Yearly Archives: 2021

What are the Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors?

What are the Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors?

Most modern vehicles have fuel injectors instead of carburetors. A fuel injector is a vital component of the car engine because it delivers fuel into the cylinders while controlling fuel atomization, timing, and other important parameters. If your vehicle performs poorly and you experience rough riding or lousy gas mileage, the problem could be with the injector system. To be sure, look out for the following symptoms. 1. The Car Engine Misfires When your car engine misfires, it could mean that the fuel injector is dirty. This problem will cause the car to sputter and vibrate. This occurs because there's a problem with the air and fuel mixture entering the engine. 2. Rough Idle When your vehicle shakes and sputters when you are stuck in traffic or when at a Stop sign, it may also mean that your fuel injector is dirty. Rough idling results from varying RPMs (revolutions per minute) even if your foot is not on the pedal. In most cases, rough idling may cause your engine to stall ... read more

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