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What is a water pump replacement?

What is a water pump replacement?

The water pump system in an automobile is essential for keeping the car cool and preventing it from heat damage. The internal engines work to keep the car moving. They produce heat and when damaged and left unmanaged, they can cause many issues for the car. To prevent this from happening a water pump replacement is needed. While a car is running, stationary or not, the radiator system pumps coolant throughout the car to keep it cool. This cycle can sometimes stop working and cause overheating. To prevent this, look out for the following signs: An overheated engine: signs of an overheated engine is the first warning that the water pump may need replacing or fixing. This issue is indicated on the car's dashboard. Steam: steam coming from the car, typically the radiator, is an indication of overheating. If the water pump stops working this means cool air cannot circulate throughout the car to cool it down. In which case, a replacement is needed immediately. Noise from the accessor ... read more

How to Know When You Need Brake Service

How to Know When You Need Brake Service

Your vehicle's brakes are super important to the overall safety of your car. This is why it is so important to stay on top of your brake maintenance and have regular brake inspections performed on your vehicle. Brake pads are a key component in your brake system, which is why you should understand when to have them replaced and what the symptoms are that can indicate your brake pads are worn down.  The job of the brake pads is to gently stop your tires from rotating when you step on the brake pedal. As you apply pressure on the brakes, the brake pads will press against the rotor to slow down or stop the wheels from moving. Worn brake pads will allow metal to metal contact, which can lower brake efficiency and cause damage to other components.  Brake pads usually last anywhere between 25,000 and 65,000 miles, with the average around 40,000 miles. However, how long your brake pads will last will also depend on how often you drive your vehicle and your driving habits.  ... read more

What to Keep In Your Trunk This Fall

What to Keep In Your Trunk This Fall

The fall season is upon us and the weather is rapidly changing from the summer warmth to colder conditions. Driving in certain weather conditions can be unpredictable, which is why we recommend that you are always prepared for anything that may happen while driving.  Here are some items that we suggest keeping in your trunk at all times during the fall season: Spare tire, jack, and wrench - a flat tire can happen unexpectedly, and the cold air causes the air pressure in our tires to compress and become lower. This can cause blowouts or flats on the road, so being prepared to change a tire is essential. Be sure to have the necessities and read up on how to change a tire if you aren't informed about how to do so already.  Gloves and jackets - sometimes the cold weather can hit hard, especially at night. It's always a good idea to pack a few extra gloves and jackets in your trunk. Trust us, you'll probably ne ... read more

The Importance of Fall Car Care

The Importance of Fall Car Care

It's officially the fall season, which means that the weather will soon be making drastic changes as we roll into winter. The next few months will most likely bring wet conditions and shorter days, and making sure your vehicle is ready for the changes will keep you safe on the road.  The summer can be brutal - it takes a toll on our cars even if we don't realize it. The warmer temperatures can wear down fluids and put extra wear and tear on certain parts. This is why fall car care is important and will ensure that your vehicle remains reliable throughout the new season.  So, what is important when it comes to fall car care? Let's look at some of the services that should be top priorities this month.  Tires The fall season typically means wetter conditions and more rain. Because of the weather changes, it is so important to have your tires inspected. They should be in good condition and have proper tread to be able to handle well on wet st ... read more

What Does the TPMS Warning Light Indicate?

What Does the TPMS Warning Light Indicate?

You're driving your car on the road when you suddenly get an alert - a light illuminates on your vehicle's dashboard that looks like the symbol above, or says "TPMS". Not many drivers understand what exactly this warning signal means, so let's take a deeper look at what exactly the TPMS light indicates what you should do next.  TPMS stands for tire pressure monitoring system, which is what your vehicle uses to monitor your tire pressure. Tire pressure is super important when it comes to your safety on the road. Driving with under or over-inflated tires can not only cause your tires to wear down quicker and unevenly, but it can also put you at risk for a tire blowout the road. Tire blowouts can be scary, plus they cause damage to other components when they happen such as the wheels or rims. This is why it is super important to monitor tire pressure and get them filled properly.  When the TPMS light turns on, chances are one of your tires has fallen ... read more

