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5 Problems That Lead to Soft Brake Pedals

5 Problems That Lead to Soft Brake Pedals

Many technicians are familiar with the terms soft or spongy brakes. Regardless of what you call it, these brakes equate to being slow-responding and dangerous. When you notice an unusual feeling with your pedal, there's definitely something wrong with one or more of your brake parts.   5 Problems That Cause Soft Brake Pedals Air in the Brake Lines - Air contamination is one of the most common brake problems that we fix at Avid Autowerx. Air is the ultimate weakness on your brakes. Thankfully, we can repair your leak with no problem. Low Brake Fluid - Low brake fluid is another prevalent problem behind spongy brakes. Our technicians can check your fluid levels, make the appropriate repairs, and top you off on this solution to ensure you achieve effective braking again. Worn Cylinder - The brake cylinder is needed to maintain hydraulic pressure to engage the brakes. This type of problem is more common in older vehicles. Sticky Calipers - Damaged calipers will cause your br ... read more

Don’t Forget To Check Your Air Filter Before Spring!

Don’t Forget To Check Your Air Filter Before Spring!

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay  It is finally March which means Spring is right around the corner! Spring is an excellent time for weather changes, brighter days, and longer days. Unfortunately, this means there will be more pollen and allergens in the air. Along with the daily toxins found in the air, pollen and allergens are something we want to keep out of our cabin in which we breathe air. That is where your air filter comes in. Your air filter plays an essential role in filtering and cleaning the air entering your engine. Furthermore, your air filter prevents the previously mentioned toxins from entering your car too. Changing the air filter is one of the most budget-f ... read more

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Car Lovers

Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Car Lovers

Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay The season of love is here! With Valentine’s Day only two weeks away, time is ticking to get your loved one a special gift. If there is a person in your life who is a car lover, we have compiled the perfect gift guide and recommendations for that special person.    Car gifts do not necessarily have to be gifting some motor oil or windshield wipes! Adding some personalization and meaning to your gift can add some great significance to the person receiving the gifts.    Car Safety Kit: Gifting a car safety kit to any person can signify that you care and want to look out for them ... read more

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What Happens When You Miss An Oil Change?

What Happens When You Miss An Oil Change?

Staying on top of your auto maintenance should always be a top priority for vehicle owners in Cincinnati. Even though life may seem too hectic, try not to miss a vital service such as your oil change. All vehicles need their oil changed every 5,000 miles. And clean oil is essential to lubricate and maintain a stable temperature within the engine to ensure you with a safe drive. If you don't recollect your last visit to the auto shop for an oil change, it may be time for one! You may also be questioning what can happen if you miss one. Engine Damage If you extend the period between oil changes, the oil insufficiency will cause the engine to shut down entirely. An engine shut down may require an entire replacement, leading to extensive services and repairs. Knocking Engine Engine oil should be smooth and free of debris to lubricate the engine adequately. Motor oil that hasn't been swapped out in a while will get dark, thick, and sludgy. Unclean oil will cause the engine to ba ... read more

Top Driving Apps to Have This Year

Top Driving Apps to Have This Year

Image by Foundry Co from Pixabay   Your smartphone might be one of the most adaptable and accessible tools you have when you're on the road. Whether for Apple or Android, many apps provide benefits such as assisting navigation, directing you to cheaper food and fuel, and even providing a better listening experience for your music! We've selected our top selections for the best apps to have on your smartphone; to ease your drives!   Spotify Cost: Free + Premium Option Available: IOS & Android If you prefer listening to music while driving, this app is for you. Spotify allows you to listen to music and podcasts on the road for a better travel experience. You can create a Spotify ... read more

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Timing Belt Replacement in Cincinnati, OH

Timing Belt Replacement in Cincinnati, OH

Your vehicle consists of hundreds of parts (thousands if you include the little nuts and bolts). The timing belt is one of those indisposable parts for many different functions of your car. It plays a vital role by helping the camshaft and crankshaft move in sync and regulating the engine valves and pistons.   Over time, this rubbery component will wear down and can snap and break if you don't replace it on time. When this happens, it can cause your engine to fail. It is highly recommended that your timing belt be replaced before leading to this kind of catastrophe.    On average, most cars can drive up to 100,000 miles with no problems before requiring a timing belt replacement. While this may be true for most cases, you will want to read your owner's manual to determine when you need a timing belt replacement. Other than the indicated mile mark, you can look for the warning signs of an aging timing belt: Car start problems A ticking sound coming from unde ... read more

What To Do When Bad Weather Surprises You

What To Do When Bad Weather Surprises You

Image by Mircea Ploscar from Pixabay    The holidays are here, and for many, that means travel! Either to escape the cold or to visit family and friends, for many, the holidays start with a road trip. Make sure to prepare your vehicle before heading off on a road trip, but what about sudden lousy weather? In this blog, we want to provide you with some tips on what to do when bad weather surprises you.   One of the most important steps is to plan your trip before heading out. Check weather forecasts and find alternative routes in case your primary route can not be accessed. List possible stops for gas, food, and shelter as well. In the following list, we have chosen some top scenari ... read more

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8 Tailgating Tips To Follow This Season

8 Tailgating Tips To Follow This Season

Fall is in full swing, and it's the best time of the year for sports fans, especially football. Tailgating has been a long-time part of American sports culture, and it is a wonderful way to bring people who share the same interests for delicious food and fun games before the sporting event starts. With thousands of people gathered in one spot, it can be a little hectic. To ensure you stay safe during this sporting season, please follow these eight tailgating safety tips: If you're attending an NFL game, the crowds of people can exceed 60,000. So if you're driving around a tailgating zone, please be extra attentive to your surroundings. There are going to be pedestrians everywhere! We all know many people consume alcohol at sporting events. If you plan to do so, we highly urge you to have a plan. Make sure you have a friend or family member that can be the designated driver. You should never drink and drive! Don't grill too close to your vehicle. Cars are powered by g ... read more

Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Why it's Important to Get Your A/C Checked before Winter

Keeping the Home Fires Burning: Why it's Important to Get Your A/C Checked before Winter

Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash   Have you heard about the HVAC system in your car? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This system controls the climate inside your vehicle, i.e., warm air and cool air, and it dehumidifies and clears foggy windshields. With this in mind, it is crucial to get your HVAC system, including your A/C, checked before winter to provide comfort and safety on the road.   But why have it checked before winter? The answer is because the Summer and Fall months are typically the months you are running your A/C system most. This heavy use can bring normal wear and tear that regular maintenance can fix to prevent further damage. However, if left unattended, this normal wear and t ... read more

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What Are the Signs That You Need A New Car Battery?

What Are the Signs That You Need A New Car Battery?

Your vehicle battery needs to be clean and in good condition to be able to start your vehicle. Just like your phone battery, your car battery is the source of power for all the electronic accessories throughout your car (radio, lights, power windows, electric power steering, etc.). If your battery is weak or drained, you will likely experience some clear signs. Usually, the average car battery will last approximately 5 to 7 years before you need a replacement.  Depending on your vehicle, usage, and maintenance, it may last longer or fall apart faster. Sometimes, using a pair of jumper cables is all you need to have your car up and running again. Nevertheless, car batteries ultimately begin to lose their charging potential or battery health. And eventually, they will need a replacement.   4 Signs of a Dying Battery 1. Trouble Car Starts - The first and most obvious sign that you have troubles with your battery is when you start encountering problems starting up your car. I ... read more

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