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Yearly Archives: 2021

What is An Engine Misfire?

What is An Engine Misfire?

Engine misfires can be frustrating, annoying, and inconvenient. A lot of the information surrounding engine misfires can be misleading and sound worse than they actually are. These misfires can be short-term or long-term problems. Use these facts to learn more about engine misfires and when to take your car to a shop. What Are the Signs of an Engine Misfire? Common symptoms of an engine misfire include: Rough acceleration Rough idle Vibrations Check engine light Slow acceleration Engine sound change Common Causes of Engine Misfire? Bad or Faulty Ignition Coil Some cars have a separate ignition coil located on each spark plug and other cars only have a single coil accompanied by spark cables that connect to each spark plug. A mechanic needs to unplug each coil to determine if one or more cylinders are not responding. Bad or Faulty Spark Plug Engine misfires are often caused by faulty spark plugs. As time progresses, your spark plugs can beco ... read more

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

How to Check Your Tire Pressure

It is important to check your tire pressure regularly, at least once a month, or before going on long trips, as tires lose pressure all the time. Remember to check your spare tire also and check the tread on each tire, every time, as an added precaution. It has been estimated that tires lose around 0.069 bar or 6.9 Kpa per month. Loss in tire pressure also rises as temperature rises. Low tire pressure can result in poor handling, bad fuel efficiency, and can affect turning and braking while being a risk to your safety. Here's how to check your tire pressure: Use a pressure gauge. You could either purchase one or you could make use of the one at your local gas station.   Always check tires first thing in the morning, when they are cool and before you drive the vehicle, as this could heat up the tires and give you a faulty reading. The other option is to wait until at least three hours after you have driven your car. &n ... read more

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