Roadside Emergency Kits

Roadside Emergency Kits - Imagine that you’re on a road trip, far away from Huntington Beach, driving down a dark country road late at night. Suddenly, one of your tires blows out, and your car is impossible to control. You pull to the side of the road and stop, but you don’t even have a spare tire or any tools to fix the flat. 

If you have a roadside assistance program and cell phone reception, you can call for help, but if not, you have to either wait for somebody else to pull over and help you or spend the night alone in the middle of nowhere.

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Automotive Maintenance - Extending Your Vehicle's Life!

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For most people, a car is the second most expensive purchase they will make in their lifetime. Here in California, cars are also an important part of life. You need a car to drive around Huntington Beach, to get to your job or the grocery store, and run errands or get around. If you want to get the most out of your investment, you should stick to a regular maintenance schedule and take some easy steps to extend your vehicle’s life.

Every vehicle should have a recommended maintenance schedule in its owner’s manual. To keep your car in good condition for as long as possible, it is important to follow this service schedule and get all of your maintenance done on time. It is also important to get even minor repairs done when needed - if you notice that your car is pulling to the side, making a strange noise, or seems to have lost power or gas mileage, it is important to bring it in to us here at ExperTec Automotive of Huntington Beach today so that our mechanics can check it out for you, because one of these minor issues can become a big problem if it is not fixed.

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Catalytic Converter Replacement

Every street legal vehicle manufactured in the past several decades has at least one catalytic converter mounted within its exhaust system. Many luxury cars have two, or even more. The purpose of the catalytic converter is to superheat unburned particles in your engine’s exhaust gases. As your engine warms up, the catalytic converter will heat to an operating temperature of 500 - 1200°F. This allows it to burn harmful particles in the exhaust gases, converting them to water vapor and carbon dioxide. 

The catalyst inside is usually made of precious metals such as platinum, rhodium, or palladium, which means that catalytic converters usually cost several hundred dollars. Thieves sometimes target catalytic converters because of this, jacking cars up and cutting them out with hacksaws. When your vehicle’s catalytic converter is no longer able to burn off the unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust, your exhaust gases may begin to smell abnormal, your engine may run rough or misfire, and your check engine light will most likely come on.

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Automotive Dashboard Warning Lights

 

Today’s vehicles are filled with electronics and sensors to keep track of how your vehicle is functioning and make driving easier. Every warning light on your dashboard should light up for a few seconds when you first start your engine. 

It is important to know what your vehicle’s warning lights mean because they can give you important information or be indicative of serious problems developing even if you don’t notice anything wrong, which lets you take care of them before they become more expensive and destructive problems.

When something is wrong with one of your vehicle’s many systems, usually a warning light on the dashboard will illuminate. However, it can be hard to figure out what the lit up pictogram on your dashboard is trying to tell you.

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Fuel Pump Repair

 

You probably know that your vehicle has a gas tank which is usually several feet away from its engine. You may have also heard that the Ford Model T had a gravity-fed fuel system, which would result in owners having to drive backwards up hills to prevent the engine from becoming starved of fuel and stalling out. Of course, today’s cars are much more advanced - they use a component known as the fuel pump to keep gasoline flowing into your engine. If your car stalls out nowadays and there aren’t any mechanical problems with it, you’re probably just out of gas, no matter how steep of a hill you’re driving up.

Your engine needs gas to run. A failing fuel pump will not be able to pump the gas as well from the gas tank into the engine, and will become less and less efficient as it wears out more. Eventually, it will be so inefficient that it will be unable to pump an adequate amount of gas to your engine, and your car will no longer be able to start or run. 

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Costa Mesa CA
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