How do I keep rodents out of my vehicle?
With winter and colder weather fast approaching, many animals will start to look for new, warmer homes. What makes a better home to fight off the cold than your engine compartment? The mice in the area feel the heat coming from your nice warm car that you just parked and decide to make it their 5 star hotel. They start snacking on all the tasty wires under the hood. This causes all kinds of electrical issues on vehicles. Every winter, we see vehicles come in with electrical issues due to rodents. So what can you do to help stop the infestation? We recommend not keeping food near your vehicle in wintertime.
Animals will take the tasty dog food bag stored next to your car and bring the food inside to eat. Parking in the garage will also help reduce the availability of your vehicle to rodents. You can also try rodent repellent, such as peppermint oil or paprika, to discourage the animals making nests in your vehicle. How do you know there are rodents in your vehicle? Some of the signs include chewed wires, pet food, scratch marks, dead smell, mouse droppings, nests, or the check engine light coming on. If you suspect there are unwanted guests in your vehicle, call us today to have your vehicle inspected!
What will happen if the brake line leaks?
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What will happen if the brake line leaks? When brake lines are leaking, the brake fluid level will drop. Brake fluid helps transfer the force and movement created when you press down the brake pedal. When the fluid gets too low, you will lose the brake pressure, and will not be able to stop the vehicle. 59 Auto Repair does not recommend driving the vehicle when the brake fluid is leaking. Eventually, the fluid will drop low enough you will not be able to stop the vehicle. A mechanic will need to
Why Is My Car Starting Slow?
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Why is my car starting slow? A long crank is an indication that the battery may be failing on your vehicle. Extreme weather causes stress on the battery and takes more power to start the vehicle. Over time, batteries lose their ability to hold a charge. The mechanic will test the cold-cranking amps and the voltage of the battery to determine if the battery should be replaced. The battery should be tested as part of your vehicle maintenance service. Our mechanics test the batteries with every oil
Does battery corrosion mean bad battery?
Does battery corrosion mean bad battery? Over time, corrosion will build up on the battery terminals. When there is corrosion the battery will not properly charge. This will cause premature wear on your battery and may cause the vehicle to not start. If there is corrosion on your battery, we recommend performing a battery service. The technician will take cleaner and a wire brush to scrub the terminals clean. If corrosion is left too long, the battery terminals can be damaged and then will need