Helpful Automotive Resources
September 22, 2020 P0005 Code: Fuel Shutoff Valve A Control Circuit/OpenAn OBD-II code warns you about the possible issues your car may have. To successfully resolve these issues, you need to know what the logged code means. If you’re having trouble figuring out what code P0005 means and how to fix it, you’ve come to the right place. Read on September 16, 2020 P0355 Code: Ignition Coil “E” Primary/Secondary CircuitThere are three things needed to start the combustion process in a gas-powered engine: an air/fuel mixture, compression, and an ignition source. The air intake system and the fuel delivery system are responsible for the air and the fuel, respectively. As for the ignition source, a vehicle relies on ignition May 04, 2019 The Ignition SystemThe purpose of the ignition system is twofold: first to create a voltage high enough (20,000+) to arc cross the gap of a spark plug, thus creating a spark strong enough to ignite the air/fuel mixture for combustion; second to control the timing so that the spark occurs at the June 29, 2020 5 Signs of a Bad StarterWhen a car doesn’t start, many people assume that the starter motor is to blame. After all, the component has the term “start” right in its name. But in reality, there are dozens of potential reasons why a car might not fire up.
June 16, 2020 Why Won’t My Car Start?It never fails—when your car refuses to start, it happens at the most inopportune time. It’s always when, say, you’re running late for a critical doctor’s appointment or a big work meeting. What makes things worse is that you usually have no idea why your car won’t start.
July 03, 2020 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 But on modern vehicles, nearly all such components have been superseded by electronic controls.