Whining is a very unattractive feature, in people and cars. In cars, it's often heard when turning. In people, it's often heard when they don't get what they want. Honestly though, cars are easier to fix.
For most cars, the source of the sound comes from air in the power steering pump. The air can come from fluid level being too low. This is usually a good indication that there is a leak. The other comes from fluid cavatation around the pump shaft inside the pump. Cavatation just means it makes bubbles. Which it shouldn't. All fluids on an automobile are designed to resist 'shearing'. Shearing is what happens as an object passes through a liquid. In the case of water, think boat propeller. Lots of bubbles and foam come from the prop 'shearing' the water.
So you're sitting at a stoplight, it turns green, you push the accelerator pedal and it sticks for a second before it goes. Then it lurches and you feel like a teenage driver all over again. Or, you try to start your car and it won't start or stay running unless you keep your foot on the accelerator. These are all possible symptoms of a sticking throttle body. A simple cleaning of this can sometimes be all it takes to solve the problem.
When it comes to throttle body cleaning, we recommend and use the Intake Snake cleaning system from Run-Rite. Here's how it works:
We recently had the pleasure of performing services on a Class A motorhome and an International all in the same week. In both cases, the customers weren't sure that we do that. Good news! We do that too!
Up until now, we haven't made much mention of it for a couple reasons. First, a lot of customers tend to feel that this is all a company does if they feature large vehicles. Also, we want to make the largest majority of our customer base the average consumer. We know that the number of vehicles on the road by private individuals greatly outnumbers the large vehicle or fleet industry.
The upside to doing large vehicles is that the owners tend to understand that they HAVE to pay for maintenance to reduce repair costs. In that, they usually spend a lot more than the average consumer. RV's, motorhomes and diesel trucks require a lot of oil to keep things running smoothly.
No matter what, we want to take good care of our customer. So whether it's a compact car or a motorhome, Mobile Service Pros has you covered!
Erik and Jennifer are the owner/operators of Mobile Service Pros. We enjoy working with our customers and community.