Seat belts are fairly simple things and they have been the same mechanism for a long time, they have become more sophisticated with the addition on air bags, they actually have a system for locking them tighter in the event of a crash. But when the belt won’t buckle you can bet something has dropped in there not allowing the belt to latch in there. Take a look and try to fish what ever is in there out. many times it will be a coin. Many times you will need to stop by your service center and have the buckle removed to get the coin out.
#seat #belt #buckle
This is auto service center lingo for LUBE the chassis, change the engine OIL, and change the oil FILTER. I’m really not sure where this came from but it has been used for a very long time. Another one is R.B.A. This stands for ROTATE the tires, BALANCE the tires, and ALIGN the front and rear wheels.
It’s always good to ask the service center what they will check, but a good shop will do a safety inspection every oil change, as well as top off all fluids inc. washer fluid , top off tire pressures, check belts and hoses, transmission fluid, wiper blades, and they should always check to see if any factory recommendations are due, to at least inform you about something due or something coming up next service, again it’s always best to be informed.
#service #check #oil
For the most part no, a low-speed shake will usually be cause by a separated tire, a loose wheel or a bent wheel, none of these things are good and the problem needs to addressed as soon as you can, in fact it needs to be addressed now! To be completely safe if you are experiencing a low speed shake the best thing to do is stop in a safe place and have your car towed to your service center for inspection.
#tires #shake #alignment
Yes it can, we see this happen more often than you might think. A bad battery will usually give you a warning, perhaps a slow crank one morning then be fine for the next few days, then you’re in a hurry your running a little late and the car won’t start. If your battery is three or four years old have it tested in south Florida that’s about the life of a battery. But if it tests good you should be safe using it a bit longer.
#battery #dead #bad
The thinking today is patch only, and I agree it’s the best repair you can get. Many times a tire can be run low on air and severely damage the inside but leave the outside looking fine if we just plug the tire we could send you out with a badly damaged tire. Patching is the only way to go.
#tire #repair #patch
No that should not be the case. It’s a good idea to have your alignment checked once a year to be sure all the suspension parts and settings are where they need to be. If the alignment is done correctly even once a year may be more then you need but to save a set of tire it’s cheap insurance.
#alignment #tires #rotate
This is a strange thing to see but it’s not all that uncommon. The window regulator breaks and the cable that holds the window up falls off and down goes the window. The repair for this is to replace the regulator, many times the regulator comes together with the motor that runs the regulator.
#window #regulator #drop
Many times people get away with doing that but your alternator is built to keep a fully charged battery topped of, it’s really not a battery charger. If you do try this you take the chance of over working the alternator and doing damage to the unit. It may not show up the next day but in the next few months you may be replacing it. It’s always best to have a dead battery checked and charged using a proper battery charger.
#battery #charger #alternator
Good question, it should be checked each time the oil is changed. If your service center is doing there job they will do that. A dirty air filter will rob you of your gas mileage and can even cause damage to other fuel injection parts like the mass flow sensor.
#air #filter #dirty