What does oil do in a car? It helps the engine operate by lubricating, cooling and protecting. Clean oil also reduces emissions and improves fuel economy.
The check engine light just came on. Now what? Here’s what to do the next time this light makes an appearance.
Driving through deep water can cause a flooded engine and severe damage. Here’s how to avoid a worst-case scenario out on the road.
Hydrolocking an engine can cause an engine to freeze or result in severe damage to inner engine components. Learn how it happens and how to prevent it.
A broken timing belt can cause your engine major damage. Without a belt doing its job, the valves and pistons on most engines are on a literal collision course with each other. And with your engine turning at thousands of revolutions per minute, something can go wrong…
Engines get so hot under normal driving conditions that there is an entire system dedicated to cooling them down. That’s because an engine overheating will cause problems and even complete engine failure. Instead of shelling out thousands of dollars and enduring a ton of stress…
Learning how to check belts on a car is a fairly straightforward process — and a valuable preventative maintenance skill.
Engine knocking could be perfectly normal, or it could indicate a potentially catastrophic issue. Either way, combustion problems should never be ignored.
The signs of a blown head gasket can be subtle. Here’s a look at how the head gasket works and how to diagnose a failed head gasket.
Engine repairs are one of the most expensive costs associated with cars. If the engine, transmission or body is shot, those repairs can easily overwhelm your budget. Engine sludge is a key contributor to engine failure; here’s how to recognize and prevent the problem…