Category: Repairs

Bushings: What causes them to crack?

January 1st, 2019 by

Most car owners probably don’t even know what bushings are. They may sound obscure but these components are essential to your vehicle’s suspension. Bushings provide insulation between car components to significantly reduces vibration and create a more pleasant ride. Rubber bushings are the most commonly used for cars as their design helps manufacturers meet industry

What is an axle seal leak? How can I detect a leak?

December 11th, 2018 by

The axle seal connects the axle to the transmission and keeps the transmission fluid from leaking. Depending on the size of the leak, it may be okay to drive with a leaking axle seal but you probably won’t get very far. The most common cause of a leaking axle seal is improper axle installation or

What Causes Control Arm Wear?

November 28th, 2018 by

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 if my transmission lines are leaking?

November 13th, 2018 by

Transmission fluid is a crucial part of your engine. The fluid helps to both get rid of heat from the engines internal parts and activate gear changes. In most cases, it’s probably not dangerous to drive your car if it’s leaking transmission fluid. But, running your car with little to no transmission fluid can cause

Here’s why you shouldn’t drive with a broken headlight.

October 18th, 2018 by

These days, it’s pretty rare to see a car with a broken headlight. Most newer cars have sensors that alert the owner when a replacement is needed, and modern automotive headlights are made of virtually indestructible plastic. That said, headlights can still break, burn out, or degrade and need replacement. While you might feel capable