Ideally an oil drain plug should always thread in and out easily. It isn’t a structural fastener, just a plug to hold back fluid. But it can be awkward laying … Continue Reading Cross-Threaded Oil Drain Plug Solutions
Oil is the life blood of your engine. The importance of regular oil changes cannot be overstated. Changing your oil is a simple task for the most part, but there … Continue Reading 10 Oil Change Tips From The NAPA Experts
A fuel filter protects your engine from small particles and major damage. The most common paper-element types must be changed regularly. Learn more here.
When you first learn about engines, a camshaft vs. crankshaft can be confusing. Here’s the difference between each and why they’re both important.
It’s easy to tell when your windshield wipers need to be replaced because the evidence is right in front of you. Similarly, a dirty cabin air filter might release unpleasant odors or block air from flowing through the vents. An engine air filter that needs to be replaced, however, isn’t so obvious…
Changing your oil filter (and oil, of course) is the cornerstone of responsible engine maintenance. But what happens when you go to do the thing and your oil filter is uncooperative? If you know how to remove a stuck oil filter you can get back to taking care of your car to keep it running smoothly….
Following a set car maintenance schedule is a major aspect of owning a vehicle. Here’s how to know if you should follow a time or mileage-based system.
Today’s engines extract more power than ever before, but the way they’re made requires a change in how you approach modern engine maintenance.
The Ford F-150 is one of the best selling vehicles of all time. With millions of units on the road, there is no doubt that over time some problems will … Continue Reading 2009-2014 Ford F-150 Common Problems Guide
Engine break-in can be controversial. Don’t punish your engine during the break-in period and you’ll enjoy better performance over the life of your car.