15 06, 2023

Why is my Car Battery Drained?

By |2023-06-15T19:27:33-04:00June 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Encountering a drained car battery can be a frustrating and inconvenient experience. If you've ever found yourself in this situation, fret not! This comprehensive guide will delve into the common causes behind a car battery drained issue and provide practical steps to diagnose and resolve it efficiently. So, let's dive in and empower ourselves with [...]

1 06, 2023

Signs Indicating the Need for Car Brake Pads Replacement

By |2023-06-01T21:22:01-04:00June 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

A crucial component of your vehicle is its brake system. That requires regular attention and maintenance. Although it might not be on the forefront of your mind, ensuring your car brake pads are in optimal condition is vital for your safety. This article will explore the warning signs that indicate when you need to replace [...]

15 05, 2023

Why is my low oil light on?

By |2023-05-15T21:24:30-04:00May 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

If you've inspected your oil pressure switch or sensor and verified its good condition, yet your oil pressure warning light keeps coming on, it may indicate an urgent engine issue requiring prompt resolution. Various factors can contribute to incorrect oil gauge readings and the activation or blinking of the engine oil pressure warning light. Presented [...]

1 05, 2023

Service Your Fuel System

By |2023-05-01T23:48:03-04:00May 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

At Auto Alternative Service & Sales, we offer a comprehensive fuel system cleaning service that can help enhance engine performance and fuel efficiency. This service is recommended to be performed annually, as suggested by your vehicle manufacturer and owner's manual, as it may improve the function of your fuel system. Contaminants like dirt, debris, and [...]

15 04, 2023

What are Some Warped Rotor Symptoms?

By |2023-04-25T00:18:18-04:00April 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Are your brake pedals and steering wheel vibrating or wobbling when you try to brake, particularly at high speeds? Your rotors may be warped. Your rotor is the round disc visible through the openings in your rim. The brake pad comes into contact with the rotor when you apply the brake, bringing your vehicle to [...]

1 04, 2023

Alternator Failing Symptoms

By |2023-04-14T00:52:48-04:00April 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

When your car doesn't start, many people first assume that the battery needs replacing. However, that is not the only reason for it, and replacing the battery could be costly. So while a weak battery may not have enough power to start your engine, why isn't it fully charged in the first place? As batteries [...]

15 03, 2023

Fixing a Toyota’s Mass Airflow Sensor Failure

By |2023-03-16T00:02:45-04:00March 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

What is a Mass Airflow Sensor? The Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF sensor) plays a crucial role in determining the amount of air entering the engine of your Toyota. It provides data to the onboard computer, or Engine Control Unit (ECU), which then uses this information to regulate the air-to-fuel ratio for a successful ignition. Unfortunately, [...]

1 03, 2023

The 12 Most Common Car Problems and How to Address Them

By |2023-03-16T21:41:26-04:00March 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car, truck, or SUV running smoothly. However, car issues are bound to occur, and your vehicle will display certain warning signs. To prevent breakdowns and costly repairs, we've compiled a list of the 12 most common car problems you might encounter. Warning Lights The most common car issue [...]

15 02, 2023

Why is my car making that sound? An overview of uncommon car noises

By |2023-03-06T20:18:25-05:00February 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Modern automobiles are designed to work seamlessly, so if you are suddenly hearing a sound that you aren't used to, that can be a problem. Vehicle noises can suggest an entire host of things, depending on when they occur and where they originate from, making it hard for the inexperienced ear to work out what's [...]

15 02, 2023

Which Fluids Should I Consider While Checking My Vehicle?

By |2023-03-06T20:19:44-05:00February 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Engine oil, power steering fluid, coolant (antifreeze), transmission fluid, brake fluid (if the car has an automated transmission rather than a manual transmission), and windshield washer fluid are the six fluids that should be checked. These checks should be made regularly to maintain proper vehicle functioning and lifetime! Keep track of the time passed with [...]

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