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What Is A Fuel Pump Replacement?

What Is A Fuel Pump Replacement?

Fuel pump replacement is a vital part of your vehicle's maintenance. A fuel pump is responsible for transferring gasoline from your tank to your engine. In other words, it supplies the fuel at a steady pressure to ensure that the engine is running smoothly. There are two types of fuel pumps: mechanical and electronic. Vehicles with carburetors have mechanical pumps, whereas cars with fuel injection systems have electric pumps.   Symptoms of Faulty Fuel Pump The signs of fuel pump failure are similar in both types of pumps, although mechanical and electronic pumps can fail for various reasons. Vehicle jerks or sputters at high speeds You experience a loss in acceleration You lose engine power when driving uphill or carrying heavy loads Your engine surges Your engine will not start If you have experienced any signs of a failing fuel pump above, please bring your car to Sacramento Specialty Auto for a proper diagnosis. We have state-of-the-art tools and experienced techni ... read more

Signs That You Have Air in Your Brake Lines

Signs That You Have Air in Your Brake Lines

Your brakes are one of the many essential components that play a vital role in your vehicle. Whenever you need to slow down or come to a complete stop, your first instincts tell you to step on your brake pedals. For something so dependent on your safety, faulty brakes can lead to accidents and sometimes lost lives. The next time you step on the brake pedals, take note of how they feel. If they feel soft and spongy, then there may be air in your brake lines. If you catch this unusual feeling, it's time to take your car to the auto shop and have it checked by professionals.    Symptoms of Air in Brake Lines Sponge-like feeling of brake pedals  Softer than usual brake pedals  Brake pedals depressed too much than usual Driving around with air-filled brake lines is very dangerous, which is why we recommend that you give Sacramento Specialty Automotive a visit. You might wonder how air gets into your brake lines.   Manufacturers engineer their modern vehic ... read more

Summer Maintenance Checklist For Your Vehicle

Summer Maintenance Checklist For Your Vehicle

Sure. Winter weather takes a tremendous toll on your car and can make driving quite hectic. All the same, the sweltering summer heat comes with its fair share of challenges making summer car maintenance equally crucial. It is essential that you have your car prepared for summer conditions to prevent costly repair bills and unnecessary inconveniences. Here are some of the most important things you need to check before driving into the hottest season. Change Your Oil Be sure to change your oil as often as specified in your vehicle's owner's manual. A regular oil change keeps the engine well lubricated and therefore healthy and running smoothly. If you fail to do this, you might seize up the engine leaving you stranded by the roadside. Test Your Car Battery Summer heat can seriously impact your battery. Therefore, it is essential that you have your battery routinely checked to ensure that it is healthy and has enough capacity to last through the entire season. If you have not ... read more

The Importance of Tire Rotations

The Importance of Tire Rotations

To extend the life and efficiency of your tires, it is crucial that you periodically rotate them. A tire rotation is when you change the location of your tires, such that the rear tires go to the front and the front ones go to the back. Vehicles carry more weight at the front, wearing out the front tires faster than the rear ones. It is best that you rotate your tires every time your car gets an oil change. However, be sure to follow your car's manufacturer's guidelines on tire rotation. In addition to tire rotation, ensure that your tires have proper tread depth, correct air pressure, and proper wheel alignment for optimum performance. Here are some of the reasons why you should rotate your tires regularly. Maximize performance Your tires are essential components in ensuring your vehicle performs effectively. You should get the tires rotated regularly to extend your tires' lives and be more efficient. Saves Cost Uneven tires lead to high fuel consumption as the vehic ... read more

5 Car Care Tips for Spring

5 Car Care Tips for Spring

Ever thought about why April was set aside as a car care month? After your car has survived some corrosive road salt, harsh weather, and cold temperatures, it will need some specialized care. So as you say bye to winter, you can have a safe car to drive in the warmer weather. Here are five car care tips for spring. 1. Check Your Battery Your battery could be dead after winter, so you have to check whether it's alive or not. With a dead battery, your car won't be able to start. That's why you need to check it and test whether it's still working. If the battery needs charging, well and good. You can organize to have it charged. In some cases, you may notice that the battery needs replacement. That will force you to buy a new battery. 2. Schedule For Oil Filter And Oil Change Oil filters ensure that the oil that runs in your engine is clean. This will protect your engine from any damage that can be caused by dirty oil. So, if your filter can not perform well, there ... read more

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