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April
15
April
15
The canister purge valve plays a crucial role in your car's Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP), helping to reduce harmful emissions and improve fuel efficiency. It traps and reroutes fuel vapor to the engine, ensuring optimal operation and environmental compliance. Common Symptoms of a ...
April
08
April
08
If you're experiencing vibrations while your car is idling, it's time to figure out what's causing the shake. The RPM gauge, also known as the tachometer, measures the rate of revolutions per minute produced by the engine. During idle, the engine completes about 10 revolutions or more pe...
April
01
April
01
Electric vehicles (EVs) offer a sustainable and efficient mode of transportation, but proper maintenance is crucial to ensure longevity and optimal performance. Here are some essential tips to help you maintain your EV's battery: Optimal Charging Practices Using the right charging levels and i...
March
25
March
25
Are you experiencing difficulty with your car's driver or passenger window? If so, it's possible that your window motor is failing. It shouldn’t worry you that much because the process of replacing a faulty window motor is easy.  But first, how does the window motor work and what ...
March
18
March
18
If you stumble upon a pool of what appears to be fuel on the ground, don't dismiss it. It could be indicative of a leaking fuel line — a potentially hazardous issue that's easy to overlook. Fortunately, this guide will assist you in determining the necessary steps to address it. 5 Ind...
March
11
March
11
Experiencing abnormal vibrations or reduced fuel efficiency in your vehicle could indicate a potential exhaust leak, which can be hazardous due to harmful fumes. Here are seven urgent signs of an exhaust leak you shouldn’t ignore. Signs of an a Exhaust Leak 1. Strong Gas Smell A noticeable ...
March
04
March
04
Discovering that there is a leak in your fuel injector can be worrisome, but understanding the symptoms and knowing how to fix this issue can help you navigate this common automotive problem with confidence. From decreased fuel efficiency to engine misfires, the signs of a leaking fuel injector can ...
February
26
February
26
If you've noticed your headlights turning yellow and cloudy over time, you're not alone. This common issue not only detracts from your car's appearance but also poses a serious safety hazard on the road. However, the good news is that restoring yellowing headlights is easier than you mig...
February
19
February
19
Ever wondered what allows your car's wheels to spin smoothly? It's the wheel bearings! These essential components consist of steel balls or tapered rollers encased in a metal ring. They connect the axle to the wheel, enabling it to rotate with minimal friction. The primary function of wheel ...
February
12
February
12
If you have never experienced losing your power steering on the road, here’s what it’s like: a 10-hour arm day at the gym. Power steering is designed to reduce the strain and effort required to turn the wheel when driving. It is possible through the use of a power source to assist you in...
February
05
February
05
One of the worst things to happen as you prepare to leave and drive is finding out that your car won't start. The two main things to check are the battery, the steering wheel, and the starter. To rule out issues with the steering wheel, you need to ensure that the wheel is not locked, because a...
January
29
January
29
Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag system that protects in the event of collision? How does it exactly work? Well, your car has crash sensors on the front bumper, doors, side panels, and the passenger compartment. When a collision takes place, the crash sensors send a signal to the Airbag Contr...
January
22
January
22
Your car may still be drivable with a faulty oxygen sensor, but it's not advisable. Why, you ask? Below are some of the reasons why. What is the impact of a bad O2 sensor? Driving with a bad oxygen sensor can result in various negative consequences: 1. Incorrect Air-Fuel Mixture If the upstr...
January
15
January
15
Have you ever encountered the issue of your car overheating when the AC is turned on? It can be a concerning situation, and understanding the possible causes can help you address and prevent this problem. There are 8 common reasons why your car may overheat when the AC is running. 1. AC Compressor ...
January
08
January
08
Your vehicle's steering wheel is a crucial component that translates your input into lateral wheel movements through a network of linkages and gears. However, if you've been hearing unusual noises when turning your steering wheel, it's essential to identify the root causes and take appro...
January
01
January
01
Ensuring that your vehicle's tires are properly inflated is crucial for both safety and performance. In this guide, walk through the steps of adding air to your tires and checking their pressure to help you maintain optimal tire health. How to Put Air in Tires Before you start, make sure you h...
