Auto Maintenance FAQs
• Thin brake linings
• Wear indicators
• Cracked linings
• Defective pads
• Poor quality parts
• Normal occasional brake squeal
Answering these questions will help a technician diagnose the source of brake noise:
• Do the brakes squeal all the time?
• Does the noise go away when the brake pedal is pushed?
• Does the squeal seem to occur only under light to moderate braking pressure?
• Were any repairs recently performed on the braking system?
• Loose gas cap
• Emission control device failure
• Engine computer and/or sensor failure
• Mechanical problem with the engine
• Transmission sensor or failure
• Up to 100 direct or indirect causes
If you've had your vehicle repaired for a Check Engine Light and it comes back on soon after the repair, it may or may not be related to the repair. Remember that the Check Engine Light indicates a failure of up to 100 different causes.
Because a Check Engine Light has so many causes, it is extremely important to have it repaired. Only by having your vehicle repaired each time the Check Engine Light comes on, can you safely operate your vehicle and be assured that you are not causing additional damage and expense to your automotive repair budget.
• Vehicle overdue for tune-up
• Fuel injections system is dirty or malfunctioning
• Computer or sensor malfunctions
• Poor quality of fuel
Answering these questions will help a technician diagnose the source of engine malfunctions:
• When was your last tune up?
• Is you check engine light on?
• What brand and quality of fuel are you using?
• Does your car hesitate or ping? At what speed?
• Is it worse when warm or cold?
• Alignment is off
• Brake calipers are sticking
• Radial tire pulls
• Worn suspension bushings
• Worn suspension parts
Answering these questions will help a technician diagnose the source of steering pull:
• Does it pull at all times, or only when braking?
• Does it pull only while accele