There is an increasing awareness of the dangers of water and corrosion producing contaminates. Brake fluid contaminated by moisture dangerously lowers the boiling point of the fluid to the point that even under ordinary condition, your brakes could get hot enough to cause the brake fluid to boil causing vapor to form in the brake system. The vapor is compressible, causing a low or no brake pedal. Moisture gets into the fluid because conventional brake fluid is hydrosconic (it has a magnetic attraction for moisture which it absorbs from the atmosphere). In the vehicle, moisture is absorbed through the brake master cylinder reservoir and permeable brake hoses. As a result, the moisture along with the steel line, rubber hoses, cast iron, aluminum and brake fluid that can reach 450 to 500 degrees; causes electrochemical reaction that makes the brake fluid so acidic that it can result in early failure to brake components. Brake fluid contamination has become so much a concern of some major car manufacturers that they have added it to their required maintenance. Failure to change your vehicle brake fluid can result in very costly repairs. don't delay having our ASE certified technicians perform this service for you. Visit our website today to schedule an appointment. www.theautoanalyst.com
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
6 Vehicle Warning Smells Your Nose Can Recognize
- Burnt Rubber - the smell could mean slipping drive belts or misplaced loose hoses that might be rubbing against rotating accessory drive pulleys.
- Hot Oil - the smell of hot oil could mean that oil is leaking onto the exhaust system. To verify the leak, look for oil on the pavement or smoke coming from the engine area. Caution: Turn off the engine before checking for a leak.
- Gasoline - this smell is likely the sign of a gas leak, possibly a fuel injector line or the fuel tank. Caution: Any smell of fuel is a possible fire hazard, so immediate attention should be given.
- Syrup - the sweet smell of syrup may be a sign that the car is leaking engine coolant from a component related to the car's cooling system. Caution: Do not open the radiator cap when it is hot.
- Burning Carpet - this smell could be a sign of brake trouble. have your brakes checked right away, especially if this smell is happening during normal driving conditions. Caution: Brake trouble is a serious safety hazard.
- Rotten Eggs - this smell could mean the catalytic converter is not converting hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust to sulfur dioxide properly. Caution: A poor running engine can cause the catalytic converter to become overloaded and fail due to meltdown.
Remember, once you know what a smell may be, don't delay in fixing it to ensure you are safe on the road. Give us a call if you have any questions or concerns (530) 621-4591 or visit our website www.theautoanalyst.com.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Manufacturers know that a properly maintained vehicle will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and increase your satisfaction with their product. Car makers and owners also have a responsibility to make sure emission controls receive regular service and are functioning properly. Regular maintenance helps accomplish these goals by keeping your engine running efficiently and eliminating potential problems that may leave you stranded.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
- SAVES YOU MONEY!
- A MORE DEPENDABLE vehicle!
- A vehicle that retains more "NEW VEHICLE FEEL".
- Less chance of a COSTLY BREAKDOWN.
- A SAFER VEHICLE for YOU and YOUR FAMILY.
- Doing your part for CLEANER AIR.
- A car WORTH MORE at trade in or sale.
- An INTACT WARRANTY.
4 REASONS TO CALL THE AUTO ANALYST FOR ANY SERVICE ON YOUR VEHICLE
- We'll fix only what is necessary. We'll NEVER pressure you into getting additional work done.
- All work is guaranteed 12 month / 12,000 mile warranty.
- We use only the latest in diagnostic equipment to make sure your problem is fixed right THE FIRST TIME.
- Our technicians are ASE certified to make sure you get the highest quality repairs possible.
Give us a call today with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your vehicle. www.theautoanalyst.com
(NOTE: Maintenance services DO NOT need to be done by the dealership to maintain the factory warranty.)