5 Symptoms of a Bad Starter Motor

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Every vehicle has a starter motor in it. The purpose of the starter motor is to spin the engine fast enough for the engine to run off of its own power. The starter is really just an electric motor that can be controlled by the ignition. When you turn the key in the ignition, teeth … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Thermostat

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When you get too cold or hot in your house, you probably adjust a thermostat to change the temperature in the room. Engine blocks can also be too hot or too cold; they too need a thermostat to manage their temperature. How does a Thermostat Work? Unlike the thermostat for your house, most thermostats used … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Air Filter in Your Car

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The air filter is a part of the vehicle that should be self-explanatory. As you probably know, the internal combustion engine can only operate if it has the proper amount of air and fuel. The air that goes into the engine is supplied by the outdoors. However, the engine requires this to be clean air … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Pump

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The fuel pump is a valuable component of the internal combustion engine. Since there needs to be a mixture of fuel and air inside the combustion chamber, the fuel pump is responsible for pumping fuel from the gas tank, through the fuel lines, and into the combustion chamber. What is a Fuel Pump? A fuel … Read more

Symptoms of a Bad PCV Valve (and its Replacement Cost)

The PCV, or positive crankcase ventilation, valve allows gas from the engine’s crankcase to get released into the combustion chambers. This helps improve the functionality of the vehicle and increases the efficiency of its engine. But if you have a PCV valve that is bad then you will notice the performance of your car will … Read more

Diesel Engine vs Gasoline Engine (What’s the Difference?)

Diesel engines and gasoline (petrol) engines are two internal combustion engines that are most commonly found in automobiles. They both have similarities and differences between them. Similarities One big similarity is they are both 4 stroke engines. The 4 strokes of these engines include intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust. When it goes through the intake … Read more

How Does Keyless Entry Work? (In Cars and Trucks)

If you’ve purchased a car in the last 10 years then you’ve probably received a little remote control device with your car. Sometimes the device is even attached to the key itself. You will typically find three buttons on this remote control which have the power to unlock the car, lock the car, and unlock … Read more

How to Prevent your Engine from Overheating

Automobiles have cooling systems that prevent them from getting overheated. This particularly comes in handy during the summertime when the engine has to sustain more heat from the sunlight. But if you have a cooling system that is defective for whatever reason then your engine could overheat very easily under these circumstances. That is why … Read more