Auto Tech Blog

How do you know if your car needs a new air filter?

Find yourself asking “How do you know if your car needs a new air filter?” Well, there are basic rules of thumb. Every 12,000-15,000 miles or once a year. If you live in an area (Like the Tri-Cities) where it is dusty. You may want to change your Car Air Filter more...

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Spark Plug Thread Repair

This doesn’t happen very often but I had to share it. This Spark Plug came out of an engine that had the Threads Repaired, well…. tried to repair!! I am all for trying to perform Auto Repair yourself. There can be a certain satisfaction of completing a task. Knowing...

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GM Vehicle Options

Do you own a GM (General Motors) vehicle? Did you know that there is a sticker that tells you what options your vehicle came with? It's called an RPO sticker. It's in different places on different models. So if you need to know if your Vehicle has Sport Suspension or...

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To Turbo or not to Turbo?

A Turbo or Turbocharger forces air to the Engine to give it more power. A Turbo is used on Diesel engines to give them a boost due to the heavy internal rotating parts. They are also used on small gas engines. This is to give them a little more pep while still...

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Why do I need to change my oil?

Ever ask yourself, Why Do I Need to Change My Oil? During normal Engine operation. The Oil will gather contaminants. If the Oil is not changed. Those small particles will start to clog the oil passages. When internal parts lose oil pressure, friction starts. Which...

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Why Does My Truck Shake When Accelerating?

There are a couple of reasons your Truck Would Shake While Accelerating. One reason could be a Bad U-Joint. Failed U-Joints will cause the Driveshaft to be out of alignment. When it is out of alignment it will cause a Vibration. One obvious sign of Bad U-Joint is rust...

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How Do I Know If My Car Needs Coolant?

Your car has many ways to let you know it needs Coolant. One way is a warning light on the dash. Other ways are your heater stops blowing hot air. The most severe is the engine temp starts to go over normal. Other ways you can tell if your car needs Coolant. Open the...

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Do I really need to change my Cabin Filter?

Well, the short answer is yes!! Cabin Filters trap dust, debris, and some smaller particles. This keeps them from entering the inside of your car through the vents. Some Cabin Filters are Carbon infused to reduce allergens. Dirty Cabin Filters can also reduce airflow...

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Why does my car battery keep dying?

Here are a couple of reasons why My Car Battery Keeps Dying. The first could be the Car is not driven long enough. Another reason could be something was left on. Your Car Battery will drain slightly every time you start it. If you only drive short trips, 10 minutes or...

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Fuse’s

Your Cars Fuses are what keep the Electrical circuits protected. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The great thing is 12 Volt Car Fuses use the same color for the Amp Rating. For example, 15amp Fuses are going to be Blue, no matter what physical size it is....

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Loose Connection

Electrical Wires or Cables in your Car are very important. They help move electricity between the Battery and the Electrical Parts. Like your Windows, Seats, Radio, Air Conditioning, etc. Some of the wires are very small because the current or load of the circuit is...

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Cooling System

Cooling system Your Cars Cooling system is designed to keep the Engine at a specific temperature. There are several parts that work together to make it happen. Your Radiator, Radiator Cap, and Thermostat control the flow and pressure of Coolant. The Radiator Fan or...

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