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Auto Rescue of Midlothian

(804) 924-9241

1101 Sturbridge Dr, Richmond, VA 23235

MON-FRI: 07:30AM - 05:30PM

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(804) 262-4200

1730 Dumbarton Rd, Richmond, VA, 23227

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(804) 726-3458

6401F Dickens Pl, Richmond, VA 23230

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Why Isn't My Speedometer Working?

Why Isn't My Speedometer Working?

Have you ever been cruising down the highway, glanced at your speedometer, and realized it's stuck at zero? Or perhaps it's giving you wildly inaccurate readings? If your speedometer isn't working, it can be more than just an annoyance—it's a potential safety hazard. Let's look into the common reasons behind speedometer malfunctions and how you can get it fixed.    The Speedometer Functionality Most modern vehicles use electronic speedometers, which rely on sensors to measure the speed of your vehicle. These sensors send data to the car's computer, which then displays your speed on the dashboard. Older vehicles, on the other hand, use mechanical speedometers that rely on a cable connected to the transmission. Whether your car uses an electronic or mechanical system, several issues can lead to a faulty speedometer.    Common Causes of a Faulty SpeedometerFaulty Speed Sensor ... read more

How Often Does Your Car Need a Brake Fluid Flush?

How Often Does Your Car Need a Brake Fluid Flush?

When it comes to car maintenance, brake fluid flushes might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, this essential service is crucial for the safety and performance of your vehicle. Understanding when and why you need a brake fluid flush can keep your car stops and ensure your braking system is always in top condition. So, how often does your car need a brake fluid flush?    Understanding the Importance of Brake Fluid Brake fluid is essential in the overall function of your braking system. It is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture from the air. This moisture can lower the boiling point of the brake fluid, leading to decreased braking performance and increased risk of brake failure. Regularly flushing and replacing the brake fluid ensures that your brakes remain responsive and effective, especially in emergency situations.    Manufacturer Recommendations Most car manufacturers have specific recommendati ... read more

How To Recognize Spark Plugs And Ignition Coil Issues

How To Recognize Spark Plugs And Ignition Coil Issues

Spark plugs and ignition coils play pivotal roles in the intricate machinery of your vehicle's engine, ensuring smooth operation and efficient combustion. We'll examine the fundamentals of spark plugs and ignition coils, explore how they function in tandem, and discuss how to recognize common issues associated with them.    What is a Spark Plug? A spark plug is a small but essential component of your vehicle's ignition system. It is responsible for generating the spark needed to ignite the air-fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. Spark plugs consist of a metal shell, an insulator, and a central electrode, which conducts electricity from the ignition coil to produce the spark. This spark initiates combustion, powering your engine and propelling your vehicle forward.    What is an Ignition Coil? An ignition co ... read more

Why Is Engine Timing Important & How To Keep It Right

Why Is Engine Timing Important & How To Keep It Right

Engine timing is a critical aspect of internal combustion engines, governing the precise sequence of events that occur during the combustion process. From the ignition of fuel to the expulsion of exhaust gasses, timing plays a pivotal role in ensuring optimal engine performance and efficiency.    The Significance of Engine Timing Engine timing refers to the synchronization of various engine components to ensure that fuel combustion occurs at the right moment in the engine's cycle. Proper timing ensures efficient fuel consumption, maximizes power output, and minimizes harmful emissions. Timing issues can lead to a range of problems, including reduced engine performance, increased fuel consumption, and potential engine damage.    Key Components of Engine Timing Engine timing is controlled by several key components, including the ca ... read more

5 Electric Vehicle-Specific Maintenance Tips Every Owner Should Know

5 Electric Vehicle-Specific Maintenance Tips Every Owner Should Know

As electric vehicles (EVs) surge in popularity, with no intent to slow down, understanding how to maintain them becomes increasingly important for owners. Unlike their diesel and gasoline-powered counterparts, EVs have unique maintenance needs that are essential for optimal performance and longevity.  Here are five crucial electric vehicle maintenance tips every owner should know to ensure your ride remains efficient and reliable. Regular Battery Health Checks The heart of an electric vehicle is its battery. Just like checking the oil in a traditional car, monitoring the health of an EV's battery is crucial. Regular health checks can help you understand your battery's condition and predict its lifespan.  Use your vehicle's built-in diagnostics for preliminary checks and consider professional assessments periodically to ensure your battery maintains its charge capa ... read more

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