7 Common Car Fluid Leaks & How to Locate the Leak

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It’s everyone’s worst nightmare. You head to the car in the morning and find a puddle of fluid underneath. Not only does it take most people by surprise, but it can also cause some fear. After all, how much is …

How to Reset Check Engine Light – 5 Simple Methods

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Our cars are designed in a very sophisticated way. They are equipped with many electronic systems, and one of these parts is the car’s onboard diagnostic system (OBD system).  Some of the possible malfunctionings in your car can be detected …

Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt: Which One is the Best?

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There are car owners who go to a garage for the first time and order a replacement for their timing belt only to find that their car has a timing chain. Modern car engines have undergone many engine modifications over …

6 Causes of a Knocking or Pinging Car Engine & How to fix it

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Car engines can make a lot different noises and some are more severe than others. Engine knock is one of these noises you do not want to hear from your car engine because it can damage many parts inside of …

What is a Fuel Induction Service & Will it Help?

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Did your mechanic recommend that you should get a fuel induction service on your car? What is a fuel induction service, and will it improve the performance of my car? How efficient is it, and is it just a waste …

7 Symptoms of a Bad PCV Valve, Location & Replacement Cost

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You have probably heard about the PCV valve before in a gas/petrol engine. But you probably didn’t know how important this little part is to the engine. This little piece is a widespread problem, and the problem occurs in almost …

5 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Filter, Location & Replacement Cost

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The fuel filter is an important part of the fuel supply system of your vehicle. It ensures that impurities, dirt, particles, dust, objects, and rust cannot enter the fuel and combustion chamber by screening out all these contaminants. Therefore it …

How Hot Does an Exhaust Pipe / Muffler Get?

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A closer inspection of your car underside will reveal a series of tubes running from the engine to the backside of the car. This is the exhaust system. It is critical for expelling hot waste gases from the combustion chambers. …

8 Symptoms of a Bad Throttle Body, Location & Replacement Cost

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The throttle body is an important mechanical component found in fuel injected vehicles that controls and regulates the amount of air flowing into the engine. When the throttle body is in its appropriate condition, the engine receives an ideal air …

What is Piston slap? – Information & Fixes

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Piston slap is not an issue you will most likely not experience if you have a modern car with the latest computer diagnostic systems onboard, but it is a recurring issue with old cars. Modern cars have motion sensors that …

10 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pressure Regulator, Location & Diagnosing

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A faulty fuel pressure regulator is a ubiquitous part that causes a lot of engine problems. But luckily, it’s not an advanced part to replace, you can often do it yourself, and it’s usually pretty cheap. In this article, you …

EGR Temperature Sensor Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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So you suspect that your EGR temperature sensor has gone bad? The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) temperature sensor is an important component that monitors the EGR gas temperature and sends the desired information to the car’s onboard computer system. Any …