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Yearly Archives: 2021

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Your car smells like sulfur, that awful rotten egg smell. This is a sure sign of serious mechanical problems. There is a tiny amount of sulfur in the form of hydrogen sulfide within the gas in your fuel tank. Normally, driving will convert it into sulfur dioxide. Result? No smell. So, what goes wrong when conversion doesn't happen? Incomplete combustion. Something is wrong with your emissions system. A brief scent of sulfur after revving up your engine is no problem. But a lingering smell is. Time to investigate. First, check your catalytic converter. Normally, it would convert hydrogen sulfide to sulfur dioxide. The converter may be jammed or broken. If so, replace it. If you don't, higher temperatures in your engine could lead to a car fire. If your converter is fine, your next step is to check the fuel pressure sensor. This sensor regulates your car's use of fuel. If it fails, it'll allow oil to clog up the catalytic converter which will prevent the converter from ... read more

What are Signs of Low Brake Fluid?

What are Signs of Low Brake Fluid?

Low brake fluid is a very important issue that needs to be addressed, as if it goes unnoticed, your car may have issues braking which will lead to serious risk of your car, as well as life-threatening events. The absence of brake oil or low brake fluid will put your car at serious risk and lower the compatibility of the brake functions. The braking fluid in your car supplies pressure to your vehicle rotors to come to a stop. In order to avoid your brakes malfunctioning as a result of low brake fluid, here are some signs that you need to check our brake oil. Leakage If there is a leakage coming out of your car that takes the appearance of a residue, it is possibly a result of low brake fluid. The way this works is that the components in your engine being to wear off as a result of tears that impact the brake oil. As a result of these tears and malfunctioning components. You can also check for leakages by checking the fluid reservoir under the hood of your car. Worn out Brake Pads I ... read more

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