Yearly Archives: 2021

What Does Brake Fluid Actually Do?

What Does Brake Fluid Actually Do?

As a person slows their car down at a traffic light, one doesn't really give the process of braking a second thought. It's just when you have to apply brakes as you are traveling at speed if, for example, a dog runs out in front of a car or you try to avoid another driver breaking the traffic rules in order to avert an accident. Without brake fluid in the car's engine stopping your vehicle might be near impossible as the brake fluid literally bridges the gap between man and machine. It is a non-compressible substance inside the brake lines and creates a force when the brake pedal is pressed. Of course, brake fluid does not last forever, and if you don't have your brake fluid changed regularly you run the risk of having it draw moisture and damaged parts of your car's engine. It is recommended to check the brake fluid in your car whenever you do an oil change, although brake fluid is good for up to five years. Since brake fluid also ages, it actually has a name for ... read more

How are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Repaired?

How are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Repaired?

If you are hearing about Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the first time, they are electronic safety systems installed in vehicles to help with driving and parking. ADAS is a vital part of most modern vehicles' safety functions. Besides your safety as the driver, they enhance your passengers' safety and other people you are sharing the road with, including pedestrians. ADAS Features Any car leaving the factory today has at least two or three ADAS features. They include: • Rearview, front, and side cameras • Computer imaging technology • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) • Autonomous braking system (ABS) • Intelligent speed assist (ISA) Functions of ADAS Systems ADAS systems play four main functions in your car, they include: Alerting you of any potential dangers on the road. Monitoring things like the tire pressure and any blind spots. To adjust settings to adapt to the surrounding environ ... read more

What is Hydroplaning?

What is Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning Basics Did you know there was a term for losing control of your vehicle on a snowy, icy, or wet road? This is called hydroplaning. Hydroplaning happens when your car tires lose contact with the road and skim or slide across a wet surface instead. Speeding through light rain, snow, or ice can easily cause your vehicle tires to lose traction with the road and the car to "hydroplane." Loss of tire traction can result in unexpected accidents if your vehicle has an issue with steering, braking, or loss of control of the vehicle. According to experts, the first few minutes of wet rainy conditions are the most important. These conditions are more likely to cause hydroplaning than others as water, road debris, lubricants, and oils combine to create a slippery road service. People who are driving over 35 miles an hour under these wet road conditions are more likely to hydroplane than people driving at a reduced rate of speed. How to Prevent Your Car F ... read more

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