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Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise?

Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise?

Why Is My Car Making a Clicking Noise? If your car is making a Clicking or Ticking noise you've come to the right place. First we need to understand what a Timing Belt is! What is a Timing Belt? To simply put it; your Engine will not work without your Timing Belt. In order for your Timing Belt to work your Crankshaft and Camshaft Rotation should live in harmony. With both parts linked properly, your Valves and Pistons will operate smoothly. This in turn allows the intake of air into the engine which then produces energy to start your vehicle. How Often Should You Replace It? Our experts here at Frank's recommend changing the timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Over time the belt wears down, and if you don't replace it, it may cause significant losses and total engine failure. However, there are signs that you can look out for to know it's time to replace the Timing Belt. Get your Timing Belt checked if: You hea ... read more

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5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

Motorists should not ignore the following five warning lights once triggered, as doing so could have dire consequences. Engine temperature light The engine temperature light is triggered when the temperature climbs above a safe level. The engine may be overheating, the cooling mechanisms have failed or the car's computer has misinterpreted a fault in the engine temperature sensor. If this light comes on, you should pull over, turn off the ignition and consult a mechanic. Oil pressure light Oil is an essential component of an engine as it lubricates the many moving parts. The oiling system depends on steady oil pressure to get oil to the parts, and it may be disrupted if the oil becomes dirty or after an oil pump or filter failure. In the event of an oil pressure problem, you should stop and shut off the car immediately. Battery charging light An illuminated battery charging light can indicate that the battery is weak or that the alternator has failed. If the battery light ... read more

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