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Yearly Archives: 2021

Why is My Parking Brake Stuck?

Why is My Parking Brake Stuck?

It's smart to put that parking brake on when you are situated on a hill for any length of time. You can protect your transmission from wear and tear by doing so. But when you come back from wherever you were and you try to head out, what if your parking brake is stuck and you can't get it to turn back off? Driving with it on is sometimes possible, but you can cause a lot of damage to your braking system. Avoid this issue and solve it before you take the vehicle on the road. Here are some causes of the parking brake sticking: Cold Weather If it's really cold out, ice can cause the brake to freeze into place. To help it thaw out, turn the car on and the engine can help to melt the ice away. You can gently rev the engine to heat things up as well and then after the car has warmed a bit, try to disengage the brake. Rust Brakes can become rusted or corroded over time and if that happens, the parking brake can definitely get stuck. It's ... read more

What Type of Oil Filter Do I Need?

What Type of Oil Filter Do I Need?

Changing the filter should always come with getting your oil changed. It's no use driving with fresh oil while still having a dirty, contaminated filter, as the leftover particles can seep through to all parts of your engine and wreak the worst havoc on it. But the life of your engine depends on quality, and knowing the right kind of filter takes professional expertise. Dirt, grime, and other toxins have an ugly way of sneaking into your engine, and the primary task of the filter is to wield it out efficiently for the life of your vehicle. Plus, a good oil filter can keep old motor oil from making its way back into your engine. One of the first air filters that comes to mind is the full-flow oil filter, which is specifically designed to deep clean any toxins or impurities out of your vehicle's oil. These impurities can cause dirt and grime to collect on your engine and may block it from running properly. Plus, the full-flow oil filters can help protect your car from winter dam ... read more