What is Caster? (Negative vs Positive Caster Effects)

what is caster

A vehicle’s suspension geometry has three common measurements, which can often be adjusted, called caster, camber, and toe. Caster is measured on the steering wheels (i.e the front wheels) as an angle which evaluates the forward or backward tilt of the steering axis when viewing the car from the side. This axis connects the lower … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Blown Transmission (and Repair Cost)

blown transmission symptoms

Imagine traveling at one speed throughout your journey. It’s not an appealing thought. The transmission is the part of your vehicle that helps you change speeds smoothly. When a specific gear is selected, the transmission controls how much power feeds through to the engine. It doesn’t matter if it’s an automatic or manual transmission; they … Read more

DOT 3 vs DOT 4 Brake Fluid (What’s the Difference?)

DOT 3 vs DOT 4

Brake fluid is something that all vehicles have, no matter if you’re driving a car, truck, or motorcycle. The job of brake fluid is to move the crucial components of your braking system which are responsible for slowing down your vehicle when you press on the brake pedal. Basically, the fluid causes the pistons in … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad PCM (and Replacement Cost)

bad PCM symptoms

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is a sophisticated piece of machinery. It receives data from a range of sensors. The Engine Control Module (ECM) and the Transmission Control Module (TCM) are both examples of systems that the PCM monitors. Remarkably, the PCM also analyzes the data it collects. It uses that information to control the … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Mount (and Replacement Cost)

symptoms of bad transmission mount

We take our cars for granted. When you think about all the moving parts that work together, they are amazing inventions. What we find the most interesting, though, is how the cars handle vibration. We’re talking about thousands of small parts that are rattling around in the body of the car continually. You’d think that … Read more

8 Symptoms of a Bad Voltage Regulator (and Replacement Cost)

bad voltage regulator symptoms

With a vehicle, there’s a lot of power under the hood. We’re not talking strictly about horsepower, but rather energy output in general. The energy that the car needs is supplied by the fuel and by the battery. You need plenty of power to keep the engine running. For smaller systems in the vehicle, you … Read more