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Monthly Archives: February 2021

TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT…

TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT…

Don’t ignore those check engine and dashboard warning lights I recently noticed an internet article on how to turn a “check engine” light off. It advised to simple turn the car off and on three times and, like magic!, your problem will go away. Even if you aren’t car maintenance savvy, you know this isn’t the right thing to do… Those little lights, bells and beeps are there to warn you that trouble might be coming your way. SO DON’T IGNORE THEM! Warning lights notify you when your vehicle’s computer recognizes an issue that needs to be addressed. These annoying little lights have a very important job. The sensors attached to them continuously monitor and send data to electronic control units (computers) for various systems needed for you vehicle to be reliable and safe. Dashboard indicator lights may allude to a sensor or drivability problem. Dashboard indicator lights can also mean that you have anything from an emissions problem to ... read more

What is a Car Radiator?

What is a Car Radiator?

While there are many important parts to your vehicle, they do not get much more critical than the radiator. Just try driving very far on a hot day with a radiator that is on the fritz. Your engine is almost sure to overheat to the point that you can no longer drive. The car radiator acts as a cooling agent to keep the engine from reaching dangerously high temperatures that can cause damage to your engine. As such, it is essential to know what your car radiator is and how to maintain it properly. This is How a Car Radiator Works When coolant is added to a radiator, it effectively pushes through to the engine and helps absorb the heat. As you can imagine, a car engine can get really hot. This is particularly true when driving in the dead of summer. As the heat rises, the engine will rely on the coolant that passes through the radiator hoses to continue working correctly. You will notice several hoses attached to the radiator and engine. This is how the coolant flows properly from one ... read more

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