June 18th, 2015
Few things are more frustrating than turning your ignition key and hearing the anemic “click…click…click” that means you’re not going anywhere…or worse yet, hearing nothing at all. There are a few reasons that might be happening (and chances are it won’t involve major auto repair). Like with any good diagnostic process, we’ll start with the simplest causes and work our way from there:
• Key Won’t Turn At All – This one’s pretty simple. Since the 70s, cars have featured an ignition lock that makes it impossible to steer the vehicle if a thief hot-wires it. Try turning the wheel a couple of degrees in either direction ...[more]
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Posted in: Auto Repair 101
June 1st, 2015
On a long interstate drive, you might hear the drone of your tires on the pavement for hours on end. You can turn up the stereo to drown it out and keep yourself from being lulled to sleep, but it’s still there regardless. Everyone knows that a set of mud tires or all-terrain tires will be louder than passenger car tires due to their tread pattern, but why are one set of tires louder than another, when they’re otherwise the same design?
That’s rather a complicated question, but we’ll do our best.
• Part of the noise you hear is actually the sound of air as it’s being compressed inside the grooves of the tread. Tires like the Bridgestone Turanza S ...[more]
Posted in: Tire 101
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