Recent articles

Electric Vehicles vs. Hybrid Cars
If you’re considering a car that requires less gas power, look into the benefits and drawbacks of both EVs and hybrids.
5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage
Car damage from potholes is common during the spring season. Check for tire bulges, suspension problems, and body damage if you drive over a pothole.
How Long Does an Automatic Transmission Last?
Be aware of how long your automatic transmission is intended to last and the best practices for extending its life.
How to Safely Dispose of Antifreeze
Antifreeze, or engine coolant, can be toxic to humans and animals. Know what to do with your car’s old, tainted, or spilled antifreeze.
What is Engine Coolant or Antifreeze?
A combustion engine works by burning a mixture of fuel and oxygen at temperatures over 200 degrees. Complete this process more than 2,000 times per minute, and you’ll understand how an engine can...
How to Clean Car Floor Mats
Whether rubber or cloth, clean car floor mats to give your vehicle a new, fresh look.
What is the Engine Failsafe Mode?
Whether you drive a Beemer, Toyota, Honda or any other make, your vehicle is engineered to protect itself from suffering catastrophic damage. This is essentially where the engine failsafe mode comes into play....
How to Complete a Drive Cycle
Know the intricacies of each vehicle manufacturer’s instructions on top of the 5 general steps to complete a drive cycle.
Top 7 Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On
While it’s often assumed that the check engine light (CEL) is an indication of a major mechanical issue, this isn’t always the case. In fact, according to many professional mechanics, a warning light...
How to Get Rid of Your Old Car
When your vehicle is no longer roadworthy, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth any money. No matter how old or run down you vehicle might be, there’s still a chance to get...
5 Best Apps to Beat Traffic
For both iOS and Android, these 5 navigation apps will help you avoid traffic on your daily commute.
Top 12 Most Common Car Problems and Issues
Completing Completing routine service and maintenance is vital to keeping your car, truck, or SUV running strong. At times, however, car issues will arise, and every vehicle will display certain warning signs. To reduce the potential for breakdown, and expensive...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Canister Purge Solenoid
Common signs of a problem with a car EVAP canister purge solenoid include rough idle, difficulty starting, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
How to Find the Radio Code to Unlock a Car Stereo
Need into your car’s stereo? Here are four handy sources for finding the radio code to access all the functions of your car’s infotainment system.
3 Reasons Your Car Smells like Rotten Eggs
A sulfuric or rotten eggs smell indicates an excess of byproducts left over from failed combustion. Removing the smell requires part replacement.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Position Sensor
Common signs of a faulty crankshaft position sensor include issues starting the vehicle, intermittent stalling, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Misfiring Cylinder?
An engine misfire can be caused by bad spark plugs or imbalanced air/fuel mixture. Driving with a misfire isn't safe and can damage your engine.
How to Read a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
A car VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) contains unique information about where the car was made and can be found in your car or online.
When to Replace Front Struts
Know the signs of front struts in need of replacement and when to take your car in to have them fixed.
PCM vs. ECM: What's the difference?
ECMs (engine control modules) and PCMs (powertrain control modules) are both onboard computing systems in your car. One predates the other.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Wheel Bearings
Common signs include abnormal tire wear, grinding or roaring noise from the tire area, vibration in the steering wheel, and play in the wheels.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Filter
If your car is hard to start, experiencing engine performance issues, or has the Check Engine Light on, you may need to replace the fuel filter.
How to Rent a Car for Uber or Lyft
Would-be rideshare drivers who lack access to a qualified car can rent one through Uber, Lyft or HyreCar on a weekly basis.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Control Arm Assembly
Common signs include a vibrating steering wheel, steering pulling to the left or right, and clunking noises.
What is Surge Pricing?
Surge pricing applies to rideshare services that increase costs in busy areas to mediate supply and demand of rides. Luckily, it can be avoided.