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Monthly Archives: July 2022

How to Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz's Electrical System

How to Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz's Electrical System

Mercedes-Benz is one of the most well-renowned car manufacturers, with yearly revenue of around $116 billion in 2020. If you’re the owner of a Benz, you want to ensure your vehicle stays in good form as long as possible. This article will discuss the function of the Mercedes Benz electrical system and how you can keep it in optimal shape. The Mercedes-Benz Electrical System: Overview As the manufacturer continuously strives for more sophisticated electrical systems in its models, Mercedes-Benz repairs can become increasingly complex. However, no matter how advanced a system is, three vital components will impact its efficiency. These are: BatteryStarterAccelerator The battery is the power source and provides an electrical current for the ... read more

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Why Your AC Compressor is Failing: Avoid Damage and Find Suitable Car AC Repairment

Why Your AC Compressor is Failing: Avoid Damage and Find Suitable Car AC Repairment

Today, an AC is a standard piece of equipment in nearly all cars and the compressor market is valued at over $8.45 billion. Over the years, we’ve moved towards improved A/C units, with more efficient compressors at their heart - but our devices are still not indestructible. Knowing how to detect an issue and when you need car AC repair services can save you a lot of trouble and money. We’ll go over the common causes of compressor failure, as well as the maintenance tips to help you keep your unit in superb shape. Common Causes of Compressor Failure A faulty air compressor may be the reason your AC isn’t cooling properly, but what causes the compressor to break down? There are numerous issues that can lead to compressor failure, so let’s go over the most common ones; Damaged or ... read more

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Car Maintenance

Main Signs Your Car's Starter Is Failing

Main Signs Your Car's Starter Is Failing

A starter motor is essential to our vehicles – its market demand totaled $6 billion in 2021. Ideally, these components would survive throughout your car’s lifespan, but they aren’t invincible and can break down prematurely. An entirely malfunctioning car is one way to tell there’s been a starter issue, but you can typically notice and diagnose problems before you require extensive repairs. Let’s discuss which issues may not be one-offs but an early sign of starter problems and when it’s time to visit an auto electrical shop. Grinding Noise A loud grinding noise whenever you start your car indicates that you may be dealing with a mechanical issue. This can happen when the pinion gear is worn out or isn’t correctly engaging with the flywheel.  Freewheelin ... read more

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Car Maintenance

Top 8 Most Common Auto Repair Services

Top 8 Most Common Auto Repair Services

The average age of a car on US roads is 12 years. This number has been slowly increasing as Americans decide to keep their vehicles for longer, causing the used car market to grow. And using cars for longer can be a great thing as even older vehicles can perform up to par! However, motorists should be aware that their cars need regular upkeep for this to be the case.  A car will inevitably end up at the mechanic several times in its lifespan, but neglect is among the top reasons. Let’s go over the standard auto services and the most common repairs. 1. Oil and Oil Filter Changes Regularly changing your oil is necessary to ensure any vehicle runs smoothly. Oil and filter changes restore lubrication and cooling properties and are a vital auto shop service. Curious how often you should be changing your oil? You ... read more

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Why is My Engine Smoking? Reasons and Top Check Engine Services

Why is My Engine Smoking? Reasons and Top Check Engine Services

The rate of lethal car accidents in the U.S. has decreased by 11% since 2021, but it’s still alarmingly high – an estimate of more than 3,400. In many cases, the root of the problem is something avoidable. One of the principal ways to look after your safety while driving is to be constantly alerted about problem signs that your vehicle might display. A smoking engine, for example, may indicate something very wrong with your car. Before contacting check engine services, it’s your responsibility as a driver to recognize engine smoke. Read on to learn the leading causes of this issue and where to seek assistance.  What Causes Engine Smoke? Smoke can emerge from your car engine for various reasons, including overheating, engine coolant or water in the combustion chamber, a defective ... read more

Signs You Need an Alternator Replacement: Tire Rotation Alignment and Balancing, and More

Signs You Need an Alternator Replacement: Tire Rotation Alignment and Balancing, and More

Unless you have a designated AI service incorporated in your car to let you know whenever your alternator starts to fail, chances are you may overlook the first symptoms of a malfunction. And that happens quite often, as the alternator is in charge of your car battery and all other electronic components of the vehicle, such as the tire rotation alignment and balancing system. Keep reading to learn how to recognize the first signs that something may be wrong with your alternator - and what to do about it.  Your Car Doesn’t Start Right and is Slowing Down while Driving One of the first ways to tell that the alternator is having trouble starting your car’s battery is your car having trouble starting in the first place. Pay at ... read more

Tire Rotation, Alignment, and Balancing: All You Need to Know

Tire Rotation, Alignment, and Balancing: All You Need to Know

Having the right tires and adapting them to the road and weather conditions is crucial. In 2019, there were around 612 tire-related traffic fatalities. Tires may seem simple to understand, but there is more to just changing tires due to wear and tear.  There are many reasons for uneven tire wear - here’s what to know about tire rotation, alignment and balancing.  What is Tire Rotation? Tire rotation is a necessary process to ensure all tires wear evenly. This protects all tires and ensures they last longer. The rotation is done because the front tires do more work than the back tires. Front tires wear faster due to the front axle bearing more weight, making turns, sidewall damage, and heavy, sudden braking.  How and When to Rotate Tires? Depending on the wheel type, there are several ways to rotate tires. One is by changing the back with front tires, and then switching the left with right tires and doing a cr ... read more

How to Avoid Costly Auto Repairs? | Oil Change Brandon FL

How to Avoid Costly Auto Repairs? | Oil Change Brandon FL

The automotive repair and maintenance industry has been steadily increasing since 2017. So, it’s easy to conclude that car owners and drivers are spending huge amounts of money on fixing car issues. More often than not, if the issue in question is serious, the repairs will be proportionately costly. At Auto Works of Brandon, we understand that such expenses can easily be avoided if the drivers know how to immediately tell that something is wrong with their vehicle. Find out how to save yourself from costly auto repairs by reading this blog. Prioritize the Maintenance Schedule The best way to avoid spending too much money on expensive repairs is to regularly keep your vehicle in check. Ideally, you must follow the regular maintenance schedules provided in the owner’s manual. Make sure to take your car to a local service company and do a basic check, even when everything ... read more

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