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

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

14 Causes of a Car Losing Power When Accelerating

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Not many things are as frustrating as suddenly losing engine power when trying to accelerate. Whether you’re attempting to merge onto the highway or needing to make a crucial pass, an abrupt loss of acceleration can be completely jarring, not to mention dangerous. While it may seem like your engine is giving out at the … Read more

13 Causes of Poor Gas Mileage (Increase Your MPG)

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If your car is suddenly getting terrible gas mileage and leaving you wondering “why is my car using so much gas all of a sudden?”. You’re not alone and today’s gas prices make it a bigger issue than it once may have been. There are a number of common causes behind plummeting fuel efficiency. Fortunately, … Read more

11 Causes of a Car Losing Power While Driving Up Hills

canyon hills

Driving uphill reveals weaknesses that are hidden on level ground. Gravity works against you, forcing the engine to work harder. Accelerating now tests every component and if one part isn’t functioning like it should, your vehicle may suddenly struggle, hesitate, or even stall when going uphill. If you car seems like it’s losing power while … Read more

8 Symptoms of a Bad Serpentine Belt (And Replacement Cost)

bad serpentine belt symptoms

That squealing under the hood when you start your car in the morning is no harmless noise. It’s an audible clue that your serpentine belt needs attention. This vital belt powers vital accessories like the alternator, AC compressor, and power steering pump by linking them to the crankshaft’s rotation. When this drive belt starts glazing, … Read more

6 Causes of Engine Ticking (When Accelerating or Idling)

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Do you have a noisy, rattly engine? Perhaps you hear a rhythmic ticking noise coming from under the hood. No matter the type of unusual sound, one’s thoughts automatically begin to turn toward impending engine failure and the headache such an issue might cause. Sometimes ticking is normal and expected. Sometimes a tick needs to … Read more