December
25
December
25
As the winter season takes hold, it becomes necessary to explore a subject that is often overlooked– brake fluid. This unassuming yet vital hydraulic component plays an important role in ensuring the safety and proper operation of a vehicle, especially when cruising on wintry roads. As tempera...
December
18
December
18
As winter's chill descends upon us, one critical question emerges: Should you equip your vehicle with winter tires or stick with the trusty all-season tires? The answer isn't always black and white, as it depends on various factors. Delve into the key considerations to help you make an infor...
December
11
December
11
Changing headlights can vary in complexity depending on your vehicle's headlight housing setup, but with patience, it's a manageable task. Before diving in, decide on the type of headlight bulbs you need. It’s important to start with a quick fuse test to rule out a faulty fuse as the ...
December
04
December
04
Your car's airbag light, often labeled SRS (Supplemental Restraint System), serves as a vital safety indicator. It illuminates when an issue needs attention, but understanding why it's on can be a bit of a puzzle. Below are the reasons behind the airbag light activation to help you address t...
November
27
November
27
Experiencing the inconvenience of a car heater blowing cold air? Here are seven potential culprits and their solutions: Low Coolant Level Your vehicle's heating system relies on coolant to absorb engine heat and warm the cabin. Over time, your car can run low on engine coolant, resulting in re...
November
20
November
20
Transmissions are a critical component of any vehicle, responsible for transferring power from the engine to the wheels. They play a crucial role in controlling the speed and torque of the wheels, allowing the vehicle to move forward or backward at varying speeds. In traditional automatic transmissi...
November
13
November
13
A malfunctioning Idle Air Control (IAC) valve can lead to costly engine issues if not addressed promptly. However, there's no need to worry; here is a guide in identifying common symptoms of a bad IAC valve, diagnosing the issue, and addressing some frequently asked questions. Identifying the S...
November
06
November
06
Experiencing engine misfires can be frustrating, but they are typically characterized by incomplete combustion or, in some cases, zero combustion within one or more cylinders. While driving, you may notice hesitation or shaking, and modern vehicles often display the check engine light when a misfire...
October
30
October
30
Car accidents and minor scrapes are a part of owning a vehicle. When these incidents occur, certain car body parts often bear the brunt of the damage. Here are the seven most commonly damaged body parts in car accidents plus a list of preventive measures for car damages. Front Bumper The front bum...
October
23
October
23
Engines are the powerhouses of vehicles, producing a significant amount of heat during their operation. To ensure your engine doesn't overheat and sustain damage, an effective cooling system is essential. In this article, we will explore how engine cooling systems work to maintain your vehicle&#...
October
16
October
16
Driving when it’s dark can be daunting because you are less aware of your surroundings. But there are a few safety measures car manufacturers were mindful enough to add to cars to keep you safe during such situations. One of them is your taillights. What are taillights for? Taillights make o...
October
09
October
09
Have you ever gotten into your car and realized your gas tank is running low a few miles into it? It’s a common mistake many drivers experience, you are not alone. But what if you’re far away from a gas station? Can you push driving on a low tank? What happens if you eventually run out o...
October
02
October
02
Multiple mechanisms go into the effort of making your car stop from moving.. And one of the most important things that keep your braking system smooth is the brake fluid. What does the brake fluid do? Most modern cars use a hydraulic braking system. In a hydraulic braking system, the brake fluid i...
September
25
September
25
Did you know that underinflated tires cause three times more accidents than well-inflated ones? This statistic is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It underscores the importance of not taking chances with low tire pressure. In this guide, you will learn the risks assoc...
September
18
September
18
Engine oil plays a vital role in keeping your car running smoothly. When it's lacking, your car's performance can suffer. It's essential to be aware of potential oil pan leaks, as even small ones can lead to significant issues. The oil pan is a critical component of your car's lubri...
September
11
September
11
Spark plugs play a pivotal role in properly functioning your vehicle's engine. When they wear out, it can lead to many issues, including reduced performance and potential damage. To avoid costly repairs and ensure your car runs smoothly, watch out for these critical indicators signaling it's...
