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What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems

What Are the Most Common Exhaust System Problems

The exhaust system is an important component of your car. Indeed, the performance of your car significantly depends on the integrity of its exhaust. The exhaust system is comprised of several parts that must work harmoniously for the entire system to function as it should. If one of the parts fails to do its job properly, the whole system might fail. Below is a rundown of some of the most common exhaust problems. Exhaust Leaks When you drive on rough roads, the vibration on the exhaust system can damage points of weakness, such as joints, and cause the system to develop cracks. Unfortunately, this can cause the poisonous exhaust fumes to find their way into the carbine, and consequently put your health and that of your passengers at risk. Faulty Oxygen Sensors Modern cars have numerous oxygen sensors, and if one of them malfunctions, it can lead to confusion in your vehicle's system. As such, the engine computer's ability to create the required air-fuel mix may be compromis ... read more

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Nothing is as bad as a dead car, especially during an opportune time to make extra money. You try starting your car, but nothing happens. You put the car key in the ignition and try once more, but Oops! Still nothing. If your car won't start, it is likely a problem with the battery or alternator. But how do you tell which part is causing the issue? Here are some ways of determining where the main issue lies: Battery When your car doesn't start, the most logical place to begin with, is the battery. Typically, the battery lasts for five years but can survive a shorter period in extreme weather conditions. Check if the cables are worn out, or the connections are rusty or damaged to determine battery problem. Signs that your car battery is deadWarning signs- A warning light shaped like a battery illuminating on your dashboard indicates an internal problem with the battery. Whining noises- When you ... read more