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5 Car Noises That Require Immediate Attention

5 Car Noises That Require Immediate Attention

Keeping your car running well requires a balance between routine and maintenance. Maintaining it is a regular part of keeping your vehicle in good shape. This article lists the most common auto-related noises that require immediate attention. If you hear any of these sounds coming from your car, you should get it checked out as soon as possible. 1. Squealing This sound comes from worn-out brake linings. It occurs when the brake pads press against the linings, causing them to squeal. Squealing is relatively easy to fix. You have to replace the brake linings with new ones.   2. Popping The sound of popping can be caused by air trapped in a brake or suspension system. This usually occurs when you apply too much pressure to the brakes or hit a too big pothole for the vehicle. You can also experience this sound if there's too much pressure in the system or the brake pads are worn out.   3. Shuddering If your car has been driven hard, it could cause excessive shuddering ... read more

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

What is the Difference Between Shocks and Struts?

If you are in the market for new shocks and struts, it can be challenging to understand which one is right for you. There are many different brands and models of both of these components, so how do you know what will work best? This post will explain some differences between shocks and struts that should help make your decision easier. What's A Shock Absorber? A shock absorber is a mechanical device that dampens the movement of a vehicle's springs. They help smooth out the ride and reduce wear on other suspension components like ball joints, bearings, or bushings. In essence, they work by turning kinetic energy into heat through a hydraulic process called hydrostatic friction. By reducing bumps in the road, they help keep the tire in contact with the ground. What Are Struts? A strut is a mechanical device that helps support the car's body and keep it level. They work by transferring side-to-side forces from one end of the vehicle to the other while keeping vertical lo ... read more

What Are the Most Common Winter Car Problems?

What Are the Most Common Winter Car Problems?

Most drivers usually dread making their commutes this time of year because the cold can make it miserable. It is especially true if it rains or snows. The best way to stay prepared for inclement weather is by ensuring your car is fully prepped for it.  A thorough vehicle inspection at Village Transmission & Auto Clinic can help guarantee that your vehicle stays reliable and in tip-top shape for the cold winter weather. We can help you with any maintenance and repair items that your car may need to overcome the winter road obstacles. Below are some of the common struggles that most drivers in Edmonds, WA, have to deal with in the winter: Engine overheating - Because the cold can thicken up your vehicle fluids, oil runs slower in freezing temperatures, making it more difficult to lubricate the engine and maintain a safe temperature properly. Drained battery - Batteries struggle to hold a charge in the winter, meaning they won't have enough juice to start your car. Fault ... read more

Top Tips for Driving in the Rain

Top Tips for Driving in the Rain

If you've been a Washington resident for a while now, you know that the rain does not come to play during this time of year. Driving in rainy conditions is more challenging for most drivers than driving in clear weather due to various reasons. For instance, heavy showers make it harder on drivers to see what is ahead of them. The rain also makes it more difficult for drivers to stop their vehicles. Other risks also include the dangers of hydroplaning. A healthy set of tires with optimal tread depth can improve your safety in rainy conditions. Besides having adequate tires, you should be extra careful when driving. Below are some safety tips for driving in the rain: Tip #1: Switch on Your Lights (Never Your Brights) Although most cars nowadays are equipped with automatic lights, you should remember to turn on your headlights to ensure others see you and you can see others. However, please do not turn on the high beams as they will reflect off the wet surfaces, making it more diff ... read more

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