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Evaporative Emissions Control

EVAP system is to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind of an on-board recycling program.The EVAP system is a complicated network of hoses, valves, filters and such. Issues with the EVAP system are in the Top 5 reasons for a Check Engine Light to be illuminated. Your friendly and knowledgeable Town Hill Auto Sales and Service can pull the trouble codes and begin a diagnostic procedure to isolate the fault. With the proper equipment, your can test the valves in order to trace a blockage. A low pressure smoke test can be ...

Anti-Lock Brakes

Anti-Lock Brakes help you stop faster, although this is not always the case on loose gravel or snowy surfaces. Anti-Lock Brakes, in fact, are designed to help you maintain control of your vehicle in an emergency braking situation. What makes anti-lock brakes different from normal brakes? Imagine you are driving on a snowy Bedford road. You need to slam on your brakes and your rear wheels lock up. Chances are good that the rear end of your vehicle will try to pass the front end and you can easily lose control. What would happen in the same circumstance if your ...

Disc Brakes

Your brakes are extremely important as you drive around Bedford. Having good brakes will keep you out of a lot of trouble. You'll want to carefully maintain your brakes. How do they work? When you have disc brakes, brake pads rub on a disc – or rotor – to slow the wheels. The brake pads are attached to a caliper that squeezes the pads against the rotor. It's kind of like how squeezing the handbrake on a bicycle pushes the brake pads against the wheel of the bike. Now pads just wear away with use – kind of like a ...