Maintenance,Auto parts and systems are the building blocks that come together to make automobiles function. Understanding how auto parts work together to form automotive systems allows drivers to confidently discuss automotive problems with their mechanics.
Not maintaining your tires can not only lead to poor vehicle performance and reduced fuel efficiency, it can create dangerous conditions that could lead to accidents, injury or death. According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, properly maintained tires improve the steering, stopping, traction, and load-carrying capability of your vehicle.
The best way to maintain your tires is to check them regularly.
Recharging A/C refrigerant
If you've noticed a lack of cooling output by your car's A/C, but components like the blower motor appear to operating correctly, a likely cause is a refrigerant leak in the system. R22 or R134a refrigerant itself never degrades or distend grates if it's in a sealed, pressurized system, so if an A/C system is low on refrigerant, there is almost certainly a leak in hose, connection fitting or A/C system component. Because refrigerant is highly damaging to the ozone layer, it's a car owner's environmental responsibility to diagnose and repair a refrigerant leak as soon as possible.
Brakes feeling spongy or hard to press down on are two of the most common signs that your system needs servicing. In these cases, it is likely that air has gotten into the lines or that you are low on brake fluid. Other indicators include noises such as a squeal or grinding. Both signal your pads are worn and will likely need immediate service. Also, if your car pulls to one side, or if your steering wheel or brake pedal shakes when you apply the brake, your rotors may be warped and need replacing. In some cases, rotors can be resurfaced to save money. Lastly, your anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning lights will indicate when you’re running low on brake fluid, or that there may be a leak somewhere in your brake lines.