SVC Audio: Highway Hero or Unnecessary Distraction?

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Ever notice how your car’s audio system seems to struggle to keep up with road noise as you hit the highway? This is where SVC audio comes into play. SVC is an acronym with a couple different meanings in the audio world. It can either stand for Speed Volume Compensation or Single Voice Coil. If … Read more

Cars with an LS3 Engine (And Why They’re So Popular)

LS3 2013 Camaro SS

If a vehicle exists, it has probably been LS swapped. And the vehicle doesn’t even need wheels; not even planes are safe from the mighty LS engine! What is an LS Engine? An LS engine is a pushrod V8 engine produced by General Motors. The engine is made of aluminum, which makes it light. The pushrod design means it only has a single … Read more

5 Ways to Tell Your Catalytic Converter Has Been Stolen

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Having your catalytic converter stolen is no fun. They’re expensive to replace and can cause you to fail a smog test. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to tell if your catalytic converter has been stolen in case you’ve been wondering. How to Tell Your Catalytic Converter is Missing Thought catalytic converter theft claims are dropping, it’s … Read more

What Causes Tire Cupping? (Check These 6 Things)

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Did you know there’s more to tire maintenance than simply rotating the tires? Tire cupping is the uneven wear across your tire tread. But why does this happen? Let’s look at the most common culprits of tire cupping. What Is Tire Cupping? Tire cupping is a specific type of irregular tire tread wear that causes … Read more

Car Overheats When AC Is On? (Check These 4 Things)

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Your car should never overheat under normal operating conditions. If you’re dealing with intermittent overheating issues, your vehicle may have one of the problems on this list. Reasons Air Conditioning Causes a Car to Overheat When a car overheats, it usually indicates a mechanical problem with the cooling system. Sometimes, a car can also overheat … Read more

Feathering the Accelerator (Throttle Control 101)

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The accelerator or gas pedal isn’t an on-off switch. You will get the most out of your vehicle’s handling if you step on the gas pedal gradually in certain situations. This gradual application is called feathering the accelerator, an important form of throttle control. Proper application of this technique could even save your life. How … Read more