Brandon Auto Repair

Wobbly Cars And Fuel Leaks

At Clark Automotive in Brandon, Florida, we cover all types of auto repair and maintenance tips and handy tidbits on our blog. We are doing some blog run-downs to review some of the best information that we’ve covered here. Basically, we review the best information to know from the best blog posts and post it with links, so you can read them in your entirety if you so desire.

We discussed the potential causes of a fuel leak, which is good information to have, but regardless, you are going to want to get your care to a mechanic at Clark Automotive as soon as possible.

“It's important to know that at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what is causing the fuel smell in your car. you just need to bring your car in to Clarke Automotive as soon as you start noticing the gasoline smell. If your fuel leak is near the exhaust or engine, you're riding in a vehicle that has an increased risk of fire and possible even total loss of the car. Remember, the fuel liquid itself is not the danger that you should be worried about but rather it is the fumes that you can't see. Liquid gasoline does not even burn! The fumes are what catches fire.”

Everybody has had a wobbly car at one point in their lives. We covered some of those causes in this January post.

“If you've check the front brake pads and they seem fine - or if you've had us check them - then it sounds like you may have a classic case of warped rotors. As you brake in your car over time, materials is removed not just from the pads but also from the discs. As your rotors get thinner, they're more susceptible to warping because of the heat and friction generated from braking itself. Although you may not be able to see any irregularity by simply looking at your rotors yourself, it's very likely that warped rotors are causing your car to shudder when you apply your brakes.”

That wraps up our blog roundup for now. We service Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Fishhawk, Tampa, Plant City, Seffner, FL and surrounding areas.