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Is That Waffle House or My Car? What To Do When Your Car Smells Like Syrup

Is That Waffle House or My Car? What To Do When Your Car Smells Like Syrup

Pancakes are one of the most enjoyed breakfast items. There's nothing better than smelling hot pancakes being made except for the smell of nice warm syrup for your pancakes. While you do expect to smell syrup when having pancakes, you don't want to smell syrup in your car. What should you do when you're smelling syrup in your car? If you're smelling syrup in your car, there may be an issue with your antifreeze coolant. Antifreeze coolant circulates in your car's defroster and heater. If you are smelling the sweet smell of syrup inside your car, there may be a leak in your heater core. If this is what has caused this smell, you may also notice there is a sticky film once you have used your defroster. Also, if you notice there's a wet spot on your carpet that also smells like syrup or the heat in your car doesn't work, then you just may have a small hole causing antifreeze coolant to leak. If by chance you notice the smell of syrup outside your car, you may ... read more

Why Do Warning Signal Lights Blink Fast Sometimes?

Why Do Warning Signal Lights Blink Fast Sometimes?

If something is wrong with your car, there are usually recognizable signs to let you know. If you notice your warning lights are suddenly blinking fast, that's an indication that you need to get your car checked out. Blinking Turn Signals Here are some of the main reasons why your turn signals may start flickering: The bulb is out Poor wire connection Blown fuse Clouded glass The turn signal is powered by a fuse connected to the car battery. When you use your turn signal, a second circuit becomes engaged. This circuit powers the bulbs, consequently lighting them up and indicating your intended direction to the cars behind you. When a bulb deteriorates in quality, it can no longer efficiently handle the electrical current that is sent to it. You can check to see if the issue is a bad bulb by testing out all the signal lights. Because they keep both you and other drivers safe, it's important that the turn signals work properly. Interior Lights When the lights in the inte ... read more

New Year: New Plans for Car Care

New Year: New Plans for Car Care

With the new year fast approaching, it's time for new projects and fresh starts. People are different, making new year's resolutions to better their lives. And as they do this, they often neglect their vehicles' care. As you come up with your resolutions, do not forget that of your car too. Here are a few things to consider: Check and change your oil Part of maintaining a healthy car is ensuring it's well lubricated. Therefore, you should consider getting routine oil changes or even changing it yourself and checking your vehicle's oil levels from time to time. Changing your oil regularly is essential, and without doing so, you risk your car from getting damaged permanently. Make 2021 the year you make a habit of frequently checking your oil levels, at least once a month. Do not neglect car maintenance. If you were reluctant about making regular car maintenance appointments in 2020, then your first new year's plan should be to visit your mechanic. Keeping up ... read more

It’s Time to Prepare Your European Vehicle for the Winter

It’s Time to Prepare Your European Vehicle for the Winter

The weather has finally started to cool in San Jose, making it an optimal time to give your vehicle a little extra love for the winter. Summer heat is harsh on your car, but winter also places a few additional demands on your fragile engine parts. If you're planning on end-of-the-year road trips or want top vehicle performance going into 2021, maintenance should be the main priority. Winter car care is your opportunity to improve fuel efficiency, boost safety, and improve drivability. Below we have listed a few essential car components to check to prepare your European vehicle for the winter. Check the lights: During the winter, the sun sets earlier, and you may find yourself doing more at night. Take time to check that your headlights and brake lights are working and fully functional. This can increase safety when it's dark and prevent any unexpected fix-it tickets.  Check the battery: Extreme temperatures during t ... read more

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How to Check Your Tire Pressure

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

Maintaining adequate tire pressure is typically a quick and straightforward task. Proper tire inflation is essential for good tire performance while driving your vehicle. Properly inflated tires have a longer lifespan and offer faster steering wheel response time. It also limits how much fuel your car guzzles, providing better fuel efficiency. No matter if your tires are under-inflated or over-inflated, both can cause premature tread wear and tire failure. To get the most out of your tires, check the tire pressure monthly. Below is a list of tips to help you efficiently maintain your vehicle’s tire inflation. Confirm the manufacturers recommended PSI. You can find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle on the door jam on the driver’s side. The vehicle’s owner’s manual will also have tire PSI for your front and rear tires. Keep this number noted. Check your tire pressure before driving. If possible, check the tire pre ... read more

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Car Maintenance