HID vs LED vs Laser Headlights (Which Are Best?)

HID vs LED vs Laser headlights

In order to stay safe behind the wheel, a driver must remain attentive, constantly taking stock of their surroundings. While this tends to be a rather straightforward affair when driving during the day, complications tend to arise as darkness falls. Poor visibility often casts doubt when making crucial decisions from the driver’s seat, posing a … Read more

How to Remove a Stripped, Rounded Off, or Rusted Bolt (5 Methods)

how to remove stripped bolt

Threaded fasteners of many types have been developed over centuries and are generally used to hold two or more parts together. In this article we will include pretty much all types of metal fasteners under the single term, bolt. If all goes well in a lifetime, every bolt needed to be removed simply comes out … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Blown Head Gasket (and Repair Cost)

blown head gasket symptoms

With time, aging internal combustion engines become prone to a number of possible failures. While some of these failures are quite minor in scope, others can lead to severe drivability issues, which often necessitate costly repair. This, of course, is never a desirable situation.  Of these more severe issues, few are as despised as a … Read more

P2004 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P2004 code

The internal combustion engine has advanced significantly over the past 100 years. A host of technological advancements have been pioneered, many of which are aimed at reducing emissions by boosting combustion efficiency. While these advancements have proved quite beneficial as a whole, the engines powering our vehicles have become far more intricate than they were … Read more

A/C Compressor Clutch Not Engaging? (8 Possible Causes)

A/C clutch not engaging

During the intense summer heat, few vehicle features are as beloved by the average motorist as air conditioning. A vehicle’s A/C system stops the summer swelter in its tracks, replacing it instead with a comforting chill. Today’s modern A/C systems even feature dual-climate control, allowing each of a vehicle’s occupants to set the in-cabin temperature … Read more

Understanding the Different Types (and Colors) of Coolant

types of coolant

The gasoline or diesel engine in your car or truck produces the necessary power to push you down the road. At the same time, that engine produces a considerable amount of waste energy in the form of heat. And that heat must be extracted from the mechanisms inside the engine and efficiently dumped to the … Read more

Car Frame Damage (5 Important Signs to Watch For)

car frame damage

In a perfect world, we would spend our entire lives driving from point-A to point-B, without any fear of being involved in a collision. Unfortunately, wrecks do occur across our nation’s roadways on a frequent, and unceasing basis. When such collisions occur, our vehicles often bear the brunt of our misfortune. If lucky, a minor … Read more

P2509 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P2509 code

Few things can cause your heart to sink in your chest like a sudden check engine light on the dash. But once you claw your heart back into place and get the code read, you’ve still only completed half the battle. Because what does a code P2509 mean, and how do you fix it? We’ll … Read more

What Transmission Does My Car Have?

Have you ever been shopping for cars online and then filter your search by ‘manual transmission’ because all of the cool cars have them? If you haven’t, try it now. I’ll wait. See?? Isn’t that awesome what you find? Now, try sorting by price and start from the bottom of the barrel and tell me … Read more