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What Are the Top 3 Common Electrical Problems in Automobiles?

What Are the Top 3 Common Electrical Problems in Automobiles?

The electrical systems in our cars make driving easier. But due to the modern car constantly evolving, our vehicles have become more reliant on the electrical system than ever. ADAS systems, dashboard lights, chargers, and windshield wipers would not work without the electrical system. And most important, your vehicle would not turn on if the electrical system is down. Unfortunately, electrical systems can sometimes fail. Here are the three main electrical components that make up the electrical system and the symptoms they may display when they malfunction.  Battery Car batteries are not everlasting – they weaken and fail from old age, acid leaks, loose wires, etc. As a result, you may have trouble starting your engine. Sometimes, you can wake the battery up with a jump, which will make it last a little while longer. In some cases, it is simply better to replace it altogether. Car batteries can last anywhere between 3-5 years or more. Starter If your engine doesn't t ... read more

What Can a Pre-Purchase Inspection Do For You?

What Can a Pre-Purchase Inspection Do For You?

Purchasing a vehicle is a huge deal and a big commitment. It’s the second-most expensive purchase most individuals make in their lifetime. When it comes to shopping for a used vehicle, it can be a little intimidating. Because you never really know what you’re going to get.   Fortunately, 515 Motorsport in Liberty, MO, offers detailed pre-purchase vehicle inspection services. Our professional team will work hard to uncover hidden issues that may be buried deep within the vehicle’s computer code so that you can feel more confident with your purchase. What Can a Pre-Purchase Inspection Do For You A pre-purchase inspection (PPI) is a smart step to take when making a big financial decision like buying a pre-owned car. This professional assessment will do the following: Grant you peace of mind - A PPI provides reassurance that the car you are interested in is or isn’t a dream come true. We take the guesswork out of the purchase for you. Save you time and mo ... read more

5 Car Care Tips for Summer

5 Car Care Tips for Summer

This summer head for the long-awaited vacation, sunbathing on the beach, or that wild road trip! Before you leave, ensure your car is in good shape with our summertime car care tips. Keep your machines in excellent condition to avoid getting stuck on the roadside waiting for a tow instead of enjoying the holiday. Check on the Fluids Levels The hot weather is a perfect time to refill the brake and power steering fluids for your car to perform optimally. Winter weather affects the wiper fluid. Refill the coolant to prevent the vehicle from overheating in the summer. Replace Oil and Oil Filter Engine oil helps lubricate important parts of the car, preventing wear and tear. The oil filter keeps the engine oil clean from debris and dirt. A good level of pure oil will maintain your engine, saving you a lump sum of money on replacing the entire machine. Inspect the Brakes Changes in weather and constant use can damage car breaks. If you notice a delay in stopping, the brake pads may be ... read more

What to Look For When Checking Your Transmission Fluid

What to Look For When Checking Your Transmission Fluid

Your vehicle holds many fluids, and transmission fluid is one of them. This fluid acts as a lubricant for your transmission system. Similar to engine oil, the transmission fluid requires changing to maintain your transmission components.    Transmission fluid breaks down and degrades over time. How often you service your transmission fluid depends on various factors. Your vehicle’s make, model, and age have something to do with it. Another thing to consider is whether you have an automatic or manual transmission. Automatic transmissions don’t require fluid flushes as often as manual transmissions. Lastly, how you handle and drive your vehicle will also affect the quality of the transmission fluid. For example, constant stop-and-go driving can accelerate the wear and tear of the transmission fluid. Frequent hauling of heavy items can also make your transmission fluid wear down faster.   How to Tell If Your Transmission Fluid Needs Changing One of the obvi ... read more

How Do Mechanics Find a Car A/C Leak

How Do Mechanics Find a Car A/C Leak

If your car’s air conditioning isn’t cooling the passenger enough, or at all, there’s a good chance the system has a leak. The refrigerant gas, also known as freon, can escape for many reasons. When this occurs, there’s a lack of substance necessary to cool you down. The first step that you should take is to bring it to the A/C experts at 515 Motorsport.   An initial thought that someone might have is, “did I run out?” But, in all actuality, It’s quite rare that a vehicle gets “too low” or “runs out” of refrigerant. Most of the time, there’s always a leak. How Can 515 Motorsport Fix It When you bring your car to our A/C auto repair shop, we first do a thorough inspection of the entire system to find the leak. Since freon is an almost-invisible gas, not a liquid, the tiniest puncture can let all of it out over time, and you’d never know it. Automotive technicians have a technique to find leaks. They i ... read more

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