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Top Signs Your Cooling System Is in Trouble

Top Signs Your Cooling System Is in Trouble

If your car's cooling system isn't functioning correctly, it could lead to severe problems—including engine damage. That's why it's essential to be aware of the signs that your cooling system may be in trouble, so you can take action before it's too late. Here are some of the top signs that your cooling system is in trouble: 1. Your engine is overheating If your engine temperature gauge is reading higher than usual, or if you see steam coming from under the hood, this is a sign that your engine is overheating. This serious problem needs to be addressed immediately, as continued overheating can lead to engine damage. 2. Your coolant level is low If you notice that your coolant level is low, this could signal a leak in the system. It could also indicate that your cooling system isn't functioning correctly and needs to be repaired. 3. Your car is leaking coolant If you notice coolant leaks under your c ... read more

What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

What Does My Tire Tread Pattern Mean?

The tread of a tire is something that the most individuals take for granted. They may have a broad knowledge that tread patterns and depths vary, but they may not fully comprehend the function of tire tread. Understanding the significance of tire tread and the various tread patterns will assist drivers in driving safely and comfortably. Let's examine tire tread patterns you may come across when shopping for new tires. Symmetric Tread Patterns A symmetric tread design is the most frequent. It consists of independent tread blocks throughout the whole tread face, with the same pattern on both the inboard and outboard portions. Tires with symmetric tread patterns permit the use of numerous tire rotation patterns. Asymmetric Tread Patterns Asymmetric tread pattern is meant to balance the requirements of dry grip and water dispersion/snow traction by varying throughout the tire's tread face. Asymmetric tread patterns often have bigger tread ribs/blocks on the outboard side to bo ... read more

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Stiff?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Stiff?

Having a hard brake pedal can make it difficult to slow down or stop your vehicle, making it feel like you're standing on the pedal. A stiff brake pedal is a severe safety problem that should be fixed immediately since it makes it more difficult to slow down your vehicle. What causes the brake pedal to be stiff? Stiff braking is usually caused by an issue with the brake booster. Brake boosters increase the amount of force you can apply to your brake pedal, and they work in conjunction with the hydraulic fluid in the lines. A diaphragm separates the two chambers of a typical vacuum brake booster, which is situated between the master cylinder and the brake pedal. A low-pressure vacuum is created in the front chamber by removing air. Pressing the brake pedal in the back chamber allows air to enter. The air chamber's higher pressure forces the diaphragm and push rod toward the low-pressure side. The master cylinder's power-assisted push rod makes it easy to move. The master ... read more

How to Summerize your Car

How to Summerize your Car

Extreme temperatures during summer can take a toll on certain parts of your vehicle. To enjoy your time when heating the road, you must account for the intense heat. Here are surefire ways to summerize your car for an excellent experience. Check and Monitor Your Tires Your car tires deserve an excellent check-up after hitting difficult roads bearing potholes. Ensure that your tires, including the spares, are in the best condition and adequately inflated before hitting the road for a summer trip. It is essential since tires gain and lose pressure constantly depending on the outside temperatures. Make sure that you prioritize your safety and convenience by regularly checking and monitoring your tires. Change Your Oil and Oil Filter If you go long without changing your oil, it might cost you an arm and a leg or even your car. Whether hot or cold, extreme weather conditions can burden your oil and oil filter. The intense heat during summer thins motor oils. Therefore, make sure that yo ... read more

Are You Feeling Your Car's A/C?

Are You Feeling Your Car's A/C?

The temperatures in Las Vegas are quickly climbing as spring is finally here. With hot weather on the way, drivers in the area should start testing their car's air conditioning. And if your vehicle's air conditioning isn't working up to expectations, it can make your drive a drag. Fortunately, you have Don's D.I. Auto & Truck Service to handle all of your vehicle's HVAC system issues year-round. Let us make sure that you stay cool throughout the spring and summer.   After winter, you probably didn't run your A/C. This is where most of the problems stem. You may feel the air from your vents, but it isn't cold!   If your A/C seems to be operating normally, without any unusual noises or smell, but it is blowing hot or warm air, you most likely need an A/C recharge. In other words, your A/C system is low on refrigerant or freon.   If your vehicle's refrigerant is low, you may need to check for leaks. When you bring your car to our au ... read more

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