You know your car better than anyone else, so you are likely to notice when it’s not performing as it should be. Whether you’re experiencing performance issues at start-up or on the road, Brake Specialists Plus can provide the auto maintenance and repair services you need to get your vehicle back in tiptop shape. To help you identify what might be wrong with your vehicle, here is a closer look at a few of the common reasons why your car’s performance might be suffering:
- Old Air Filter – The air filter serves to clean the air passing through the engine area and into the vehicle. By removing small particles of dirt and debris from the air, the air filter helps keep your engine clean. Over time, however, debris builds up in the air filter and reduces the amount of air that passes through the engine, which can affect acceleration.
- Dirty Oil – Despite the importance of oil changes, many drivers put off getting an oil change for as long as possible. However, the longer you wait to get your oil changed, the dirtier it will become. Over time, additives and debris will cause the oil to become thick and abrasive, which can affect the performance and efficiency of your engine.
- Vacuum Leak – If your vehicle is idling too fast or too rough, or if you notice hesitation when accelerating, it could mean that there is a vacuum leak in the engine. A vacuum leak upsets the sensitive and finely calculated air-to-fuel ratio inside the engine. As a result, you will most likely experience a decrease in your vehicle’s acceleration abilities.
From oil changes and car tune-ups to complete engine replacement, Brake Specialists Plus offers the auto maintenance and repair services your vehicle needs to run its best. Our ASE Certified Technicians use the latest diagnostic equipment and the best-quality parts and fluids to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape. To schedule a service appointment, contact us online or dial (512) 795-4063.