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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

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

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

Why does my car keep needing alignment?

Why does my car keep needing alignment?

   The top reasons why your car may keep needing an alignment are an impact from hitting something such as a pothole, hitting a curb, If you go fast over a speed bump. Damage suspension components, like shocks or struts, loose ball joints it will affect the alignment.   Why Alignment is important If your car is out of Alignment your tires will wear out prematurely, and it may create dangerous driving hazards.  By having good alignment on your vehicle, you will have a smooth ride, and safer to drive Tire alignment helps to ensure even wear on all of your tires, which it will help to prolong the tire life.  Looking forward to help you with your car’s Alignment. Schedule Your Appointment today

Electrical System in Car

Electrical System in Car

When you have a failure in the electrical system it can be a problem, but the Mechanic at Elite Auto Experts can trace and repair your electrical system problem. Our electrical specialists are more than capable of diagnosing and fixing electrical issues. These electronics range from clocks, stereo systems, power windows, and locks, and built-in GPS navigation devices, to ignition coils, alternators, headlights, and the ECU. The road vibrations, bad weather, and temperature changes can cause them to fail. Your car’s electrical system consists of the battery, starter and alternator. The battery provides juice to the starter. Then, the alternator gives that battery the energy it needs to power your car. If one of these parts has a problem, your car won’t run correctly. Our mechanic can perform an electrical system check to make sure everything is working the way it should. The main component of the electrical system are: BATTERY Until your vehicle starts, your battery is pr ... read more

Why does my cv axle keeps breaking

Why does my cv axle keeps breaking

A Constant Velocity Joint, or CV joint, is a driveshaft between the front differential and the wheel. The wheels turn and go up and down, so the CV joint needs to turn with the wheel, as well as have the ability to go up and down. If you hear a clicking noise while making tight turns, this is a sign your CV joints are damaged.  Bad or damaged engine mounts will cause the cv axle to keep breaking, overloading vehicles beyond its capacity and stress the axles with large bumps and potholes also will damage the cv joint too. Another way drivers can put their CV parts at greater risk is by adding lift kits to their vehicle. When you add a lift, you increase the distance between the differential and the wheel hub which puts additional pressure on the CV axle, joint and boots. Certified experience mechanic at an auto repair shop near your area will be able to determine the cause of why your cv axles get damaged.                     ... read more