Tag Archives: collision repair

Why is my engine overheating?

Why is my engine overheating?

  An overheating car can lead to serious engine damage, so it's important to recognize the signs early. Steam or smoke coming from under the hood The temperature warning light on the dashboard is on If you notice a sweet smell, it could be coolant leaking into hot engine components If you suspect that your car is overheating, it's crucial to address the issue immediately. Continuing to drive an overheating vehicle can lead to severe engine damage. Here we will give you a guide on what to do (and not do) when your car is overheated.   WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS Turn off the engine to allow it to cool down After turning off the engine, open the hood to allow heat to escape more rapidly Safely pull over to the side of the road or into a parking lot WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS Do Not Continue Driving: Continued driving can cause severe damage to the engine Do Not Pour Cold Water on a Hot Engine: Pouring cold water on a hot engine can cau ... read more

4 reasons why your car shakes when braking

4 reasons why your car shakes when braking

It's one of the most common issues a vehicle can have, don’t worry, we’re here to help you get your car ready and straight to the road. In this blog post, we will show you a few reasons why your car could be shaking when braking. Brake pads that are worn out or damaged This is actually fairly common, because brake pads are supposed to wear down and get replaced. You can also look for signs of damage, such as cracks, splits, or missing chunks of material. Replacing the brake pads is a relatively simple. At Elite Auto Experts we can help you with your Brake Pads and other Automotive needs.   A Sticking Brake Calipers  The brake calipers are responsible for pressing the brake pad against the rotor, which is caused by brake fluid pumping through the lines when you press the pedal, this can make your brakes calipers sticking or not moving freely, they can cause the brakes to vibrate and shake when applied. Remember to take you ... read more

why my car is leaking fluids?: Identify what liquid is dripping and what to do

why my car is leaking fluids?: Identify what liquid is dripping and what to do

We are sure that more than once you have seen a puddle of liquid in the place where you usually park your car and have asked yourself, what should I do? Here are some helpful tips for identifying common car fluids and the potential source of a leak. Light brown or black fluid: Engine oil If you see an amber, brown, or black liquid under your car is probably engine oil. Oil leaks often come from gaskets or seals in the engine. To prevent this leak from causing any lasting damage to your car take it to your trusted Auto Repair. Red liquid: Transmission fluid This usually means you have a transmission fluid leak on your hands, as it ages, it can turn darker red or brown and typically has a strong smell. Transmission fluid leaks can come from the transmission or the lines going to the radiator or cooler. You can check the fluid levels using the dipstick, but we recommend you get your car towed to your nearest Auto Repair where a Certified Mechanic can take a look at it.  Red or br ... read more

5 Signs You Need to Schedule Vehicle Maintenance Service

5 Signs You Need to Schedule Vehicle Maintenance Service

                                            Car maintenance is a regular part of owning a car, but lots of drivers aren't sure when to get it done. Sometimes, they only take their car in for fixing when there's a big problem. We're here to help you spot the signs early, so you can get maintenance before things get really expensive.   Here are some vital signs that indicate it's time to schedule a visit to the mechanic: Dashboard Lights: "Check Engine," "Oil Change," or any other warning light is your car's way of getting your attention. Strange Noises: Squealing brakes, grinding noises, or a vibrating steering wheel could indicate brake or wheel issues. Fluid Leaks: Spots under the car mean something's dripping. Whether it's oil, coolant fluid, transmission fluid, or any other fluid, leaks ... read more

Type of Collisions

Type of Collisions

  Car accidents, something nobody wants to deal with, are an unfortunate reality we must face. But here's the bright side: most of the time, we can fix our cars and get them looking and running like they did before the collision. Now, some repairs are a bit trickier than others, and that's what we're going to dig into in this blog. We'll talk about the different types of collisions and what it takes to get you back on the road hassle-free.  Rear-End Collision: Involves damage to the rear bumper, trunk, and sometimes the rear frame. Repairs may include replacing the bumper, trunk, and alignment checks to ensure the frame is straight. Front-End Collision: Can result in damage to the grille, headlights, fenders, and the engine compartment. Repairs may include replacing damaged parts, realigning the front frame, and assessing engine damage. Side-Impact Collision (T-Bone): These accidents typically result in damage to the doors, side panels, and somet ... read more

Vehicle Safety Inspection: Why Is It Important?

Vehicle Safety Inspection: Why Is It Important?

    When you choose to bring your vehicle to Elite Auto Experts, we will perform a complimentary 25-point safety inspection on your vehicle. It doesn’t matter if you’re bringing your car for routine maintenance, repairs, or a checkup, we complete an extensive inspection to make sure is performing its best. In this blog post, we'll explore the various reasons why this check is crucial for every vehicle owner. First, our technicians go through a checklist to inspect the entire car, from under the hood to under the body, and even the inside and outside. This thorough inspection is super useful because it helps us catch problems early, preventing big, expensive repairs later on. Plus, it lets us tell you about upcoming maintenance so you can plan your schedule and budget accordingly. Let’s break down the vehicle inspection checklist together: Lights: Headlights, brake lights, turn signals Battery Engine Oil Driving Belt Timing Belt Cabin Air Filter ... read more

What you should look for in finding the best auto repair and body shop?

 What you should look for in finding the best auto repair and body shop?

    Choosing the perfect auto repair shop is essential to ensure your vehicle receives quality service and repairs. Here are some steps to help you make the decision:   Find an Auto Repair who works with the brand of your car Many auto repair shops specialize in certain makes. Make sure to choose the one who works with your type of car. They are more likely to have the latest training and equipment to fix your vehicle. Ask for Recommendations Start by asking friends, family, and colleagues for recommendations about their trusted auto repair. People you trust can provide valuable insights based on their experiences Research Online Use search engines, social media, and review websites like Yelp, and Google Reviews to find local auto repair shops. Look for shops with positive reviews and ratings from previous customers Check for certification Your mechanic and auto repair shop should be certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence or ASE. Ce ... read more

Will the Auto Body Shop Match the Paint Color of My Car?

Will the Auto Body Shop Match the Paint Color of My Car?

Getting your car fixed after an accident can be a real hassle. Especially when it comes to the auto body shop because they have to deal with body paint and collision repairs. So, here's the deal - when your car's body needs fixing, there's almost always paint involved. But here's the tricky part: how do they match the color of the paint exactly to your car? It's like a puzzle that auto body shops need to solve. Here at Elite Auto Experts, we use a variety of techniques to match colors on a vehicle. To begin with, vehicles have a tag located somewhere on the vehicle indicating the paint color code. This allows us to see the common formulas in the manufacturer's database of colors. Then our painter chooses a color variant from the database and sprays a test panel. If the test panel does not look like the vehicle's color, a special camera is used to decipher the pigment content of the vehicle panel. The painter then uses the camera-derived formula to spray a te ... read more