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How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to when brake pads should be replaced, as their wear differs from driver to driver and in different scenarios. Ideally, you should monitor your car's brake pads for signs that indicate that they need replacing. Let's look at some of those signs here. Noisy braking Brake pads wear with time and use, and once they have reached the limit of their efficacy, you may start to notice some odd sounds when braking. Spent brakes emit a squeaking, squealing, or grinding sound. Once you hear a grinding sound, you should act quickly to prevent damage to the rotors. Unsteady braking Generally, vibrations are never a good sign. Vibrations while braking may indicate worn brake pads or warped rotors. Slow braking Monitoring the time between applying the brake and coming to a complete stop is helpful to determine whether your car's brakes are efficient or not. If you notice that your stop time is prolonged, it may indicate that the brakes are worn ... read more

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

What are the Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs?

Understanding the symptoms of a bad or failing spark plug can help you maintain your vehicle. If you notice the symptoms then it's time to take your vehicle to the mechanic. Make sure you don't ignore the symptoms. Read on for more information. Symptoms of A Bad or Failing Spark Plug You might experience or notice the following symptoms that would indicate that the spark plug is bad or failing: Lack of Acceleration If you experience that your vehicle has a sluggish performance or if it's no longer performing the way it should then it could be an issue with the spark plug. It's possible that the spark plug is dirty and thus, you need to take your car to the auto repair shop for a check-up. Hard to Start The Vehicle If you find it hard to start the vehicle then there can be something wrong with the spark plug. The spark plug might not be initiating the combustion process. You might think about the battery or anything else, but it could be the spark plug. Let your m ... read more

5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

5 Signs It's Time for a Wheel Alignment

Is your car pulling to either side when driving? With all the progress in vehicle performance and technology, it can become challenging to keep up with the required repairs and maintenance. Proper wheel alignment is a crucial part of good road safety. However, it is also one of the most overlooked aspects of car maintenance. Most drivers are often unaware of the signs of poor wheel alignment and how easy it is to rectify the issue. Here are five common signs that your car needs wheel alignment: The steering wheel isn't centered. When driving down a straight-level road, the steering wheel should be almost perfectly straight. Depending on the crown of the road, there may be a little discrepancy allowed. The car emblem in the middle of the steering wheel should seem level. If not, your car requires a wheel alignment. Your car pulls to either side. Sometimes, you may notice your car pulling to either the right or left, especially when driving along a straight road. Our roads have ... read more

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