Symptoms of a Problematic PCV System
April 26, 2019
The PCV system is relatively easy to test and work on. The components in the PCV system are inexpensive parts. Symptoms and signs to look for in a failing PCV system are: check engine/service engine light oil leaks/consumption air filter element is contaminated with oil whistle, whine or low moaning noise while engine is running […]
What Is the Purpose of Your Car’s PCV System?
April 19, 2019
Most vehicles on the road today have a Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) or a form of it. In the next three articles we will discuss how PCV works while a vehicle engine is operating, what the purpose of it is, and what the symptoms and consequences of a failing PCV system are. Let’s start with […]
What Is the True Definition of Preventive Maintenance when it Comes to Your Vehicle?
February 07, 2017
Preventive Maintenance or Preventative Maintenance have the following meanings — The care and servicing by personnel for the purpose of maintaining equipment, and facilities in satisfactory operating conditions by performing systematic inspections, leading to detection, and correction of incipient failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects. Maintenance, including tests, measurements, […]
How Often Do I Need a Tune-Up?
March 10, 2014
In today’s cars that are computer controlled, the definition of a tune up has really changed. On most cars the only parts that can really be replaced on most cars, are the Spark Plugs, Spark Plug Wires, Fuel Filters, Air Filters and Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valves (PCV Valve). There are not any components that require […]