2 Common Questions on Shock Absorber Replacement and Inspection Answered

All cars have one or more shock absorbers (or struts – basically a shock within a coil spring, but it does the same thing) installed on each wheel. Shocks absorb energy created by going through rough terrain so that your car handles better; without them, every time you hit a bump, for instance, the car would bounce several times because of the mechanical energy created by this movement. Like other auto parts, shocks can wear out or break and will require repair and replacement. [Read More]

How to Troubleshoot Your Vehicle's Braking System

If you're like most people, you don't pay attention to any particular mechanical component until or unless it starts to go wrong. This can be particularly the case when it comes to the braking system on your car or truck, which you rely on to keep your family safe during transportation. If all is not well, where should you start to look?  How Does This All Work? Your car's braking system works through a relatively simple, hydraulic action. [Read More]

The Different Types of Turbocharger Systems and their Relative Advantages

It is necessary to understand the different types of turbo systems in the world of automobiles. This involves knowing the variations that exist between single systems, twin-scroll systems, twin systems, electric turbo systems, and variable geometry. The various types of turbocharger systems and styles include single turbo, twin turbo, twin scroll turbo, variable geometry turbo, electric turbo, and variable twin scroll turbo. Here is a helpful, detailed discussion about a few of these systems and their best advantages. [Read More]

Signs Your Truck Engine Has Become Compromised

The engine is the heart of your truck. Without it, your vehicle will be obsolete. Nevertheless, since engines are built for durability, some motorists may end up neglecting to service this component until a problem arises. The problem with this approach is underlying problems that could have easily been fixed would have gotten sufficient time to escalate into severe engine trouble. So what are the signs that your engine has become compromised and would require servicing? [Read More]