FAQs—Chevrolet V2500 Suburban
I'm always amazed with stylish cars, but mine got ugly nicks on surface already. Could it be because I trusted cleaning my Chevrolet Suburban to automated car wash?
You try your best to remove all nasty elements caught by your car on everyday drives—from the nature's harsh salt and ozone to the common road dirt and grime and up to the acid rain and grease. You even have it waxed to keep the shine longer. Installing accessories for the exterior panels cannot promise total protection as well. You need to have your car cleaned by all means, and washing is still the best way to remove unwanted nature and road elements.
For car washing convenience, automated car wash entered the scene. At first, though, recycled water mixed with very strong detergents was used, basically pressure-spraying all unwanted elements back to the vehicle's exterior, resulting in damaged finish. Nowadays, though, cleaning products are balanced enough to leave the wax intact and the dirt totally removed. For stubborn marks, more gentle brushes are available. Some commercial car washes also have in-house filtration systems to make sure water doesn't spray like a sandblaster, thanks to technology improvements.
Safety is top priority for me, and I can't drive with my brake pedal gone too low. What are the common causes of this problem?
Never drive with problematic brakes—that's always a principle in safe driving. Motorists' and pedestrians' safety largely depends on how braking system is kept. This is why car owners need not only have sharp senses but also a very good maintenance habit. When you press the brake pedal down too low, three possible problems could be the cause. If the adjustment of the brake pads is a little too far, more pressure is needed on the pedal in order for the pads to make contact. Readjust. It can also be due to brake fluid leak. This happens when the rubber caps are already worn-out, hence a replacement is needed. Faulty brake pads might also be causing the problem, which is normally due to daily wear and tear. Early detection is still the way to ensuring efficient brakes, which is only possible with regular check-up.
I'm having problem starting my vehicle every morning for a couple of days now, and it's a real hassle. What should I do?
How you wish your car would always start in a snap, but daily wear and tear can cause it to fail. Faulty start-up can be due to several reasons, including a bad starter itself and a defective battery. The starter may already have problematic bearing, bushing, or starter rewind. This has to be checked by a car electrician in order to determine whether repair is still doable. Starter repair is a little costly, though, and does not guarantee prolonged performance. A defective battery may also be the problem, perhaps due to oxidation, low electrical charge, or acid stratification. In any case, defective battery is no good for starting your Chevrolet Suburban. With diesel engines, air lock also gives headache. You have to let the air out the fuel supply.