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What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

Worn shocks and struts are the backbones of your vehicle. They provide the ultimate stability needed to withstand anything from normal driving to turning and riding over uneven surfaces. They provide a safe stopping distance for driving on wet or slippery roads. Plus, they are the reason that stopping distances are safe. Without them, none of these things would ever be possible, and that is the very reason to be aware of when your shocks and struts are on the verge of going out on you. There are several key signs you should be aware of. First, you may experience slipping when moving into another lane or making a simple turn. Although this is perfectly normal during days of inclement weather, it is not something that typically happens on a normal, sunny day. If it does, it may be time to get your shocks and struts replaced. Any shock or struts that are worn could be the primary culprit. Another issue that could crop up is uneven patches of wear and tear on your tires, which can gradua ... read more

The Importance of Tire Rotations

The Importance of Tire Rotations

Since most vehicle models these days carry the weight of the car in the front, it is quite common for the front tires to wear out first. If parts of the engine are worn out or loose, it could cause front tires to wear down quickly, affecting wheel alignment. In cases where shocks and struts are worn out, the tires will wear down unevenly and literally cause the car to bounce on the road as you are driving. Often front tires wear out on the outer edge due to wheel misalignment, and this type of wear and tear could be a result of anything from worn-out ball joints or the car's suspension that has moved out of its proper position for some reason. It is vital that tires are rotated regularly as they can develop bald spots, as well as form bulges and blisters that are dangerous as the vehicle will slip and slide and the driver could lose control of the vehicle and have a serious accident. Uneven wearing down of the front tires occurs most commonly due to the unequal distribution of ... read more

Simple Answers From FADELY'S AUTO MASTERS + TIRES For York: Air Conditioner

Simple Answers From FADELY'S AUTO MASTERS + TIRES For York: Air Conditioner

Question:Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air? FADELY'S AUTO MASTERS Answer: Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons York drivers lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant. The first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system, and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air. Another potential problem for York auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate, and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other parts of the vehicle A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for York drivers who can't cool their vehicle is a t ... read more

Driving on Technology

Driving on Technology

  Think of how much technology has changed vehicles in the last several years. And there's a lot more coming. Many will remember when drivers were the ones who had complete control of several driving functions: steering, braking, and skid and accident prevention, just to name a few. Thanks to computers, high-tech systems in the vehicle now assist with many of these. Anti-lock brakes help the driver stop while avoiding uncontrolled skids, traction control helps reduce slippage, and stability control can minimize the chances of losing control. Backup cameras let drivers see what's directly behind them, things they could never see before. Sensors warn drivers if a vehicle is crossing in front or behind them. Even more sensors and fish-eye cameras alert drivers when they're getting too close to something. And those are just a few of the advances. The quest for self-driving vehicles has produced features that are already making their way into today's cars, trucks, a ... read more

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

Automakers have the best understanding of the vehicles they roll out. Typically, the manufacturer will prescribe a vehicle maintenance schedule to ensure that your vehicle operates optimally. This type of car maintenance is referred to as factory scheduled maintenance or 30/60/90K vehicle maintenance. The car has different systems and components that require maintenance after a specific period. 30K, 60K, and 90K miles are the most important parameters to tell you that you need to service a particular component. They are the easiest-to-remember mileage thresholds, and taking the car for maintenance after hitting each milestone can significantly improve your car's functional lifespan. What to Expect During 30/60/90K Car Maintenance When you take your car for factory scheduled maintenance, the technician will perform several check-ups on various components, depending on the specific mileage attained. Generally, the maintenance and inspection routine during the check-up involves cha ... read more