Car Engine Maintenance

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Coolant: What it Does and Why It's Important

Without coolant, your engine would reach temperatures beyond its tolerance levels and seize, resulting in a costly engine overhaul.

How to Change Your Car's Oil

Learn how to change your car's oil to save money and improve your skillset.

How to Install a Battery Disconnect Switch

Prevent possible theft of your car and make it that much safer by installing this switch on your battery.

How to Hollow Out a Catalytic Converter

Removing the core from your catalytic converter is often unnecessary but here's how it can be done.

How to Change Your Oil

Changing your own motor oil can extend the life of your car and improve MPG.

How to Install a Slave Cylinder

The clutch slave cylinder in a vehicle is designed to take the place of a clutch cable, so it is an important piece of your system.

Golf Cart Motor Maintenance and Care Tips

Golf carts are great for a sunny day on the green.

How to Replace a Car Ignition Switch

To replace the ignition switch in your car, you will need to access the steering wheel column assembly.

6 Signs You Need an Engine Rebuilt

Knocking may mean its time to rebuild your engine.

7 Common Problems With Diesel Cars

Diesel cars may save you money in fuel expenses, but cost you in other ways.

How a Crankshaft Works

Without a crankshaft, your engine wouldn't produce power for the vehicle.

How to Repair a Dented Exhaust Pipe

You need to straighten the damage at once.

How to Replace an Engine Mount

The cost of replacing an engine mount is between $30 and $60.

How to Replace an Ignition Coil

If your vehicle has become difficult to start, it may be an ignition coil issue.

How to Change a Power Steering Belt

When your power steering starts to fail, your belt might be the problem. The good news is that it's not difficult to replace a power steering belt in most car models.

How to Fix a Cracked Engine Block

A cracked engine block might seem like an absolute disaster for your car.

Cleaning a Corroded Car Battery Connector

This corrosion is caused by condensing and deteriorating battery acid.

How to Turn a Motorcycle Engine into a Go Kart Engine

A Go Kart has four wheels, a steering wheel, and brakes.

How to Read an Oil Dipstick

Knowing how to use an oil dipstick is a simple task.

Different Types of Transmission Fluid Explained

Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is used to regulate friction in your car.

How a Throttle Position Sensor Works

The sensor is located in the butterfly spindle.

Removing Stripped Lug Nuts

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to change your tire.

How to Adjust a Vehicle's Shift Cables

If your vehicle is not hitting the correct gear when you shift, you might have to adjust your shift cables.

Go Kart Torque Converter vs. Clutch: Which Allows More Speed?

A go kart is a motor vehicle with four wheels.

How to Replace a Coolant Reservoir

Sometimes, the coolant reservoir in your car can become damaged.

5 Different Types of Exhaust Systems Explained

Different exhaust systems offer different advantages.

Troubleshooting a Radiator Fan That Won't Start

A radiator fan is important as it helps to circulate air within the engine of your vehicle and keep the

How a Crankcase Breather Works

Like lungs, the crankcase breather helps filter the engine's air.

How a Fuel Pump Relay Works

You may wonder what service the engine's fuel pump relay provides.

How an Exhaust Leak Affects Engine Performance

Your engine performance requires that all components in the car operate at optimum capacity.

What to Do When the Coolant Reservoir is Overflowing

Occasionally your automobile’s coolant reservoir will begin to overflow.

Why a Vehicle Might Use Too Much Coolant

The amount of coolant used by a vehicle is a good determinant of whether the vehicle is leaking.

How to Use Fuel Injection Cleaner

Your fuel injector can become clogged up with deposits left behind from fuel and its additives.

How to Burp a Vehicle's Coolant System

The coolant system on any vehicle, even when the vehicle’s radiator appears to be full, may not

What is a Chemical Radiator Flush?

You can order a radiator flush at a garage or buy a radiator flush kit and execute a chemical flush at

3 Reasons Engine Mounts Break Down

An engine mount in a car might break down for a variety of reasons.

How to Backflush a Vehicle's Coolant System

Backflushing is used to completely remove any coolant that remains after the radiator is drained.

Pros and Cons of a Dual Exhaust System

Before you install a dual exhaust system, you should understand its pros and cons.

How a Gear Motor Works

If you've ever seen a crane in action, you've seen a great example of how a gear motor works.

How to Expand Exhaust Tubing

Expanding exhaust tubing or pipes is a procedure used to enlarge the diameter of exhaust pipes.

How to Replace an Exhaust Flange

Also known as a donut, an exhaust flange gasket seals the area where the exhaust pipe is attached to the manifold.

How to Rebuild a Diesel Engine

Figure out if your diesel engine has the torque-to-yield head bolts.

How to Remove a Diesel Fuel Injector

The diesel engine, unlike the gasoline engine, injects fuel directly into the cylinder.

How to Repair a Cracked Fuel Injector

A cracked fuel injector can be the reason for an array of troubles that you encounter with your car.

6 Benefits of Synthetic Transmission Fluid

Synthetic transmission fluids are less expensive than other varieties.