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How Can I Tell If My Toyota Needs New Brake Pads?

How Can I Tell If My Toyota Needs New Brake Pads?

One of the most important parts of your Toyota is the braking system. You must check the system's parts regularly to ensure you can slow down and stop your vehicle when needed. Toyota's brake system typically consists of brake pads, rotors, calipers, and lines. Brake pads are considered normal wear items since they are required in order to create the friction that helps stop your Toyota. Manufacturers typically recommend you change your brake pads approximately every 50,000 miles.    3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads Squealing Noises: If you hear constant squeaking or squealing when you apply the brakes, it is time to have your brake pads serviced. Brake pads have a thin metal strip that will make noise when you've worn them down. In other words, the noise is purposeful to remind you to get your brakes replaced. Indicator Light or Message: Some vehicle sensors are able to trigger a message when the brake pads have worn down. Obviously, these are ... read more

4 Signs Your Honda Needs a Fuel Service

4 Signs Your Honda Needs a Fuel Service

Your fuel intake system is a very important part of your Honda that is not often talked about. The fuel system is in charge of transferring gas from your gas tank and pumping it into the engine when needed. If the lines between the two are clogged, or the fuel filter is old, you won't achieve a desirable level of engine performance. In fact, fuel system problems can lead to major issues if neglected.   At DS Auto Experts, our team can help you clean the key fuel system components. This includes replacing the fuel filter and cleaning the fuel lines, fuel injector, intake valve and combustion chambers. Removing all the debris, dirtm and gunk will enable your engine to run as smoothly as possible while providing other advantages such as improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. So, what signs should you look for in your Honda to determine whether it needs a fuel cleaning service? Poor Fuel Economy Engine Misfires Rough Idling Weak or Laggish Acceleration Failed Emission ... read more

What Are the Most Common Lexus Repairs?

What Are the Most Common Lexus Repairs?

The Lexus name is synonymous with luxury and class. Not only are they sleek and modern in design, but they have the reliable qualities of many Asian cars. However, a Lexus is still prone to auto problems as it ages, just like any other vehicle. Below are some of the most common issues seen in Lexus vehicles. Oil Leaks Like many vehicles, a commonly reported problem with Lexus vehicles is oil leaks. Most Lexus owners complain about this problem occurring as early as 8,000 miles into the vehicle's life. Oil leaks can be costly to repair. However, if you regularly service your car (and its gaskets), you may be able to prevent this issue altogether. Water Leaking Another common problem with Lexus vehicles is water leaking into the cabin of the car. This occurs mainly due to defects or damages around the sunroof or moonroof area. While it doesn't happen in all Lexus vehicles, it can be expected and often occurs around the 20,000 to 30,000-mile mark. Brakes It doesn't matte ... read more

Why Do Some Truck Drivers Opt for Diesel?

Why Do Some Truck Drivers Opt for Diesel?

Diesel trucks are not everyone's cup of tea, but they are an excellent option for specific individuals. In fact, modern diesel engines have improved and overcome many of the disadvantages known in the past. Besides newer advancements to these trucks, why, exactly, should you choose a diesel truck?    Reason #1: Torque Output! Diesel trucks have more torque in general than their traditional gasoline engine counterpart. Torque is what allows you to move and what enables you to continue to move when hauling heavy loads or going up a steep slope. The engines in diesel trucks are better at handling those scenarios than gas engines, making them the perfect choice if you are using the vehicle for work. In other words, diesel trucks have higher towing capabilities than similar trucks with gas engines. This is why you may see diesel engines in many trucks but not a lot of other vehicles.    Reason #2: Lower Fuel Costs Overall, fuel expenses for the amount of energy ... read more

3 Tips on How To Improve Your Truck’s Performance

3 Tips on How To Improve Your Truck’s Performance

Most truck owners have a special bond with their trucks. Whenever your vehicle is not performing at its full potential, it's hard not to get involved. Here are our top tips to enhance your truck's performance and give it the extra push it needs to do all the things you want it to do.   #1: Be On-Time with Scheduled Maintenance When it comes to increasing your truck's performance, the key to it is in the owner's manual. Research suggests that fewer than 60% of drivers read any part of their owner's manual. Of those people who have glanced at it, they've only seen about half of it. The owner's manual for your truck represents the first line of defense against unforeseen circumstances.  Your manual will help you uncover the necessary maintenance services your truck will need in its lifetime. If you're still unsure, come by DS Auto Experts to get a comprehensive vehicle inspection to better picture your vehicle's current state.   ... read more

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