September
04
September
04
When it comes to ensuring your vehicle's safety, brake maintenance, including brake pad replacement, is essential. It's the key to having complete confidence that your brakes will perform reliably when you need them most. So, how long should you expect your brake pads to last? Find the answe...
August
28
August
28
Your car's power steering pump plays a crucial role in your vehicle's steering and suspension system. It ensures that steering your car is a smooth and effortless experience. However, like any mechanical component, power steering pumps can wear out over time. Recognizing the signs of a faili...
August
21
August
21
A smooth summer road trip is a good way to spend time with friends and family. And a functioning air conditioning system is your ticket to comfort during those hot journeys. However, when the cool breeze suddenly vanishes, the ride can become long and uncomfortable. Unraveling the reasons behind a m...
August
14
August
14
Your vehicle's exhaust system plays a crucial role in ensuring the optimal performance of your car while also safeguarding your health and the environment. It is composed of a network of intricate pipes and components and performs four essential functions: capturing engine gases, eliminating har...
August
07
August
07
Relying on your vehicle as a trusted means of transportation for yourself and your loved ones underscores the importance of entrusting its repairs and maintenance to capable hands. The process of selecting an auto repair shop demands careful consideration, an important step that guarantees your safe...
July
31
July
31
Heavy loads affect the performance of a car. This is common knowledge and is the reason why pickup trucks are the most common vehicles used to tow a trailer. These vehicles are simply equipped with more powerful engines to take on the added weight. If you are a truck owner, it is still essential to ...
July
24
July
24
Feeling vibration on your car as you press on the brake pedals is not normal.It is not only inconvenient but also a potential safety concern. To ensure passenger comfort and road safety, it is crucial to diagnose and address brake vibration promptly. Commission Causes of Brake Vibration Warped or ...
July
17
July
17
Performing your own oil changes can be a rewarding and cost-effective endeavor for vehicle owners. Not only does it save time and money in the long run, but it also provides an opportunity to develop a better understanding of your car. However, changing your oil is only part of the equation. Properl...
July
10
July
10
Keeping the engine in top shape is one of the not-so-secrets in making sure your car lasts a long time. And one of the components that make this possible is your car’s radiator. Its main job is to keep the engine cool and prevent overheating. However, like any other component, radiators can en...
July
03
July
03
Car owners understand the importance of maintaining the appearance and condition of their vehicles. Regular use can quickly lead to accumulated dirt, grime, and wear and tear, which can diminish the overall appeal of the car. This is where the practice of auto detailing comes in. Preservation of Ca...
June
26
June
26
Regular maintenance is essential for the general health of your car, but did you know that it plays a major role in your fuel economy, too? The following are ways your regular maintenance saves you money in the long run. Get to know practical tips to keep your car in shape and your fuel consumption ...
June
19
June
19
Owning car insurance is like having a safety net for your wheels. It's essential to be aware of the things that can void your coverage, ensuring you don't get caught in a sticky situation. As a car owner, are you aware of the things that will get your insurance void?  Non-disclosure of...
June
12
June
12
A bumpy ride is a telltale sign something is wrong with your car. And more often than not, it’s the suspension parts that are to blame, particularly, the shocks or struts. These components play a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. But how do you know when it's time to ...
June
05
June
05
A clean car not only looks fantastic but also helps maintain its value. Whether you're a passionate car enthusiast or simply aim to keep your vehicle in top shape, the following carwashing do's and don'ts will guide you towards attaining that coveted showroom shine. Do: Choose the Right...
May
29
May
29
Your car goes beyond being a mere mode of transportation; it's an investment. To get the most out of your investment and continue cruising for over 200,000 miles, it's important to follow a set of essential practices and maintenance tips. Stay Consistent with Regular Maintenance Regular ma...
May
22
May
22
Having a car means you gotta take care of it regularly to make sure it runs smoothly and lasts long. Now, we all know engines get all the attention, but we can't forget about the unsung heroes—the belts and hoses. Do you know what to look for and how to spot the bad stuff on your car&rsquo...
May
15
May
15
Maybe you’re a homebody or you have another car you use as your daily driver. Whatever your reason is, don’t forget that the car you leave covered in your garage needs some care and love, too. But how exactly do you care for a car you don’t drive much? Got the same question? Read o...
