Yearly Archives: 2022

What Are the Signs of Unbalanced Car Tires?

What Are the Signs of Unbalanced Car Tires?

One of the many tire issues that motorists face is unbalanced tires. It is simply what it sounds like: your tires are not level with each other. Unbalanced tires can be a bad and even unsafe driving experience. Therefore, we thought we should educate our customers on the signs of unbalanced tires early on before it is too late.  To understand the signs, you should first understand the significance of tire balance. When your tires are balanced, it ensures a smooth ride without noises or vibrations. Additionally, tire balancing services improve efficiency. Driving with low tire pressure, poor alignment, and wheel and axle damage are all things that can cause your tires to shift out of balance. Signs of Unbalanced Car Tires Wheel vibrations Shaky steering wheel  Rough handling Poor fuel economy When you bring your car to Elite Auto Experts, we will assess your vehicle, measure the weight of each tire, and get you the necessary repairs. We have all the right tools and tech ... read more

Why my traction light is on

Why my traction light is on

Traction control limits wheel slip when acceleration and the torque applied, most vehicles have a traction control system in them. Speed sensors on each wheel detect which wheel is spinning faster than the other. The ABS activates on the slipping wheel to slow its speed, so it will be able to grip the road again. A spinning tire has more grip than a sliding tire. If the front tires are sliding, your ability to steer will be hard, you may not be able to steer at all. Below are some causes that cause traction control lights to come on. Bad wheel speed sensors:  each wheel has its own speed sensor and all sensors connected to the traction control system and engine control unit. Bad steering angle sensor: The sensor is located in the steering wheel, and it calculates the angle of the steering wheel and the rate in which it is being turned. Bad road conditions: The traction control system may not be able to handle it if the road conditions are too severe, like a lot of snow or ic ... read more

What To Do If My Oil Warning Light Is On

What To Do If My Oil Warning Light Is On

  They probably didn't teach you this in driver's ed, but an illuminated oil pressure warning light is serious business. When you see this light on your dash, you should immediately pull over and stop the car. The oil light is an overlooked warning symbol, but it indicates fatal damage. It’s easy to think of it as your car having high blood pressure. If the oil pressure inside your engine is insufficient, it could mean bad news for your engine parts.  Most vehicles nowadays have sensors that constantly monitor oil pressure. If an abnormal reading is detected, it will trigger the light to come on your dashboard. You should shut the engine off as soon as your catch this red light to prevent engine damage from spreading. Continuing to run your car in such conditions is just as bad as running your vehicle with no engine oil at all. Things will get ugly! Most people confuse this light with the oil change light or reminder. However ... read more

Why is my check engine light flashing

Why is my check engine light flashing

When the check engine light comes on it tells you that you have a problem with one of the systems in your car, and you should bring the vehicle to your auto repair shop, and get it checked by a certified experienced mechanic. When the check engine light is flashing that means it is serious. The engine is misfiring and unburned fuel is getting to the exhaust system. This will damage the catalytic converter. If the check engine light starts flashing you should immediately stop and get your vehicle towed to an auto repair shop. Spark plugs, Ignition wires, and coils when they have a problem it will cause the check engine light to be flashing. Other areas like Fuel injectors, Pistons and rings, Timing belts and chains, and cylinder heads all when they have a problem it will cause the check engine light to be flashing. If your check engine light is on or flashing, schedule your appointment today, our auto repair shop is proudly serving Northwest Houston, Copperfield, and Cypress area. It is ... read more

Why my car shaking when I brake

Why my car shaking when I brake

Warped rotors most likely will be the cause. The heat caused by the friction between the brake pads and the rotors can cause the rotor to warp. Cars with drum brakes, damage drums will cause a brake pedal pulsation when braking. Sticking brake caliper also will cause the steering wheel to shake too, and also           will cause the brake pads to get prematurely damaged. Our certified mechanic can inspect and determine what is causing your vehicle to shake while you are braking.  If you need brake service and repair, schedule your appointment today, our auto repair shop is proudly serving northwest Houston, Copperfield and Cypress area. It is our pleasure to serve you

How to Keep Your Car In Good Shape for the Fall

How to Keep Your Car In Good Shape for the Fall

Tomorrow marks the start of October Fall Care Care Month, and we’d like for you to celebrate with us at Elite Auto Experts. Now is the ideal time to make sure you are up to date with your vehicle’s maintenance. If you’re overdue for an oil change or brake service, we welcome you to our auto service shop. We can give you the rundown on our fall essential car care checklist below: TUNE-UP - If you can’t recollect your last vehicle tune-up, you are more than likely due for one! A tune-up includes a comprehensive check and adjustments or replacements of parts under the hood to ensure your engine runs smoothly and efficiently. We can replace your air filter or any worn spark plugs and inspect your timing belt. FLUID CHECK - Our technicians can also assist you with monitoring your many car fluids, including windshield washer fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, and more. We recommend getting an oil change as well to keep your engine properly lubricated.  TI ... read more

Why is my car shaking?

Why is my car shaking?

A damaged or broken motor mount will cause your car to be shaking at idle, mainly when the gear selection on drive or reverse. Unbalanced drive shaft and worn out CV axles, it will cause your car to shake while you are driving. If you feel the shaking only with the steering wheel, the cause of that will be in the suspension system, like tie rods, shocks, ball joints and bearings. Jerking and shaking when pressing on the accelerator, it could be ignition and tune up related items, like an ignition coil, spark plugs or injectors. If your car only shakes when you apply the brake, that indicates a problem with warped brake rotor, or stock brake caliper. Tires play a significant role in how your car rides, when there is a problem with your tires, it is going to affect the entire ride. ​Regardless of what causes your car to shake, it is important not to ignore it and have it looked at quickly by an experienced mechanic, to avoid bigger problems and costly repairs

Why my brakes locked up

Why my brakes locked up

  Common causes for brakes locking up, wrong brake fluid being used or overheated brake components. Damaged calipers, rotors, or excessive worn brake pads will cause the brakes to lock up. Also if the car has damaged shoes or wheel cylinder, defective ABS component, or accidentally engaging the parking brake, all that will cause the brakes to lock up

Why my brake pedal is hard

Why my brake pedal is hard

A bad brake booster is one of the most common causes of a hard brake pedal, a lack of vacuum pressure in the brake booster could also cause a hard brake pedal. Failing a vacuum pump or power steering pump, damaged vacuum hose or seized caliper could also be the cause. Sludge in the brake line, brake fluid absorbs water, over time this will build up sludge in the brake system. Brake fluid should be clear. If your vehicle can't stop or slow down effectively, stop by your nearest auto repair shop for brake inspection and repair

Why my tire pressure light stays on

Why my tire pressure light stays on

The tire pressure light comes on, this indicates a low tire pressure or may have a bad sensor. Also, it may be caused by a monitor system malfunction.  By having the proper tire pressure, you will get better gas mileage, also it will slow your tire wear. If the tire position on the wheel was changed by doing tire rotation, the tire sensors may need to be reset. You may have to go to an auto repair shop for calibration by an experienced mechanic. If your tire pressure warning light comes on when you are using a spare, this might be the cause because most of the time the spare tire has no sensor. Cold air is denser, so filling the tires on cold mornings means that they are overfilled, on the other hand, if you filled your tires on a warm day a sudden cold day makes the tire pressure too low