• Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)
    We've all seen drivers who do things that—let's be frank—really irritate us.  They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place.  They ...
    Published on: Aug 08, 2021
  • I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)
    So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice.  You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, ...
    Published on: Aug 01, 2021
  • Breathe New Life into Your Engine (MAF sensor replacement)
    If you’ve noticed your vehicle is hard to start, stalling, or has lost power, the culprit may be a part with an odd name: the MAF sensor.  You may have never even heard of a MAF sensor, but...
    Published on: Jul 25, 2021
  • Wired! (Battery Cable Service)
    Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery.  On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting.  But while it may be the battery itsel...
    Published on: Jul 18, 2021
  • A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)
    At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving.  But what happens when you tap on your horn and a...
    Published on: Jul 11, 2021
  • Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)
    When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades.  You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jum...
    Published on: Jul 04, 2021
  • A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)
    You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be.  Not only must they support the weight, they also...
    Published on: Jun 27, 2021
  • No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)
    Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine?  It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer fil...
    Published on: Jun 20, 2021
  • Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)
    If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids.  And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects ...
    Published on: Jun 13, 2021
  • What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)
    You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information.  There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you...
    Published on: Jun 06, 2021
  • That Vexing Vapor Venting (Vapor Coming out of Vents)
    You may have noticed sometimes on a hot and humid day, vapor will come out of your vehicle's vents when you have the air conditioning on.  Is that something to be concerned about? Well, it depend...
    Published on: May 30, 2021
  • Don't Neglect Your Spare (Spare Tire Care)
    If you've ever had a flat tire, then you know welcome it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape and easy to get to.  Problem is many of us don't even give our spare tire...
    Published on: May 23, 2021
  • Beware Dangers of Spring Driving (Seasonal Driving Tips)
    Sure, winter is quickly fading in the rearview mirror, but the peril of icy roads is replaced with a whole new set of driving challenges in spring. Deer and other wildlife. You are not the only one w...
    Published on: May 16, 2021
  • Straight Ahead (Wheel Alignment)
    If every road was straight and smooth, we wouldn't have to worry much about wheel alignment. But they're not, so we do.  Hitting potholes or driving on rough pavement can knock your vehicle out o...
    Published on: May 09, 2021
  • Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)
    Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself.  There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a ...
    Published on: May 02, 2021
  • Cool Running (Water Pump)
    Your vehicle is like you in a way.  When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down.  And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump. Now, that's a bit of a misnomer.  It I...
    Published on: Apr 25, 2021
  • How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)
    Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology.  You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations.  Here are a ...
    Published on: Apr 18, 2021
  • Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)
    We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's s...
    Published on: Apr 11, 2021
  • Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)
    Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments.  But when they break, oh, what a pain.  Not only is it inconven...
    Published on: Mar 28, 2021
  • If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)
    When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll ...
    Published on: Mar 21, 2021
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