Common Service Terms | Cartersville, GA

There's a lot of jargon in the world of automotive maintenance and repair, but our service experts at Terry Reid Hyundai are here to help you make sense of it all. We've defined a few common service terms to help you take command of your car ownership:

Check Engine Light

Seeing your "Check Engine Light" flick on in your dashboard is never a pleasant sight, but it's not always a dire diagnosis. If your light turns on, plan to get your car checked out at your earliest convenience. If the light turns on and immediately starts flashing, or begins to flash after being on for a while, you should stop your vehicle in a safe place as quickly as possible and bring it to our service department immediately.

Engine Overheating

Most engines operate at around 200 degrees Fahrenheit, with internal combustion temperatures hitting close to 4,500 degrees. There are systems in place to prevent your engine from getting too hot, such as liquid coolant delivery, but overheated engines are still a common problem. Some causes of engine overheating include radiator leaks, radiator blockages, and thermostat failure.

Fuel Injector & Ignition Coil Failure

Two potential engine problems you may face include fuel injector and/or ignition coil failure. Both would result in decreased performance, such as lagging acceleration or stalling during ignition. If you experience any such issues, you should have your vehicle looked at by a professional as soon as possible.

Tire Rotation

Rotating your tires ensures that they wear evenly. This increases the lifespan of the tires and is better for your vehicle's suspension and overall safety. It's a good idea to have your tires rotated at least once every six months, or to follow the same schedule as your oil changes.

Wheel Alignment

Your wheels must be properly aligned - to the fraction of an inch - for your vehicle to function at prime capacity. This doesn't mean that a slight misalignment spells doom for your car, but to protect your car's suspension system and overall longevity, we suggested having your alignment checked when you have your tires rotated, or at the very least, once a year.

Need help with service and maintenance? Bring your vehicle to our service department at Terry Reid Hyundai.

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