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Trouble Shooting Tips to help you get back on the road!

 

My Car Won’t Start!  I turn the key and nothing happens – Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • Battery deterioration
  • Starter wear
  • Neutral safety switch failure
  • Alternator failure
  • Car not in park
  • A combination of these factors

I turn the key and the engine cranks but will not start – Could be caused by any one of these factors:
  • Fuel system failure
  • Sensor failure
  • Ignition coil failure
  • Timing belt broken
  • Out of gas
 
My Air Conditioner Stopped Working!  My air blows but is not cool – Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • Low Freon caused by leak
  • No power to compressor
  • Compressor failure
My air does not blow – Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • A/C controller on dash failure
  • Fan/blower switch failure
  • Bad blower motor
  • Faulty wiring
My Check Engine Light Is On! The running of the vehicle is NOT affected – Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • 02 Sensor failure
  • Emission system failure
  • Gas cap not on properly
The running of the vehicle IS affected – Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • Bad plug wires
  • Weak fuel pump
  • Engine control module
My Car is Vibrating! Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • Out of balance tires
  • Out of round or separating tires
  • Bent or warped wheels
  • Loose or worn suspension parts
  • Loose or worn drive shafts
  • Worn or broken motor mounts
  • Warped brake rotors and/or drums
My Car is Pulling!  Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • Alignment problems
  • Worn suspension parts
  • Worn bushings
  • Radial tire pulls
  • Sticking calipers on brakes
  • Loose or worn drive shafts
  • Worn or broken motor mounts
  • Warped brake rotors and/or drums
My Car Squeaks When I Hit Bumps! Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • Worn shocks
  • Worn struts
  • Worn suspension parts
  • Loose hub caps
  • Worn bearings
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My Brakes Are Squeaking! Could be caused by any one of these factors: 
  • Wear indicators on brake pads
  • Brake shoes/pads worn thin
  • Cracked brake shoes/pads
  • Type of material used in brake shoe/pads
  • Loose brake hardware
  • Worn wheel bearings
My Engine Is Over-heating! Could be caused by any one of these factors: It happens only at idle – 
  • Cooling fan relay
  • Cooling fan motor
  • Cooling fan clutch
  • Low coolant level
  • Blown head gasket
It happens while driving – 
  • Thermostat
  • Coolant leak
  • Collapsed hose
  • Bad water pump belt
  • Radiator plugged up
  • Low coolant level
  • Blown head gasket
My Car Is Leaking A Fluid! 
  • Green – antifreeze/coolant
  • Pink – transmission fluid or power steering fluid
  • Dark Brown – motor oil
  • Colorless – gasoline, brake fluid or AC condensation

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