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How Often Your Radiator Needs to be Flushed

How Often Your Radiator Needs to be Flushed

Radiator flush might sound like a punch line but for cars it is a tune-up fundamental. Radiator fluid, also called antifreeze or coolant, keeps your car's radiator cool, especially during warm weather. This prevents the engine from overheating which will literally stall your plans. Because coolant is a fluid that runs constantly through the engine system it will collect debris and contaminants over time which can generate corrosion, causing rust, scaling and other types of debris that you don't want in your engine's radiator. A radiator flush acts almost like a blood transfusion, but designed for the cooling system. By blasting gallons of water, cleaner and fresh antifreeze during the flush, all of the contaminants and old fluids are cleared out. Another benefit to a radiator flush is the removal of rust and scaling that has built up on the radiator from debris and old fluids. A flush will also help to lubricate your water pump which will make it last longer. It will al ... read more

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp?

Brake rotors, also called brake discs, are essential to your vehicle's braking system. The rotors are attached to your vehicle's wheels and spin along with them. When you press on the brake pedal, brake pads clamp down on the rotor to create friction that slows the wheel and brings your car to a stop. Over time, brake rotors can become warped or damaged from excessive heat and friction. Warped brake rotors can cause your vehicle to vibrate when you brake and may decrease braking performance. In some cases, warped brake rotors can also cause premature wear of your vehicle's brake pads. If you suspect your brake rotors may be warped, it's essential to have them checked by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible. What Causes Brake Rotors to Warp? There are several reasons why brake rotors can become warped. The following are the most common causes: 1. Excessive Heat One of the most common causes of warped brake rotors is excessive heat. Every time you press the brake ... read more

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers?

Windshield wiper blades are necessary for making your drives through rain, fog, snow, and other hazardous conditions more comfortable and safe. Most drivers don’t consider their windshield wipers when it comes to auto maintenance, and we believe more of you should. If you are having trouble seeing through your windshield, consider having them replaced. How Often Should You Replace Windshield Wipers? On average, you should replace your windshield wiper blades every 6 to 12 months. How often you swap them really depends on usage, blade quality, and other environmental factors. If you live in an area with extreme climates, you’d need to change them more often than others who live in moderate climates. What Are the Signs of Worn Windshield Wiper Blades? You can typically tell when it is time for new ones using your eyes. If you struggle to see, it is an obvious sign. Some other warning signs include: Squeaks and Squeals: When you catch these screeching sounds coming from y ... read more

Use Your Nose to Find Your Car Problem

Use Your Nose to Find Your Car Problem

A small symptom like the smell of burning rubber or sweet syrup can be very telling about your vehicle's condition. As a matter of fact, cars contain various fluids that have specific smells themselves. If you catch an unusual scent in your automobile, you should never dismiss it. Read on to learn more about what certain odors mean for your car.  Maple Syrup - Coolant fluid often has a sweet smell, so if you catch a syrupy scent in or around your car, it may indicate a coolant leak. Leaks can occur in the radiator, cylinder head, manifold, and more, so it may be difficult to locate. If you notice this scent, please bring your car to our auto repair shop for proper diagnosis. Burning Oil - A burnt motor oil smell does not sound good. It can happen when your engine overheats or leaks onto the exhaust manifold. You should check your oil levels, and proceed to have your car inspected. Rotten Egg - This smell is the most unpleasant smell your car can give off, and it is very ser ... read more

What Is The Health Of Your Vehicle Battery?

Cold weather is here is Georgia! If you are experiencing any of the following- You hear a grinding or clicking sound when you turn on the ignition, Your vehicle cranks slowly when attempting to start. Your headlights dim when idling but brighten when the engine is revved. Your battery is more than three (3) years old. These are some warning signs that you may need a new battery. Here at Lawrenceville Auto Center, we are stocked with AAA brand batteries to keep your vehicle going strong. We can also do a Fall inspection and make sure the overall health of your vehicle is good. We are family owned and operated and we go above and beyond for our customers! http://www.lawrencevilleautocenter.com

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