If you have more than 75,000 miles on you car or truck the shocks and or struts are not working as well as they should. The shocks and struts are what control your ride, the springs hold the car up and the struts stop the spring from bouncing. Many times these struts and shocks go bad slowly then all of a sudden you realize, this cars just not right. Your service center can inspect this and get you an estimate.
#shocks #struts #ride
First be sure your are in a safe place and turn the car off. Don’t try to check the coolant level when the engine is hot, you can get very badly burned by the hot water.The best thing to do is have the car towed in for inspection and service. The problem can be many things, Radiator, water pump , a hose, thermostat, the complete system needs to be inspected.
#coolant #overheat #hot
Cars today are complicated and many time difficult to service and repair, but without the proper equipment it’s right at impossible. At Poirier’s service center we have just purchased some of the latest technology to help us service and repair your car this is what it looks like. Thanks for your trust in us we will work hard to keep it.
This stands for tire pressure monitor sensor. This is a great system to let you know if you’re getting a low tire. Each wheel has a sensor in side, it sends a signal to a module inside your car if a tire gets low it will let you know by turning on a warning light. These sensors have a battery molded inside if the battery goes bad the sensor has to be replaced. If your car is six or seven years old the battery’s may be getting weak. They can be tested with a scanner at your certified service center.
#tire #sensor # pressure
All cars today have whats called a shift interlock system, this is a great safety system that won’t let the car shift out of park without your foot on the brake. This system at times will fail, most cars have a manual shift unlock system check your owner’s manual for the location, it’s usually at or near the shifter.
#shift #park #system
Unless your alignment is very bad, say you have been in an accident and parts were bent, an alignment won’t cause a high speed shake. What you will find is a bad tire or your tires are out of balance. As the tires wear the balance will change it’s always a good idea to have the balance checked at each rotation.
#tires #shake #balance
Ball joints are what your wheels pivot on as you turn, They support a lot of weight and do at times go bad. Your suspension should be inspected at each service to be sure you are safe. In the picture below you can see what happens if one of the ball joints fail. Not good.
#ball joints #suspension #wheels
Did you know your tires will lose as much as four pounds of air in a month, If you use nitrogen this number will be much less but you will still lose some pressure. Keeping your tires at the proper inflation will increase gas mileage and tire life as well as making it much safer to drive. Most shops will be glad to top off your tires. At P.S.C. you can just drop in we will set the pressures for you right away.
#tire #pressure #pounds
Seat belts generally work well for the life of your car, but now and then there will be a problem and the belt wont latch, when this happens most of the time we will have to replace the latch side of the belt. “But” sometimes you may find a stray coin has found it’s way into the latch, take a good look and you may be able to get it out and make this repair yourself. Of course we will always be glad to take car of this for you.
#seat belt #latch #car
This is caused by an alignment problem, there are three main adjustment in alignment “camber” “caster” and “toe” camber and toe are the two tire wear angles. Negative camber and toe out will cause inside tire wear problems. the only way to have this corrected is by installing the proper alignment equipment and having a certified technician make the adjustments.
#tire #alignment #wear