U-joints are a small, simple component - in fact, they have changed much since the very first automobiles. However, on any vehicle with a driveshaft, its ability to move depends entirely on the u-joint being there. You’ll often hear “maybe it’s the u-joints” as a solution offered for problems with a vehicle - but what are they, what do they do, and how do you know if yours is bad? Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN has the answers.
Sometimes a bad wheel bearing is obvious, sometimes it’s difficult to diagnose. From Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, here are some symptoms to watch out for, and what to do about a bad wheel bearing.
Is your engine on the way out? If it’s already kicked the bucket, then case closed - however, there are a number of other indicators that your engine is about to go, even if it’s still running at the moment. From Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, here are some signs of trouble that predict an imminent engine failure is in the cards for your car, truck, or SUV.
Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.
Keeping your fuel system maintained will prevent premature parts failure and poor running conditions. Here at Schaeffer Automotive we have tips on the important aspects of diesel fuel system maintenance, to keep your diesel fleet trucks running smoothly - longer.
Air. Air in the system causes all kinds of issues, from hard starting, poor running conditions, or an engine that won’t run at all. If too much air gets in the system, the fuel pump won’t be able to deliver fuel, and the engine will stall, die, or fail to start. Air enters the system via a leak or a bad seal - a deteriorated o-ring, worn component, faulty hose, or otherwise. Here we inspect your lines and connections to ensure they are in good shape and track down any leaks we notice air in the system.
Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.
Your alternator is a central component on any engine. The alternator is responsible for powering anything electronic on your vehicle, including the coils that fire your spark plugs (unless it’s a diesel). At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we know a bad alternator when we see one - here’s how you can spot one too.