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

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)

best online auto parts store

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

“Service AdvanceTrac” Warning Light (What it is and How to Reset)

how to reset service AdvanceTrac

If you are the owner of a Ford vehicle, you might have come to notice a curious, yet somewhat concerning message displayed upon your car, truck, or SUV’s dash. Ford owners the world over have been greeted by a “Service AdvanceTrac” message at one point or another during daily commutes.  AdvanceTrac problems are commonly described … Read more

How to Fix a Seat Belt That Won’t Retract (or Pull Out)   

seat belt won't retract

The occasional accident is an unfortunate, yet often unavoidable, part of spending time behind the wheel of a car. While some might drive their entire lives without experiencing so much as a fender bender, most motorists have been involved in at least one accident at some point throughout the years.  As most are well aware, … Read more

Sunroof vs. Moonroof (What’s the Difference?) 

sunroof vs moonroof

Sunroof versus moonroof. How are they the same? How are they different? It’s not as straightforward as it may sound. Let’s first look at some background in this regard. Then we’ll consider the numerous sunroof (moonroof) types and how one of them might best fit your future automobile needs. Sunroof History The automobile was initially … Read more