When you mash down on the accelerator of your little deuce coup, you expect to feel the all power your car’s engine has at its disposal. An internal combustion engine needs just the right spark for optimum performance, and that spark comes from your engine’s spark plugs. Located inside the piston cylinder, spark plugs draw Read on! →


If you’re driving at night with fogged over or dirty headlights, you’re risking the possibility of not seeing an obstacle in the road. That can spell a serious accident. Not only that, but if condensation and grime are allowed to sit inside a headlight for a long period of time, the possibility for headlight failure Read on! →


Gasoline contaminated with water can ruin your fuel injectors. At about $150 each to replace, that can add up fast for a six or eight cylinder engine. While occurrences are rare, it happens, and it can be a very difficult thing to prove. Car wouldn’t start Last week, Trinity, Ala., resident Celestra Gordon stopped to Read on! →


Making the most efficient use of fuel is the new name of the game in car manufacturing. At the 2011 auto show, Ford representatives confirmed that the company is researching seven- and eight-speed transmissions. These high-efficiency transmissions are already being used in BMW, Audi and Lexus vehicles. The benefit of high-gear transmissions Transmissions that use Read on! →


An automotive engine is essentially an air pump. It sucks in air via a partially closed butterfly valve, creating a vacuum in the intake manifold that sends the air to mix with fuel for combustion. If a vacuum leak develops in an engine, your vehicle can idle erratically, lose fuel economy and put the vehicle Read on! →


If your car still has the same old stock stereo system and you’d like something better, it is possible to do it yourself. Before undertaking any upgrade project, however, it is important to be prepared. Here are some things to keep in mind when upgrading your car stereo, with an eye toward minimizing cost while Read on! →


In general, people spend entirely too much money on cars. Everybody knows you should spend no more than a third of your income each month on housing. That’s why mortgage lenders usually only approve loans if the monthly payments are less than a third of the borrower’s monthly income. But did you know that the Read on! →


How a motorist acts at a traffic stop can help avoid or minimize the impact of a traffic ticket. But if a ticket was issued, and you feel it was unfairly imposed, then you may want to go to traffic court and challenge it. Following the tips below may help you to achieve the best Read on! →


When you’re in a serious relationship and it comes time to buy a car, honesty and avoidance of manipulation are always the best policy. Yet a little bit of gentle persuasion never hurts. Here are some ideas for how to talk your significant other into buying a new car. Make your expectations clear If you Read on! →


Basic maintenance of your vehicle requires not only that tires, wheels and brakes be clean, but functional. It takes more than a simple brush-0ver, as you’ll see here. But don’t assume it’s too difficult – it’s still the basics that any car owner should know. Click if you missed PART ONE or PART TWO of Read on! →