Your tires are obviously important. However, it’s often underappreciated how much of a difference they make in the ride quality of your car, truck, or SUV, and what they can tell you about the condition of your vehicle. At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we like to keep you well informed on what your vehicle is telling you, and how to keep it in good shape. Your tires have a lot to do with that.
Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.
Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.
Air. Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start. Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.
Is your engine on the way out? If it’s already kicked the bucket, then case closed - however, there are a number of other indicators that your engine is about to go, even if it’s still running at the moment. From ABC Transmission & Auto Care / Auto Body in Atlantic Beach, FL, here are some signs of trouble that predict an imminent engine failure is in the cards for your car, truck, or SUV.