May
08
May
08
When it comes to buying tires for your car, you should factor in a lot of considerations. Is the grip good? Will it perform well under all weather conditions? How long will it last? And how much is it? This is probably what your train of thought looks like when it’s time to replace your car ti...
May
01
May
01
Driving a manual transmission car can be a daunting experience, especially for new drivers. What makes it so difficult and complicated is the use of the clutch. The clutch is used to disengage the engine from the gearbox which is necessary when the car needs to change its gear. It can be hard to est...
April
24
April
24
Is your car feeling a bit off lately? Are you experiencing strange noises or vibrations while driving? It could be a sign of a bad sway bar. The sway bar, also known as the stabilizer bar, is an important component of your car's suspension system that helps to reduce body roll and improve stabil...
April
17
April
17
Are you worried about what happens if water mixes up with your car fluids? Well, you’re not alone! It’s a common concern among car owners and for a good reason. Mixing water with your car's fluids can lead to serious problems down the road. In this blog, we'll take a closer look ...
April
10
April
10
If you're a car owner, you know how important it is to keep your ride in good shape. And when it comes to your cooling system, it's no exception. It’s a critical component to keeping your engine at its best performance which all drivers and car owners in the world desire more than anyt...
April
03
April
03
Getting your car detailed is a great way to make it look brand new again. But, what happens after the detail? How do you keep that "fresh out of the detailing shop" look? In this guide, we'll give you some tips on how to maintain your car after detailing so that it stays looking great ...
March
27
March
27
Regular car maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly and to ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers. Two important filters that need to be maintained are the engine air filter and the cabin air filter. What is the engine air filter? The engine air filter is responsi...
March
20
March
20
If you're a car owner, you've probably heard of control arms. But do you know what they are, how they work, and why they're important? There is nothing to worry about if you don’t because the following is a discussion of everything you need to know about control arms. What are Con...
March
13
March
13
When it comes to replacing parts on your car, you have two options: original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts. OEM parts are made by the same manufacturer that produced your car, while aftermarket parts are produced by third-party manufacturers. There are advantages to using b...
March
06
March
06
Picture this: you're running late for an important meeting, you hop in your car, turn the key, and...nothing happens. Your car battery is dead. Don't panic! Jumpstarting your car is easier than you think, and with a little bit of know-how, you can get back on the road in no time. What is ju...
February
27
February
27
The ability to diagnose whatever is wrong with your car is an extremely helpful skill. However, it can also be an overwhelming and difficult task. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a trained mechanic to locate common issues your car might be having–you can use your senses to identify car ...
February
20
February
20
People with allergies know this experience all too well–they start itching or sneezing when they get into a car. This could be a sign that somewhere in the car, there is a build-up of allergens, possibly dust mites and molds. Even if you do not have any allergies to such things, it is importa...
February
13
February
13
Ball joints are a vital component of the suspension systems of almost all cars. It is a small metal object whose bionic design is similar to the ball-and-socket joints of four-legged animals. Yes, just like cats and dogs, your car’s mobility depends on the small movement allowed by its joints....
February
06
February
06
Owning a vintage car is like owning a piece of history. You can see why there is so much buzz around cars that used to run the streets of old cities decades back. And while it is a source of pride and joy to own a vintage car, there is much that goes into the buying process. If you have your eyes se...
January
30
January
30
The steering wheel is one of the most used parts of any vehicle. So when it becomes faulty, it creates a frustrating and rather uncomfortable driving experience, and possibly, a dangerous one. Watch out for signs that you are having steering wheel problems so you can get them fixed immediately. The ...
January
23
January
23
Driving and owning a car is not just about engine performance and fuel efficiency. Comfort also plays a vital role in any driving experience. Have you ever tried driving in the middle of summer with a broker air conditioning? The experience is horrible and is something you’ll never want to do ...
January
16
January
16
The CPU to the computer is the ECU to the car. They are both the center of decision-making processes in a network of complex systems. As a driver, it’s important to understand what makes up your car. Wanna know more about your car’s ECU? Read on to find out. What does the ECU do? Just ...
