6 Causes of Oil on Spark Plug Threads (and in Wells)

oil on spark plug

Maybe you’re completing some routine maintenance and you discovered the oil on your spark plug threads. Or perhaps you were troubleshooting why your vehicle had low oil and discovered that you had spark plugs covered in oil. Either way, now that you’ve found it, you’re sure to have a few questions. Are you supposed to … Read more

P0700 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0700 code

When a check engine light becomes apparent, most tend to assume that an underlying issue with their vehicle’s engine is to blame. However, this is not always the case. Quite the contrary, an vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system monitors a number of modules, any of which can trigger the onset of a check engine light, should … Read more

The Spoon Engine (Real or Just a Myth?)

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Every ‘Fast and Furious’ fan remembers this pivotal moment where we find out Hector is packing some serious heat under the hoods of his Honda Civics to DECIMATE the competition at Race Wars. For serious JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) fans residing in North America, the Spoon engine is something of a legend, but very real. … Read more

P0340 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0340 code

At one time or another, almost every motorist will be faced with the sudden appearance of a check engine light. For many, such an occurrence can lead to a certain level of dismay, at the thought of impending costs associated with any repairs to come. In many cases, anxiety toward check engine related issues tends … Read more

Muffler Delete Pros and Cons (and Average Cost)

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Muffler deletes have become a popular way to give your vehicle a more aggressive sound. But while it’s one of the most popular ways, it’s not the only way to make your exhaust louder. So, if you find after reading this guide it’s not the road you want to go down, you’re not entirely out … Read more

Turn Signal Blinking Too Fast? (Here’s How to Fix It)

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From time to time, every driver is faced with a specific scenario that they might not have previously encountered. When this occurs, a number of questions arise, as the driver in question ponders the reason behind any sudden irregularity in their vehicle’s operation.  One such occurrence that often catches the attention of an attentive driver, … Read more

P0430 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0430 code

There are few things more panic-inducing than a check engine light. When you don’t know what it means, it’s easy to envision thousands of dollars in repairs and countless hours of frustration. But the truth is that check engine lights are rarely that expensive, especially if you fix them as soon as they appear. But … Read more

How to Do a Burnout in an Automatic Car or Truck

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Pulling up to the stoplight with your 2002 Hyundai Tibouran at midnight, you get the bright idea: “I’m going to do a burnout, there’s nobody around”. You throw the automatic transmission in “1”, hold the brake and the accelerator, then release the brake expecting to spin your tires like all the Fast and Furious movies! … Read more

Speedometer Not Working? (Causes and How to Fix)

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We seldom give even a passing thought to the operation of our vehicle’s speedometer, until a malfunction of one type or another has rendered it inoperable. Without a fully functioning speedometer, one is left with little recourse when attempting to travel at the appropriate speed. This, in itself, can be quite concerning. While many crafty … Read more

P0332 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0332 code

Manufacturers fill modern vehicles to the brim with sensors. And while those sensors can help detect problems early, that still doesn’t keep you from having a mini heart attack when the check engine light comes on. But once you’ve diagnosed the code, you’re still not out of the woods. Because what on earth does a … Read more