Finding a leak in your tire when there’s no obvious puncture

tpms tire pressure warning light

This warning light comes on if your tire pressure is low in some cars

So you’re driving through Baltimore and out of nowhere, your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning light comes on inside your instrument cluster.  Time to check the air in your tires.  You find one of your tires about 10psi lower than the others.  You check all around your tire but see no nails, screws, staples or any other foreign objects stuck through it.  Where could the air be leaking from? [click to continue…]


Check Engine Light diagnosis

Many Cockeysville drivers have had their check engine light come on. It’s an amber colored light that shows on your dashboard. In newer vehicles it might just be a problem with your gas cap not being screwed on tight enough (or a worn gas cap), causing the vehicle to fail the self-diagnostic evaporative emission test. All you need to do is go to your gas cap and verify that it is tight. If that was the problem, the light will turn off and everything will be fine within one or two days. [click to continue…]


Serpentine Belt Replacement

Your serpentine belt drives your alternator and air conditioning compressor. The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpentine belt in many Cockeysville vehicles. In some sedans, the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt (in others it’s driven by the timing belt). The radiator cooling fan on some vehicles are also driven by the serpentine belt. Some have separate electric motors.
Serpentine belts do a lot of work, but they’re tough and can last for thousands of miles, but just how long will they last? [click to continue…]