P0016 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0016 code

When you’re driving down the road or starting up your car, the last thing you want to see is a check engine light. But for thousands of drivers every day, that’s exactly what happens. But once you read the code, you’ve only done so much – you still need to figure out what it is … Read more

P0012 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0012 code

When you’re driving down the road, the last thing you want to see on your vehicle’s dashboard is a check engine light. But at some point or another, it’s bound to happen. But when you finally wrench your heart out of your throat and back into your chest and get the code read, you still … Read more

P1345 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P1345 code

Today’s vehicles rely heavily upon the use of highly intricate data transmission networks, in order to facilitate efficient operation. These networks allow each of a vehicle’s individual modules to communicate with one another, thereby streamlining the operation of multiple systems.  However, this technology can also prove valuable when a vehicle exhibits unusual symptoms, often associated … Read more

SOHC vs DOHC (What’s the Difference?) 

SOHC vs DOHC engine

Single overhead and dual overhead camshafts have been a part of automotive, marine, motorcycle and aircraft engines since the early 20th century. Some of the first cars with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) were the British designed 1902 Maudsley and the American 1903 Marr Autocar. Dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) appeared in a French Peugeot which … Read more

P0013 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0013 engine code

Once you’ve read your check engine light using an OBD2 scanner or diagnostic tool, you’ll get a letter and string of numbers that don’t mean much to the untrained eye. But what exactly is a code P0013, and how serious is it? More importantly, how can you fix it, and will it cost you a … Read more

P0010 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0010 code

The newer cars get, the more features get jam-packed into each one. While all those new features can have a slew of performance advantages when everything is working correctly, it also means that more features can pop that check engine light. The P0010 code is a prime example of that. But what exactly does this … Read more

P0011 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0011 engine code

Few circumstances can be as aggravating, as those surrounding the sudden onset of a check engine light on your vehicle’s dash. For many, the very sight of a check engine light conjures up frustration and dismay, as one is left to contemplate the thought of expensive repairs and costly downtime. However, the onset of a … Read more

P0014 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0014 engine code

A vehicle’s variable valve timing (VVT) system improves engine performance and fuel efficiency. It regulates the opening and closing of the exhaust and intake valves, in turn, controlling the fuel-air mix. This control allows for more power, better fuel economy, or a balanced approach depending on the demand on the engine at any given time.  … Read more