January
09
January
09
Nice sparkly things are great, and cars are not an exception. Some people are very particular when it comes to protecting the engine and other vital parts of their cars, but a car’s exterior also needs some loving. The outer part of your car is what comes in contact with things on a daily bas...
January
02
January
02
Your car is designed to withstand a lot of things and situations. However, it can only do so much in certain situations, especially ones that can cause water damage. In case this happens, what are you supposed to do? Read on to find out. Causes of water damage The biggest disaster that causes wate...
December
26
December
26
Myths…they’re like old habits, they die hard. When something new comes in, speculations about it arise and some survive the test of time. This is the course most myths take whether in the automotive industry or in other fields.   Myths can be fun, but sometimes they become the so...
December
19
December
19
Your car gives you warning signs that there is something wrong with it. Some signs are not straightforward and could mean something else, which is why you brush them off and drive as usual, but black smoke is not one of them. If black smoke is coming out of your car’s exhaust, it only spells b...
December
12
December
12
Fuel is your car’s food. And just like how some people need specific dietary requirements, cars do, too! Manufacturers have specific fuel grades they want you to use for your car. That comes with the user manual, and a lot of drivers know that already. So other than this, what things should yo...
December
05
December
05
Fuel injectors are a necessary component in any modern car’s fuel management system. It is responsible for delivering fuel to the cylinders which starts the moment you turn your ignition key. What is the fuel injector? A properly mixed air-to-fuel ratio is an important element in the operati...
November
28
November
28
Diesel engines are great! They have better efficiency compared with their gasoline counterparts and they require less fuel to run. You basically have a workhorse when you own a diesel-engine car. However, maintenance can be more costly than gasoline engines. If you want to take better care of your d...
November
21
November
21
Car engines heat up and overheating is not a far possibility, so there needs to be a mechanism to help keep the heat off. This is what car radiators do. They absorb the heat that the engine produces to maintain the optimum engine temperature. To understand what the radiator specifically does, you ne...
November
14
November
14
Your car uses electricity to run. Although you don’t need to master physics and the concept of electromagnets to be a good driver, it helps if you understand how your car processes energy. A great place to start is the alternator. What is an alternator? Your car’s radio, lights, wipers...
November
07
November
07
Cars move forward when you step on the gas, that’s a fact of life. But how they do that remains scarce knowledge even among experienced drivers. If you are interested in knowing the powers that make your grocery runs and work commute possible, the drive shaft is a good place to start. What is...
October
31
October
31
Most drivers do not pay attention to their cars’ tires until they get a flat or they burst one. All the focus is on the engine, the transmission–everything that relates to performance. You can see this in people’s checklists when buying a new or second-hand car. The tires never get...
October
24
October
24
A blown-out tire, a busted headlight…you don’t know when and where these things are going to happen. The best thing to do is to be prepared in case these emergencies arise. Driving is not only about learning how to move a car forward, every person who gets behind the wheel must have the...
October
17
October
17
The engines, suspension, and tires all get the attention they need on a regular basis as far as maintenance is concerned. After all, they are vital components of any vehicle. However, your car’s interiors need some care and attention, too. They are prone to spillage, scratches, and scribbles. ...
October
10
October
10
What are wheel bearings? From the wheeled carts you use at supermarkets to huge conveyor systems in factories, bearings make movement possible. Bearings are parts of a machine. What they do is constrain relative motion and reduce friction between moving parts. In cars, bearings are usually used in...
October
03
October
03
Tires do not require much attention other than the regular thread check every driver must do. However, when it comes to overall safety, it’s one of the things considered to have the most immediate impact. Bursting a tire on the road could lead to injury and serious damage to your car. Hydropla...
September
26
September
26
It’s not necessary for a vehicle owner to know entirely how their car works down to the tiniest detail. However, such knowledge can come in handy from time to time, especially when some work needs to be done. Some of the most basic car services vehicle owners are familiar with are oil changes...
September
19
September
19
Unfortunately, not all roads are smooth. And as a driver, there are times when you even feel bad after miscalculating your run on a rough road. You clutch on the steering wheel and wait for that loud thump. Driving on rough, bumpy roads is fine from time to time and won’t do so much damage to...
