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Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Has it happened to you that you are driving and suddenly someone crosses your path, and you are forced to brake quickly? When braking hard, brake vibration is most noticeable. You may notice a vibrating sound that comes from the pedal and sometimes even from the steering wheel. Brake vibration can be felt in different parts of the car. It can be felt in the steering wheel, the brake pedal and in the suspension when driving at high speed. Where you feel the vibration generally indicates whether it is the front or rear brakes. When the steering wheel vibrates, the front rotors cause it. But when there is vibration in the brake pedal, the rear rotors cause it. I will mention some cases in which your car will vibrate when you brake: • Vibration Because Brake Rotors Show Irregularity Over time, after so much driving, warping occurs in the brake rotors. When braking, there is friction that generates heat, which causes warping. Generally, when wear occurs, rotors wear unevenly, and ... read more

What Are The Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What Are The Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

A catalytic converter is found in your car's exhaust system between the engine and the muffler. They function as the last line of defense for the environment against air pollution. Did you know that a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to some estimates? The catalytic converter is one of the vital barriers to lowering this number. How Does a Catalytic Converter Work? A catalytic converter uses ceramic-coded beads with various precious metals to convert pollutants, i.e., unburned gas and nitrogen oxide, into gases that are harmless to the environment. Potential Problems You Could Experience With Your Converter Most catalytic converters are meant to last decades, even in extreme environments. Most of them will last about a decade before you start having issues. You may experience issues caused by overheating, clogging, or contamination of the catalytic converter. Here Are A Few Ways You Can Tell You Have a Bad Catalytic C ... read more

Why Is My Car Having Trouble Starting?

Why Is My Car Having Trouble Starting?

Any vehicle may let you down by refusing to start. The frustrating experience of starting your vehicle only to find that nothing happens when you turn the key or push the ignition button is common. Knowing what could be causing the issue might help you fix it faster. Although many possible causes for a vehicle not starting, some are more frequent than others. These are the common causes: Bad starter If you turn the key in the ignition and hear a succession of fast clicks or a loud screeching squeal, your starter may need replacement. When you attempt to start your vehicle, the starter draws electricity from the battery and starts the engine for the first time, allowing it to operate on its own for the rest of the journey. If your battery is completely charged, yet nothing happens when you turn the key, a bad starter is likely the cause. Low or dead battery Battery voltage is required for the starting motor to function. The starting motor may not run if the battery is weak or unable ... read more

Top Car Preventive Maintenance Services You Should Consider

Top Car Preventive Maintenance Services You Should Consider

Every car owner knows that if you don't take care of your car it will not serve you well. Depending on how much you use the car, you can come up with small regular maintenance strategies. This will mean that any minor damages can be fixed before they become major problems. Fixing minor damages will save you money because they are cheaper than when you have to fix bigger damages. For example, fixing a small brake pad issue can save you from having to pay many fines for knocking down an electric pole just because the brakes failed. Regular Inspection Checking your car regularly will help you capture minor factors that are out of the ordinary. Things such as pressure of the tires can save you a great deal of money since under-inflated tires can cause worn out tires. Low tire pressure can also affect the car's efficiency and therefore require you to use more gas while covering less mileage. Changing Oil and Oil Filters This will help you notice if there may be an issue with t ... read more

What is a Soft Brake Pedal Telling You?

What is a Soft Brake Pedal Telling You?

Some of the most common issues with car brakes are caused when the brake feels soft or spongy. When you get such a feeling, it is important to know what you are looking for. Brake hoses are worn out Old brake hoses might leak air but not fluid through the exterior of the hose. If the interior of the hose has deteriorated, air can freely enter the line, resulting in a situation comparable to a fluid leak. Swelling indicates that the hose is burned out. Any swelling suggests a faulty brake hose. While you examine the hoses for potential leaks or swelling, have someone apply the brake pedal. Brake bleeding After bleeding the brakes, you may notice a soft brake pedal. During the bleeding technique, air can become trapped inside the braking fluid system, particularly in the brake line, causing the pedal to seem spongy when squeezed. Replacing brake lines or hoses can potentially introduce air into the system. To resolve this issue, drain the brake fluid from the reservoir or bleed it u ... read more

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