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Yearly Archives: 2021

What is a Car Radiator?

What is a Car Radiator?

Whenever you are operating your vehicle you are operating your engine and it is going under very hot conditions. It is important that your engine stays cool enough so it can properly function, but it must be hot enough so it can convert heat to energy which is something that can be tricky… this is where your car's radiator comes in. It is made to circulate coolant through the engine and back again. The radiator is a vital component of your engine's cooling system. The radiator is made to keep the temperature of the engine at an ideal level that the car manufacturer sets. The radiator is generally mostly made of aluminum; it transfers the heat from hot coolant through tubes which allows air to blow across fins which will cool the fluid. When looking at how the radiator works, the cooling system is a system that is pressurized and made of numerous components that work together to keep the engine cool. The coolant is used to cool the engine by circulating coolant through ... read more

What are the Symptoms of Failing Wheel Bearings?

What are the Symptoms of Failing Wheel Bearings?

WHAT ARE WHEEL BEARINGS? Wheel bearings are essential for the hub, tire, and wheel assemblies to work together and allow for friction-free rotation and movement of the hub assembly, which is a crucial component of your car's steering system. It connects the wheel to the axle. A wheel bearing is a set of balls known as ball bearings held together by a metal ring. It ensures and provides smooth tire and wheel rotation. Each wheel has its own set of wheel bearings. Because of the importance of this component in the smooth driving of your vehicle, it is considered very hazardous to drive with worn wheel bearings, as it may cause the wheel to stop while driving. HOW LONG SHOULD A WHEEL BEARING LAST? Essentially, wheel bearings should last between 85,000 and 100,000 miles, but it should be mentioned that this is only an estimate, as the quality of the wheel bearing and the operating conditions should also be taken into account. Apart from that, another impor ... read more

Why and How Long Should You Warm the Engine Before Driving?

Why and How Long Should You Warm the Engine Before Driving?

It is a good idea to turn on the engine and let it heat up ahead of time before you decide to drive. This is especially true during the winter so the engine has some time to get working and moving before you start to drive around. How to Properly Warm the Engine The best way to warm up the engine is to just turn it on. You can turn the key into the ignition or press the button that starts the vehicle if it is a newer version. After you get it started, it is a good idea to listen to the sounds that the engine will make and look to the RPM gauge of the vehicle as well. It is normal to hear a few periodic changes. But after they reach a smooth and consistent sound, then it is safe to drive the vehicle. How Long Should I Warm Up the Car For an older model of car, you need to allow the car to idle for at least ten minutes. This gives you time for the engine oil all around the different components so that they will be all set to go. For a newer vehicle, you will be fine with just waiting ... read more

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