5 Symptoms of a Bad Drive shaft and Replacement Cost

The power the engine creates is called torque. The job of the drive shaft is to transmit that torque power to the wheels of the vehicle. Most economy cars are front-wheel drive, so the torque would be transmitted to the two front wheels with what’s called a half-shaft. But if you have a rear wheel … Read more

5 Slipping Clutch Symptoms (How to Tell)

If you drive a manual transmission vehicle then you are familiar with the clutch. You will only find a clutch pedal in a manual vehicle because it is required for disengaging and engaging power to the wheels from the engine at certain times while driving. Normally, you need to apply some pressure to the clutch … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Torque Converter and Replacement Cost

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The engine’s rotational power needs a torque converter in order for this torque to be transmitted to the vehicle’s transmission system. The torque converter is located in between the engine and the transmission. There is a flex plate in this area where the torque converter is installed onto. Once the crankshaft moves, the flex plate … Read more

Wheel Spacers – Are They Good or Bad?

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Wheel spacers are special components which create more space in the area that lies between the wheel hub assembly and the wheel itself. You place the wheel spacers over the holding bracket of the vehicle to produce this additional space. When you purchase wheel spacers, they need to be made specifically for your type of … Read more

Dual Clutch Transmissions (Top 10 Pros and Cons)

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The dual clutch transmission (DCT) is referred to by several names including double-clutch transmission and twin-clutch transmission. A regular manual transmission vehicle would use one clutch and a clutch pedal. The dual clutch transmission uses two separate clutches with no clutch pedal. Since there is no clutch pedal, the clutches are controlled through hydraulics and … Read more

5 Main Parts of a Car Engine (and their Functions)

main parts of a car engine

While checking your oil have you ever wondered what actually is under that engine cover? What do those parts do? How does an engine really work? Underneath that beautiful (in some cases) engine cover lies a wonderful piece of engineering. The modern-day automotive engine is capable of some wonderful feats. Let’s pull back the curtain … Read more

Differential Fluid Change Cost and Interval (Front and Rear)

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Differentials are what let the wheels of a vehicle rotate at varying speeds, especially when turning a corner. There are differentials in every vehicle on the road. Some car manufacturers place the differentials in the front and others place them in the back. The differentials may even be built into the front and rear ends. … Read more

Steering Rack and Pinion Leak (Symptoms and Causes)

rack and pinion leak

The steering rack and pinion are the components found in virtually all power steering systems of vehicles. They are a dual gear set which is ultimately responsible for letting the driver turn the wheels of their vehicle. In other words, the steering wheel’s rotational motion gets converted into the linear motion that is needed for … Read more

How a Gasoline Engine Works

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A gasoline engine is also called a petrol engine in many parts of the world. The word “petrol” is what the British use to describe a gasoline engine. They mean the exact same thing, which some people may not realize if they are from America. A gasoline engine is the most common type of engine … Read more