Your Car Has a Thermostat… But is it working properly?
When you get in your car on a cold day, you expect you heat to work. And, if it’s not working, you definitely notice! There are a variety of reasons why the heat may not come on. But the most common cause is a broken thermostat which could be stuck open or closed. It also can cause problems with your engine’s cooling system.
Besides lack of heat, you may notice your temperature gauge is in the “red.” Possibly, after engine idling for a bit, the car still isn’t warm inside. Maybe you notice the cabin temperature changing without reason. Or you could have noticed coolant under your car or around the thermostat itself.
With a few tools, coolant, gloves, a good work area, and a new thermostat you may be able to change the thermostat yourself. But the job is just a bit more detailed than that.
It’s important to make sure that the problem is diagnosed correctly. If it’s not the thermostat, then you’ve wasted time and money on the repair and on parts that you can’t return. It’s also important that you have the correct part for your specific car.
If making mechanical repairs isn’t for you, then we’re here for you. We will quickly and accurately diagnose the problem, order the correct original equipment parts, and make the necessary repairs to get you back on the road quickly and safely!
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