What can a car diagnostic Test tell you? A Car Diagnostic test will tell you the cause of what has caused the check engine light to come on. In cars today there is an internal computer it tracks and operates many of the vehicles components. Areas these computers monitor are the Engine, Transmission, Exhaust Systems, Brakes & cooling system. A code tells the Technician where the problem is located but not what the problem is. The computer is able to determine when something is wrong before it becomes a major issue. Choosing the team you can trust is key, Ricks Auto Service., with over 42 years performing auto repairs across Northern Indiana. We provide you with expert customer service and knowledgeable ASE Technicians who can diagnosis the problem for any vehicle you drive. From preventive maintenance to major repairs, Ricks Auto Service at 405 W. Jefferson Blvd. Call 574-255-4724, or visit online: https://ricksautoservice ... read more
Why are my Brakes making a grinding noise? This picture shows how worn both sides are with the right being worn a little more. These Brakes were Grinding, making a very loud noise every time the customer braked! It is good to have your Brakes inspected at least annually if not every 6 months. The reason for this is to catch minor problems before they become major or more costly problems. What do I notice if I have brake problems. Pulsating when braking whether at low speeds or high speeds can be caused by warped Brake Rotors or Brake Drums which can affect stopping distances. Squeaking can be caused by Brake warning tabs or inexpensive quality of Brake Pads. Grinding is usually cause because brake pads are completely worn out and you have metal on metal rubbing against each other. Soft brakes, can be caused by a number of things including, worn out brake parts, air in the brake hydraulic system or under adjusted brakes. Brake smells, If you have a part o ... read more
Why Vehicle maintenance important. Saves you moneyProtects your major investmentGetting better gas mileageWarranty is maintainedIt will hold it’s value(trade in value is about 5-8 years)Keeping it maintained can also protect our environmentSafety, safety, safety Included is a maintenance checklist: Maintenance checklist: Inspect and maintain tiresChange the oilCheck the fluidsTest the lightsReplace windshield wipersChange your engine air filterRegular checkupsHave your brakes checkedWash your carCheck belts and hoses Our ASE trained Mechanics at Ricks Auto Service can do all of the above for you. If you are a hands-on type of person, you ... read more
Why does my car vibrate when I drive? Unfortunately, a customer of ours hit a huge pot hole, and broke the control arm, that was an easy diagnosis. But your cars vibration can be your tires, wheels, brakes, steering suspension, axle or engine. That is why it is key to get your vehicle into the shop. We will talk about what a bad control arm can do. Signs of a bad control arm: Popping sound when going over bumps. Unstable Steering the vehicle will pull either right or the left. Affected driving performance when worn out the vehicle can vibrate while driving. Uneven tire wear the tire tread will show uneven wear. Control arms in a car are vital parts of the front suspension. If a control arm is worn out or damaged beyond what a car manufacturer considers acceptable, the vehicle is deemed unsafe to drive.
Why won’t my car start or turn over? It is so important to get accurate information from the owner. All or any bit of information leading up to the no-start problem helps. Such as was the battery low or dead. Was a light left on to drain the battery current? Could it be the starting circuit: Spark, fuel, compression/timing are needed to make a car start. As you can see getting the vehicle into the shop is crucial. Our mechanics can then properly diagnosis the problem. From preventive maintenance to major repairs, Ricks Auto Service at 405 W. Jefferson Blvd. Call 574-255-4724, or visit online: https://ricksautoservice.org/ #ricksautoservice #Mishawakamechanic #mishawaautorepair #electricalissues #AutoRepairNearMe #fuelPump #Fuel #Essentialbusiness #Local #Business