Your vehicle’s suspension system has two important jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.
If you’ve ever heard a squealing sound under your late model vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems in your late model vehicle. Let’s go over them.
One Washington DC automotive service issue that doesn’t get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don’t get talked about as much as other auto parts like tires and wheels, but they’re very vital.
What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, many Washington DC auto owners are still back in the day when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.
If you’re gonna drive around the Washington DC area, you’ve got to be able to see! So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. We’ve all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our windshield is just dirty.
When buying a used car, how can you tell if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in ’86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect DC consumers against mileage fraud. It says a seller must certify that the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage.
Most people in the Washington DC area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following a preventive maintenance schedule is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards.
Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Washington DC? Is it:
One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician in Washington DC is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.
All modern vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it’s a topic auto owners need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and burned in the engine.