Truck Bed Sizes and Cab Sizes (w/ Charts)

truck bed sizes

Do you need a large truck because you are a “mountain man”?  You’re just looking to get out there in the wilderness, do some 4 x 4 driving, and haul cords of lumber because you live out in the country and a truck is the only way to get it done. If you want to … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Rear Main Seal Leak (and Replacement Cost)

rear main seal leak symptoms

Try as we might, it is simply impossible to wish away all that can potentially ail our vehicles. If one drives enough miles, they will eventually face mechanical hardship of one sort or another. However, not all mechanical issues are the same, either in type or severity, which creates a “luck of the draw” type … Read more

7 Causes of a Cold Lower Radiator Hose

lower radiator hose cold

If you are having cooling system problems with your car, truck, or SUV, such as intermittent or continuous elevated engine temperature, the presence of a cold lower radiator hose may help in the diagnosis of the problem. This can be true because a cold lower hose is an indicator that coolant (antifreeze) is not properly … Read more

Why Do Some Trucks Have Spikes on Their Wheels?

truck wheel spikes

Do you remember the opening chariot race in Ben Hur? There is a moment in the race where the camera zooms in on the wheel and you can see a bunch of daggers poking out from the centerpoint of the wheel as it gets towards our main character’s chariot. This is meant to be a … Read more

Engine Oil Smells Like Gas? (6 Causes and How to Fix)

oil smells like gas

If you log enough years behind the wheel, you will inevitably find yourself faced with a number of peculiar issues. Why you might not immediately recognize the cause of such puzzling issues, you are likely to understand that something is amiss. Under these circumstances, further investigation is warranted. One scenario of this nature is that … Read more

How Long Do CVT Transmissions Last? (and Cars That Have a CVT)

CVT transmission life expectancy

CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. The first CVT patent was awarded to Daimler-Benz in 1886. The CVT concept had been applied to saw mill machinery seven years earlier by an inventor named Milton Reeves. Down through the decades, CVTs have appeared in numerous automobiles, motorcycles and more recently in snowmobiles and ATVs. As you … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pump Relay (and Replacement Cost)

testing relay with multimeter

When you turn your key to start your vehicle, you expect everything to turn over. And when it doesn’t you probably jump to the most common culprits, the battery, the starter, or the alternator. But what do you do when all those parts check out? We’ll dive into some other potential causes like a faulty … Read more

Does Running Your Car A/C Use Gas?

does A/C use gas?

Should I drive with the windows down or blast the air conditioning? Most people don’t think about it and just go about their daily drive, but chances are if you’ve found this article, you’re a bit of a thinker. So, what’s more efficient? Driving with your A/C on or with the windows down? This article … Read more