P0455 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

If you’ve ever been cruising along without a care, only to notice that a check engine light has suddenly appeared on your vehicle’s dash, you likely recall being quite bewildered. This bewilderment only grows when your vehicle shows no other accompanying symptoms. But how could this be? While most associate the onset of a check … Read more

How to Check Spark Plugs (9 Conditions to Look For)

how to check spark plugs

Quite a variety of gasoline-fueled piston engines are offered in today’s automobiles. One thing all have in common is spark plugs. And spark plugs are a periodic maintenance item in your car. A properly functioning spark plug will take the electrical signal from the car battery to the ignition coil and create a spark to … Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Paint a Bumper?

how much to paint a bumper

Maybe you just ordered your new bumper and realized it doesn’t come color-matched. Or maybe your bumper’s all dinged up, and you’re wondering how much it would cost to give it a fresh look. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about painting a bumper … Read more

Metal Shavings in Oil (Why It Happens and What To Do)

shiny metallic particles in engine oil

On certain occasions, a particular sight will catch the eye of an observant vehicle owner. Those who are meticulous toward the care of their vehicle seem to know when something is awry and warrants a closer look. While that which is observed often turns out to be of little concern, there are times when one’s … Read more

P0449 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0449 code

When you’re driving down the road, the last thing you want to see is a check engine light. Sometimes a check engine light can indicate a big problem, while other times, it can indicate a minor issue that you can take care of yourself. The good news is that with a bit of help, you … Read more

4 Causes of a Whining Noise When Accelerating

whining noise when accelerating

Few circumstances can ruin one’s day quite as quickly as the sudden onset of a strange noise when driving. When it comes to vehicles, strange noises come in all pitches and frequencies, often leaving a driver clueless as to what they heard, or where it originated. If prominent enough, odd vehicle noises can be quite … Read more

P1345 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P1345 code

Today’s vehicles rely heavily upon the use of highly intricate data transmission networks, in order to facilitate efficient operation. These networks allow each of a vehicle’s individual modules to communicate with one another, thereby streamlining the operation of multiple systems.  However, this technology can also prove valuable when a vehicle exhibits unusual symptoms, often associated … Read more

P0442 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0442 code

When a check engine light pops on in your vehicle, it often sends your heart into your throat. Your mind starts racing and assuming the worst, and you rush to get the code read. But now that you have the code, a P0442, what does it even mean? We’ll break down everything you need to … Read more

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