Yearly Archives: 2021

What Can Cause Radiator Leaks?

What Can Cause Radiator Leaks?

A coolant leak of any sort is super hazardous because your vehicle depends on its coolant to keep the engine at an optimal temperature. When your radiator leaks, your engine is at high risk of overheating. If you notice a leak, please immediately take your BMW, Range Rover, Land Rover, MINI, Mercedes Benz, or Jaguar to Terry Sayther Automotive for an accurate diagnosis and repairs. You may be wondering, "what causes a radiator to leak anyway?".   Poor Quality or Incorrect Coolant Cheap, watery, or even the wrong type of coolant can make your vehicle susceptible to overheating. When you put the bad stuff in your car, your radiator will discharge it. Heater Core The heater core directly affects your engine temperature. When it is malfunctioning, it can cause your engine to blister. On top of that, your heating functions will not work to warm you up in the winter. Thermostat As you can guess, the thermostat is reliable for measuring your engine's temperature. Whe ... read more

The Ultimate Emergency Kit Every Car Owner Needs

The Ultimate Emergency Kit Every Car Owner Needs

Keeping an emergency kit at all times can help you in times of need. Most of these items will come in handy because you never know when you may experience a breakdown or catastrophic car accident.   According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 6 million reported vehicle accidents each year in the United States. This number does not account for unreported accidents and vehicle breakdowns that happen daily to hundreds and thousands of drivers. You can minimize the stress by carrying these items along with you on your daily commute. The essential supplies on our car emergency kit list will have you be prepared, keep you and your loved ones safe, and potentially save lives.   Here is our list that we have prepared for you to organize and collect for your ultimate emergency kit for your vehicle: Flashlight Batteries Compass Jumper Cables Jump Starter - Portable power bank for car, phones, and other electronics First Aid Kit Tire P ... read more

Everything You Need to Do to Save Money on Gas

Everything You Need to Do to Save Money on Gas

Fuel can be a hefty expense for many of us, particularly those who spend most of our day working on the go. It also doesn't help that the gas prices keep on going up. Some people will have their individual methods on how to maximize their fuel efficiency. Some credit their gains to where they pump their gas, while others make fuel-efficient decisions behind the wheel. All we know is that purchasing behavior, driving habits, and car maintenance all factor into your gas mileage. While there is an endless stream of advice that some people may give, here are some of our tips at Terry Saythers Automotive:   Purchasing Behavior Enroll in a Gas Station Rewards Program  National gasoline chains, such as Shell and Exxon, have rewards programs that can offer you gas at a reduced price. Most of these programs are free of charge, while some might require you to start a credit card. Either way, these programs will yield you savings for years to come.   Compare Gas Prices Be ... read more

What Are Common Vehicle Suspension Problems?

What Are Common Vehicle Suspension Problems?

Your vehicle's suspension system maximizes the traction between the tires and the ground, providing excellent handling ability. It offers steering stability and reliability, keeping you safe and confident as you cruise through the streets and highways. This system absorbs and counteracts the shocks from the road, granting you a seamless, comfortable driving experience. The suspension system is quite intricate, consisting of such components as shock absorbers, struts, springs, control arms, among others. Sere, these components are strong and resilient. But even so, they are bound to break down or wear out at one time or the other, impacting the performance of your car's suspension. The suspension system is located at the bottom of your vehicle. Suffice to say, these components are constantly exposed to potholes, rocks, debris, speed bumps, and other elements which might potentially damage them. So, What Are the Most Common Suspension Problems? Here are some of the common susp ... read more

Can a Blown Engine Be Fixed?

Can a Blown Engine Be Fixed?

A person's car in this day and age is almost as much of a part of them as their own arms and legs. It's what gets you to your job, to the store to buy your food, and if you have kids, it is what most likely gets them to school. When something wrong happens to that car, it seriously impedes your ability to live life and handle your responsibilities. One of the worst vehicle issues to experience is having your engine blow up on you. The engine is the heart of your car, and without it, it is going absolutely nowhere. What is a blown engine? There are multiple ways an engine can fail. In this article, we will be specifically talking about how a blown head gasket can lead to engine damage. Now, what does a head gasket do, exactly? In simple terms, a head gasket's job is to handle combustion pressure while ensuring your car's oil and coolant don't mix. When a head gasket bursts these two liquids can possibly mix, and this mixture can then leak. Leaks of this nature can ... read more