Power Window Regulator Repair Tips

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The power window regulator is responsible for the up and down motions of the windows of a vehicle. The basic of the power window regulator is the same as that of the older crank systems with the only difference being the drive the force provider which has become a motor instead of the driver’s or … Read more

Brake Caliper Replacement Cost (and Diagnostic Tips)

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Although every single component of any automotive brake assembly is going to have critical importance for the overall mechanism to function smoothly, the brake calipers are the direct contact component meaning they are what clamps down on the rotor to facilitate braking. As a car or truck is moving, aside from acceleration, the other primary … Read more

Crankcase Breather Filter (How It Works, Symptoms, Replacement Cost)

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The crankcase breather filter, also called a crankcase vent filter (CCV), is part of a vehicles crankcase ventilation system. This filter is a part of the crankcase ventilation system in internal combustion engines of a relatively small number of vehicles including vintage/muscle cars, race cars, and motorcycles. But it’s found on others including diesel engines … Read more

How Often Should You Change Synthetic Oil? (The Truth)

With every internal combustion engine on the market today, there is a requirement that the engines stay lubricated with either conventional or synthetic oil products. When it comes to consumer and commercial oil products for vehicle engines, not every oil is created equal. Some individuals who do not have very much experience with automotive practices … Read more

Diesel Engine vs Gasoline Engine (Comparison)

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Internal combustion engines have truly been a hallmark of 20th century invention and innovation. They have powered cars, trucks, aircraft, boats, and much more. These are machines that are the workhorse of the modern era, so it helps to know a bit about how they function, and what characterizes their operation. The fact of the … Read more

How an Internal Combustion Engine Works

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Internal combustion is based on the idea that you can create lots of energy when you burn gasoline in a small enclosed area. When you are able to harness the expanding gas that comes from this process, then you have created the core of an internal combustion engine. From there, the energy from this gas … Read more

Timing Belt vs Timing Chain (What’s the Difference?)

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Unless you drive a Tesla or other electric vehicle, your car or truck has either a timing belt or timing chain (not both). So what’s the difference between the two? Keep reading to better understand the timing belt vs timing chain comparison. Before making this comparison, it’s good to have a bit of background information … Read more

How to Identify Bad Wheel Bearings on Your Car

For any vehicle owners who are concerned with potential wheel bearing issues, there are some clear signs that a wheel bearing issue may exist in a vehicle. First and foremost, a bad wheel bearing is going to probably be making some strange noises which will be easily audible to the driver and any other passengers … Read more

Common Rail Diesel Engine (How it Works and Pros/Cons)

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Diesel engines have certainly changed over the last couple of decades. They previously used a fuel injection system for delivering fuel to the engine. This was done through a series of pump nozzles that would pump the fuel at low pressure into the fuel injectors. The downside to this diesel system is that it generates … Read more