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Would My Car Overheat Only in the Summer?

August 5, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The outdoor temperature has no effect on how hot your car’s engine gets. That is because the engine already operates at a temperature that greatly exceeds the outdoor temperature. So your motor could overheat on the coldest day of the year as well as the hottest.  An engine gets its heat from the friction created while it is running. Oil and coolant are what keep the engine at sustainable operating temperatures. You can help your car keep its cool by understanding the common causes of an overheated engine and how to prevent them. Coolant Leaks Whenever the engine is low... View Article

Why Is My Car’s AC Not Working?

July 29, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When it is summertime and the temperature outside is high, the last thing you want is to sit in a car with an air conditioner that is blowing hot air or not blowing at all. Moreover, being in a car with a broken AC is also dangerous because cars heat up very quickly. You can be at risk of severe dehydration or stroke.  There can be many reasons why your air conditioner has stopped working. Here is a list of the most common: Why Is My Car’s Air Conditioning System Not Working? The reasons can be the following: The cooling fans... View Article

Why The pH Level Of Your Coolant And Brake Fluid Matters

July 6, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You might not think much about the fluids in your car, but they play a vital role in keeping everything running smoothly. That’s why it’s essential to make sure they’re always at the correct levels and of the right quality. Normal pH For Engine Coolant An engine coolant’s pH level should be between 1.0 and 1.8. A coolant that’s too acidic can cause corrosion, while one that’s too alkaline will stop being effective at preventing corrosion. The ideal pH level for engine coolant is 1.5 pH. The pH of new antifreeze is usually between 2.0 and 2.6. After it’s been used... View Article

The Nature of Automotive Parts Shortages

June 29, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Typically, a motor vehicle contains about 30,000 parts. Inventories of automotive spare parts are critical in the global automotive aftermarket supply chain. The final product the customer sees results from a long and complex supply chain that starts with the raw materials and extends to the finished product. Pressing Issues for Automotive Supply Chains Why is my car part never in stock? Automotive parts shortages are caused by various factors, including production constraints, delivery issues, material shortages, and quality problems. These factors can disrupt the supply of parts and result in production delays or even complete shutdowns. 1. Production Constraints... View Article

Are After-Hours Key Drops Safe to Use at My Auto Repair Shop?

June 6, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When vehicle repairs are needed, timing is everything to help keep your total costs low. Rivergate Muffler & Auto Repair in Madison, TN, enables you to drop off your vehicle at your convenience with the help of our secure night drop boxes. Whether you are a night person or only have time on the weekend to drop off your vehicle, our secure boxes enable you to drop off your vehicles and keys whenever we are not open. Our night drop boxes keep your keys guarded and secured. We retrieve the contents of each box when we open first thing in... View Article