8 Reasons Your Car Smells Like Something Is Burning

burning smell in car

If your vehicle smells like it’s burning, chances are, something is literally burning. But the question is, where is it coming from and what’s causing it? The truth is that there are a few different potential causes, and it’s essential to track down exactly what’s going on so you can remedy the situation as soon … Read more

Why Jeeps Are So Expensive?

why are Jeeps so expensive?

Rugged. That’s the kind of person you are. The wind in your dusty hair, crawling up some sick mountain trails that haven’t been driven in years. You like to be on your own, master of your fate, captain of your soul. That is, of course, why you chose to buy a Jeep. You were told … Read more

The Spoon Engine (Real or Just a Myth?)

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Every ‘Fast and Furious’ fan remembers this pivotal moment where we find out Hector is packing some serious heat under the hoods of his Honda Civics to DECIMATE the competition at Race Wars. For serious JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) fans residing in North America, the Spoon engine is something of a legend, but very real. … Read more

How to Do a Burnout in an Automatic Car or Truck

how to do a burnout in an automatic

Pulling up to the stoplight with your 2002 Hyundai Tibouran at midnight, you get the bright idea: “I’m going to do a burnout, there’s nobody around”. You throw the automatic transmission in “1”, hold the brake and the accelerator, then release the brake expecting to spin your tires like all the Fast and Furious movies! … 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

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