What is Flex Fuel? (Pros, Cons, and FAQs)

what is flex fuel

While flex-fuel might not be a new thing, it is gaining popularity, and many people still don’t know what it is. Should you be looking for a vehicle that uses flex-fuel, and why is it usually cheaper at the pump? More importantly, what is flex-fuel anyways? Whether you’re looking at buying a new vehicle or … Read more

P0178 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0178 code

When you’re driving down the road, the last thing you want to deal with a check engine light that pops up on the dash. But when it does happen, it can be a panic-inducing. You rush it to the parts store, and they give you the code. But then what? The good news is that … Read more

5 Engine Running Lean Symptoms (and Common Causes)

engine running lean symptoms

While it can be a pretty straightforward process to diagnose an engine that’s running rich, accurately diagnosing an engine that’s running lean can be a little trickier. But just because it’s harder to spot the culprit doesn’t make it any less severe. Failure to address a lean running engine can lead to unrepairable engine damage … Read more

9 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Injector (and Cleaning/Replacement Cost)

bad fuel injector symptoms

Most vehicles from the 1980’s and newer are equipped with advanced electronic fuel injection engines (replacing the carburetor). A major part of this system is the fuel injector. While you may never have a problem with your fuel injectors (especially if you regularly use a good fuel injector cleaner), sometimes they get dirty, clogged, or … Read more

7 Common Engine Running Rich Symptoms

engine running rich symptoms

A vehicle’s fuel mixture refers to the ratio of fuel and air in the combustion process. When you have too much fuel and not enough air, your car is considered to be running “rich”. When you have too much air and not enough fuel, your vehicle is considered to be running “lean”. The engine computer … Read more

5 Common Types of Fuel for Cars

fuel types

Until we are all driving 100% electric vehicles, the need for car fuel will always be in great demand. Every internal combustion engine is designed in a similar way. It needs a mixture of air and fuel to ignite and create the power needed to move the wheels of the vehicle. However, some of the … Read more