As the 4th of July is quickly approaching and we celebrate the birthday of our wonderful nation, we take some time to say Happy Independence Day to our great customers! Whether you're celebrating with fireworks, grilling out, or just enjoying the beautiful weather, we hope you enjoy this day. We also want to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road trips it takes this summer. If you’re in need of maintenance or auto repair, stop by Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach, FL today.
When a vehicle has trouble starting, many people initially blame the starter. What is the starter, and how do you know if yours has called it quits? At Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach, FL, we want to keep you informed, and telling you what to look for will prevent further damage when issues arise. The starter is essentially just an electric motor; a gear at the end of that electric motor engages the flywheel, which turns the engine over, allowing it to start. How do you know if yours is failing?
At Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.
Leaky transmissions can be a pain, not only do they make a mess on the underside of your car, and in your driveway, but the transmission fluid is expensive and inconvenient to deal with. At Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach, FL we want to provide you with some information on where transmission leaks start and how to end them so that maybe we can eliminate any future leaks.
Fluid levels, tire condition, dashboard lights, and a variety of other items typically are briefly explored whenever you bring your vehicle in for maintenance here at Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach, FL, where we are good at noticing things that need repair, but the fact of the matter is that only you know your car. You know when your car feels off when it's been serviced last (or that it hasn't been serviced at all,) and have at least some vague idea of what’s going on with your vehicle day to day. Here are some questions you can ask us next time you come by the shop;
Manual transmissions aren’t necessarily simple, but they’re much easier to understand in concept than their automatic counterparts. You’re probably aware there are gears in manual transmissions - but there’s a little more to it than that. Here are some of the major components you’ll find in a manual transmission.
Shafts - There are three main shafts inside a manual transmission. There’s an input shaft where engine power is transferred via the clutch, and that drives the layshaft, also known as the countershaft. The countershaft has different sized gears to achieve various gear ratios. Corresponding gears on the countershaft connect to the output shaft. The output shaft is connected to the driveshaft, which powers the differential.
Do you have a noisy vehicle? If so, you may need a new muffler or exhaust system from our team here at Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach. The purpose of your exhaust system is not only to reduce the noise but also to redirect fumes away from your vehicle. Redirecting these fumes protects passengers in the car from toxins created by burning fuel.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless chemical that can escape from an unsecured exhaust system, and if inhaled can pose very serious health hazards. If you experience an unusually loud sound coming from your vehicle, it is vital to get your exhaust system checked immediately!
Once you know what's in your transmission, and what’s connected to it, it’s much easier to understand how it works. Let's take a look at how it all comes together. At Cruise N' Cool Automotive, Diesel & Fleet Repair in Pompano Beach, FL, we want to make sure you know how your car works so you can keep it in great condition.