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How Is A Pre-Purchase Inspection Done?

How Is A Pre-Purchase Inspection Done?

Whether you are buying a car, know that it is a significant investment. In fact, some people can argue that searching to buy a pre-owned car is an even harder task than one that is brand new.  When looking at pre-used vehicles, you have to make sure the condition that the seller claims it is in is tried and true. While a car might catch your eye and look as it is stated on the outside, it can be hard to determine whether the internal workings of the vehicle match the seller’s claims.  That is where the beauty of a pre-purchase inspection comes in! A pre-purchase inspection, or PPI, is a procedure performed at Snider Auto Care to ensure your confidence in buying a pre-owned car, SUV, or truck. Our technicians will perform a thorough bumper-to-bumper inspection to let you know the vehicle’s true condition. We can report any underlying issues or concerns with the car. Overall, it will help you gain confidence in th ... read more

What Is The Cause Of Tire Bulges?

What Is The Cause Of Tire Bulges?

When you drive with a quality set of tires, you'll find it much simpler and smoother to control your vehicle. Unfortunately, as tires age, they can begin to present hazards to your vehicle, including reduced performance, increasingly difficult steering, and even the risk of tire blowouts. If you notice that your tire has a bulge, it's important to address the issue as soon as possible by replacing the tire. Tire bulges indicate that the interior of your tire has lost its structural integrity and failed, and as a result, it can blow out and cause you to lose control of your vehicle. What Is The Cause Of Tire Bulges? Several issues can result in a tire bulge, including damage from road hazards and improper tire maintenance. Some of the most common reasons a tire bulge forms include the following: Your tire was overinflated or underinflated. If the tire isn't properly inflated, it won't be able to provide your vehicle with the proper level of support. You should c ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Is Your Vehicle Showing Signs of a Leak?

Your car requires several different fluids to ensure it is lubricated, powered and functioning. This means that occasionally, you might notice a leak. When this happens, it is important to observe its color and characteristics. For instance, • Engine oil is Light brown or dark • Brake fluid is usually Transparent to dark and sticky • Transmission fluid is Reddish and light or viscous and brown • Coolant fluid can be Icky, yellow, greenish, or pinkish • Power steering fluid will be reddish or light brown • Clear and thin water can be from several parts of the car How to tell if your vehicle is really leaking If you suspect that your car is leaking, there are ways to confirm this and evaluate the situation. Caution Light on the Dashboard There are several dashboard lights in newer vehicles. These are intended to notify you of a variety of potential engine problems. A number of factors, including the fluid making the transmission heat up more than u ... read more

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Every motorist dreads the moment they try to start their vehicle and hear either nothing or the sound of the starter motor turning over without the engine catching. Delayed starting, or failure to start, is often down to a fault in either the battery or the alternator. Here we cover what the battery and the alternator do, as well as signs that your engine problems could be down to one or the other. The Function of the Battery and the Alternator Simply put, the battery provides the electrical charge needed to instigate the ignition process, as well as power the vehicle's electrical systems when the engine is switched off. In contrast, the alternator converts mechanical energy into the electrical energy that's stored in the battery. It also generates the power that's needed to keep the vehicle's electrical systems running when you're on the move or the engine is idling. Both are essential to ensure your vehicle starts and runs smoothly. Signs That you Have a Fault ... read more

Why Do My Car Vents Smell Bad?

Why Do My Car Vents Smell Bad?

There is hardly a nicer feeling than turning on your car's air conditioning to its coldest setting on a sweltering day. But if there's a foul scent blowing, that cool breeze can swiftly turn from being delightful to revolting! But is it just you, or is your car having some significant issues? Find out what kinds of scents can enter your car's air conditioning system and what they might indicate about your car. Reasons For Foul Scents If you can smell mildew developing in the system, it will smell musty or moldy (like filthy socks). This is actually a very typical issue with automobiles, and the main reason why it occurs is because your air conditioning system is running on recirculation only, and the fan isn't blowing for a minute or two after the air conditioning and engine have been turned off. Mildew can grow in many parts of your car's air conditioning system, but you'll discover that the evaporator core and the condenser are its favorite spots. These enc ... read more

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