I hear a thumping noise when I drive what could this be?

One thing that is very common would be whats called cupped tires, this can happen from low air pressure, misalignment,or a lack of rotating the tires at the proper time. Unfortunately once this starts it’s very hard to correct and ultimately you will have to replace the tires. That’s one reason why it’s so important to have an alignment check each year.

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I hear a thumping noise when I drive what could this be?

I have a high pitch sound coming from my brakes, what could this be?

You could have a noise between the brake pad and rotor, this happens many times if the brakes were replaced and the rotors were not resurfaced. If this is the case you may need to redo the complete job correctly to fix it.  The other common reason is that the brakes are worn out, most brake pads have a sensor built into them to make noise when the brake are worn out. Many cars today have electronic sensor that will let you know on the dash when the brakes are thin.

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I have a high pitch sound coming from my brakes, what could this be?

I seem to have a rough idle in my car and the engine light is flashing, what could be the problem?

Most of the time when we get this complaint the problem will be an engine miss fire. This will make the engine light flash and make the engine very rough running. It’s important to get this repaired as soon as you can because the miss fire can cause other problems and make more expensive to fix.

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I seem to have a rough idle in my car and the engine light is flashing, what could be the problem?

When do I need to replace my timing chain?

We had a question from yesterdays post, a customer asked about a timing chain not a timing belt and when a chain needed replaced. Well there is no real maintenance on timing chains they last the life of the engine in most cases.  There have been times when the timing chain guides have worn out causing noise in the front of the engine, in this case you would need to replace all the timing components  including the chain.

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Do I really need to replace my timing belt like my mechanic tells me?

Timing belts do have a working lifetime limit and there is a recommended service time by the manufacture. You can check your owner’s manual for the service interval. This can be one of the most important maintenance items you do, If the timing belt breaks it can cause major engine damage and there you are stuck on the side of the road where no one wants to be.

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Do I really need to replace my timing belt like my mechanic tells me?

Why are my tires badly worn on both the inside and the outside? There is tread in the middle

The main reason for this to happen is low air pressure.  When a tire is run low on pressure the center gets soft and all the weight the tire carries is put on the edges, that,s why the edges get worn much faster. Just the opposite happens with too much air pressure the center gets hard and wears out before the rest of the tire. Tire pressure is important for good tire ware, gas mileage, and making those tires last just as long as possible.

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Why are my tires badly worn on both the inside and the outside? There is tread in the middle