It’s time to come see Bennett Auto Center when:
Engine won’t start
- The engine makes a sound while starting known as cranking. If you don’t hear that sound when the ignition key is turned on to start the car, this generally means that there could be something wrong with the starter or the battery (assuming you are not out of gas). A simple way to check if your battery is weak or completely discharged is to test the windscreen wipers, lights, radio or fan. If they do not work then the battery may be completely dead or may have faulty battery connections.
- Check the battery connectors at the terminals. Make sure that the connections are clean, tight and free from corrosion. Call us if this does not work.
Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose. One purpose is contributing to the car’s handling and braking for good active safety and driving pleasure. The other is keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and reasonably well isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations.
Many of the major engine repairs that we see tend to be related to gasket failures. Engine repairs such as cylinder head or intake manifold gasket repairs are well within the scope of car repairs that we perform. We are meticulous when performing component reassembly to ensure proper fit and finish of the repair.
Symptoms of bad car brakes can vary depending on the type of braking system in a particular vehicle, but many symptoms are common to all systems, and should be checked by a car mechanic as soon as possible. In addition, a quick response to these symptoms can result in a lower bill. A small part of the system often can be fixed, but if left to deteriorate, it can cause other components to wear out as well.
Many modern cars use rack and pinion steering mechanisms, where the steering wheel turns the pinion gear; the pinion moves the rack, which is a linear gear that meshes with the pinion, converting circular motion into linear motion along the transverse axis of the car (side to side motion). This motion applies steering torque to the kingpins of the steered wheels via tie rods and a short lever arm called the steering arm. A disadvantage is that it is not adjustable, so that when it does wear and develop lash, the only cure is replacement.
A vehicle transmission is an intricate mechanical system consisting of a variety of gears, bands, pumps, and rotors that all work in harmony to affect optimum transmission operation. A transmission rebuild includes the careful inspection of all of the main parts of a vehicle transmission. After careful inspection, parts that are severely worn or damaged beyond repair are replaced; sometimes this means replacement with brand new parts, and sometimes this means replacement with a refurbished and/or reconditioned part.
If you’ve ever heard a car engine running without a muffler, you know what a huge difference a muffler can make to the noise level. Mufflers are typically installed along the exhaust pipe as part of the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine (of a vehicle, or stationary) to reduce its exhaust noise.
The muffler accomplishes this with a resonating chamber, which is specifically tuned to cause destructive interference, where opposite sound waves cancel each other out.