Causes of Car High Fuel Consumption in Gas and Diesel Engines

When it comes to high fuel consumption in any vehicle, the problem typically revolves around a faulty engine or some problem in another area which negatively impacts the engine in some way. It doesn’t matter if you have a diesel engine or petrol engine in your vehicle because high fuel consumption issues could happen in … Read more

The Difference Between a Dead Battery and Bad Alternator

We have all been in situations with our cars when we try to start up the engine, but the car won’t power on. This doesn’t mean the engine is faulty, but rather the battery or the alternator is having problems. But which one is it? People can easily misdiagnose their power problem by thinking they … Read more

Common Causes of Car Pulling to the Right or Left When Braking

The brakes are often something we take for granted when driving our cars. But when there is a malfunction in the braking system, it will be easy to notice these symptoms because they will affect our driving performance. One of the most common braking problems that someone will experience is when their steering wheel starts … Read more

Radiator Cap: Functions, Failure Symptoms and How to Inspect

Although the name suggests that the radiator cap is just a normal cap holding the coolant inside the radiator, that’s only half of its function. The radiator cap is actually a two-way valve, holding the coolant inside, like we said, but also maintaining system pressure. How does a radiator cap work? When you heat a … Read more

Symptoms of a Bad Idle Air Control Valve

The idle control valve, or idle air control valve as it is most commonly known, is an important engine management component found in most road vehicles. It’s charged with a rather crucial job. Namely, it controls and regulates the engine’s idle speed, increasing and decreasing it based on the operating conditions and demands. The location … Read more

Variable Valve Timing Engine Advantages

Most modern engines are equipped with variable valve timing. This technology improves performance and efficiency at the same time, but how does it really work? Well, before we get into that, let’s explain the terminology. You see, the technology is widely used by most manufacturers, but a lot of them have some variations on it, … Read more

How to Reduce Black Smoke in Diesel Engines & Determine the Root Cause

Diesel engines have a bad reputation when it comes to emissions and cleanliness. The large diesel trucks spewing out large amounts of black smoke (rolling coal as they say) have always been frowned upon, and with the recent scandals involving lots of diesel engines from famous manufacturers even diesel cars are beginning to be on … Read more

Things You Should Know About Manual Transmissions

Studies show that only 10% of drivers still use manual transmission vehicles. The biggest reasons why these drivers say they like manual transmission more than automatic transmission is because manual gives them better gas mileage and it is much cheaper to maintain. With that being said, there are still some unique problems that manual transmission … Read more

Oil Control Valve Functions and Malfunction Symptoms

Oil control valve commonly used on engine with variable valve timing system. This system is to control the engine performance using the method of retard and advance camshaft angle. And benefits of this system is: Fuel consumption efficiency, Reduce gas emission, and increase engine performance. For more information about oil control valve, please read full article below: Basic Function … Read more

Symptoms and Causes of Brake Caliper Sticking and Totally Stuck

If you facing problem with the brake caliper sticking or stuck, you should check and inspect the problem immediately, because brake is one of the most important part of your vehicle. This system is play an important role to your driving safety.  To know what is the common symptoms and common causes of this problem, … Read more