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)

straight pipe exhaust

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)

bad charcoal canister symptoms

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

5 Reasons Why Water is Coming From Your Car Exhaust

water from exhaust

The internal combustion engine of a vehicle emits exhaust gases during its combustion process. It would be bad if those gases were to stay in the engine which is why cars are built with an exhaust system. This is basically piping that allows the exhaust gases to flow out from the engine. The piping leads … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Hole in Your Muffler or Exhaust

hole in muffler symptoms

Any vehicle with an internal combustion engine and an exhaust system is bound to have a device called a muffler (or “silencer” in some parts of the world). Usually located at the rear of a vehicle, a muffler in newer cars and trucks is made to last the lifetime of the vehicle (or much less … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Oxygen Sensor (and Replacement Cost)

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In this article we are going to go over a very important sensor in a car’s engine called the “oxygen sensor”, commonly referred to as an O2 sensor.  Afterwards, you should know the basic function, working principle, bad symptoms, and average replacement cost of an oxygen sensor. How an Oxygen Sensor Works The internal combustion … Read more