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What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

What Can Cause Your Car to Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

The smell of rotten eggs is unbearable and unpleasant to everyone. It is not a smell you would expect to get in your car. If you smell rotten eggs in your vehicle and are sure you did not forget any eggs there, there must be a serious problem. The smell of rotten eggs comes from a compound known as sulfur or hydrogen sulfide. Usually, the hydrogen sulfide gets converted to odorless sulfur dioxide. But, when something within the vehicle's exhaust system breaks, the smell of rotten eggs gets produced. Here are the main reasons why your car smells like rotten eggs. Failing Fuel Pressure Regulator or Dirty Fuel Filter If the fuel pressure sensor fails, the catalytic converter ends up getting clogged with excessive oil. The large amounts of oil prevent the catalytic converter from converting the hydrogen sulfide and processing the exhaust byproducts. This leads to the production of the rotten egg smell. If the byproducts are not processed, they may build up within the converter, ca ... read more

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

It is no surprise that there is maintenance that should be carried out on a regular basis when purchasing a car. There are many people that do not understand that there should be scheduled maintenance. This schedule has the nickname of 30/60/90 maintenance. This means every 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 miles, specific maintenance should be performed. It is typical for car owners to use their manual to set up their car maintenance schedule. Inside are two different schedules. One is labeled as "regular" and the other is "severe". You might not even think that your car falls under the severe schedule, but if you do a lot of stop and go traffic, idling, short commutes of about five miles, drive with heavier type loads, or live in dusty, hot, or freezing environments, then it is important to follow the severe schedule. Preventative Car Maintenance There are four major types of maintenance that are identified, they are corrective, risk-based, condition-based, and preven ... read more

What is The Difference Between Brake Pads and Brake Shoes?

What is The Difference Between Brake Pads and Brake Shoes?

Brakes: Pads vs. Shoes Both are designed to slow or stop your vehicle. Brakes are one of the many important systems that are for you and your car's safety allowing you to slow or stop your vehicle when necessary. Brake Pads Brake pads are flat and made from synthetic materials that prevent them from wearing down too fast, due to the friction and heat that's needed to stop your vehicle. They have different grading and padding too. The very first break pad was made from camelhair and applied to wagons. Brake pads are applied to the rotor set up with the calipers (which supply force to the pads to stop the vehicle). Break pads squeeze the rotor to stop. Most cars and trucks are equipped with them and are a safer variation from the older models and styles of brake shoes. There are available upgrades that help dissipate heat quicker and help prevent brake fade. (when the brakes get too hot, crystallizing them and preventing stopping.) at your local auto part store or on-li ... read more

What Is a Car Safety and Emissions Inspection?

What Is a Car Safety and Emissions Inspection?

Owning a vehicle means regular maintenance, and one inspection that everybody has to go through occasionally is a car safety and emissions inspection. However, maybe you're a new car owner and have never gone through such an inspection. What should you expect? Do you need to prepare for this inspection in any way? And lastly, what even is this inspection? Breakdown To put it simply, a qualified professional will examine and test your vehicle during such an inspection to make sure that your vehicle isn't emitting a large number of toxins or anything into the atmosphere. The requirements for your car are set by the government and ensures that cars aren't emitting more pollution than is the legally-allowed amount. The safety part of the inspection is a little more self-explanatory. Basically, your car will be inspected to make sure it's safe to drive. They'll check your engine, your undercarriage, and the rest of it to make sure there are no gl ... read more

How Often to Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

How Often to Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

When the heat or air conditioning is on, a moldy smell in your car is an indicator of a dirty cabin air filter. Like other parts, the cabin air filter is crucial, yet it seldom crosses in many drivers' minds. But, what is the work of a car's cabin air filter? Your vehicle's cabin air filter cleans the air that enters the car via the heating and air conditioning system. It holds pollen, dust, and other pollutants from the air to ensure clean airflow for all passengers' safety. Apart from improving every passenger's health, the cabin air filter will save you the cost of frequent car maintenance. Contaminated air will hinder continuous airflow and force your car's ventilation system to work more than usual. It will also reduce the air conditioner's efficiency. If not changed, a dirty cabin air filter will damage your air conditioning altogether. How often should you replace your cabin air filter? Having your car's cabin air filter rep ... read more