6 Do-it-Yourself Car Detailing Tips

DIY car detailing tips

Car detailing can be a great way to get your car looking like new again. The benefit of car detailing is that it cleans your car more thoroughly than a simple car wash would. It ensures that every little spot of your car is looking sparkling new. This process could involve polishing and waxing the … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad PCV Valve (and Replacement Cost)

PCV valve

The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, better known as the PCV valve, is associated with the crankcase ventilation system. After the internal combustion process in the engine occurs, there are exhaust gases created which get redirected into the exhaust system by an exhaust valve. While in the exhaust system, the catalytic converter converts these toxic exhaust … Read more

7 Best Fuel Injector Cleaners (to Restore Lost Performance)

best fuel injector cleaner

Every modern vehicle has a fuel injection system in it. The function of a fuel injector is to spray gasoline into the corresponding cylinder of an engine to start the internal combustion process. However, these fuel injectors can get clogged with debris as time goes on. Contaminants like carbon particles, dirt, and additives will negatively … Read more

How to Clean Fuel Injectors (Using a Cheap Cleaning Kit)

how to clean fuel injectors

The fuel injectors are the parts of the engine which are responsible for spraying fuel into the intake valves of the engine from where the mixture goes into the piston cylinders for the combustion. The ECU (engine control unit) determines the amount of fuel which is pushed into the fuel injector. Why Fuel Injectors Get … Read more

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Tool Deals for 2020

Black Friday tool deals

Whether you’re a beginner when it comes to car maintenance and repairs, have years of automotive repair experience, or simply looking to add some tools to your collection, November (and specifically Black Friday and Cyber Monday) is the best time to buy. Below are what we consider some of the best Black Friday tool deals you … Read more

Understanding the Behavior of Your Theft Protection Steering Lock System

The Automobile Safety Foundation argues that steering wheel lock systems are inherently unsafe. This information leads me to believe that all US manufacturers have discontinued this anti-theft feature, replacing it with the electronic immobilizer system. However, that doesn’t seem to be entirely true. It appears that Toyotas still had this feature as recently as 2018 … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Charcoal Canister (and Replacement Cost)

bad charcoal canister symptoms

You’ve probably never considered what happens when the charcoal canister in your car goes bad. That’s because it’s possibly one of the most reliable parts of your vehicle. The charcoal canister (aka: EVAP canister) is an essential part of the Evaporative Emission Control System (often shortened to “EVAP”). This system helps ensure that dangerous fumes … Read more

5 Best Oil Filters for Synthetic Motor Oil

best oil filters for synthetic oil

Oil is the blood of every gasoline or diesel vehicle. They need to have high-quality oil that is properly filtered in order to keep the engine running optimally. The oil is really a lubricant for the engine which passes through its moving components and keeps them running smoothly and without overheating. As you drive, motor … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Hydraulic Lifter (and Replacement Cost)

bad lifter symptoms

Your vehicle’s hydraulic valve lifters, or hydraulic tappets, are small cylinders right beside each of your engine’s valves. It ensures your vehicle runs efficiently and silently. Over time, the lifter mechanism will wear out (especially with dirty oil or not enough of it), leading to a lifter tick or tapping sound. If you ignore this … Read more

5 Brake Fluid Leak Symptoms (and Repair Cost)

brake fluid leak symptoms

Brakes are one of the most important components of any vehicle. Keeping your brake system in good condition is one of the best ways to ensure that a vehicle has a long lifespan and keeps you safe at the same time. When the braking system fails, there can be a variety of possible causes for failure. A common … Read more