A Car Warranty Myth Guide

According to a recent AAA survey (American Automobile Association), about one-third of car owners, some 64 million people, are in serious trouble. Well, they might be, because they cannot pay for an unexpected car repair without going into debt. Auto repair statistics...

Automatic Transmission, An Anatomy Lesson

Put simply, the modern automatic transmission is a marvel of engineering, pulling together multiple disciplines, including physics, hydraulics, electronics, and mechanical theory. Made up of hundreds of both moving and stationary parts, a bevy of sensors and solenoid...

DIY Corner – Engine Oil Change

Whether you’re driving a luxury car or 4×4 pickup truck, or anything in between, regular maintenance is the single most important thing that you can do to keep it running. A regular oil change is one of the most critical steps, and required every 3,000 to 6,000...

Synthetic Oil vs Conventional Oil

Made of hundreds of metal and plastic parts, your car’s engine would hardly last at all if it weren’t for the engine lubrication system. A thin film of engine oil, as little as 0.00002” or 1/100th the thickness of a hair, keeps metal parts from contacting and wearing...

Should You Pay for Auto Diagnostic Service?

Chances are good that you’ve dealt with the check engine light, but unlike other problems, the check engine light can seem like a mystery. For example, if you have a squeaky serpentine belt, the solution is often quite obvious – replace the serpentine belt. If you...

Why is Auto Repair So Expensive?

No one actually looks forward to taking the car to the shop. Taking the car to the shop means something is wrong with it, perhaps a strange noise or vibration or the check engine light is on – that’s a stress that you just don’t need in your life. Even worse, you...