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What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Is Flashing

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Is Flashing

Seeing the check engine light on your vehicle’s dashboard can turn a good day into a bad day. The check engine light (CEL) can mean many things from minor to serious. In most cases, it is not the end for your vehicle. There are literally hundreds of reasons why the check engine light can be triggered. With that being said, we are going to discuss some of the most common explanations for your CEL to appear and what to do when you notice it on your dashboard.    According to cars.com, the check engine light is a signal from a vehicle’s onboard diagnostics system that illuminates when it has read an error in the emissions, ignition, fuel, or exhaust systems.   Common Triggers for Check Engine Lights Failing Oxygen Sensor Loose or Missing Gas Cap Bad Catalytic Converter Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor Worn Spark Plugs Is Your Check Engine Light Flashing? Having said all that, it is important you understand the steps to take following the detection of a chec ... read more

5 Suspension Maintenance Tips To Ensure Safe Vehicle Handling

5 Suspension Maintenance Tips To Ensure Safe Vehicle Handling

Not only does your car’s suspension ensure smooth and comfortable rides, but it plays a major role in the handling and safety of your vehicle. It is linked to other critical components like steering system, drivetrain, wheels, and tires. All of these major systems work need to be in great condition to work together to create optimal performance and safety.   Read on to learn more about several maintenance tips to make sure your vehicle has the possible handling: 1. Monitor Your Shocks and Struts Shocks and struts are a major part of the vehicle’s suspension system. And when they leak fluid, it means that they are no longer effective at absorbing the road impacts. To minimize the bounciness you might feel, replace your shocks and struts as soon as possible. 2. Have Your Wheels Aligned The suspension system and wheel alignment have direct impacts on one another. It is important to routinely have your alignment checked and adjusted as needed. Otherwise, misaligned w ... read more

What are the Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors?

What are the Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors?

Have you been noticing that your car has been getting bad gas mileage lately? It may be because of a bad fuel injector. How do you know if your fuel injector is dirty? Let's find out! Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors Engine Misfires If your engine seems to misfire often, your fuel injector may be going. This is because if the fuel injector is dirty, it may sputter. Sputtering means your engine may often misfire, which you don't want to happen. Rough Idling When you're waiting at a red light, it should be smooth when idling. But if it feels like it's stalling out, it could mean a bad fuel injector. Even if the fuel injector is just dirty, it could cause the vehicle to idle at a pace that should not be. Gas Mileage Sucks With the price of gas these days, you need every mileage that you can get with your vehicle. However, if you find that your gas mileage has been worse, check the fuel injector. It could either be dirty or needed to be replaced. Car Won't Start If ... read more

How to Protect Your Vehicle's Battery in the Summer Heat

How to Protect Your Vehicle's Battery in the Summer Heat

Most people are already aware. When summer comes by, that means there's summer heat to deal with. What some people aren't aware of, however, is how summer heat negatively affects their vehicle's battery. Summer heat can definitely kill your vehicle's battery, so you should take several steps to prevent that from happening. What Exactly is Happening to the Battery in the Summer Heat? While you might think the cold is what kills your vehicle battery, the heat is actually worse in comparison. Summer heat can evaporate vital liquids that your battery relies on. Summer heat can also accelerate corrosion and sulfation of the battery. The heat can even cause your battery to overcharge, leading to a decreased battery lifespan. You would definitely want to take steps to prevent that. What Can You Do to Protect Your Battery First, you would want to get into the habit of regularly checking your battery and battery case during the summer. Be attentive to any warning signs you m ... read more

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

When you hit the brakes you expect a smooth and even movement all the way down. You do not anticipate any shaking but at times your car can vibrate when you brake. Why does this happen? Well, this is a sign that there is a problem. The vibration, also known as brake shuddering, may be experienced on the steering wheel or through the brake pedals. Either way, you need to have it checked soon. Causes of Car Vibrating when Braking There are various reasons why your car could shake when you brake. One common cause is an issue with rotors. These are car parts that enable free rotation of wheels when a car is in motion. Brake pads are connected to rotors via a caliper. When one pushes the brake pedals, pressure is applied on the caliper and the rotors causing them to stop rotating making the vehicle stop. Issues with rotors such as warping and uneven wear and tear can cause shaking when brakes are applied. Worn out or damaged brake pads are another cause of vibrations in cars when brakes ... read more

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Marc Yount's Tire Pros is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Marc Yount's Tire Pros (706) 868-7770 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.