Your Car Won’t Fix Itself

How to Handle Check Engine Lights If you’ve been driving awhile, chances are you’ve seen the check engine light come on at some point in a vehicle you’ve driven. When the car is still running, you don’t hear an egregious noise and you don’t smell anything burning. It can be tempting to just keep driving

Don’t “Let It Be”

Storing Cars Without Causing Damage Most of us have heard Beatles music and the calming words of their song “Let It Be.” While it was a very successful recording, perhaps it’s not the best advice for maintaining your car. If your car is going to be sitting unused for a long period of time, there

Let the Horses Run!

Horsepower, That Is Americans have a long-standing love for muscle cars. They expanded the Detroit empire in the 1960s and early 1970s, they’ve appeared in our favorite movies, and they’re mentioned in popular songs. And we like to compare. Whose motor is larger? Whose is faster? While this may be the conversation between neighborhood car

Making Sparks Fly

A Crash Course in Spark Plugs Most people know that their vehicles have spark plugs, but not everyone knows what they do and why they occasionally need replacing. As the name suggests, these plugs emit the spark that ignites the fuel-air mixture in your engine’s cylinders, producing power to move your car. Spark plugs are

Nobody Wants to Eat Dirty Jelly

Your Car’s Dirty Oil If you started to spread jelly on your toast and noticed that it was black and obviously contained dirt, you wouldn’t eat it, would you? Certainly not! But if you allow sludge to develop, you’re asking your vehicle to digest that dirty gel and spread it all around the engine. Can