What Is the Best Type of Vehicle to Get My Teenager?
July 07, 2010
This is one of those questions that there are a lot of different opinions on. Personally I think that you should look at a few different things before you make a decision on what type of car would be best. First of all the statisitics on teenager drivers in the US are not good. In […]
What Is the Function of My Vehicle’s Motor Mounts?
June 24, 2010
Motor mounts, what are they and what do they do? Essentially motor mounts are typically made of rubber or a fluid filled rubber that are bonded to metal brackets that bolt to the engine and frame of the vehicle. They are designed as insulators that support, hang, or cradle the engine and transmission assemblies. Over […]
How Do I Find a Mechanic and Repair Facility I Can Trust?
June 09, 2010
In today’s vehicles with the automated and computer controlled systems, most consumers find that they cannot repair or even service their own vehicles. That means you have to find a trusted repair facility to take care of your vehicles maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, in our “New” economy as the media calls it, the prospect of […]
Timing is Critical
May 25, 2010
The timing belt of a vehicle plays a vital role in running the engine. Vehicle’s used to be equipped primarily with a timing chain, but now most import vehicles and many of the domestics are being manufactured with a timing belt. The manufacturer of the vehicle sets the mileage interval for the recommended replacement based […]
Why Did My Car's Headgasket Blow?
May 21, 2010
What exactly does blown mean anyway? The head gasket in your engine is the gasket that seals the cylinder head of the engine to the engine block. There are coolant and oil passages that transfer the oil and coolant from the engine to the head and back. The reason for these passages, is for the […]
The Best Way to Take Care of Your Automobiles Cooling System
May 11, 2010
Summer and warm weather is on it’s way finally! So it is especially important to make sure that the engine cooling system of your vehicle is in proper working order. It is recommended to have your engine coolant flushed every 2 years or 30,000 miles. Then taking care of any and all coolant leaks as […]
Are Fuel Injection Cleanings and Services a Hoax?
April 22, 2010
One of the maintenance services that may be recommended on your vehicle is a fuel injection cleaning service. Many people question whether this is really a valid service, that is beneficial for your vehicle, or is it just fluff. Just to give you some background, back in the day, our vehicle’s used to have carburetors […]
How Do Vehicle Fuel Systems Work?
March 30, 2010
The function of the vehicle fuel system is to store and supply fuel to the engine. The engine intake system is where the fuel is mixed with air, atomized, and vaporized. Then it can be compressed in the engine cylinder and ignited to produce energy or power. Although fuel systems vary from engine to engine, […]