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Brakes can Break

  Common Signs of Brake System Problems There are a few common signs you should pay attention to that may indicate a problem with your brake system. If you notice any of the following symptoms – take a close look at replacing parts in your braking system.  How do they sound? The first warning sign to pay attention to is squealing. Your brakes should operate with very little or no noise at all. Many brake pads have “wear indicators” that are designed to cause squealing when they are worn down. Be sure to have them checked before the squealing sound turns into a grinding sound. How does your vehicle drive? Another problem you may experience is your vehicle pulling to one side or your steering wheel shuddering side-to-side when you brake. The issue can be a seized or hanging caliper, rotor thickness or warped rotors. These conditions can also cause noise, excessive wear and poor braking. How hard do you have to push your brake pedal? If you find you’re having to push your brake pedal almo
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How Does a Car’s AC System Work?

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My Mobile Mechanic is following IDPH and CDC guidelines to help protect you and our vehicle driven community as we carefully get you back on the road. We encourage clients to consider others as well as themselves and to take responsibility for their own health and safety amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Mechanic protocols have been in place, for all technicians, out on jobs; for a safe car repair experience. Here’s a few reminders about safety:    Staying home if you are feeling sick. Wearing a homemade or MyMM provided mask during repair and in close encounters. Social distancing, which includes six feet of separation.   Click here  for the complete viewing of us on Google.

Coil Pack – Symptoms Of A Faulty Ignition Coil And How To Test Them

The coil pack within your car is an important piece of the ignition system. Without the coil pack properly functioning, the ignition system won’t work, and your car won’t start. Although numerous parts of your car are imperative and must work together in order to function at an optimal level, the   coil pack may be one of the most important components in starting your car and engine .  Replacing a coil pack consists of fixing the ignition coil.  The average price of fixing the ignition coil is between $264-$376. What Is A Coil Pack? A coil pack is an electronic piece of equipment within the ignition system. This electronically-controlled pack consists of ignition coils that are controlled by the car’s main computer. The main job of the coil pack is to increase and build the energy needed, and then release the voltage through the spark plug cables. When the energy reaches the spark plugs, it starts the combustion process.  In more modern cars today, the distributor i

Getting your shocks fixed is more than just absorbing the road, wanna know why?

Answer:  Shock absorbers are an integral part of a vehicle’s suspension. A shock absorber is designed to absorb or dampen the compression and rebound of the springs and suspension. They control the unwanted and excess spring motion. Shock absorbers keep your tires in contact with the road at all times. Before going any further, let’s discuss some key terms that will help us understand how shock absorbers work. Back in elementary school we learned about energy, more specifically, we learned about potential and kinetic energy. We also learned about the Law of Conservation of Energy. The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change forms. Potential energy is stored energy and kinetic energy is energy in motion. Now, let’s get back to shock absorbers. When you hit any bump or dip in a road, your vehicle’s suspension and springs move so the tire can stay in contact with the road and absorb the energy. The shock absorbers dampen t

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