- 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
- 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...
- How to Replace Your Struts
Strut failure rarely happens all at once; you usually have some miles to figure out what’s wrong. But you have to pay attention!
- Is it Time to Change Your Diesel Fuel Injection Pump?
- 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.
- Valentine's Day Gifts for Car Lovers
With Valentine’s Day approaching faster than that 4-way stop right up the road, we thought why not combine the best of both worlds? Love, cars and Valentine’s Day, a match made in heaven!
- 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.
- 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.
- 5 Fast Cars That Are More Affordable Than You Think
Horsepower isn’t cheap. After a certain point – usually around 200 HP – it gets super expensive. For those who desire a little extra something under the hood, finding fast cars isn’t a big deal.
- BuyAutoParts.com CEO Visits 2016 San Diego International Auto Show
I had the chance to attend the San Diego International Auto Show this week. There was a very good turnout from both the car manufacturers and the public. This is not suprising since 2015 was a record year for car sales.
Read the blog post for some observations on trends I noticed.