Suspension Basics: Control Arms and Bushings

Control arms and bushings are critical components of your suspension system. Working together, they allow your tires to move up and down in a smooth, controlled motion. Without them, most rides would be extremely rough and uncomfortable. Control Arms Control arms connect the wheel hubs and steering knuckles to the frame of the vehicle. They

Is it safe to drive with an engine leak?

Most of us have seen a suspicious puddle under our car at one time or another. It can be tempting to panic at the first sign of a leak, wondering if it’s safe to continue driving. While it’s important to have all leaks inspected and serviced as soon as possible, here are a few guidelines

What causes rust in a cooling system?

Discolored rusty coolant is typically indicative of rust in the cooling system. But what causes it? How can you prevent it? Here are a few things to take note of: Lack of Proper Coolant Using the proper coolant and antifreeze in your car is key. Don’t pour water into the radiator, as water will oxidize

Classic Signs of a Damaged Exhaust System

While exhaust systems are built to withstand the high stress and heat conditions of your engine’s exhaust, they are still prone to corrosion and rust over time due to the high-stress conditions they are constantly under. Usually, a problem with the exhaust system will be quite obvious. Here are some classic signs of a damaged

Fixing a Leaking Power Steering Rack

Rack and pinion steering systems are often used in sports cars and other vehicles that are low riding or have limited space in the front of the vehicle. They’re relatively compact and don’t require complex linkages like the steering gear systems found in most trucks. How It Works The pinion is simply a small gear