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What is the Name of Your Car Navigation?

March 22, 2013 - Do you have any crazy friends that name their car navigation systems? They often talk to them or scream at them when the navigation system gets them lost? You know what I mean, right? Back when GPS systems first came out a lot of people named their GPS. Whether it was…
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If My Alternator Dies, Is My Car Next?

March 21, 2013 - No, I’m not saying if you alternator dies that your whole car is going to go kerplunk. I am saying, however, if your alternator goes completely out on you, you are likely to wind up stranded. In case you’re not that familiar with car parts, this is one part that you…
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AC Blowing but NOT Cool? Check out the Expansion Valve

Your vehicle air conditioning system is pretty dependent on all the parts in the AC system. If something isn’t working, then you can bet you are going to know it on those hot, hot summer days. Your AC expansion valve is a pretty simple part in concept, but it has a very important job when…
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How Important is an AC Compressor?

March 19, 2013 - Is your AC compressor really that important? Well, that depends. Do you want to have cool air blowing in your vehicle? If your answer is yes, then yes, your AC compressor is that important. Think of it like this. This is the heart of your air conditioning (AC) system. Is your…
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Your ABS Pump May be Your Best Friend

March 13, 2013 - Some folks may not think about the intricacies involved in vehicular safety, but it’s a good thing that others do. Over the last several decades, engineers and researchers attached to the automotive industry have consistently worked to improve your vehicle safety. One of those outcomes has been the steady improvement of…
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Your ABS Sensor can Save Your Life

March 14, 2013 - A deer races across the road in front of you. Without even thinking, all of your instincts take over. Your heart rate escalates, your blood pressure goes up, and without even thinking you begin to take control. You slam the brakes and begin to swerve. You don’t think. You don’t have…
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Suspension Compressor Problems: BUMPS harder than they used to be?

March 12, 2013 - If your vehicle suddenly starts riding harder than it used to, you might have a suspension compressor problem. If the bumps and knocks on the road seem to be causing more bumps and bruises, you might have a suspension compressor problem.  Maybe you hear the pump kicking in and running all…
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My Elbow was the Window Motor

March 11, 2013 - After reminiscing on the pros and cons of the old days, let’s compare that to today’s modern vehicle window opener. The handy dandy push button control to the window motor to the power window regulator is a much more elbow friendly window opening technique. Perhaps you remember the first time that…
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7 Ways to Make Your Car More Fuel Efficient to SaveYou Money

March 8, 2013 - Gas and petrol prices have been constantly increasing over the years. It seems that the rising cost of fuel is something we have to live with and get used to, for quite some time.  For many of us the amount we have to spend on gas is putting a strain on…
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What Are Serpentine Belts?

March 6, 2013 - Well, in 1985 when Mercedes-Benz used the first serpentine belts, it was the beginning of a revolutionary change in the engine belt industry. Before the serpentine belt, thinner belts were used. This was not optimum for mechanical efficiency. The idea behind the serpentine belt is to use a single, wider belt…
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