Most people love tall tales; the more salacious, the better. It’s how tabloids make their fortunes, capturing our attention with the latest sightings of Elvis, aliens, and Bigfoot that perpetuate gossip, myths, and misconceptions. The automotive industry isn’t often in the tabloid crosshairs unless Elvis is spotted driving a Ford Bronco along the Pacific Coast […]
Month: April 2023
The Hidden Cost of EV and Hybrid Battery Replacement
Hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) offer several advantages over their gas-powered counterparts, giving drivers a real incentive to explore these alternative fuel options. Not only are hybrid and electric vehicles better for the environment, but they can also be helpful for greening your own wallet. According to a recent study by Consumer Reports, the average […]
Engine Knocking? Let’s Explore Some Common Culprits
While police sirens might run a close second, few sounds can ruin a drive as quickly as an engine knock. One moment you’re headed down the road in peace, and the next your engine is making that tell-tale pinging noise that will have you headed straight for the nearest service station. Sounds can be subjective, […]
Repair or Sell: How Do You Know if Your Car Is Worth Fixing?
The check engine light seems to be a permanent fixture on your car’s dashboard, making you wonder if it’s worth another trip to your local auto repair shop. After all, you recently spent a few hundred dollars to have the transmission serviced, preceded by a small fortune in repairs after a fender bender. It’s been […]
Oil Starvation: the Preventable Disaster
Oil Starvation: The Preventable Disaster I don’t really know what triggered your need to learn about this, but it doesn’t matter. Either something gave you the heebie-jeebies and sent you looking for the causes of oil starvation so you can avoid them, or something terrible has already happened to your car, and you’re trying to […]
Does Your Car Need High-Octane Gas?
Even someone who’s never driven a car has probably heard the phrase “high-octane,” as it’s become synonymous with something exciting or heart-racing. But why is that, exactly? High-octane gas, in and of itself, isn’t particularly exciting, but it’s come to represent what it’s used for, which are high-performance engines, typically those found in muscle cars […]
A Brief Breakdown Of The Engine
The do-it-yourself movement has left many feeling empowered to take on tasks they never would have before. With that comes the need to expand their knowledge on a variety of topics, like how to restore an old truck, or ways to Plastidip your car. Of course, some things may still have you asking, “where is […]
Everything You Need to Know About All-Season Tires
Tires are one of the most important parts of any vehicle, but they don’t always get much of our attention. The exciting and fun features like infotainment, transmission, and seat heaters are what drivers tend to look at. However, making sure you have the right tires for your environment and your driving habits is important […]
Which Turbocharger Is Right for You?
Turbochargers for engines are quite complicated but also surprisingly simple, with a vast array of different options available from many manufacturers. You’ll find some turbocharged engines coming straight from the factory, either to boost overall performance or to get decent performance from a small engine, while others are available as aftermarket options that you can […]
Hot Honda Engines: A Look at Honda’s World-Famous Engine Families
What makes a person a Honda driver for life? Stop by an auto repair shop and ask five different people, and you might get five different answers, but we’re willing to bet they all have something to do with the automaker’s engine. Be it performance, power, reliability, or affordability. Honda is a brand that has […]