Helpful Automotive Resources
September 10, 2020 7 Most Reliable Used Cars Under $2,000Name-brand dealerships rarely carry super-cheap vehicles, but you’ll find plenty available from private sellers and independent car lots. Websites like Craigslist are a goldmine because sellers can post there for free—and that leads to a lot of budget-friendly offerings.
September 16, 2020 Valve Cover Gasket Leak SymptomsThe valve cover (also known as a camshaft cover or rocker cover) is a plastic or metal cover fastened to the top of the engine’s cylinder head. The valve cover protects the valvetrain components while keeping oil in and contaminants out.
September 17, 2020 P0036 Code: P0036 HO2S Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 2)The downstream (post-converter) HO2S primarily gets used for post catalyst monitoring. It does this by checking the oxygen content of the exhaust gas after exiting the catalytic converter. Each HO2S compares the oxygen content of the surrounding air with the oxygen content in the exhaust stream.
September 15, 2020 P0154 Code: O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 2, Sensor 1)As mentioned, your vehicle’s O2 sensors play a very important part in engine performance and fuel efficiency. Without them, your PCM will not be able to adjust the air-fuel mixture in your engine. This may cause decreased fuel efficiency and even compromise your engine’s performance.
September 12, 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Exits U.S Market; Hatch Prices Go UpFor the LX trim equipped with the continuously variable transmission, customers will have to shell out $22,000, a $250 bump from the outgoing model. The price increase is quite significant compared to the Toyota Corolla Hatchback’s $20,465 price tag.