Yearly Archives: 2020

HOW OFTEN SHOULD COOLANT BE FLUSHED?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD COOLANT BE FLUSHED?

The easiest way to explain it, a radiator is part of a system designed to keep your engine cool. However, while many people know what a radiator does, few know the vital maintenance task required to keep it in good condition — radiator flushing. In our article we explain what radiator flushing is, why it's so important, and how to perform this easy task yourself. HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU FLUSH YOUR RADIATOR? The best way to find out when you're due for a radiator flush is to consult your car owner's manual. However, there are some cases where you may need to flush your radiator in shorter intervals that your owner's manual recommends. It will depend on the weather conditions in which you drive your car and your driving habits. You should flush your radiator once every five years or every 100,000 miles that you go. However, there are some signs that your car needs a coolant flush. How do you know if you need a radiator flush? If you notice any debris, rust, or corrosion on your radia ... read more

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WHY IS MY AC BLOWING HOT AIR?

WHY IS MY AC BLOWING HOT AIR?

You get into your car on a cold morning, and you turn the heater on to fill the car with warm and toasty air to start your day off right. On a hot afternoon when you are getting off work and your car has been baking in the sun all day, and you know that as soon as you open your car door that boiling air is going to come pouring out, it is like opening an oven door to your car. You turn on the A/C to cool the car down, and now your A/C is blowing hot air too! This can happen for a few reasons; in this article, we will go over the more common ideas why your car's A/C unit is kicking out hot air. A LEAK IN THE SYSTEM If you've recently recharged your system and you noticed that the system is blowing hot air again after you just revived it, it could be because there is a leak in the system. When you have a hole in your system, it will lose the freon refrigerant in the system, and since there is a leak, you a ... read more

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A Failing OR Failed CATALYTIC CONVERTER

A Failing OR Failed CATALYTIC CONVERTER

First let's cover what a catalytic converter is for your vehicle. A catalytic converter is a car component that works to reduce vehicle emissions and pollution. It is a metal canister installed in the exhaust system. It is filled with a chemical catalyst, usually a platinum and palladium mixture, and helps to convert the vehicle's emissions into non-harmful gasses. Typically, a damaged catalytic converter will show one of five signs that will alert the driver that replacement may be required. We, at Masters Touch Automobile, put together the list for you so you know what to keep an eye and ear out for: 1. RATTLING NOISE A loud rattling noise from under your vehicle is a sign of a bad or failing catalytic converter. If a catalytic converter becomes old or damaged internally from extremely rich fuel mixtures, the catalyst coated honeycomb meshes on the inside of the converter can collapse or break apart, causing a rattle. The rattle may be more obvious when starting the vehicle and will ... read more

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What In The World Is Wrong With My Car’s Brakes?

What In The World Is Wrong With My Car’s Brakes?

First let's cover what a catalytic converter is for your vehicle. A catalytic converter is a car component that works to reduce vehicle emissions and pollution. It is a metal canister installed in the exhaust system. It is filled with a chemical catalyst, usually a platinum and palladium mixture, and helps to convert the vehicle's emissions into non-harmful gasses. Typically, a damaged catalytic converter will show one of five signs that will alert the driver that replacement may be required. We, at Masters Touch Automobile, put together the list for you so you know what to keep an eye and ear out for: 1. RATTLING NOISE A loud rattling noise from under your vehicle is a sign of a bad or failing catalytic converter. If a catalytic converter becomes old or damaged internally from extremely rich fuel mixtures, the catalyst coated honeycomb meshes on the inside of the converter can collapse or br ... read more

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WHERE CAN I GET HELP IF MY CAR BEGINS RUNNING HOT?

WHERE CAN I GET HELP IF MY CAR BEGINS RUNNING HOT?

People don't necessarily need vehicles to get from point A to point B. However, owning a car, truck, or SUV sure beats walking around in the pouring rain. The warmth that the heater provides is great when the temperatures outside drop significantly. Of course, it is nice to have a car's AC to cool down from the summer heat as well. Automobiles serve their owners well in helping them get back and forth between home, work, school, and more.  That is until something goes wrong and the vehicle leaves them on the side of the road. Heck, sometimes, they even break down in the driveway at a person's house. On other occasions, cars tend to fail during the worst times, like while sitting in traffic or a fast-food drive-thru. Such instances can be quite embarrassing, but they shouldn't be, as everybody has car trouble now and again. After all, these machines are only human-made, and eventually, a part will malfu ... read more

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