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Signs It's Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

Signs It's Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

The gas injection system has to be in top working condition for a car to run. You need to consider fuel system maintenance in your preventative maintenance routine to reduce clogs and associated effects. Every 15,000 miles, most companies advise cleaning the fuel system. However, if it has been a while and you suspect an issue, you might notice things like; Acceleration Delay You will also feel the speed lag if your engine is not receiving sufficient fuel. In essence, your car will splutter and struggle to gain speed when you press the accelerator to increase your velocity or to start it from a stop. You will have this issue if the oil pump is not supplying the engine with adequate fuel, or if the fuel filter or injector is blocked. Stress Power Reduction A number of things, including as towing, overburdening, and even driving up a steep hill, can put pressure on the engine. If your automobile starts to lose power while you're driving, the fuel system can be to fault. Whatever ... read more

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

We've all been there. You're driving along, and suddenly you notice an unpleasant smell. And it smells like rotten eggs. What could be causing this? There are a few different things that could be causing your car to smell like rotten eggs. Here are some of the most common causes: 1. Sulfur in Gasoline One of the most common causes of a car smelling like rotten eggs is sulfur in gasoline. Sulfur is a naturally occurring element that is found in crude oil. It's also a byproduct of the refining process. Most gasoline has some sulfur, but it's generally only a minimal amount. However, a higher concentration of sulfur in the gasoline can cause your car to smell like rotten eggs. 2. Faulty Catalytic Converter Another common cause of a car smelling like rotten eggs is a faulty catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is an emissions control device that helps to reduce pollutants in exhaust gasses. It does this by converting pollutants into less harmful substances. A ... read more

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Stiff?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Stiff?

The brake pedals are designed to provide the driver with full control over the amount of pressure applied to the brakes. In certain instances, the brake pedal may become stiff and difficult to depress. Most of the time, the car will still stop properly, but the driver may feel something strange. The problem should be addressed by a mechanic. Below are the common causes of stiff brakes: 1. Faulty Brake Booster The brake booster may not supply enough vacuum pressure. This might happen if the diaphragm or check valve breaks. You can check if the brake booster is the issue by turning off the car and repeatedly pressing the brake pedal. Continue to press the brake pedal and restart the car. The brake pedal should smoothly go down if the booster works. If the stiffness continues, it means the booster is faulty. 2. Vacuum pump or Power Steering Pump Failure The cause of a stiff brake pedal might vary depending on the kind of brake booster a car has. Some car manufacturers use hydraulic b ... read more

Are Antifreeze and Coolant the Same Thing?

Are Antifreeze and Coolant the Same Thing?

With summer temperatures finally here, you should make sure your engine isn’t overheating. If you let it get too hot, it can cause long-term engine damage and cause a major breakdown. The best way to keep your motor at a stable temperature is by maintaining your vehicle’s cooling system. To be specific, you should ensure your car has enough coolant fluid or antifreeze. Coolant Versus Antifreeze You may hear these two terms thrown around interchangeably. Though they are essentially the same thing, there are technical differences. Coolant is the fluid that flows throughout your engine to prevent it from overheating. It is a mixture of water and antifreeze. Antifreeze is a concentrated chemical that helps lower the freezing point of water. When combined with water, it becomes a coolant.   You can buy premixed coolant or an antifreeze concentrate to mix yourself. Over time, you will need to top off your vehicle’s coolant mixture. Furthermore, you may need to flus ... read more

5 Preventative Maintenance Tips For The Changing Seasons

Maintaining your car is a year-round practice, but it becomes especially important when the seasons change, and the conditions of the roads change along with them. At H-Tek Auto Care, our top priority is to provide high-quality service to our customers on each visit, and in this way, ensure the safety of our clients and their families on the road. To help keep you and your vehicle safe as the seasons change, we’ve compiles this list of 5 preventative maintenance tips you should consider as the temperature cools down.  1. Tires: This is a crucial part of seasonal preventive maintenance, because your tires will change as the seasons do. Whether you choose to roll on all-seasons until the snow and ice hits, or you rotate between a pair of summer and winter tires depending on the weather, you’ll need help switching back and forth, and making sure that everything lines up evenly for smooth and safe driving.  It isn’t just a change of tire that’s necessary ... read more

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