Oil Coming Out of Your Exhaust? (Here’s What it Means)

oil coming out of exhaust

If you spend enough time around vehicles, you are sure to witness the occasional odd occurrence, which catches your attention almost immediately. Unfortunately, many of these strange occurrences signify the onset of mechanical issues, which often vary in extent and severity. One such strange occurrence is the sudden appearance of oil leaking or dripping from … Read more

Why Does a Car Backfire? (4 Common Causes)

If you’ve heard anything that sounds like a gunshot when on a walk along a busy street, and it wasn’t from a firearm, then you’ve probably heard a car backfiring. It might just be one solitary *pop*, a series of pops followed by a crackle, or a long string of loud, rapid pops if you’re … Read more

Muffler Delete Pros and Cons (and Average Cost)

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Muffler deletes have become a popular way to give your vehicle a more aggressive sound. But while it’s one of the most popular ways, it’s not the only way to make your exhaust louder. So, if you find after reading this guide it’s not the road you want to go down, you’re not entirely out … Read more

4 Causes of Blue Smoke From Exhaust (and How to Fix)

blue smoke at startup

Maybe you’ve seen it: accelerating from a stoplight, a car ahead is spewing a bunch of blue-colored smoke from the tailpipe. It’s not extreme, like a smoke bomb, but it also isn’t normal like everyone else’s exhaust smoke. Or maybe you experience blue smoke coming from your engine bay upon startup every morning, no matter … Read more

Straight Pipe Exhaust Systems (Pros, Cons, and Cost)

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Straight piping your exhaust is a religion. It was brought forth by the Israelites on the seventh coming of the Lord’s name, wherein they exclaimed: “Thou shalt eliminate all resistance from thine exhaust system, so as to spit fire and therefore create more burning bushes, bro.” Shortly thereafter, as we all know, horse-drawn carriages were … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Charcoal Canister (and Replacement Cost)

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You’ve probably never considered what happens when the charcoal canister in your car goes bad. That’s because it’s possibly one of the most reliable parts of your vehicle. The charcoal canister (aka: EVAP canister) is an essential part of the Evaporative Emission Control System (often shortened to “EVAP”). This system helps ensure that dangerous fumes … Read more

How to Clean a Catalytic Converter (2 Methods)

how to clean a catalytic converter

If your vehicle has a working catalytic converter, it drastically decreases pollution and your carbon footprint. Catalytic converters turn carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and other exhaust engine emissions into less harmful compounds, so they don’t hurt you or the environment. To keep your car eco-friendly and running in optimal condition, you should know when … Read more