7 Symptoms of a Hole in Your Muffler (or Exhaust Pipe)

Vehicles come with all sorts of exhaust sounds. Some sound like a jet engine, some give off a low rumble, and others sound like a droning lawnmower. The exhaust sounds result from careful engineering of the vehicle’s muffler by the manufacturer, but mufflers can be changed and they can break. If you have a hole … Read more

Car Smells Like Rotten Eggs? (4 Possible Causes)

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If your car smells like rotten eggs, there is something wrong with it that needs to be fixed right away. Not only is the sulfur smell harmful to your health, the vehicle can be damaged if this problem is left unchecked. Reasons Your Car Smells Like Rotten Eggs Before reading further, check to make sure … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bent Connecting Rod in Your Engine

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A failed connecting rod is one of the most catastrophic forms of engine failure. This failure is commonly referred to as a “thrown rod” or “throwing a rod”. When a connecting rod fails, there is a very good chance the piston or connecting rod could smash right through the engine block at very high speed, … Read more

How To Remove Window Tint (4 Effective Methods)

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On a list of fun things to do with a few hours of free time you probably wouldn’t see vehicle tint removal. This process has a reputation for being painstaking and exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be. Why Would You Want to Remove Window Tint? The better your window tint, the longer it will … Read more

Ants in Your Car? (Here’s How to Get Rid of Them)

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If you’ve ever struggled with ants in the home, you know how frustrating they can be to get rid of. Unfortunately, home is not the only place that these unwelcome guests can set up shop. Vehicles are another place that can host ants for a long time. Ants are clever little creatures, and quite tough … Read more

How to Get Skunk Smell Out of Your Car

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Despite the utmost caution, you may eventually experience the dreaded skunk encounter while driving, especially if you live in a rural area. Whether the vehicle hits a skunk, drives on roadkill, or even just drives through an area where a skunk recently released its payload, the smell can permeate through the vehicle and cause a … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Valve Cover Gasket Leak (and Replacement Cost)

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As vehicles age, individual components within an engine wear down a little bit every time it’s being driven. When fluid is routed through hoses and lines, various types of gaskets are responsible for keeping things leak free. Unfortunately, these gaskets deteriorate and can eventually fail. One of the more common reasons for an engine oil … Read more