5 Symptoms of a Hole in Your Muffler or Exhaust

Any vehicle with an internal combustion engine and an exhaust system is bound to have a device called a muffler (or “silencer” in some parts of the world). Usually located at the rear of a vehicle, a muffler in newer cars and trucks is made to last the lifetime of the vehicle (or much less … Read more

4 Causes of a Car Engine That Cranks But Won’t Start

Anyone who owns a vehicle has likely experienced the frustrating problem of a car that cranks but doesn’t start, even after repeatedly turning the key in the ignition. However, don’t let desperation keep you from logically figuring out why your vehicle cranks but won’t start normally.  Reasons a Car Cranks But Won’t Turn Over Cranking … Read more

5 Reasons Your Car Hesitates When Accelerating

When there is engine hesitation when you accelerate, this means that it cannot generate enough power to move the vehicle. This can happen when you’re idling, when there are cold temperatures outside, or when you’re carrying a heavy load. If the car is moving while this happens, it can be quite dangerous because the hesitation … Read more

Average Steering Column Replacement Cost

All vehicles have a component called a steering column. Its main purpose is to connect the steering wheel to the car’s chassis which contains various steering components that allow the front tires to turn left or right. Also running through the steering column is wiring for various buttons, dials, and levers including turn signals, cruise … Read more

Replacement and Repair Costs for 4 Common Power Steering Parts

In the old days, steering a vehicle required drivers to have strong arms and a strong upper body. If they didn’t then it would have been very difficult for them to steer. Fortunately, power steering was invented to give any driver the ability to steer their vehicle and make turns without much effort. The power … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Rocker Arm (and Repair Cost)

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Rocker arms are a lesser-known but crucial part of some types of internal combustion engines. Their deterioration can cause weak engine performance or even failure, so it’s important to know when replacement is necessary and how much the rocker arm repair cost will set you back. What is a Rocker Arm and How Does It … Read more

Why is There Oil in My Air Filter? (4 Common Causes)

Ever go to change your air filter and notice things look a bit oily? Perhaps you’ve recently purchased a used vehicle and are wondering if there’s a problem lurking under the hood? Finding engine oil in your air filter isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but could be pointing to a few potential problems. More than … Read more