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Features

What is a Car Tune-Up?

Vintage cars have a bunch of mechanical parts, such as ignition points and carburetors, that have to be constantly “tuned up.” But on modern vehicles, nearly all such components have...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0335 or Crankshaft Position “A” Circuit Malfunction

The P0335 trouble code indicates a possible issue with your vehicle’s crankshaft. But what exactly does this mean and how can you resolve the problem? Read on to learn more...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0016 Code: Camshaft Position A – Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1)

The P0016 error code concerns the camshaft and crankshaft—two important components within your vehicle’s engine. These two must be perfectly synchronized for the engine to function properly. So, if your...Read more

DIY

Essential Underhood Maintenance Tips from Our Chief Mechanic

In the past, cars required constant adjustments to mechanical bits, such as carburetors and ignition points. Thankfully, today’s vehicles are governed by computers and other electronics—and that means far less...Read more

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Car Care Month & COVID-19: Prep Your Vehicle for Emergencies

April is National Car Care Month—and it’s less than two weeks away. Now, with the exception of our brave health workers and other frontliners who are working hard to fight...Read more

DIY

When to Replace the Timing Chain on Your Vehicle

Your car’s engine contains many components, one of which is either a timing belt or a timing chain. Although the timing chain doesn’t get as much attention as some other...Read more

DIY

Car Maintenance Tips for Spring

The chill of winter is finally wearing off and spring is just around the corner. That means rebirth and rejuvenation for not only nature but your vehicle, as well. Although...Read more

DIY

I have a leased car – all I’m interested in is keeping my costs to a minimum when turning it back in.

Assuming your lease is for 3 years or less. Under hood checks Once a month. New vehicles require less attention and most problems are covered by the warrantee, BUT if...Read more

DIY

Common Questions Asked by Motorists

Q: Every once in a while I can hear a squeak or metal grinding noise coming out of the front wheels. It happens mostly at low speeds while turning. When...Read more

Guides

Understanding Your Car

In this section, we will help you understand how your car works. We assume that you know nothing about how a car works and provide clear, understandable explanations of the...Read more

DIY

I Want to Keep My Car for as Long as Possible and I Want It to Look and Run Great

Under hood checks Once a week or when refueling. Oil change Every 3000 miles with oil filter Washing Once a week Hand washing is best, but if you must use...Read more

DIY

Underhood Checks

Back to Car Care Do you know your way around under the hood of your car? While not as critical as it used to be, checking under the hood periodically...Read more

Guides

Timing belt

Certain engines with overhead camshafts have timing belts that have a limited lifespan. Car makers use these belts instead of more durable chains because chains are noisier and cost more...Read more

DIY

CAR CARE — What Must I Do to Take Care Of My Car?

What does your car mean to you? How you view your car may determine how well you tend to treat it. If you see it as a mere conveyance, you...Read more

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