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What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts

One of the most overlooked maintenance tasks we all have is to keep track of our car's shock and strut. Regularly inspecting your shocks and struts can help catch any potential damage early on so that you can get them repaired before they cause an accident. What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts? If your car isn't riding as smoothly as it used to, it may be time to check your shocks and struts. These essential components help keep your car stable and comfortable, so when they start to wear out, it's definitely noticeable. Here are some of the most common signs that your shocks or struts may need a replacement: 1. Uneven tire wear: If you notice that your tires are wearing down unevenly, it's a good indication that your shocks or struts are worn and need to be replaced. 2. Bounciness: A car with worn shocks or struts will often feel bouncy, especially when going over bumps. 3. Poor handling: Worn shocks and struts can also negatively affect your car's hand ... read more

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Car Care Tips

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Car Care Tips

April 22, 2022, is Earth Day, and we want you to look ahead for ways to make a positive environmental impact with the way you commute. By making minor changes in your driving habits, you can drive "greener" with the earth in mind. Here are some ways to make your daily drive a little more eco-friendly!Change your air filter - Changing out a dirty air filter can increase your car's efficiency just like that. Otherwise, a dirty filter can lead to engine stalls or misfires, reduce fuel economy, and increase emissions. Remove excess weight - Don't overload your car with extra weight, as it can significantly decrease your fuel mileage. Make it a springtime cleaning task, and you'll have greener drives in no time. Check tire pressure - One of the best ways to improve your car's efficiency is to ensure you're driving with properly inflated tires. Not only w ... read more

How Can a Pre-Purchase Inspection Benefit You?

How Can a Pre-Purchase Inspection Benefit You?

If you've ever bought a pre-owned vehicle from someone you don't know, you've probably experienced how nerve-wracking it can be. This is because it can be tough to know all the things that the vehicle has been through. It may look great at a glance, but what about the stuff under the hood, under the car, the tires, brakes, etc.? A pre-purchase inspection at JB Import Automotive Repair may be all you need to gain confidence in your automotive purchase.   A pre-purchase inspection is essentially a third-party assessment of your prospective vehicle. At JB Automotive Repair, we can check all the things mentioned above and more. You can expect our professional technicians to conduct a thorough inspection and test drive the vehicle. In the end, we will provide you with detailed and unbiased feedback based on our findings.  A pre-purchase inspection can inform you of the actual condition of the car. Our technicians can even spot the little problems that may be looming ... read more

Does My Car Really Need a Tune-Up

Does My Car Really Need a Tune-Up

To simply answer your question: Yes, a tune-up is an effective service that will improve your car's fuel efficiency, driveability, and overall performance. Tune-ups vary from car to car, depending on its needs. Often times they include the following items: Oil change Filter replacements Spark plug replacement Fuel system check and cleaning Testing sensors and more! The whole purpose of a tune-up is to prevent your engine from having to get significant repairs down the line. Though it may not seem important to you now, it has a powerful impact on your car's future. This is why mechanics all agree that getting a car tune-up is necessary no matter what car you drive.    3 Advantages of Tune-Ups Better Fuel Efficiency - When your vehicle is well-tuned, it will run more efficiently, guzzling up less fuel. Items like filters and spark plugs all impact your vehicle's fuel economy, which is why they should be freshened up when needed.  Smoother Ride - With ... read more

What Are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What Are the Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket?

What Is a Head Gasket? The head gasket is one of the most important gaskets in your engine. It is designed to seal the firing pressure of the cylinders and to prevent the engine oil and the coolant from leaking into and out of the cylinders. The head gasket is built to withstand the pressure and stress caused by two surfaces that expand, shrink, warp and rub, while sealing in cylinder pressure, engine oil and coolant that run through the casting ports. What Causes Head Gasket Failure? The engine operates at extreme temperatures. If the heat exceeds the normal engine operating temperatures, the engine overheats and may cause a blown head gasket. The excess heat is due to the engine block and cylinder head expanding excessively, leading to failure in the head gasket. Also, detonation can cause head gasket failure as it damages the fire rings or armors and allows the cylinder pressure to leak past the armors. Blown Head Gasket Symptoms Coolant in the Cylinders A blown head gasket al ... read more

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