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Day in the life of Augustine Diep-Tran, Senior Director of Business Development
In In this blog series we bring you guest posts from folks at YourMechanic. We ask what projects they are working on and what they are passionate about outside YourMechanic. This time, we interviewed Augustine. Augustine is the Senior Director...
Day in the life of Katrina Smallwood, Head of Talent
In In this blog series we bring you guest posts from folks at YourMechanic. We ask what projects they are working on and what they are passionate about outside YourMechanic. This time, we interviewed Katrina. Katrina is the Head of...
Best of 2018: Our Most Accomplished Mechanics
As As we’ve grown to include over 600 mechanics, provide more than 500 services, and reach 2000-plus cities this past year, we wanted to recognize our most accomplished mechanics. To showcase the varied skills of our mechanics, we created multiple...
Day in the life of Dmitry Stupakov, Product Manager
In In this blog series we bring you guest posts from folks at YourMechanic. We ask what projects they are working on and what they are passionate about outside YourMechanic. This time, we interviewed Dmitry. Dmitry is a Product Manager...
YourMechanic’s Peanut Award
What What is the Peanut Award? At YourMechanic, we believe in recognizing excellence and rewarding employees for outstanding contribution to the company. The purpose of the award is to identify and acknowledge employees who go above and beyond their responsibilities...
How to Tighten a Brake Caliper Bolt in 5 Steps
Avoid brake failure by knowing how to tighten your brake caliper bolts.
How to Test a Spark Plug Ignition Coil
If you suspect your car has a faulty spark plug, use a multimeter to test it out in 7 straightforward steps.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body Temp Sensor
Common signs include poor engine performance, stalling, and broken electrical connections.
How Do Electric Vehicle Batteries Work?
EV batteries work to power an electric traction motor to move the car’s wheels. Different chemicals produce electricity to provide rechargeable power.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Driveshaft
Common signs include intense car vibrations and abnormal noises, like clunking, rattling, and scraping, coming from under the vehicle.
Common Signs of a Dirty Air Filter
A car air filter cleans the air entering the engine. Signs of a dirty air filter include a misfiring engine, unusual noises, and reduced fuel economy.
What Does the Electronic Power Control (EPC) Warning Light Mean?
The EPC light indicates an issue with a computerized system in your vehicle. It is exclusive to VW, Audi, Bentley, and other V.A.G cars.
Understanding Regenerative Braking in Hybrids and EVs
Regenerative brakes are part of what qualifies cars with an electric motor as energy-saving by retaining and using the energy released by braking
When Should I Change My Oil?
Changing oil in your car needs to happen at specific intervals. Oil change intervals vary, but it's best to change oil every 3,000 to 7,000 miles.
How to Add Oil to Your Car
Adding Adding oil is a simple, painless process. To understand how it works, you need to know that oil operates in a closed loop system and is stored in the oil pan. The oil pan holds up to 4 to...
How Much Oil Does My Car Take?
Motor oil is vital to engine function. Usually 4-cylinder engines use five quarts of oil, 6-cylinder engines use six quarts, and V8 engines use eight.
Is it Safe to Drive With the TPMS Light On?
Low tire pressure activates the TPMS light, which can contribute to premature tire wear and tire failure.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Brake Booster
If you notice the brake pedal is difficult to push, causes the engine to stall, or takes longer to stop the car, the power brake booster is failing.
New Media to Listen to in the Car
Whether you face a long commute every day or are planning a road trip, consider the following recommendations for audio entertainment.
5 Most Affordable Electric Vehicles
Not all EVs come with the big price tag. These 5 affordable electric vehicles provide the right amount range for the cost.
What to Do When You See an Emergency Vehicle
If you see an emergency vehicle while driving, know how to safely pull over to give it the right of way.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Chain
Common signs of a faulty timing chain include engine misfires, metal shavings found in the oil, and rattling sounds from the engine while idling.
How Electric Vehicle Batteries are Recycled
Despite their rare-mineral composition, EV batteries can be processed and repurposed
What Does the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Light Mean?
The ESC warning light is designed to help drivers in case they lose steering control by retaining control of the brakes and engine power in the car.
Top 5 Reasons Automobile Handling is Important
Good car handling means a car’s suspension system is working properly and is important to safe and efficient driving.