Common Brake Problems in Cold Weather

brakes in cold weather

If you live in climates where cold weather is common, then it could cause problems for your brakes. Now mechanically speaking, cold temperatures don’t actually ruin your vehicle’s brakes. But what they can do is cause your brake rotors and pads to wear out faster. The reason for this has to do with the slippery … Read more

Cracked Cylinder Head Repair Cost

cracked cylinder head repair cost

Cylinder heads are located on top of the cylinders that are inside an internal combustion engine. The pistons close the heads on top of the cylinders, creating a combustion chamber that compresses the contents of the cylinder. Cylinder heads obviously provide an important role in the combustion process, but what many people don’t realize is … Read more

Brake Drums and Shoes (How Do They Work?)

drum style parking brake

The brake drum has a similar working principle as a brake disc. When someone puts their foot on the brake pedal in their car, the brake shoes press up against a surface that is spinning. This spinning surface is the brake drum and they are usually located on the rear wheels of a vehicle. The … Read more

Thermal Efficiency of a Diesel Engine

Duramax LM2 diesel

Most people are familiar with the gasoline engine that powers most cars and trucks. However, diesel engines have increased in popularity in both the automotive and trucking industries. Most popular diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline engines, and they also tend to produce less pollution. One reason for their increased efficiency is their higher … Read more

Average Cost to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid

transmission fluid change cost

If you are driving a car with an automatic transmission, then you will need to change the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) according to the manufacturer’s change interval. In most cases, this will be about every 100,000 miles. You will also need to change the filter as well. Unlike changing your engine oil and filter which … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Driveshaft (and Replacement Cost)

The wheels of any vehicle depend on power from the engine in order to make them turn and move the vehicle. The driveshaft (also called a propeller shaft or prop-shaft) is the component which is responsible for transmitting this power from the engine to the rear wheels of a rear-wheel-drive vehicle. If you are driving … Read more

Average Cost of Four Wheel Balancing

wheel balancing cost

Wheel balancing is a very important procedure that prevents the wheels and tires on your car from vibrating while spinning on the road. Getting a perfect balance calls for the checking of any heavy spots at the point where the wheels and tires meet. After identifying such spots, the mechanics can compensate for it by … Read more

5 Symptoms of Automatic Transmission Slipping

automatic transmission slipping

When the automatic transmission in your car is slipping, it can leave you stuck unexpectedly and even lead to a complete rebuild of the transmission. However, with some basic knowledge about the warning signs and symptoms of a slipping transmission, you can increase your chances of avoiding the expense of a new transmission. A vehicle’s … Read more

How a Radiator Coolant Overflow Tank Works

coolant overflow tank

The cooling system of a car may seem to work fine without any additional equipment attached to it but that will not save the cooling system of your car from any environmental damage like rust due to the way coolant works in a radiator. Rust can be formed inside the cooling system of your car … Read more