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4 Bad Brake Booster Symptoms – Causes & Fixes

Symptoms of a bad brake booster are generally easy to spot. The brake booster is an integral device that amplifies forces applied to the brake pedal. It is located within the power brake system, between the brake pedal and the master cylinder. If the booster stops working or becomes damaged, it can cause the brakes … Read more

Car Temperature Gauge High, But Not Overheating? 4 Reasons

Temperature gauges are far more common in older cars since in those days engine cooling systems weren’t nearly as effective as they are now. The purpose of the temperature gauge is, obviously, to show you the temperature of your engine at any given time. Sometimes, however, temperature gauges can give erroneous readings for one reason … Read more

What Do Loose Lug Nuts Feel Like While You’re Driving?

Lug nuts are small and easily overlooked components keeping wheels secured to your vehicle. But, unfortunately, they can come loose and cause plenty of problems. So, what does it feel like when you’re driving with loose lug nuts? Loose lug nuts will cause you to feel excess shaking and vibrating from your steering wheel. Besides … Read more

Bad Motor Mount Symptoms – And Should You Drive With Them?

The symptoms of bad motor mounts can range from mildly annoying, to downright impossible to ignore. This can include rattling, vibrating, or clunking noises. Motor mounts are composed of metal, rubber and filled with liquid depending on the design. They serve to keep the engine secure, and prevent the engine from unnecessary shocks or vibrations … Read more

Diesel Engine Derate: 4 Common Causes

Engine derate is an automatic safety precaution that temporarily reduces power output to protect and prolong the integrity of a diesel engine. If the ECU detects major faults in a vehicle’s emissions system, it can downregulate the amount of fuel injected into the engine. This drops the vehicle’s speed, and forces the driver to exit … Read more