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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Main Indicators of Alternator Problems

As you might imagine, it takes a lot of power to get and keep your car running smoothly. The alternator of your vehicle is a pivotal piece of the machine. Basically while you drive, the alternator recycles the power used by the car battery. Without it the power from the battery would not last very long. Also the climate control, stereo, GPS and a host of other systems heavily rely on the optimally running alternator. So, it is vital to avoid alternator failure. How? By paying attention to early warning signs and getting alternator repair as soon as possible. What is the Alternator? The configuration of the alternator is fairly simple, containing just a handful of parts. Basically it turns the mechanical energy of your car’s rotating crank shaft back into electricity. This powers your cars accessories—everything from the air conditioner to the headlights. This is why alternator failure has a domino effect, and can lead to more electrical problems resulting in a brea ... read more



5 Signs you Might Need Suspension Repairs

The suspension system of your vehicle (shocks and/or struts) is not something to take for granted. It is what supports several tons of metal, along with the occupants of your vehicle. A smooth, working suspension makes your ride comfortable. However, eventually shocks break down or wear out. This is not a problem to ignore. A faulty suspension could affect your ability to control your car, especially for turning and stopping. In fact, industry experts say worn out shocks add approximately 10% to the distance it takes to stop your car in an emergency situation. That could translate to disaster at any speed and make all the difference in your efforts to avoid an accident. So don’t wait on suspension repairs. Signs of Worn Out Suspension How do you know you need to get the suspension fixed? Here are a few signs to watch for: 1. Rough Ride Most drivers can tell right away when shocks or struts are worn out. You begin to feel every bump in the r ... read more


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