Maintenance Tips, Tricks And Hacks For Your Vehicle

Category: General Hacks

  • Throttle Position Sensor – Everything You Need To Know About

    Throttle Position Sensor – Everything You Need To Know About

    Throttle Position Sensor is a device found in almost all vehicles that have been designed to report the current position of the throttle body valve to the vehicle’s computer (ECU). In this article, we’ll review the basics of a TPS, the symptoms of a faulty TPS, and its importance in engine performance. What Is a…

  • 8 Symptoms Of a Burnout Starter Motor

    8 Symptoms Of a Burnout Starter Motor

    The starter motor is an integral component of any vehicle, providing the initial burst of power necessary to start the engine. Without one, a car wouldn’t start. These motors were designed to last 100,000 miles; however, sometimes they may burn out sooner than expected. In this article, I’ll outline eight symptoms of a burnout starter…

  • Car Horn Sounds Weak – 6 Possible Causes For This Issue

    Car Horn Sounds Weak – 6 Possible Causes For This Issue

    A car horn should be loud. They were built that way for a reason. However, over time, you may notice that your car horn sounds weak. This can especially be the case after a rainstorm. If this is the case, don’t worry – you’re not alone! In this blog post, we will discuss some of…

  • How To Protect The Undercarriage From Salt

    How To Protect The Undercarriage From Salt

    In the wintertime, cities often use salt to help melt ice and snow on roads. Unfortunately, this same salt can also do significant damage to a car’s undercarriage. Over time, salt corrodes metal parts leading to rust or other issues; additionally, salt damages rubber and plastic components as well. So how can you protect your…

  • Why Is My Overdrive Light Flashing On My Ford Explorer? (Answered!)

    Why Is My Overdrive Light Flashing On My Ford Explorer? (Answered!)

    If the overdrive light on your Ford Explorer is flashing, it could indicate an issue with the system. This can be due to low transmission fluid or a clogged filter. In this blog post, we’ll look into the causes and solutions to this issue. Additionally, we’ll explain what to do if your Ford Explorer overdrive…

  • Does Remote Start Use More Gas? (Answered!)

    Does Remote Start Use More Gas? (Answered!)

    There has been a lot of buzz on the internet about remote start and gas usage. Some people say that start uses less gas, and some folks say that remote start actually burns more gas. Which one is it? Eager to find out more about this problem, I cleared my afternoon and did some research.…

  • Is Dielectric Grease Necessary For Spark Plugs? (Explained!)

    Is Dielectric Grease Necessary For Spark Plugs? (Explained!)

    Dielectric grease is an everyday component in many cars. But do you know what it does and more importantly, is it necessary for your spark plugs? In this blog post, we’ll address these queries and more. We’ll examine the role of dielectric grease in engines and help you decide if it’s something that should be…

  • 10 Most Common Vehicle Noises (Explained!)

    10 Most Common Vehicle Noises (Explained!)

    Almost all cars make some sort of noise when you turn them on. Even if your car is in perfect running condition, it will most likely emit a noise or two the first time you start it in the morning. This article will look at 10 common automotive noises and attempt to explain why they…