Yearly Archives: 2021

Is It Possible to Repair a Flat Tire?

Is It Possible to Repair a Flat Tire?

Tires aren't cheap and when you buy a new set, the last thing you want to do is replace one because it went flat on you. When you see that tire pressure go down fast, don't despair right away. Yes, you have an issue with one of your tires, but it may be something that you can have repaired. You might not have to get a whole new tire. It all depends on what is damaged on the tire. Flat Tire Causes Most flat tires are caused by tiny little things, like nails or screws. If you drive by new houses or other construction, you've probably picked up one or two in your tire. The good part about that is that most small holes, like those made with nails, can be repaired instead of causing you to replace the tire completely. But not every hole can be patched. If you have a hole in the sidewall of the tire, repairs are not recommended and you will need a replacement. This area flexes a lot when you drive and sealing a hole will loosen as you drive, which can cause an ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Fluid leaks are common, especially if your vehicle is older. While not all leaks mean the car is in dire straits, they are trying to tell you to pay attention to your car. Most people know that when they see a rainbow on the ground under their car, it is likely leaking oil. But what about other possible leaks? Here are some other fluids and what they look like when they leak so you can diagnose it and get the vehicle in for service as soon as possible. Brake Fluid This fluid is a light brown and will usually leave a puddle near a tire. Your brakes are crucial to your safety so if you notice this kind of leak, get your vehicle services right away. Coolant Leaks The coolant is a bright green color, usually, but it could also come out as yellow or pink. It prevents your engine from overheating, so if you see this leak, get the car checked over so you don't have engine issues down the road. Transmission Fluids These leaks will look red or brown in color and when you see those ton ... read more