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How Does Regenerative Braking Work in Hybrids and EVs?

How Does Regenerative Braking Work in Hybrids and EVs?

Understanding Regenerative Braking in EVs Hybrids Regenerative brakes are part of the structure that qualifies vehicles with an electric motor as energy-saving by maintaining and utilizing the energy released when braking. Hybrid and other electric vehicles (EVs) use electricity instead of gasoline as a fuel source, but another essential energy-saving consideration must be the regenerative braking component. Regenerative braking retains the energy usually dissipated as heat when the brakes are applied. As the vehicle slows, all the momentum used to go forward disperses into the brake pads in the form of kinetic heat energy in friction-based braking systems. These traditional braking systems generate friction as they decelerate using brake rotors and pads, which come together whenever the brake pedal is applied. Regenerative braking systems use the EV's motor to convert the kinetic energy lost during deceleration back into potential energy contained in the vehicle's battery ... read more

Filter Me Healthy!

Filter Me Healthy!

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What Are The Symptoms of Bad Brake Calipers?

What Are The Symptoms of Bad Brake Calipers?

The Symptoms Of Bad Brake Calipers Bad break calipers have quite a few signs and are an important part of your vehicle's performance and safety. Some of the signs your brake caliper may be going bad are - Noises, which include : squealing grinding clunking metal scraping or rubbing sounds Feeling things like: Your steering wheel pulling to one side while driving Vibrations in the steering wheel when stopping Vibrations in the brake pedal when releasing your foot off of the brake. Your car taking longer to stop or more pressure to slow down. Seeing things like: Uneven wear in the brake pads Leaking brake fluid All of these are good signs you might have a caliper problem. But what are calipers and why are they important?   Calipers Have A Very Important Job Your brake calipers are what suspends your brake pads over the spinning rotor when your car is in park or drive. When you want to stop, your foot applies pressure on the brake, which lowers the calipers holding ... read more

How Often do Windshield Wipers Need to be Replaced?

How Often do Windshield Wipers Need to be Replaced?

Of course, your vehicle's windscreen wipers are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of car maintenance. All the same, they are overly integral components of your car and are even vital when it comes to safe driving. Your windshield wipers keep your windscreen clean, dry, and clear of any obstruction to enhance your vision on the road. Unfortunately, most drivers and car owners are not aware that they need to change their wipers every 6 to 12 months. It would be best if you made a habit of checking your car wipers' conditions for signs that signal an urgent replacement. The following are some of the common signs to look out for: Squeaking Noises Your car's wiper blades should glide seamlessly, silently, and neatly across a wet windscreen. Squeaking noises are an indication that the rubber or silicon has worn out. Excessive Streaking and Smearing When the wiper blade glides across a surface, it should leave it clean and dry. When you start observing str ... read more

Change Your Oil and Change a Life

Change Your Oil and Change a Life

  What!  How can changing your oil change a life? The heart of your car is the engine. You take care of your car's engine by doing preventative maintenance and oil services. Making sure to take care of those maintenance services when they are due is important to keeping your engine's heart healthy. Visit one of our Springdale locations for an Oil Change during the month of February. We will donate $5 per vehicle to the American Heart Association.   How to Keep Your Engine Healthy:Oil ServicesPremier Oil Service - Change engine oil using superior synthetic blend or full synthetic oil that will meet or exceed manufactures requirements & installing a premium filter while performing a Multi point Inspection of your vehicle overall. Premier PLUS Oil Service – Adding BG EPR Decarbon Agent to the motor while running the motor to deep clean inside components ... read more

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