Torque Converter Failure: Warning Signs You Need To Know

Automotive Blog

The torque converter is a pump that sits between your car's transmission and engine. It is a vital component of your transmission's operation because it maintains the pressure level of the transmission fluid inside the transmission. A failing torque converter can produce symptoms similar to that of a malfunctioning transmission, so it's important not to dismiss it in favor of the transmission if your car is having trouble. Here are some of the signs to watch for that indicate imminent failure of the torque converter on your car.

1 July 2015

Is Your Check Engine Light On? How To Test The MAP Sensor

Automotive Blog

Since your car's Check Engine light can be activated by a variety of errors and failures, it can be hard to pin down the direct cause right away. One of the most common sources of Check Engine light trouble is the MAP sensor. MAP is short for manifold absolute pressure, and this sensor monitors the vacuum in the intake manifold compared to the atmospheric absolute pressure. Those readings drive the car's fuel consumption and spark timing.

18 June 2015

Diesel Power: Using Custom ECU Software To Get Massive Torque Gains In Your Turbo-Diesel Truck

Automotive Blog

One great thing about turbo-diesel trucks is they offer far more low-end torque than their gasoline counterparts. But why be satisfied with your truck's stock performance? Unlike naturally aspirated engines, which respond relatively poorly to minor modifications, tuning a turbo-diesel engine can yield huge gains in torque. All you have to do is install custom software on your truck's engine control unit (ECU) and you'll see a massive increase in towing performance and acceleration.

2 June 2015

3 Tips For Saving Money On Parts For Your Foreign Car

Automotive Blog

Although you might love driving a foreign vehicle, there is probably one thing about your Audi or other foreign car that you don't like—paying for parts. It's true that car parts for foreign vehicles can be expensive, but there are ways for you to cut costs. Give one or all of these tips a try, and you're sure to notice some cost savings. 1. Buy Used Many people assume that used parts are usually only used for older cars.

15 May 2015

5 Tips To Get More Use Out Of Your Brakes

Automotive Blog

Brake pads are some of the least expensive parts that you can purchase for your vehicle, but the cost can still add up. Plus, other components of your braking system, such as your rotors or calipers, can be rather expensive. Therefore, it's important to get as much use out of your brakes as possible if you want to save money while maximizing performance and safety. Luckily, there are a lot of different things that you can do to make your brakes last a whole lot longer.

19 April 2015

5 Auto Repair Tasks That Everyone Should Know How To Do

Automotive Blog

Auto repair shops exist for a reason—cars are complex. They are where people who have dedicated their lives to learning the ins and outs of cars help those who are less knowledgeable about the machines they operate every day.  These are the people who keep our automobiles running safely; however, they do not live in our back pockets for whenever an issue with our cars arises.  There are a few things that every car owner, driver, or even passenger should know how to complete.

9 April 2015

Questions You May Need Answered About Using Towing Services

Automotive Blog

Experiencing a malfunction with your car is always a terrible experience to go through. Fortunately, tow truck services can save you much of the trouble associated with getting the car to the repair shop. However, most people are fortunate enough to have rarely needed a tow service, and if this applies to you, understanding the following couple of questions will help ensure that you are informed about what to expect and that this experience goes as smoothly as possible.

25 March 2015

3 Benefits of Purchasing Used Automobile Parts

Automotive Blog

If you have a vehicle that is in need of some mechanical repair, you might want to consider purchasing used automobile parts. Of course, you might have heard that the used parts are not the best idea, but that is not really the case. In fact, there are many benefits that come from purchasing the used parts. Take a moment to review the following benefits so you will have all of the information you need to make the best decision regarding your automobile repair.

5 March 2015

5 Signs Of A Failing Suspension System

Automotive Blog

Your car's suspension system is responsible for dampening excessive forces or movements that may make the car bounce or sway too much while moving. You probably know that it is uncomfortable to ride in a car with a damaged suspension because you will feel every bump and pothole in the road. However, there are other signs that show a failing suspension: Drifting When your suspension is failing, it may not stabilize the car while turning.

24 February 2015

Planning A Trip? Get Your Car Ready For The Road

Automotive Blog

If you are planning a trip and will be driving your car, take time to make sure it is ready before you head out. There is nothing worse than breaking down on the side of the road while you are out traveling. The tips below should help you get from point A to point B without having any problems. Check the Tires The first thing you should check is your tires.

11 February 2015