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Is That Waffle House or My Car? What To Do When Your Car Smells Like Syrup

Is That Waffle House or My Car? What To Do When Your Car Smells Like Syrup

Everyone loves waking up to the sweet smell of warm pancakes and maple syrup, but catching that aroma in your car is typically a bad sign. If your car smells like syrup, it most likely means that there's a coolant leak in your car. Coolant, also known as antifreeze, helps regulate the temperature of the engine system in your car. If your engine runs without a sufficient amount of coolant, it will quickly overheat and fail. The maple syrup scent will usually be faint at first. If you don't have breakfast leftovers in your vehicle, it's important that you immediately check the coolant level at the first whiff. This will help you understand the severity of your coolant leak. Although there are products that will temporarily help with a coolant leak, nothing will fix the leak except taking it into an auto repair shop as soon as possible. If you wait too long to repair a coolant leak, it will continue to get more damaging to your vehicle and more expensive to fix. There are m ... read more

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Factory Recommended Services - How Important Are They?

Many car owners only follow their car's manual and the factory recommended services until the warranty expires. After the expiry of the warranty, they forget the vehicles need maintenance and only take them to garages for repair. Hopefully, you aren't in this category. Vehicle manufacturers know what the cars need. That's why they have a set of maintenance recommendations. Following these recommendations has a lot of benefits, including: 1. Prevent Expensive Repairs Following the factory recommended maintenance practices can help you avoid expensive and major repairs. Solving a problem as soon as it is noticed, stops it from developing into a big problem. During the maintenance service, experts will detect small problems and deal with them in good time. Checking transmission fluid and oil levels and replacing them when necessary ensures your transmission and car's engine continue to run efficiently. Additionally, check your car's cooling and air-conditioning sys ... read more