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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Starter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Starter?

Over time the starter of your vehicle can wear out. Looking for the warning signs in advance can help. Let's discuss some of the symptoms of a bad starter so that you would know what to expect. Read on for more information. Symptoms of A Bad Starter Consider the following: Your Vehicle Doesn't Start Let's say you start the vehicle by turning your key, but nothing happens. Your vehicle refused to start. There could be a variety of reasons, but it could be because of a bad starter. You Hear Grinding Noises It's possible that the driver gear is worn out and you can hear the grinding noises. There could be an issue with the starter motor that's producing such a noise. Don't ignore it as it can lead to further damage. Whenever you experience weird noises from the car, let a mechanic inspect it for you. You See Smoke Coming Out From The Car When you start the car and see the smoke coming out from the car then it's time to ask for help! There could be an i ... read more

What is Brake Fade?

What is Brake Fade?

Brake fade is a term that describes the temporary reduction or complete loss of your vehicle's braking power. Brake fade happens when the brake pad and the rotor no longer create enough friction to stop your car; the result being inconsistent or unexpected braking behavior. Of course, this is inconsistent behavior can be very dangerous since it most often results in increased and unusual stopping distances. Brake pads can be made of different materials as well as have different running temperatures. Brake system manufactures always surface scorch their brake pad linings under a simulated operating pressure. Manufactures also heat the friction materials to a particular temperature, specific to the model of the vehicle. There are two types of materials used in the manufacture of friction pads. One type is sintered metallics and the other is known as organics. Sintered metallics contain synthetic materials. Organics brake pads contain phenolic resins which help to bind the other com ... read more