AWD vs 4WD (What’s the Difference?)

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Looking for an all-terrain vehicle? Perhaps you want something that will be stable in rainy, snowy, or icy road conditions. Not all AWD and 4WD systems are created equally. If you’re looking to maximize your vehicle’s capability per dollar, you should know the difference between some of the common drivetrain options on the market that … Read more

4 Different Types of Drivetrains (Which is Best?)

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Do you know which wheels are used to propel your vehicle forward? The driven wheels play an important part in your vehicle’s handling dynamics. Some vehicles can be ordered in multiple configurations, and each configuration has its own pros and cons. Keep reading to understand the differences between types of drivetrains and which one may … Read more

Blue Smoke From Exhaust (Causes and How to Fix)

Ever notice a car that takes off from a stop light leaving a huge cloud of smelly blue smoke in its wake? Perhaps this is your car. Why is this happening, you might ask? A cloud of blue smoke generally means one thing: you’re burning oil. Instead of topping off your oil pan and continuing … Read more

Why is My Steering Wheel Not Straight? (Causes and How to Fix)

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The steering wheel is the primary control a driver uses to direct a vehicle where it should go. Turning the wheel in one direction should make the tires turn in the same direction a proportional amount. This needs to be a consistent and reliable property of your vehicle’s steering system. A steering wheel that doesn’t … Read more

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