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How Rotor Resurfacing Can Save You Money

How Rotor Resurfacing Can Save You Money

One of the most common maintenance services that any car needs is without a doubt a brake job. Whether it’s changing worn down brake pads to upgrading to a performance brake system, here at Future Auto Service we have done it all on any make and model. In this Blog Post we are going to shed more light on the best way to save money on your next brake job. Franchise Service Centers might not tell you this valuable information, so stick around and find out how to get the most life out of your rotors to save yourself big money!      Service Intervals of Basic Brake System Components The most basic components that you should service on your brake system consist of the brake pads, brake fluid, and brake rotors. While service intervals are dependent on your driving behavior and vehicle spec, you can expect to change brake pads every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. Brake fluid on the other hand, tends to last longer and a change is required about every two years or 45,000 miles ... read more

What Is an Engine Misfire?

What Is an Engine Misfire?

A misfire is a condition where the pistons are not moving up and down in the engine. A misfire can cause serious damage to your car's engine if left ignored for too long. Read on to learn more about what engine misfire is. What Is an Engine Misfire? A misfire is when a cylinder does not fire when it should. This can cause the engine to run rough. It can cause a rattling noise and stall out the vehicle. What Causes an Engine Misfire? An engine misfire is a problem that can cause your car not to start, stall or run poorly. It's also a symptom of other problems with the vehicle's fuel system, such as dirty injectors or worn-out spark plugs. Engine misfires are caused by many things, including: Dirty, broken or worn-out spark plugs Low oil pressure (injector clogging) and/or overheating issues Engine parts that aren't fitted correctly. How To Detect if You Have an Engine Misfire You can determine if your vehicle is experiencing an engine misfire. Check the following ... read more

Why It's Important To Repair And Maintain Your Vehicles ABS System

Why It's Important To Repair And Maintain Your Vehicles ABS System

You've probably heard of anti-lock braking systems (ABS), but do you know what they do? ABS is a safety system that has been installed in all cars since 1980. When you brake hard, the mechanism prevents the wheels from locking up and skidding, which could lead to an accident. This has even become a mandatory requirement for vehicles since 2004. You've probably wondered if there are repairs or maintenance for the system and why they are important because of their constant use. If you want the answer to those questions, you are in the right place, so continue reading.  What Are ABS Repairs And Maintenance Procedures? Mechanics perform ABS procedures by inspecting the system to find the best course of action for the problem at hand. Due to the complex nature of the system, it's prone to wear and tear. The controller, pumps, brake assembly, and many more are used in the process and are under pressure from constant use. After replacing any broken or malfunctioning parts ... read more

What to Expect During Your Emissions Inspection

What to Expect During Your Emissions Inspection

At Future Auto Service, we want to help your vehicle run as cleanly and efficiently as it can. We perform emissions tests to ensure your car complies with local Burbank, CA smog regulations. The annual emissions test for many California drivers is a crucial part of maintenance. We follow very particular and careful procedures to ensure your vehicle is prepared for the test. Your vehicle must pass the smog test to have your vehicle registration renewed.  Your vehicle’s engine releases a lot of byproducts from combustion. The exhaust system is in charge of transforming these gasses and releasing them into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, if the emissions aren’t regulated by the state of California, our air quality and environment can have harmful effects. When you bring your vehicle to Future Auto Service for an emissions inspection, one of our technicians will inspect all the critical components of the engine and exhaust system, including the catalytic converter. If yo ... read more

What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?

Virtually every car today has a power steering system. Modern power steering systems are electric. However, there are still many cars with hydraulic power steering systems. There is a warning sign on your dashboard which alerts you to any issues with the steering system. The warning light is often in the shape of a steering wheel. If you see the light, you should get your power steering checked immediately. The power steering system warning light means the following: Hydraulic Power Steering If you see the power steering warning light, it may mean that you have a low power steering fluid. Only hydraulic power steering systems will encounter this issue. If you see the light, you should pull over, then check the liquid. If it is low, add it, and the warning light should go off promptly. However, adding power steering fluid is a temporary solution. If you repeatedly have low-power steering fluid, it means that there is a leak. Take it to a repair shop and get an evaluation. If you do ... read more