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What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

The power steering system is a critical component of your car's mechanics, responsible for helping you turn the wheels with ease. If you have ever tried to turn the steering wheel of a car without power steering, you know how difficult it can be. That's why it's so important to pay attention to the power steering system warning light on your dashboard. This light is designed to alert you to potential problems with the power steering system, and if it comes on, it's important to take action as soon as possible. There are a few different reasons that the power steering system warning light might come on. One of the most common causes is a problem with the power steering fluid level. The power steering system relies on a specific type of fluid to operate, and if the fluid level is too low, it can cause the power steering pump to work harder, potentially leading to overheating and failure. In this case, you will need to add more power steering fluid to the system to bring ... read more

Check Your Car Before Your Holiday Road Trips

Check Your Car Before Your Holiday Road Trips

With the holidays finally here, it means the roads and highways are going to get busier. We understand how special it is for you to see your close friends and family this holiday season, which is why the team at Kwik Kar Auto repair wants to make it easier on you by taking care of your auto maintenance. Below are all the things you should have inspected before going on your epic road trip: Car Battery A dead battery is one of the most common car problems during the winter. Bring your car to our shop, and we’ll test your battery with a voltage meter to see if your battery can hold a proper charge. We can also look for any signs of damage or corrosion. If your battery is 5 years old or older, it may be best to replace it completely. Fluids and Filters There are multiple fluids that you should inspect and top off before a long road trip: oil, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, coolant, and more. They may have a corresponding filter that needs c ... read more

Tips to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

Tips to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to fuel efficiency, there are a lot of things that people can do to improve their gas mileage. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best tips for improving fuel economy. By following these simple tips, you can save yourself money at the pump and help reduce your carbon footprint! 1. Drive the speed limit One of the easiest ways to improve your fuel economy is to simply drive the speed limit. When you drive over the speed limit, your car has to work harder and use more fuel. By obeying the posted speed limits, you can improve your gas mileage by up to 7%. 2. Accelerate slowly Another way to conserve fuel is to accelerate slowly from a stop. When you floor it, your car uses more gas than it needs to. If you gradually increase your speed, you'll use less fuel and get better mileage. 3. Use cruise control If you're driving on the highway, take advantage of cruise control! Cruise control helps your car ma ... read more

What is the Difference Between the Muffler and the Exhaust?

What is the Difference Between the Muffler and the Exhaust?

Chances are you've heard the screeching rev of a loud car and cringed at the sound – and you might be wondering what causes that. Usually, it's either the exhaust or muffler. Both the muffler and the exhaust play a role in both the function and sound of a vehicle. To learn about the difference, let's break down the role of each. What's an Exhaust System? Whenever you drive your vehicle, it produces emissions. Those are released through the exhaust system. The exhaust system has four main functions: Carry exhaust from the engine out of the vehicle, which protects both your vehicle and any passengers in it. Reduce the amount of noise created by the engine, as combustion engines are loud. Improve fuel consumption, as quick release of emissions helps fuel efficiency. Improve engine performance, because as emissions are released the engine has less pressure. Emissions move through the exhaust system in a few steps. First, they pass through the exhaust manifold, w ... read more

How to Get Rid of Car Battery Corrosion

How to Get Rid of Car Battery Corrosion

Corrosion is the number one cause of poor auto battery life and performance. When this stuff builds on our battery connection points, they can put a stop to your easy startups. Fortunately, car battery corrosion is easy to detect and clean.    Battery corrosion is a chemical leak build-up from your vehicle's battery. It tends to collect on the terminals, posts, and cables. While corrosion is bound to happen when a battery gets old, you need to clean it off to keep extending your battery life.    Luckily, we’ve laid out the process in six simple steps: Disconnect the battery cables - The last thing you want to happen is for you to get electrocuted in the process of cleaning. Make sure you remove the negative cable first. Check for signs of damage - If you notice that the cables are frayed or the battery case is cracked or swollen, then you shouldn’t have to check. You’re due for a new car battery ASAP. Clean off the corrosion - If your ca ... read more

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