Monthly Archives: April 2022

Why Does My Car Smell like Maple Donuts?

Why Does My Car Smell like Maple Donuts?

When it's coming from your kitchen or dining table, the sweet smell of maple syrup is amazing and inviting. But if the same smell comes from your car, it indicates trouble. Generally, the syrup smell is not unpleasant. But when you smell this syrup in your car, it signals a coolant leak. Coolant plays a highly critical role in your vehicle. It circulates in the engine, heater core, hose, and radiator regulating the temperature to prevent overheating. It also helps in providing heat for your defrosting and cabin heating systems. When the coolant leaks, the amount circulating in your car significantly decreases, which is not good for your engine. How It Works The coolant fluid, a mixture of antifreeze and water, has specific chemical elements that draw heat out of your car's engine. The withdrawn air is transferred to heat your cabin or for defrosting. The coolant also contains anti-corrosive components that protect your car parts. What happens If You Drive with Little Coolan ... read more

Fuel Economy in a Terrible Market

Fuel Economy in a Terrible Market

Photo by Yassine Khalfalli on Unsplash It’s a very expensive spring!  So many people are putting off their spring break plans as gas prices continue to climb at the pump. We’re seeing it all over Pennsylvania, but fortunately, we haven’t been hit as hard as the West Coast, where prices in some cities are reported to have gone over $10 per gallon of diesel fuel.   With gas prices steadily climbing during the invasion of Ukraine, many people are having to take strong measures to keep themselves going. Delivery services are beginning to tack on extra fees to make up the difference. Some of the very people who have finally been recalled to working in an office are once again back at home until the price ... read more

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