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Your Guide to Essential Automotive Repair Terminology: Part 2

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If you want to save money on car repair, it’s essential that you maintain your car regularly and know when to take your car to the auto repair shop. To learn important automotive repair terminology that could come in handy if you have car trouble, keep reading.

Jumper Cables

It’s always a good idea to have some jumper cables in your car in case your battery dies. These cables can be connected to another car’s battery in order to supply your battery with the power it needs to start.

Power Steering

Your car uses a power steering system that requires power steering fluid to run properly. If your steering system is behaving erratically or has become really hard to use, you should head to the auto repair shop to ensure your auto has enough power steering fluid.


This component of your car cools the liquid in your auto’s cooling system. If your radiator is worn out, your engine is more likely to overheat, so be sure to get it inspected once in a while to make sure it’s working properly.

Shock Absorbers

After your car goes over a bump, the springs in your car’s suspension cause the passenger compartment to bounce. Shock absorbers fight this bouncing sensation and make the ride more comfortable. If your car bounces excessively, there’s a good chance you need to take it to a repair shop to get your shock absorbers inspected.

Spark Plugs

This device ignites the mixture of fuel and air that drives your car’s engine. If your car isn’t starting and you haven’t replaced your spark plugs in tens of thousands of miles, head to the auto repair shop.

Transmission Fluid

Your automatic transmission needs to have enough fresh transmission fluid to avoid overheating or getting locked up. Each time you go in for an oil change, be sure that the mechanics see if the quality and quantity of your auto’s transmission fluid is adequate.

If you are looking for top-notch auto repair in Phoenix contact Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision. With over 13 locations in the valley, we are well equipped to handle your car’s maintenance and repair needs. Call us at (480) 389-2358 or visit our website for more information.


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