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A Few Reasons Why Your Engine May be Overheating

If you notice that your engine is overheating, it can lead to serious problems such as damage to the pistons, valves, bearings, and cylinders. As soon as you notice your engine is overheating, it should be inspected by a mechanic. If you want to know why your engine may be overheating, read further.

Although there are many reasons an engine will overheat, low coolant levels are one of the most common reasons an engine gets too hot. 

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Blown Gaskets Cause the Most Breakdowns

We all know common breakdown issues – spark plugs, batteries, bad oil, overheating. But, gaskets cause more breakdowns in Houston, Texas than all of these combined and may lead to them as well! Gaskets are really just a tough seal made of steel or copper layers and a rubber coating. These flexible objects keep liquids where they belong and keep air from invading or escaping where it shouldn’t.

Among the most important ones are your oil pan gasket, which keeps oil in the pan needed by the moving crankshaft. 

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Spring: The Season of Rain and Hydroplaning

Springtime can mean warmer weather and the blooming of flowers, but it can also mean heavy rain. Heavy rain can overwhelm the drainage systems in many areas and cause water to pull up on the road. When this occurs, it can cause water to pull up in front of the tires and cause the car to essentially float. You lose all control of your vehicle when this hydroplaning occurs.

The best way to avoid hydroplaning is to be aware of how you are driving in wet conditions. Reducing your speed to a safer level will greatly reduce your risk just…

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These 4 Signs Could Indicate Exhaust Failure

Nobody likes it when their vehicle is making unusual sounds. If you hear a few common signs, then it might mean that you have an exhaust leak, which can be loud. Four signs of an exhaust leak include: popping, hissing, vibration, and reduced gas mileage.

When the engine is on, if you hear a hissing or popping sound, you might have a problem with your exhaust system. A vibration in the vehicle can also signal rusty exhaust components, especially if the condensation isn't evaporating due to short drives. 

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Reasons Why You May Need to Adjust Your Tire Pressure

When the tire pressure light stays illuminated in the car, it is time to investigate. It could be nothing or something major; here is what to be looking for.

If something is sticking out of the tire, then it is clear why the pressure is dropping. Have a tire technicians remove and plug the tire as soon as possible so the tire does not go flat while you are out driving. If this is the winter, severe cold temperatures can cause the tire pressure to drop in the tires. Usually this will fix itself when the temperature warms later in…

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How to Jump Start a Car

You never want to be stuck at home or in a parking garage without a functional battery. This simple guide will safely have you jump start a car with a dead battery. Bring a car with a good battery to the nose of the car with the dead battery. Attach the positive end of the jumper cable to the positive terminal located on the dead battery. Place the other end of the positive cable to the positive terminal on the battery being used to jump the car.

Attach the negative end of the jumper cable to the negative terminal located…

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Are There Signs of Brake Pad Damage to Your Vehicle?

Your brake pads are heroic performers, responsible for taking the brunt of the heat and pressure created during braking actions. Brake pads come in three basic varieties, including organic, sintered, and ceramic. All three of these brake-pad varieties are designed to be durable and tough, but like any other components, they are subject to occasional damage. In addition, they are also subject to gradual wear.

If the pads become too worn or if they suffer significant damage, their ability to stop the wheels, and therefore the vehicle, may become compromised. 

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Drive of Your Life

 
Help Momentum Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo Save a Life +
GIVE THE GIFT OF BLOOD!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018
NOON-4PM
GULF COAST REGIONAL BLOOD MOBILE UNIT
VOLVO/JAGUAR PARKING LOT

We have partnered with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center and will be hosting their mobile unit at our dealership.

Please click here to schedule your free appointment.

Any questions, please contact our Blood Drive coordinator Dawn Harvey - dawn.harvey@momentumporsche.com
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Suspension Maintenance Improves Your Ride Quality

Does your car bounce like crazy after you hit a small dip in the road? Are you having extreme difficulty keeping your car going straight ahead? Your suspension and steering system requires an inspection by a knowledgeable service repair associate. If left unchecked, your car may become unsafe to operate and this could lead other, more costly issues to creep up.

The suspension and steering system work to provide a smooth ride in the passenger cabin, and it also increases stability and control while driving over rough conditions. 

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