MAP sensor cleaning may be necessary to correct poor fuel economy, rough idle, stalling on acceleration or a check engine light. Here’s how to get started. Continue Reading A Guide to MAP Sensor Cleaning
Low compression poses a serious risk to your vehicle’s engine. Here’s a look at how to diagnose the issue with a compression tester. Continue Reading How to Use a Compression Tester
October is National Car Care Month, so here are 7 end-of-summer car care tips to keep you and your car safe this autumn and winter. Continue Reading 7 End-of-Summer Car Care Tips in Time for Fall Car Care Month
Engines are dirty. Everything about them involves an accumulation of dirt, grit, carbon, and gunk on every component. While that can be tolerated on the outside, it does not work so well on the inside of the engine… Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How to Use 3M Intake System Cleaner
Don’t let a squeaky door hinge get you down. Here’s the simple fix. Continue Reading How to Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge
Before using a pressure washer to just blast away at the engine bay, here’s how to wash an engine the right way. Continue Reading How to Wash an Engine Properly
Air conditioner rattling can disrupt an otherwise perfect summer drive. Here’s what you need to do to find and fix the problem. Continue Reading Car Air Conditioner Clattering and Troubleshooting
The air around us is a veritable cocktail of several gasses. Oxygen gets the most attention, but nitrogen actually outstrips it in volume, and there are several others rounding out the atmosphere. As engines rely on the intake of atmospheric air for the combustion process, this chemical makeup and its characteristics must be… Continue Reading What Are the Signs of a Bad EGR Valve?
When it comes to maintaining or buying a used car, the importance of highway miles vs. city miles might surprise you. Continue Reading Highway Miles vs. City Miles: Does it Really Matter?
Many new vehicles are not equipped with an automatic transmission dipstick. Why not? Here’s the real scoop. Continue Reading What Happened to the Transmission Dipstick?