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How To Self Diagnose And Benefit

We’ve all been there at one point or another during vehicle ownership – something has gone wrong, but you’re not really sure what. When an unexpected problem occurs, what do you do? The majority of people will take their vehicle to a mechanic who will figure out what’s wrong and correct it. That is a […]

Know Your Oil – Viscosity

If you are a regular reader of Check Engine, then you are likely well aware of the importance of good oil in keeping your engine running smoothly. However, today we are going to go a bit deeper into understanding an important aspect of oil – viscosity ratings. On the surface, this may seem like a […]

How To Replace Front Brake Pads

Brakes are the most important system on your vehicle, yet in the grand scheme of things are one of the easier systems to do maintenance on. Unlike the engine or transmission, there are no parts buried in the vehicle, nor are there requirements to use large machinery to do in-depth service on them, so you […]

The Wide World of Wheels

Wheels can be an intimidating topic for many drivers, but knowing a few basic concepts can make a world of difference. There are many reasons why you might want some extra wheel knowledge, ranging from replacing damaged wheels to upgrading your current setup for performance or aesthetic reasons. Whatever your goals are, let’s run through […]

Can You Do Your Own Alignment?

Even seasoned do-it-yourself types often think that a wheel alignment is something best left to professionals who have the proper tools and knowledge to do the job correctly. In many respects, this is valid, as modern laser alignment tools used in a professional alignment service will provide a perfect alignment to manufacturer specifications in a […]

How Do You Replace Brake Pads?

Brake service is essential for keeping your vehicle running safely. You absolutely cannot underestimate how important your brakes are because if your brakes go then, you could end up in a very hazardous situation on the road while driving. That’s why it’s always imperative to have brake service done as frequently as your vehicle’s manual […]