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Suspension Repairs in Burbank, CA

Suspension Repairs in Burbank, CA

All vehicles come with sets of shocks or struts, which make up your suspension system. Both are in charge of giving you a steady ride and more control of your vehicle. With such an important job, are the warning signs of suspension failure? You feel excessive bouncing, rolling, and shaking when driving, especially on bumpy roads or elevated tracks, requiring you to alter your steering. Irregular tire wear is a major warning sign of worn suspension. Old shocks and struts will keep your tires from making proper contact with the road. You might also experience steering wheel vibration or shuddering, even on smooth roads. Old suspension parts will make your vehicle pull to one side. Lastly, a common sign of worn suspension is a greasy or wet appearance on or near your shocks and struts. To further confirm that you require suspension replacements, you can try the trusty bounce test. To perform the test, all you have to do is push down on each corner of your car using your body weight ... read more

Why Do Cabin Air Filter Changes Matter?

Why Do Cabin Air Filter Changes Matter?

A cabin air filter plays an integral role in eliminating the contaminants and pollutants present in the air of your car. The filter helps to keep the air fresh and safe for you and your passengers to breathe in. Most people forget about the air filter altogether because it is hard to locate. Most of the time, you can find it behind the glove box. Here's why you should keep track of your cabin air filter replacements: Reduce Pollution in The Cabin The car's cabin air filter eliminates the smoke, gases, and other pollutants you may smell when driving alongside other vehicles. Regularly swapping out these filters ensures that no unwanted toxins make it inside your cabin. Allergens Pollen may be more of a problem in the spring, but it can be very harmful to some individuals. If you have severe allergies, cabin air filters can significantly decrease the amount of pollen that may have made its way inside your car.  Debris If you take out your dirty air filter, it may be co ... read more

Top 5 Worst Distractions While Driving

Top 5 Worst Distractions While Driving

Distracted driving is the top cause of horrific and deadly vehicle accidents in the US. From talking to passengers to sipping on coffee to checking social media, these are all very risky activities to do when driving. To be a safe driver, you should stimulate your knowledge of distracted driving and take specific steps to improve your safety on the roads of Burbank, CA. Food & Drinks 51% of drivers admitted that the quality of their driving had been compromised at least once by eating or drinking. While it may seem natural and okay to eat/drink when we're in a rush, it's a lot more dangerous than you think. Most people have a hard time eating without looking or holding their food with both hands. It's never worth the risk, so it's better to pull over or wait until you arrive at your destination to eat. Cell Phone Your phone is the most notable distraction out there. Calling and texting while driving is a leading cause of car accidents and fatalities. As most sta ... read more

Catalytic Converter Theft - How to Protect Your Car

Catalytic Converter Theft - How to Protect Your Car

If there is one thing that a Toyota Prius and a Chevy Silverado have in common, it’s that they are prime targets for catalytic converter theft. You’ve probably heard about it before, catalytic converters became a hot street commodity throughout the pandemic. In fact, catalytic converter theft has quadrupled in the nation since the beginning of last year according to the NICB. But who is after them and how can you protect your car from being a victim? Find out today in our blog post! How Does A Catalytic Converter Work? The catalytic converter makes up a crucial part of your car’s exhaust system and is mandatory for all cars since 1975. Due to the Energy Policy Conservation Act, car manufacturers were given only a few years to reduce emissions by 90%. While that seems like an impossible task to accomplish, car makers pulled it off with the help of catalytic converters. In simple terms, the rare metals inside such as Rhodium, Platinum and Palladium, neutralize the har ... read more

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

What is a Head Gasket Leak?

A head gasket, positioned between the cylinder head and engine block, is a barrier preventing engine fluids from being leaked into the cylinders. It's designed to keep fluids away from each other. Due to its placement, a head gasket comes into contact with extreme temperatures. This is why, over time, it can start to leak. The temperatures can cause marks on the surface which can cause a blown head gasket.   There are signs and symptoms to look for if you suspect a blown head gasket which will lead to a leak. It might be as obvious as leaks you can see or misfiring cylinders. You can also look to your exhaust fumes to give you a clue about your head gaskets. When you start up your car, do you see white or blue exhaust smoke? Smoke is never a good sign, and you need to be aware if your car is overheating. You might have bubbling in your radiator or find that you are losing coolant without seeing any leaks because often signs of a head gasket leak are subtle.    On ... read more