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What Is the Difference Between a 4-Stroke and 2-Stroke Engine?

What is engine stroke?<p>Most newer cars, trucks and SUVs have engines that are very fuel efficient. In order for any engine to work correctly, it must …

Motorcycles

Comparisons of Drivetrains - FWD, RWD, AWD

The drivetrain in a car is comprised mostly of the engine and transmission. The rest of it - the parts that take power from the transmission and send …

Cadillac CTS-V

Common Signs of a Dirty Air Filter

A car engine combines air and gasoline in the combustion chamber to create power. This air reaches the engine through an air filter that works to …

Pollution

How to Check Belts in Your Car

The engine drive belt on your vehicle is used to run a number of different engine accessories. You may have one belt that runs every accessory, or …

Woodworking

5 Warning Lights You Should Never Ignore

The modern automobile is almost fully computerized, and it provides drivers with access to a wide range of information. However, the problem is that …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to Make Your Car Perform Better

When most cars are built, the manufacturer builds them with many things in mind. They try to consider what the consumers may want. They try to make …

Motorcycles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Engine Mount

Engine mounts are the component responsible for securing the engine of a vehicle to the chassis. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit a …

Engineering

5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage

Think driving will get easier once the winter season ends? Think again. Warm spring weather melts away slippery snow and ice, but it also brings out …

Home Improvement

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Neutral Safety Switch

The neutral safety switch is a safety device that only allows you to start your engine when the automatic transmission is in either Park or Neutral. …

Landscape Photography

How to Troubleshoot a Car Exhaust or Engine Noise

By nature, the combustion engine is supposed to make noise. Anytime you have a controlled explosion occurring multiple times every second, there are …

Motorcycles

Symptoms of Bad or Failing Brake Pads

Brake pads are the component in the braking system that provide the friction to slow your vehicle. They are located in the brake calipers and …

High-speed Rail

What Happens If I UnderInflate My Tires?

Your car’s tires have been specially matched to your vehicle. The size, type, and rating, as well as the optimum tire pressure are all factors in …

Off-road Vehicles

What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet

Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases and high …

Home Improvement

How to Replace Your Wiper Blades

Windshield wipers typically consist of two arms that rotate back and forth across the windshield to push the water off of the glass. They work very …

High-speed Rail

What Happens When You Drive With the Parking Brake On?

Leaving a parking brake on in a vehicle while driving is a common occurrence and an easy mistake to make, especially if you are driving in a vehicle …

Why Does Motor Oil Viscosity Matter?

Motor oil is an essential fluid in your engine that keeps it running smoothly and efficiently while extending the life of your vehicle. Whether you …

Engineering

How to Diagnose an Ignition Key That Won’t Turn

It can be frustrating when you insert your key into your car's ignition and it refuses to turn. Your mind races with all the possibilities of what …

Shooting Sports

How to Troubleshoot a Power Moon Roof That Won't Open

A moon roof is an opening on top of a vehicle’s roof which allows light or fresh air to enter the cabin compartment of the vehicle. The moon roof may …

Electric Vehicles

How to Buy a Battery for Your Car

Your car battery is a storage device for the electrical power you need to start your car and operate your car’s options. If your car battery isn’t …

Electric Vehicles

Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know

Are the brakes on your car squealing, is the car pulling to one side, or is there a giant puddle on the garage floor? All of these problems point to …

Home Improvement

How Car Colors Affect Car Insurance Rates

People believe that the color of their cars affect the cost of their car insurance - namely, flashy colors like red and yellow. In fact, 46% of …

Health Care

What to Look for When Test Driving a Used Car

When you buy a used car, you should pay close attention to the vehicle to know whether it’s a good deal or not. Ideally, the seller will allow you to …

Classic Cars

How to Start a Car by Pushing

When your car is operating properly, it’s easy to take it for granted that it will start whenever you turn the key. When it doesn't start properly, …

Extreme Sports

I Have No Idea What's Wrong With My Car - Where Do I Begin?

If you’re like the majority of people in the U.S., you use a car to get from Point A to Point B and rely on all the parts working properly. None of …

Home Improvement

4 Essential Things to Know About Winter Driving

Freezing temperatures are here, and with them are snow and ice. While most people know to make sure their tires are properly inflated, the gas tank …

Driving

How to Read Your Spark Plugs

Spark plugs can provide valuable information about your vehicle’s performance and can predict potential problems. Learning how to read a spark plug …

Big Data

How to Handle Out-of-Town Breakdowns

A vehicle breaking down is bad enough when you drive close to home - but imagine if your car broke down while you were out on the road far from home. …

RVs

How to Put on Snow Chains

Driving a vehicle in the winter can be a harrowing experience regardless of whether you have a front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, …

Woodworking

How to Check Car Fluids

Being able to check the fluids in your car brings a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment as you are protecting your prized investment. By …

Home Improvement

Is It Better to Drive or Fly?

So you’re planning a trip somewhere far away – but not too far away. Maybe it’s from San Francisco to Los Angeles, or from Washington, DC to New York …

Transportation