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Are Brake Fluid Flushes Necessary?

Are Brake Fluid Flushes Necessary?

While everyone knows the basics of an oil change, most drivers have no idea what a brake fluid flush is. If your vehicle has a hydraulic braking system, it relies on brake fluid to facilitate the entire braking mechanism. Therefore, a brake fluid flush is a mechanical service provided by Brazzeal Automotive to remove dirty brake fluid from your vehicle's system and replenish it with clean brake fluid. The secret to getting the best and most effective braking is by having a brake fluid flush, using high-quality brake fluid. Why Is Brake Fluid Flush Necessary for My Car? The brake system is the most crucial system in your vehicle when it comes to safety. Brake fluid is used for the brake system because it will not easily break down under high pressure or temperatures. However, brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it has a water weakness. If water contaminates and dilutes your brake fluid, it will ultimately lower the brake fluid's boiling point and overall effectiveness. To pre ... read more

Signs of Bad Axles

Signs of Bad Axles

Your vehicle's axles are rods or shafts that rotate the wheels and support the car's weight. Additionally, they can impact your driving, steering, and braking. Traditionally, car axles are intended to last a very long time; some will last the vehicle's entire life. However, the previous statement only holds true if the axle remains undamaged. Because your axles are constantly moving and flexing to accommodate you and the road conditions, they are put under a lot of stress from their strenuous activity.   Below are some ways to tell whether your vehicle's axles are giving out: Loud sounds: Often, drivers will hear clicking sounds when turning their vehicle. Clunking and growling sounds may also be a sign of weak axles. Leaking oil: You may see a greasy substance near the vehicle's tires, steering parts, or suspension components due to a fractured or damaged CV boot. Please take your car to the repair shop immediately if this is the case. Car vibrations: A d ... read more

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

Cars make several noises; hence it can be challenging to identify what kind is a sign of trouble and that which is not. However, you may be able to discern a few of the noises after long-term use of your vehicle. The bottom line is never to ignore any new noise to keep yourself, and other road users safe. 5 Car Noises You Shouldn't Ignore High Pitched Screeching Noise High pitched screeching, squealing, scraping, and grinding while applying brakes is a sign of worn-out brake pads. Take your vehicle for servicing immediately you hear these noises. Allowing this to linger for long may lead to total brake failure, which is dangerous and may cause accidents.  "Pops"/Roar from the Exhaust Popping noises and roar in the exhaust of your car system is not a sign of good performance; instead, it is an indicator that you need to see your car mechanic for immediate repairs. Exhaust pops are usually caused by leaks from the exhaust system, mainly in the fuel injector. Moreo ... read more

Can I Continue to Drive My Car If The Check Engine Light On?

Can I Continue to Drive My Car If The Check Engine Light On?

It can be scary for you to see the check engine light suddenly come on your dashboard mid-drive. If this has happened to you, please know that you're not alone. Check engine lights can come on for various reasons, and it's more common than you might think. Why Is The Check Engine Light On? Your check engine light only lights up when one of your many vehicle sensors picks up an anomaly. Any issues detected by your sensors and sent to your car's computer system will cause this light to come about. The check engine light means there's likely an issue under the hood. Here are 5 common problems that may cause this warning light to appear on your dash: Damaged Oxygen Sensor Failing Catalytic Converter Defective Mass Airflow Sensor Old Spark Plugs Loose Gas Cap What Should I Do When My Check Engine Light Comes On? The most important thing to remember first is to remain calm. The first thing you should do is examine the light's behavior - is it blinking? If the lig ... read more

What Are The Risks Of Driving With An Inaccurate Speedometer?

What Are The Risks Of Driving With An Inaccurate Speedometer?

You might not think about your speedometer often, but it is one of your vehicle's most important safety features that is used every time you drive. The speedometer is responsible for accurately showing you the speed at which your vehicle is going. Since it's an instinct to trust our speedometer, it can sometimes be difficult to tell when it's inaccurate (or broken). When your speedometer starts to malfunction, you should bring it to Brazzeal Automotive for an inspection, test, and repairs right away before you have to face the consequences.   Common Problems with Speedometer The most common cause behind a defective speedometer is electrical issues within the car itself. However, it could also include:  A defective speed sensor Failure in the engine control unit (ECU) Problem with electrical wiring or blown fuse  Our certified team of professionals at Brazzeal can pinpoint your speedometer problem by evaluating multiple areas. We will first check the sen ... read more

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