Have You Checked Your Brake Fluid Lately?
It’s easy to forget to check the fluids in your car. But they all have an important job. You car won’t be drivable without properly operating brakes.
One of the first indicators that there is a problem is your brake warning dash light. Check the reservoir to make sure it has and adequate amount of brake fluid. If it’s low, it needs to be filled, and may mean that you have a leak.
If there is a leak, it could be coming from several areas in the braking system. When caught early, repairs can be cheaper, and you'll avoid breakdowns when driving on the highway.
Symptoms Can Include:
- Low fluid in the reservoir
- Brake pedal feels “mushy”
- The pedal goes farther down when pressed than normal
- Visible fluids underneath your car’s wheels
- Your car takes extra time to stop – this could be dangerous in a situation where you have to stop quickly.
Check your brake fluid regularly to identify any potential problems. If you are concerned about a possible leak, our technicians can quickly diagnose the problem, do a brake fluid flush, and suggest repairs to keep you on the road.
Auto Repair 21108 - Little Known Ways to Improve Fuel Economy
There is not a single driver among us who would not prefer to spend less money at the fuel pump. People are becoming more aware of the many simple and cost effective ways that they can improve their fuel economy. However, what do you say to people who are already familiar with the basics? Fortunately, there are many little known ways that you can improve your gas mileage.Auto Repair 21108Just about everyone knows that if you want to save gas, you need to drive slower. Aft
Auto Repair 21108 - Does Tire Pressure Affect My Gas Mileage?
Make a point to check your tire pressure regularly. Even though many newer cars have tire pressure sensors, it’s still a good idea to check the pressure every few weeks with a pressure gauge. Sensors can go bad, or sometimes your tire pressure is within tolerance, so you won’t know if the pressure has changed.
Checking it regularly gives you the opportunity to:
inspect your tires visually for any possible damage to the sidewall or punctures in the tread
inspect for signs of wear, dry-rotting,
Auto Repair Millersville 21108 – Why is My ABS Light On?
Your car’s ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) shares some systems with the cars traction control system. If the ABS light comes on, there’s a malfunction in the braking or traction control system. For your safety, you should have it checked immediately.
Some reasons the light may come on include:
Broken wheel speed sensorLow brake fluidThe ABS module is malfunctioningIssues with the traction control systemSystem has been turned offOur professional staff of auto technicians are trained to find and re