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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...