Having good brake pads is essential for your vehicle’s braking system to be able to deliver optimal performance. That’s why it’s crucial to pay close attention to your brake pads’ condition and promptly replace them when they are worn or damaged.
Airbags, which are part of a vehicle’s supplemental restraint system (SRS), are key safety and lifesaving components. The airbags show their real worth in case of an emergency or during any unfortunate road accident by saving the driver and the passengers from any serious injuries to head and other parts of the body and possibly even save their life.
When your warranty has expired and your car breaks down or needs servicing, it’s already a major inconvenience. Now, comes the decision of whether you should take it to a dealership or an independent shop.
You may have noticed some oil drops staining your driveway or garage floor at some point indicating that your car is leaking. And while it’s easy to dismiss the oil leak — since the check engine light isn’t on anyway – it could lead to other problems down the road. But does that mean it’s bad to drive a car that’s leaking oil?
Wheel bearings carry out two important jobs in your vehicle. They allow the wheel to rotate freely and with hardly any friction and they have to support the weight of the vehicle. Over many thousands of miles, they have to withstand very powerful forces.
We all know that if you do not have sturdy tires you won’t be able to drive anywhere safely. Your tires are the foundation between your car and the road. But if you do not take care of your tires you might find yourself on the side of the road with a flat – or worse a blow out! We, at Chapman Auto Repair, have created a safety checklist for your tires!
If you start noticing that your car is starting to pull to one side, or you smell burning, one or more of your brakes could be binding or seized. Fear not! We’ll help you diagnose and fix it…
Have you ever been driving down the road and you started to feel you steering wheel start to shake when you get up to a certain speed? Or when you apply the brakes you can feel the whole car shaking and you can feel it through the steering wheel? This can be very concerning for most people and for good reason! This is an early indication of a few problems that you need to get fixed before the issue gets worse and more expensive.
Theoretically, all four wheels should be vertical to the ground and parallel to each other, right? However, when the vehicle starts pulling to one side – or after a hard impact with a curb – most drivers suspect that the wheels might be out of alignment. Another good sign that your vehicle’s alignment is off is irregular tire wear, vibration and odd handling characteristics are other clues.
It should come as no surprise that your engine gets hot. With many repeated controlled explosions of fuel happening every second to power your vehicle, it’s easy to understand why you need a good cooling system doing its job to prevent the car from overheating.