How to Remove Car Decals (from Paint or Windows)

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Everyone has this thought at least once through their car ownership lifetime. Maybe you just purchased that car and there’s still a dealership sticker on the window. Maybe you think:  “A window banner? That would look so cool! That way my car will look like a real racecar!” If you’re into NASCAR, maybe you’ll even … Read more

SOHC vs DOHC (What’s the Difference?) 

SOHC vs DOHC engine

Single overhead and dual overhead camshafts have been a part of automotive, marine, motorcycle and aircraft engines since the early 20th century. Some of the first cars with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) were the British designed 1902 Maudsley and the American 1903 Marr Autocar. Dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) appeared in a French Peugeot which … Read more

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

How to Change Spark Plugs (Step-by-Step)

Spark plugs may be simple to replace or annoyingly difficult. It all depends on how many covers, hoses, wire harnesses and other miscellaneous parts you must either move or remove to gain access to the plugs. And if the engine is jammed into a tiny space, that can make getting to the plugs even more … Read more

Straight Cut Gears vs Helical Gears (Pros and Cons)

straight cut vs helical gears

Today, gears are a major part of our lives. Mostly hidden by appropriate enclosures, they do their work in all manner of servile devices from washing machines to laser printers to chainsaws. Many aspects of life would be far different and more difficult without gears. Two specific types of gears are in common use worldwide. … Read more

LSPI: Low Speed Pre-Ignition (and What to Do About It) 

low speed pre-ignition damage

Around 2012 or so, the first of the small displacement and high performance turbocharged four cylinder engines began to emerge in scaled-down sports sedans and hatchbacks. The Ford Focus ST and the Mazdaspeed 3 come to mind. Manufacturers were then attempting to squeeze a bunch of brake horsepower (bhp) out of small displacement engines and … Read more

V6 vs V8 Engine (Which is Better?)

v6 vs v8

Whether shopping for a new vehicle (especially a truck), you’ll often be presented with more than one engine option. Right up there with the 4-cylinder vs 6-cylinder debate, is the V6 vs V8 argument. Should you go for the extra power of a V8 or for the better fuel economy of a V6? Unfortunately, it’s … Read more

19 Best Online Auto Parts Stores (Ranked by Car Enthusiasts)

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Gone are the old days of having to visit a parts store just for them to tell you they don’t have what you’re looking for. Now when you’re looking for the best place to buy car parts, the search has to start online. Whether you’re looking for something as simple as brake pads or something … Read more

6 Do-it-Yourself Car Detailing Tips

DIY car detailing tips

Car detailing can be a great way to get your car looking like new again. The benefit of car detailing is that it cleans your car more thoroughly than a simple car wash would. It ensures that every little spot of your car is looking sparkling new. This process could involve polishing and waxing the … Read more