Yearly Archives: 2022

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

How Tire Pressure and Temperatures Rise Together

How Tire Pressure and Temperatures Rise Together

With most of us being on the road this summer, there are a handful of things that drivers should check to ensure their safety and vehicle efficiency. One vital piece of your car that needs maintenance is your tires. When the temperatures rise, so does your tire pressure. To avoid the dangers of overinflated tires, you need to regularly check your tire pressure.   How Does Heat Affect My Tires? Did you know that your tires can increase or decrease by 1 psi for every 10℉ change? If the temperature in your area changes drastically from morning to night, you need to be careful. Your tires should always be in the recommended psi range specified by your car’s manufacturer.    Proper tire inflation can improve your gas mileage, vehicle handling, brake performance, and more. Overall, it can give you a safer and more comfortable ride. Even though overinflated tires are less of a concern than underinflated ones, there are still concerns. When your tires are too plump, t ... read more

What Happens During a Fuel Injection Service?

What Happens During a Fuel Injection Service?

If you expect your car to last you for many years to come, then maintenance is necessary. One important maintenance that is vital to your vehicle's operation that tends to get overlooked is fuel injection services. To understand what kind of service this is, you must understand what the fuel system is responsible for in your car.   The fuel system is composed of various components, including the gasoline itself. One of these key parts is the fuel injectors, which quite simply inject fuel for combustion. Over time, the injectors can get worn and collect buildup, which can cause poor performance. Some other symptoms that you may experience include: Excess engine smokeLowered fuel efficiencyLaggy accelerationRough idlingMisfiring engineFuel leak or odorsCheck engine light on At Grayson Tire & Auto Center, we offer exceptional preventative maint ... read more