How to Travel Safely With Your Furry Family Members

How to Travel Safely With Your Furry Family Members

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road and travel to your favorite spot. You don’t want to leave your beloved pets behind - so why not bring them along! Most parks and recreation spots do allow pets, so you can bring your furry friends along with you. However, doing your research and prepping as much as possible for the trip can make your journey smoother and more enjoyable for both you and your pets.  It is important to make sure that your pets will be comfortable on the ride. If you’re traveling in the car, be sure to bring a pet bed or blankets along with you. When your pet is able to relax on the road, they will be much calmer and less nervous on the road.  Make sure to stop at plenty of rest stops along the way. Getting out of the vehicle to stretch your pet’s legs and allow them to relieve themselves will be the best way to keep them comfortable and calm throughout the drive. It will also be good for the drivers, too!  Ensure that you bring ... read more

What Happens When Your Alternator Fails?

What Happens When Your Alternator Fails?

The alternator - it isn't a component that many people are familiar with, however, it is vital to the overall operation of our vehicles. The alternator has a really important job - it helps charge the battery when your engine is running and it powers your vehicle's electrical systems. Without it, your vehicle wouldn't stay running.  So, what happens when your alternator starts to fail? When the alternator starts to fail, many other vehicle components will begin to stop working. Electrical systems aren't just your vehicle's lights and radio - it also includes the engine control systems and ignition system. Typically, the alternator goes bad slowly and you'll be able to identify symptoms so that you can get it repaired quickly before you find yourself stranded on the road. What happens when the alternator completely dies is the battery stops getting recharged and eventually will be providing the electrical power itself until it has none left to give.  ... read more

My car is overheating!

We've all seen the driver stranded on the highway with their vehicle stalled and smoking. Many factors can cause your car to overheat. It may be a problem that requires extensive repairs, or it could be a quick fix; whatever the issue, you should make it a priority to get down to the problem as soon as possible.  If your car is currently overheating: 1. Pullover safely, park your vehicle and turn off the car. 2. Turn off your air conditioner and open your windows. If your car doesn't cool and continues to overheat, turn on your heater. The heater will redirect as much heat out of your engine that it can. 3. Exit your car when it's safe to do so and pop the hood to allow the engine to cool off.  4. If you are stuck in traffic and your vehicle's temperature is indicating that it's overheating, shift your car in neutral gear or park and rev the engine.  5. Reach out to a professional automotive specialist in your area. If your vehicle is overheati ... read more

Top 5 Most Important Routine Car Maintenance Items

Owning a vehicle goes beyond just driving it off the lot and getting to where you need to go. A huge part of owning a vehicle is taking care of your car, inside and out. This is where your vehicle's routine maintenance comes in. Your vehicle is made up of over 30,000 parts, and these parts need to be maintained throughout the years in order to ensure proper operation. Good vehicle maintenance also helps you in the sense that it save you money on repairs over time. Getting into the habit of routine car maintenance is something you won't regret. You'll thank yourself later as you easily avoid major issues such as engine rebuilds, transmission repair, and more.  Here at the top 5 most important routine car maintenance items:  Understand your vehicle's owner's manual - the owner's manual has some vital information regarding the maintenance that your car requires and at what exact intervals. Use this as a tool to keep track of what your vehicle needs and ... read more

A Message About COVID-19 from Goose Automotive

A Message About COVID-19 from Goose Automotive

With the growing uncertainty surrounding the rapid outbreak of COVID-19, Goose Automotive wants you to know that we are here to help. We want to make sure you have safe and reliable transportation, and auto repair is an essential service among COVID-19 shutdowns.   We are committed to keeping our customers safe. We always take precautionary measures to make sure our clients and team are protected from illness and injury.    You can get your car servied without needing to enter our shop.    Here's how: FREE Vehicle Pick Up and Drop Off Book an Appointment Online Accepting Payment Over The Phone or Text Disinfection All Keys, Cars, Steering Wheels, Shifters, and Door Handles Frequently Sanitizing the Office and Shop Area All Communication Over Phone, Text or Email  But, that's enough about your vehicle...if you need any help, please reach out. We're part of this community as people. If we can help run an errand, drop-o ... read more

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