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Can You Drive with the Engine Temperature Light On?

Can You Drive with the Engine Temperature Light On?

Dashboard warning lights come on for various reasons, and they seem like they always come on at the worst time. While some dashboard signals are more minor than others, you should never ignore or mistreat the engine temperature warning light.   The engine temperature warning light doesn’t seem as dire or serious as some of the symptoms your vehicle may show. Even if you don’t feel an emergency happening, continuing to drive your car can do more harm. This is because the engine temperature warning light means that your vehicle is overheating. When you continue to drive, excess heat will be let into the engine, causing extensive damage. Instead, please pull over as quickly as you can and call for roadside assistance. It is imperative that you get your car to Crompton’s Auto Care as soon as you notice the light on your dash.    Engine overheating is one of the more serious matters that can happen to your car. Since the cooling system is in charge of ke ... read more

When Should I Change My Brake Pads?

When Should I Change My Brake Pads?

As many of you all know already, your vehicle’s braking system is the top safety feature in your vehicle. When you ease your foot on the pedal, you expect your brakes to respond smoothly, quickly, and effectively. But, that feeling doesn’t last forever, and the number one brake component that requires replacing is the brake pads.    When brake pads wear out, braking can be dicey. That is why proper brake maintenance and regular inspections can allow us to prevent accidents and injuries from happening to you. The team at Crompton’s Auto Care is committed to keeping your brake pads in inadequate condition.    Besides measuring the wear on the brake pads themselves, you can look for the five common signs of worn brake pads: Spongy Brakes A common sign of worn brake pads is a squishy pedal. If you need to apply more pressure to stop the pedals, your brakes need service soon. A spongy brake pedal is considered abnormal.  Burning Smell When ... read more

What are the Benefits of a Radiator Flush?

What are the Benefits of a Radiator Flush?

Just like your internal organs need to detox, the radiator in your car needs to be flushed from time to time to maintain your car's functionality. How frequently should Radiator Flush be used? Try cleansing your auto radiator once a year or every 50,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. If you have a new automobile with fewer than 10,000 kilometers of mileage, you might not need to flush the cooling system for at least a year. It is also critical to keep an eye out for heating concerns or to ensure that the coolant is not visibly polluted. Benefits of flushing your radiator In case you need more convincing on why you should flash your radiator, her are few; It provides a chance to examine the cooling system. An ASE certified specialist will examine your cooling system thoroughly during a radiator cleanse. Several pressure tests will be performed throughout the inspection to look for holes and leaks in the system. This will keep you up to date with helpful insights on how the ... read more

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

Transmission fluid is vital to the transmission's operation. Transmission fluid functions as a lubricant to maintain smooth and efficient operation. Obviously, this is assuming that your transmission has enough levels of clean transmission fluid. To achieve this at all times, transmission fluid should be changed frequently. But how and when is sometimes debatable. Transmission Fluid There are several transmission issues that can be caused or worsened by insufficient transmission fluid amount or quality. If you are driving around with old transmission fluid, insufficient transmission fluid, or, even worse, both, you are speeding the wear and damage to transmission components. Taking the time to replace it when necessary might save you a substantial amount of time and money by extending the life of your transmission. When to Change Your Transmission Fluid When you need to replace your transmission fluid depends on the type of transmission you have, the type of car you drive, wher ... read more

Is It Time to Change Out Your Winter Tires?

Is It Time to Change Out Your Winter Tires?

As we approach summer in BC, it may be time to swap out your winter tires for new ones. Tires can be quite overwhelming for Canadian drivers. In fact, it is required for BC drivers to have winter tires installed. When you switch them out, there are a lot of sizes, brands, and tread options to choose from.    A tire change is only necessary when you use specialized winter or seasonal tires on your vehicle. There’s an exception to certain all-season tires. However, spring is the best time of year to swap them out.   Winter tires, often with a snowflake symbol, differ from summer or all-season tires in that they are designed specifically for harsh winter climates. They have deep treads compared to the latter to drive over deep snow. They’re constructed with special rubber that is resilient to low temperatures.    Using winter tires outside of the winter season can quickly overheat the rubber and diminish the integrity of the tire, shortening its l ... read more

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