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4 Instances Where You'll Need Engine Diagnostics

4 Instances Where You'll Need Engine Diagnostics

An engine diagnostic is one of the top services we offer at Dalton Automotive Inc. When you bring your car to our auto repair shop for diagnostics, our professional technicians will connect state-of-the-art equipment to your vehicle's computer. This scan will help us determine the nature of the problem and what kind of repairs you might need. But how do you know when you'll need engine diagnostics? Below are the top 5 instances where you'll require this service:   Check Engine Light Comes On Many cars have different dashboard warning lights, but this one is the most dreaded. The check engine light will pop up if your car's sensors detect an engine-related problem. It's imperative that you respond to this light quickly to avoid more severe problems later on.   Odd Sounds Vehicles can make all kinds of noises, but some can spell serious trouble. Engine sounds can make knocking, clunking, grinding, or popping sounds when they're distressed. If you n ... read more

Motor mounts

Motor mounts, transmission mounts, torque rods, and bushings are something that people often don’t notice them failing because they gradually get worse over time. What does this mean to you? A lot. I have had people say, “my boyfriend says its more of just a comfort thing”. Well, he is partially correct. But he is more wrong then correct. While it is a buffer to isolate vibrations and harshness from torque in the driveline, it also keeps your driveline in alignment with other components for optimum efficiency. When you have worn mounting components, it allows the driveline to move itself, rather than transfer the energy to the drive tires and then to the ground. All that shifting around is just wasted energy. That wasted energy on starting froward motion is a huge fuel loss. Along with it being inefficient it is unsafe. When they design vehicles, they assume the driveline will have certain characteristics for a collision that aren’t there when your driveline is ... read more

It's not all about the cars

It's not all about the cars

This is not a car blog. This is about the need to reset. How ever that may be done for you, this is how I do it. I am not a crowd person, I don’t enjoy concerts or restaurants, like I did when I was younger. I do not have a problem sharing my hobbies but am a follower of the rule of 4. That rule is that once you pass the number of 4 it is hard for there to be any true connection with the people you are with. Inevitably once you pass the rule of 4 you will have the person that cannot avoid talking about the news, or rabble rousing in general just to create conflict or take comfort away. I don’t want that in my private or public life. I find solace in being able to think clearly without media deciding what should be going on in my head. I don’t listen to the radio or watch television, and I certainly don’t want to listen to someone regurgitate incorrect information that they have no place talking about. First and foremost, my family is a huge part of my reset. Be ... read more

the days of old are no more

the days of old are no more

I am currently startled by the lack of drive I am finding today. Call it a rant or generic complaint but what we are seeing today is starting to get ridiculous to a level that, even me, a hopeless optimist and sunshiny person, I am starting to become jaded. We have tried all the places one might think to go for a technician, Facebook, indeed (Bahahaha), Craigslist, and by far the worst employment agencies. The gross misinformation that the employment agents pump into the heads of these kids, which could potentially have a successful future is sad. We have had people with less then a year experience come in telling us that the agencies have told them $20-30 an hr. with no experience, no tools, and no hope of getting a job at that price. We have even gone as far as offer trainees, $18 an hour plus full benefits to be laughed at. Guys with a year or so experience offered $30 an hour, to be told they deserve $45. I don’t know how to combat this growing problem with the entitled prici ... read more

Importance of moisture content and your brake fluid

Brake fluid is probably one of the most ignored fluids on your vehicle. The reason to pay attention to your brake fluid is because it takes a beating from its surroundings. It goes through extreme temperature swings from ambient temperatures to 650 degrees Fahrenheit. It is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. What does that mean for you? Well moisture, causes corrosion, moisture also expands when heated to and can cause excessive wear to your brake system by keeping undue pressure on the system. Also, with it being hygroscopic, in the winter when it gets below freezing it can make your brakes less responsive until the fluid heats up. Water content of brake fluid can be measured easily. The cost of a brake fluid flush is very inexpensive, and worth every penny for what it will save you in repair costs. So please feel free to stop by and let us check your brake fluid for moisture content at 1225 Hayes Industrial Dr Marietta Ga

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