7 Symptoms of a Bad Radiator Cap (and How to Test)

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The part of a vehicle known as the “radiator pressure cap” contains 2 valves. Its purpose is to contain coolant in the radiator and ensure that the cooling system remains pressurized. Cooling systems hold different amounts of pressure, but typically sit somewhere between 13 and 16 pounds of pressure per square inch (PSI), or in … Read more

5 Causes of Car Engine Knocking Noise (and How to Fix It)

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Have you been hearing some strange knocking noises or unusual vibrations from the engine bay? There could be an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.  A fully functional internal combustion engine should not make any unusual noises, particularly if the noise is a loud ticking, knocking or clacking sound. If you do start to … Read more

5 Symptoms of Bad Gas in Your Car

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Fuel for vehicles, whether gasoline or diesel, is refined specifically for the purpose of operating a vehicle’s engine. There cannot be any contamination of the fuel whatsoever or else the engine’s performance will suffer as a result. Contamination could mean virtually any outside substance that does not belong in the fuel, such as water. Out … Read more

5 Symptoms of Low Engine Oil Level

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There is an old saying that oil is the blood of any vehicle. In a way, this is true because the engine of the vehicle depends on oil to lubricate its components and keep them running smoothly. Since the engine is the heart of the vehicle, this heart needs to be constantly pumping “blood” to … Read more

6 Reasons Why a Car Shuts Off While Driving

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There is nothing worse than having your car engine stop while you’re driving. If this happens, you’ll want to pull off the road as quickly as possible before the wheels stop completely. Do not confuse this situation with one where you have a lack of power in your vehicle. This is caused by your alternator … Read more