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How to Know When There’s a Problem With Your Car

How to Know When There’s a Problem With Your Car

As a responsible vehicle owner, you should keep an eye out for the slightest changes you might have in your car. Some symptoms may come and go, while others are persistent. Regardless, you should seek attention when they are of concern to you. If something feels off about your car, you’re welcome to bring yourself to Accomplished Auto for a comprehensive vehicle inspection and diagnosis.   Being extra careful with your vehicle will end up saving you money and protect your investment from costly repairs in the long run. At Accomplished Auto, our professional team uses top-of-the-line equipment and technology to pinpoint your mechanical issues.   Most of the time, your car will communicate with you in some way to signal a problem – a feeling, sound, smell, or even warning light or message. Below are some of the many examples: Bumpy or rough drive Vibrating steering wheel Shaky vehicle Soft or hard brake pedals Clunking noises Squealing when braking Tire s ... read more

Signs It's Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

Signs It's Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

Like all other parts of your car, the fuel system requires regular maintenance. Unfortunately, most car owners do not comprehend the need for fuel system cleaning until they notice reduced power, particularly while driving uphill, difficult starts, and slow accelerations. You can avoid these problems, though, if you regularly have your mechanic clean your fuel system. Schedule a fuel system cleaning service once you notice any of the following warning signs: 1. Misfiring Engine If the fuel injectors in your car are dirty or clogged, the engine might misfire. This will make your engine sound like it's sputtering and will make your car shake or lurch. This is because the fuel injectors are not supplying enough air/fuel mixture. 2. Poor Gas Mileage Since the fuel injection system is designed to distribute fuel in exact proportions to optimize engine performance, when it gets blocked, fuel efficiency tends to deteriorate. A clogged fuel injection system might be to blame if you no ... read more

Why Are OIl Changes So Important?

Why Are OIl Changes So Important?

Motor is the lifeblood of your engine. WIthout it, your engine simply would last due to the lack of lubrication. There’s more to an oil change than just replacing the fluid itself. Oil changes are best done by professionals, as we can also replace your oil filters and check other car components.    Most oil and filter changes don’t take longer than 1 hour. The service is quicker than most auto services, but still, many people make excuses for not getting them done on time. It is so important to not miss your oil changes because the oil collects tons of dirt, dust, and debris over time. To effectively lubricate your engine parts, you need clean, flowing oil.   Here are some reasons why oil changes are so important: Protection against corrosion - Oil serves as a protective layer against moisture, dirt, dust, and other corrosive elements.  Limits wear and tear of engine parts - Excess friction can wear down your engine. When your engine is properly lu ... read more

5 Essential Spring Car Care Tips

5 Essential Spring Car Care Tips

Your car must be fit to take on each season’s new challenges. With spring finally here, you should follow these 5 essential tips to ensure your car runs at peak performance.  1. Check Tire Pressure, Tread, and Condition Many vehicle owners tend to forget that the air pressure in their tires expands as the temperature outside increases. As spring temperatures climb, your tires may become overinflated without you even knowing. To prevent damaging your tires, please remember to check and adjust its pressure. Plus, check your treads using the penny test to ensure. If they’re under 2/32”, you must replace your tires. 2. Change Oil and Oil Filter As engine oil flows through your engine, it picks up contaminants along the way. With time, the oil filter can become dirty and causes the motor oil to break down. Make sure your engine has clean oil and filters to extend your engine life. 3. Test Vehicle Lights It would be wise for you to do a walkaround to ensure that ... read more

How Are Tires Made?

How Are Tires Made?

It is a fascinating subject to learn how things are manufactured. Perhaps you have ever wondered how your car was pieced together to become the wholesome functioning machine. But do you know how tires are made? The process is not very complicated, but the steps involved are important for producing high-quality tires. So, what is the process? The process begins with carefully selecting rubber, a natural polymer occurring as milky latex from the plant Hevea brasiliensis. The rubber will be combined with special oils, pigments, silica alongside, and other additives in a Banbury mixer into a homogenous substance with the consistency of gum. The material will make sidewalls and threads to form parts of the tire. The assembly process starts with the inner liner, made of rubber material resistant to penetration by air and water. Next, the plies and belts are attached to provide the required strength and flexibility. Then steel wires coated with bronze get implanted on the sidewalls to make ... read more