3 Symptoms of a Bad Oil Control Valve (VVT Solenoid)

An oil control valve (also referred to as a VVT solenoid) is an important component of a vehicle with a variable valve timing (VVT) system. The existence of the system aims to control the performance of the engine utilizing two methods to retard and advance camshaft angle. If your oil control valve goes bad, you’ll … Read more

5 Causes of an Alternator Going Bad

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The alternator serves a very important purpose in your vehicle. It is responsible for generating the proper amount of electricity for powering the vehicle’s electrical components and battery. The alternator is able to generate this power by converting the vehicle’s mechanical energy into electrical energy. If you have a bad alternator, then all your vehicle’s … Read more

5 Causes of Engine ECU Failure (Why Does an ECM Go Bad?)

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The ECU is the engine control unit of your vehicle. It is also often referred to as the PCM (powertrain control module) or ECM (engine control module). This electronic module is a built-in computer which your vehicle depends on for managing a variety of its systems and functions. Think of it as the vehicle’s brain. … Read more

Why Does My Oil Smell Like Gas? (4 Common Causes)

There are two precious fluids that every vehicle needs; gas and oil. The gas is the fuel which you pump into your fuel tank at the gas station. The internal combustion engine depends on a mixture of fuel and air to generate power for the wheels below. Since the engine has a lot of internal … Read more

Safely Removing a Car Battery (Step-by-Step)

Modern vehicles have so many electrical devices built into them. The alternator is what keeps these devices powered while the vehicle is in operation. But it is the battery that supplies power to the starter motor which gets the vehicle running in the first place. The battery also manages the electrical devices after you turn … Read more