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What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

If you are like most drivers, you presumably don't think of your brake fluid until there is a problem. And by then, it's often too late. Your brake fluid needs to be flushed on a regular basis in order to keep your car safe on the road. In this blog post, we will discuss what brake fluid is, its function in the brake system, what a break fluid flush is, how often it is needed and symptoms that indicate a brake fluid flush is needed. Brake Fluid and its Role in the Brake System Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that transmits pressure from the brake pedal to the brakes. When you press down on the brake pedal, the fluid is forced through a series of hoses and valves to the brakes where it applies pressure to the pads or shoes which stop the wheels from turning. Brake fluid is important because it not only allows the brakes to work properly, but it also helps protect the system from rust and corrosion. Over time, however, water can enter the system and mix with the brake fluid ... read more

4 Common Signs of a Blown Head Gasket

 4 Common Signs of a Blown Head Gasket

Maintenance is vital if you want to keep your vehicle running for as long as possible. One major car problem that maintenance can help you avoid is a blown head gasket. In simple terms, many of the maintenance tasks you perform prevent major engine problems. And a blown head gasket is one of the worst ones by far.  What Is a Head Gasket The head gasket in today’s vehicles is a component that closes the engine’s combustion chamber off from the rest of the engine. It plays a part in keeping motor oil and coolant away divided within the engine. When your vehicle is not properly cared for, the engine temperature and pressure can skyrocket, causing a blown head gasket.  4 Common Symptoms of A Blown Head Gasket Overheating Engine - When the head gasket gets fractured, coolant may make its way in places where it shouldn’t. With a coolant leak, your engine is highly susceptible to overheating. So if you notice the temperature gauge reading high or steam coming f ... read more

What Is a Tune-Up?

What Is a Tune-Up?

The phrase "tune-up" is not one that is used as much anymore. In this modern age, a tune-up has evolved into something closer to a maintenance appointment. A tune-up involves replacing, cleaning, or adjusting parts that can be found under the hood rather than other components elsewhere, like tires or suspension.   A tune-up has been a trusted way to keep your car in good shape and extend its longevity. Regular tune-ups promote smooth engine performance so that you can accelerate with ease.  Below are some of the parts that the team at Endurance Auto Repair and Tire can service: Spark plugs Wires Fuel injection system Motor oil Belt and hoses … and more. Tune-ups may also look different from car to car. Depending on the vehicle’s model, make, age, and wear, it may require different services.    As your car gets older, tune-ups should occur more frequently, like once or twice a year. However, newer car models may not require a tune-up ... read more

Should I have my car inspected before a long road trip?

Should I have my car inspected before a long road trip?

Before you hit the open road on your summer road trip, you'll want to make sure your car is in tip-top shape. After all, you don't want to end up stranded on the side of the highway with a flat tire or a broken-down engine. Here are a few things you should do to get your car ready for a long road trip: 1. Check your oil level and change it if necessary. The oil is what lubricates your engine, so it's important to keep it at the correct level. If it's too low, your engine could overheat. Check your car's owner's manual to see how often you should change your oil. 2. Check your tire pressure and tread depth. Under-inflated tires can lead to a blowout, and worn-out tires will decrease your traction, which could be dangerous if you're driving in bad weather conditions. Use a tire pressure gauge to check that each of your tires is inflated to the correct level. You can find the recommended tire pressure for your car in the owner's manual or on a sticker ... read more

How To Know When Your Vehicle Needs a Cooling Flush

How To Know When Your Vehicle Needs a Cooling Flush

The summer heat can bring about a long list of challenges for your vehicle's engine, which is why most engine overheating incidents occur in the warmer months. When your engine is on, its moving pieces create friction and generate a lot of additional heat. When combined with summer temperatures, your engine can become a nightmare if your cooling system isn't properly maintained.  Your vehicle's cooling system has a fluid called coolant or antifreeze that has chemical properties to keep your engine cool. Therefore, you need to keep a clean flow of coolant flowing throughout your engine. Signs That Mean You're Due for a Coolant Flush Overheating or High-Temperature Gauge - If the temperature gauge located on your dash is constantly high or climbing up when you drive, it means your engine is overheating. When this happens, you know it is time to have a coolant flush. It is recommended to visit a car mechanic immediately if you discover temperature problems with you ... read more

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