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The 2016 Honda Civic 1.5 Liter Turbo: Next-Generation Advancement or Four-Wheeled Rolling Grenade?

The 2016 Honda Civic Turbo represents a major change for an established platform. This is the first Civic ever offered in factory trim that also features a boosted engine of any kind. Previous versions of turbocharged or supercharged Civics were only achieved through the aftermarket or Honda’s race teams. This is, in fact, only the second try Honda has made at equipping a production model with a turbocharger, the first being the Acura RDX (more on that from the perspective of a parts professional later). Being only their second attempt, the stats aren’t unimpressive: 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque and 15.3 second quarter mile out of a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine

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Categories: Auto Parts| Turbos

Critical flaws in otherwise reliable cars

Here at BuyAutoParts.com we've heard all the horror stories when it comes to major flaws in vehicles. We are commonly contacted by our customers for our expertise and for help getting their replacement part when they need it most. The vehicles on this list were generally great cars, except for their one major flaw. Unfortunately for anyone who encountered the respective flaw in these vehicles, it likely ruined the car for them...

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Categories: Air Conditioning| Auto Parts

Is it Time to Change Your Diesel Fuel Injection Pump?

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Categories: Auto Parts| HowTo

4 Common Diesel Fuel Injection Pump Problems

Fuel injection pump performance is closely tied to engine performance. If your vehicle has a fuel delivery issue, it will literally starve to death. Fuel injection problems, therefore, are one of the most pressing engine issues to deal with.

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Categories: Auto Parts| HowTo

4 Common Power Steering Problems – And How to Fix Them

The highest-rated tires, latest engine upgrades and high-performance auto accessories mean nothing without proper, safe steering. Your car’s power steering is the one sub-system of your automobile that you’re quite literally always in touch with.

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Categories: Auto Parts| Steering

Why Are Superchargers So Expensive? Find Affordable Superchargers at BuyAutoParts.com

Superchargers are one of the best ways to increase your engine’s horsepower and performance. Unlike turbochargers, which are powered by exhaust gases, superchargers are driven directly by the engine. That’s one reason superchargers tend to be more expensive than turbochargers.

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Categories: Auto Parts

How to Shop For Car Parts Online

Online shopping has exploded in recent years. Name a product or service, and there’s a good bet it’s available online. Car parts & components are no exception; the variety of OEM and 3rd-party manufactured parts has grown from just a few thousand select products in the late 1990s to literally millions of components today.

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Categories: Auto Parts

What should you do if your brakes fail?

Nobody ever thinks about their car’s brakes. It’s just one of those functions we take for granted. Press the pedal, slow down, stop. Repeat as necessary. Pretty simple, right?

Yep, the whole process is as simple as it gets – until the brakes stop working. Brake failure is one of the most common causes of road accidents, immediately behind steering and tire problems. How brakes fail is due to many factors: negligence, road hazards, or maybe a small issue that quickly becomes a big problem.

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Categories: Auto Parts| Brakes| Car Safety

3 Quick Tips for Buying the Most Affordable Auto Parts

Whenever you purchase auto parts, does it seem like your budget’s already taken a huge hit? Do you cringe whenever you leave the auto parts store with a water pump, alternator, exhaust pipe or other components? Has the dreaded “labor” part of the mechanic’s bill taken a backseat to your parts expenses? It’s time you looked into why you’re spending so much, and come up with a better way to buy more affordable auto parts.

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Categories: Auto Parts| Car Parts Resources

Labor Day: What You Didn't Know about Auto Repair Labor Rates

With Labor Day approaching, thoughts naturally turn toward backyard BBQs, the end of summer, insanely expensive car repair labor rates, another school year for the kids and autumn, which is suddenly right around the bend.

OK, so Labor Day isn’t really about the ultra-pricy rates we pay for car repair labor – but now is a great time to review some things you might now know about the subject.

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Categories: Auto Labor| Auto Parts