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Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

If you're cruising on the road and the check engine light comes on, you'll most likely notice it right away. Dashboard lights have been around for a while, and they serve to alert you when something goes wrong with your vehicle's health. For example, some symbols can tell you if your tire pressure is too low or when your engine runs too hot. However, the check engine light remains to be a warning that can mean many things. It can indicate a minor issue to something detrimental, so it is important for you to get a diagnosis immediately after it comes on. Below are some common problems that may trigger your check engine light to illuminate: Loose Gas Cap If you just pulled away from the gas station and your light comes on, it is probably due to a gas cap that isn't completely secured. A gas cap that is loose or damaged in any way can turn your check engine light on. Gasoline can evaporate, so please tighten or replace your gas cap if necessary. Fortunately, gas caps ar ... read more

What Does RPM Mean?

What Does RPM Mean?

  Cars are no longer considered a luxury purchase, owing to rapidly increasing purchasing power. Additionally, it is because of this increased purchasing power that entry-level brands are not at the top of the sales lists anymore. As you may notice, the average amount spent by a car buyer on the acquisition of a vehicle has increased in the recent few years. This implies that the majority of purchasers are now acquiring more sophisticated vehicles than ever before, and they are also benefiting from a broader list of features. Now, you'll note that none of the entry-level models, such as the Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Alto, include a tachometer; nevertheless, this is one equipment that is standard on more expensive vehicles. The tachometer is a simple device that displays the engine speed, or RPM.RPM stands for revolutions per minute and is used to describe the rate at which a machine operates at any particular moment. In automobiles, rpm indicates the number of times the ... read more

Do I Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

Do I Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection?

If you're currently looking to purchase a used vehicle, a pre-purchase inspection may be a service worth getting. This type of service, offered by Bud's Auto Repair & Transmission, serves to help you understand the actual condition of a pre-owned vehicle. Often, a seller will declare no issues with the car, and a pre-purchase inspection can help confirm whether their claim holds true or not. All in all, a pre-purchase inspection will help dictate whether or not the car is a good investment.  Bud's Auto Repair & Transmission is your number one source for honest car services and professional pre-purchase vehicle assessments.  A pre-purchase inspection will: Help you determine the value of the vehicle Uncover any underlying issues or needed repairs Identify any error codes Recognize faulty or deteriorating parts Give you an overall view of the vehicle's condition Provide you with an estimate of recommended services that the car may need in its imm ... read more

What Causes Uneven Brake Rotors?

What Causes Uneven Brake Rotors?

Brake rotors are a crucial part of your car's braking system because they help stop the wheels when the brake pads and calipers clamp on them. Due to their nature, brake rotors need to withstand heat and dissipate it quickly so that you can use the brake pads again repeatedly. A common problem that many drivers share is uneven brake rotors, also known as brake warping. Your car ride becomes shaky and jittery when this happens, and your braking becomes less effective. You might wonder how it even happens. When exposed to excessive heat, brake rotors can warp in the following ways: The brake pads may first experience the damaging heat effects and break down. Then, its hot material will cause the rotors to glaze. Another way that rotors can become warped is if you allow your brake pads to wear down to the rotor surface. This often leads to rough and uneven patches on the rotor. To prevent your brake rotors from warping, you should be extra mindful of your braking habits. Brake too f ... read more

How Eating and Driving Can Be Dangerous

How Eating and Driving Can Be Dangerous

Nowadays, it's very easy to find access to food and restaurants on the road. With increased accessibility and the growing amount of fast-food establishments, people are more tempted to eat and drink during their commute. Though there's no shame in indulging in your breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you should stop doing it behind the wheel. Eating and driving have negative consequences and pose risks. Here are three reasons alone why you should stop eating in your car: Eating and Driving is a Distraction First and most importantly, eating and driving is a huge safety concern. Of course, you're going to need one hand off the steering wheel to eat, causing you to compromise control. Also, you may have to take your eyes off the road to eat. It only takes seconds away for you to hit something. In conclusion, there's no easy or safe way to eat any food while driving as it takes away your hands and eyes. Eating in a Vehicle Is Messy Eating in the car can lead to a field mine o ... read more