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Why is Your Car Vibrating While Braking?

Why is Your Car Vibrating While Braking?

There are times when a vehicle may shake or vibrate whenever someone uses the brake pedal when driving. When this happens, the vibration can cause great worry or annoyance, as brakes are essential for vehicle safety. Because brake issues can be so worrying it is important to know how to deal with these issues when they arise. This article will thoroughly discuss some of the possible causes and the solutions to pursue when experiencing this problem. To begin understanding why there would be any vibration when using the brake pedal, we have to understand what specific issues could be occurring in the key mechanisms in the brake system. Possible Braking Vibration Causes Uneven Tires Damaged suspension, misaligned wheels, and time can all lead to the deterioration of your vehicle's tires. This can trigger vibrations to happen when using the brake pedals. The primary culprit amongst all of t ... read more

How to Fix Electronic Issues in BMWs

How to Fix Electronic Issues in BMWs

If you are a BMW owner, then you probably love your car. And when you love your car, you want to make sure it's always running in top shape. Besides, you have to get where you're going, right? Like all cars, BMWs can run into problems. But unlike all cars, BMWs are prone to electrical issues that can put your commute or road trip in danger. In fact, they are some of the most common obstacles faced by BMW owners and there have even been a number of recalls due to electrical problems in the past. Luckily, electrical problems are easy to fix, especially for a qualified BMW technician. Still, it's important for you to know how to spot trouble so you know when it's time for a repair. In this article, we'll go over signs of electrical issues, the most common causes, and how to fix them so you can get back on the road safely. Spotting a Problem Electrical issues in BMWs can range from m ... read more

What is the Role of the Volvo’s Tie Rod?

What is the Role of the Volvo’s Tie Rod?

Two of the greatest inventions in the modern driving experience are smooth power steering and suspension. It separates practical, modern mobility from antiques that are meant to be seen rather than driven on the road. In fact, cars that do not have good steering or suspension may be somewhat safe to drive around town or down country roads, but they are probably unfit to drive down the interstate. Both of these innovations depend heavily on the use of a good tie rod. Without a fully-functioning tie rod, you do not have a fully-functioning vehicle. What is a Tie Rod? A tie rod is an essential component of the steering function in your Volvo. It has an inside and outside end that translates the rotation of the steering column from your steering wheel, into the steering knuckle. The steering knuckle is what causes the wheels t ... read more

Reasons Behind Crank Seal Oil Leaks in Minis

Reasons Behind Crank Seal Oil Leaks in Minis

Oil leaks are a common problem in any vehicle, and they often are indicators of larger problems in your car. Older Minis have a tendency to develop oil leaks when their crankshaft seals begin to wear down, crack, and break. Broken crankshaft seals can lead to major engine trouble if they are left unattended. What is the Crankshaft Seal? The crankshaft seal is attached to the front of the engine. It seals the end of the crankshaft together with the timing cover. These seals are usually made of metal and rubber or silicone, and are installed in the front timing cover to seal the end of the crankshaft as it turns. Crankshaft seals are a simple component, but they serve a very important purpose. They keep the oil, which is tossed by the rotating crankshaft, from leaking outside of the c ... read more

Why Does the HVAC Compressor Fail in Volvo

Why Does the HVAC Compressor Fail in Volvo

One of the most frustrating experiences to deal with in your Volvo is dealing with a faulty AC compressor. During the hot summer months, the air conditioning can be a saving grace from the blistering heat, but compressor failure means you're left sitting in the heat. One of the first signs of compressor failure is when your car stops blowing out cold air. Despite being incredibly reliable cars in general, Volvos in particular experience frequent issues with their AC compressors due to engineering and mechanical factors. Many forums are even dedicated to communities of people hoping to receive some resolute answer as to why their systems fail. Newer Volvos are modern vehicles with the capability to warn drivers of impending problems. With the help of sensors, your Volvo can essentially tell you if it is experiencing HVAC problems. Despite this revolutionary feature, the reasons behind an HVAC compressor failure may be more of a mystery. The Volvo is a European car that needs spec ... read more