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Yearly Archives: 2022

Why Won’t My Engine Crank or Start?

Why Won’t My Engine Crank or Start?

Why Won’t My Engine Crank or Start? Nothing is worse than dealing with an engine that won’t turn over. Whether you are dealing with this exact problem while reading this, or preparing for the worst-case scenario in the future, we hope this blog finds you well. There are many reasons why your car won’t crank or start, including the electrical problems that you always hear about. Here are the top 3 common explanations for why your automobile won’t start: 1) Dead Battery  Batteries can weaken, which is why it is always wise to have jumper cables on hand. After several years of usage, you’re better off with replacing your battery. To keep up with your car battery’s condition, you test its charge and keep its connection points clean.  2) Faulty Starter The starter is a part of the starting system. If you hear a clicking sound when turning the key, it means that your vehicle may not be getting enough electric ... read more

What Is a Car Radiator?

What Is a Car Radiator?

A car radiator is a device that helps to cool down the engine in your car. It does this by circulating coolant (a water and antifreeze mixture) around the engine and allowing it to pass through the radiator. The radiator is made up of a number of metal fins that help increase the surface area the coolant can come into contact. This increased surface area allows more heat to be released from the coolant, which helps cool down the engine. How the Radiator Works The radiator works by circulating a liquid (antifreeze) through the engine. The antifreeze picks up heat from the engine and carries it to the radiator. The radiator is made up of a bunch of metal tubes. Hot air passing over these tubes causes the liquid inside the tubes to evaporate. This vaporization removes heat from the antifreeze, which causes it to cool down. The coolant is pumped back through the engine, which picks up more heat and repeatedly starts the process. Common Problems With Car Radiators One of the most commo ... read more

Do Windshield Wipers Require Maintenance?

Do Windshield Wipers Require Maintenance?

Most people tend to forget about their windshield wipers until their windscreen looks dirty or it downpours on a summer day. To keep your trusty wipers in good shape, you also need to keep your windshield clean. These components go hand-in-hand to help you see clearly no matter the weather. Show your windshield wiper blades some love and care, and you’ll be safe in return.    Between rain showers, bugs, and various debris that can cling onto your windshield, your wipers can do all the work in a swift movement. That is why wiper blades can wear out pretty quickly, between 6-12 months. One of the first parts that break down first is the rubber piece on the blade. That is why the team at Rev Limit Auto Center recommends replacing them at least once a year. And the fall time is the perfect time of year to do so. How to Inspect Your Wiper Blades To check if the wiper blades are due for a replacement, feel the rubber areas of the blade for buildup of dirt and other contam ... read more

3 Ways to Check Your Tire Tread

3 Ways to Check Your Tire Tread

Tire tread is the depths of the grooves on your vehicle’s tires. They are extremely important in how your car grips the road. New tires typically come with 10/32 or 11/32 inch tread. Over time, the treads will wear down. And once they reach 2/32 of an inch, you will need to replace your tires.    In other words, tread depth is a key factor in determining when you need to change your tires. As a responsible car owner, you should keep up with your vehicle’s tread depth. An easy way to measure your tread is by doing the 1) the penny test.   The penny test is one of the most popular ways to measure your tread. Take a penny and place the coin with Lincoln’s head facing down onto one of your tire grooves. If you can still see any part of Lincoln’s head, it means it is time to swap out your tires. If his head is completely covered at eye level, your treads are still good. You should perform the test on various areas of the tire and on each tire. &nb ... read more

Signs You Need Suspension Repair

Signs You Need Suspension Repair

A suspension system has shock-absorbing parts that make your ride feel smooth and safe despite the kinetic forces such as road bumps, potholes, and rough road patches. It consists of springs and shocks that control load and height and absorb the kinetic energy impulses on your car's wheels. Like other vehicle parts, the suspension system can also malfunction or fail, making your ride uncomfortable. With that in mind, it is essential to learn the signs of a faulty suspension system that needs prompt repairs, including: Bumpy Ride Since the suspension is meant for making your drive as smooth as possible by shock-absorbing the kinetic impulses on the road, the first sign is the sensation of a shaking vehicle. You might not realize the problem early on a smooth road. But, when driving on bumpy or uneven paths, you might feel the jarring of the vehicle in different ways. It is a problem that a qualified and skilled mechanic can fix to restore the efficient functioning of the suspens ... read more

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