What is VTEC and How Does It Work?

how VTEC works

How can you have the extra power of a turbo, but not have a turbo? The answer—VTEC, baby. What is VTEC? “Don’t mess with VTEC bro.” We’ve all heard it one time or another at a car meet. The idea is that VTEC is this mysterious beast that shall not be trifled with and will … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Oil Control Valve (and VVT Solenoid)

variable valve timing engine

To understand the variable valve timing (VVT) solenoid and associated oil control valve (OCV), it will help to know the history of this device and how it benefits our cars, SUVs and light trucks today. The valves in the engine of your car, SUV or truck operate to control the flow of air, fuel and … Read more