September
12
September
12
Is your car fuel-efficient? Or is it guzzling gas? In a time of soaring fuel prices, your car’s fuel efficiency is a pressing concern—every drop of gas counts. And even if gas prices were in a healthy range, you must still ask these questions. Cars get old and issues with components lea...
September
05
September
05
When something is wrong with your car, you just know. Especially if you drive it every day, one single thing that seems off will send you wondering if it’s time for a visit to your mechanic. One of them is when your car jerks when accelerating. Obviously, it should not happen and you must loca...
August
29
August
29
Nothing's more frustrating than finally getting ready to hit the road and being helpless behind the wheel because your car won't start. There are plenty of possibilities that lead to such an undesirable situation, and knowing them is key to avoiding the same dilemma in the future. Here are s...
August
22
August
22
In the past decades, having a hybrid car makes you stand out because it wasn’t the go-to pick, was it? These days, due to the rising price of fuel and the pressing environmental issues, it’s more of a sense of relief and responsibility that drive the choice behind every hybrid car out th...
August
15
August
15
Many people confuse wheels and tires when talking about them as parts of a vehicle. However, they are different parts of a set. They come together, so the confusion is understandable. The wheel is the metal to which the tire is attached. It has two parts–the disc and the rim. On the other han...
August
08
August
08
“Prevention is better than cure” is a mantra that doesn’t only apply to physical health; it applies to everything, even car maintenance. Your car is bound to collect some wear and tear over time, but regularly keeping things in check will help avoid one-time big-time repairs that c...
August
01
August
01
Your car’s cooling system is working hard every time your engine runs. Car engines generate a lot of heat, and the cooling system keeps that heat out of the car’s body, keeping you comfortable and safe. It makes sense that it’s only a matter of time before some parts get significan...
July
25
July
25
A foul or weird smell is always a warning sign that something may be wrong, even outside the automotive world. These warning signs should never be ignored, especially if they are coming from your car engine. Sometimes, the smell doesn’t have to be nasty or funky, but any unusual odor you have...
July
18
July
18
Fluids are necessary for your car to run. They must be maintained at an optimum level to prevent wear and tear, maintain the car’s condition, keep you safe while driving, and give you a comfortable ride.  Your car needs engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, steering fluid...
July
11
July
11
When you were just starting to learn how to drive, you must have heard someone tell you that a car engine is like a muscle, you need to warm it up before using it. It actually makes sense if you think about it, but is it true? Partly. How do carburetors work? Whoever told you that age-old advice m...
July
04
July
04
If there is one thing to thank for keeping you safe every time you are on the road, it’s your car’s brakes. It’s the system that keeps you from hitting another vehicle, or worse, a pedestrian. It keeps your drive smooth around corners and helps you match the drive-thru window just ...
June
27
June
27
All drivers would agree that one of the most frustrating things is hopping into your car, turning in your key, and hearing nothing or just a sputtering engine sound. A dead car battery delays plans and takes up time. However, your car battery won’t just suddenly give up on you overnight. There...
June
20
June
20
What is the suspension? Your car suspension’s main function is to keep every ride smooth. The bumps, the shaking, the uncomfortable feel of a ride, and the uneasy turns are telltale signs there may be something wrong with the suspension. It’s important to keep your car suspension in goo...
June
13
June
13
The job of your car’s transmission is to give your tires adequate power according to the speed of the car. Different speeds require different power which is why your car needs to shift from time to time as you drive. In manual transmission cars, you have to do the shifting on your own while au...
June
06
June
06
Driving under normal conditions is already daunting. Regardless of whether the road is perfectly paved, one miscalculated turn can lead to a driving disaster and, worst, injury. Adding adverse weather conditions just makes driving more challenging.  A downpour impairs your vision. It’s h...
May
30
May
30
A car is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make in life, next to a house. And the price tag is not a joke. So when it comes to maintaining it, priorities must be set straight.  It’s true that you cannot DIY your way around some things that relate to your car. It must be your tr...
May
23
May
23
When shopping for cars, you have to take into consideration a lot of factors. One is a lifestyle. Will the car suit your daily needs? What kind of activities will you use the car for? Another is if you can afford it, not just the purchase price but the maintenance and operating costs. This includes ...

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