starting, then the problem is not with your starter but with some other component. The only job a starter does is turn over the engine but there are many other parts and systems that all must work together and play a vital part in the function of your vehicle. The symptoms of a bad starter can reveal themselves in various ways. The following symptoms are the most common issues. Starter Slowly Turning the Engine Over Sometimes a bad starter results in the engine slowly turning over. This is noticeable by the sound of your engin ... read more

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Exhaust System Basics

The exhaust system of your vehicle is a vital component for removing harmful emissions to keep everyone in the vehicle safe. When a vehicle is running at least six different types of emissions are produced. These emissions include carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide, and nitrogen oxide. The exhaust system removes these emissions from your vehicle, quiets the noise caused by combustion and ensures your vehicle is running efficiently. Components of the Exhaust System The exhaust system begins at the engine and ends at the tail pipe at the rear of your vehicle. It is composed of a series of pipes and chambers. While most vehicles only need one exhaust system, vehicles with engines that have eight cylinders have two exhaust systems, one on each side. In the event that you have a vehicle with two exhaust systems, it is extremely important that both systems are running efficiently. There are five main parts in a normal exhaust system. The first ... read more

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