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Is Your car Causing a Ruckus?

Have you ever been driving your car, turned a corner and heard a horrible squealing sound? You start to freak out and get upset because you know you are going to have to bring your car into the shop. Well, here are a few diagnoses for some of the sounds you might hear from your car.A high-pitched, piercing metallic screech is usually a sign that brake maintenance is required. Brake pads have wear indicators that alert the driver to problems. If you suspect you need brake repair in Corpus Christi, be sure to visit an ASE certified technician .A high-pitched metallic tapping sound is often related to engine speed. First check your vehicle’s manual for octane rating, because it could be caused by fuel with a lower octane rating than recommended. Engine ignition timing may be the problem if it doesn’t stop.Loose or worn power steering, fan or air conditioning belts will cause a shrill, sharp squeal.A clicking sound can be related to a loose wheel cover or fan blade.A low-pitched rhythmic r ... read more

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What is Your Braking System Telling You?

Your braking system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle when it comes to your safety, which is why it’s important to have it thoroughly inspected at least once a year by a trusted mechanic in Corpus Christi who is ASE-Certified.The inspection should include:• Brake and dash warning lights • Condition of hoses and brake lines • Brake fluid level • Brake lining wear • Rotor thicknessWarning signs that something is wrong with your brakes include:Vibrations. If your brake pedal is vibrating when you step on it, this could mean your rotors are warped.Squealing. Squealing can be heard when your windows are down and the radio and AC unit is turned off. It is a warning sign that the brake pads might need to be replaced. If you only hear this sound when your car has just been washed or sitting in the rain, this is normal.Grinding Noise. A grinding sound could indicate that your brake pads are worn beyond replacement.Illuminated ABS light. Many vehicles now have an ABS (Anti-lock ... read more

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