How long does an alternator last? This is a common question among drivers, especially those who, upon sliding the key in the ignition, are left hearing a clicking sound instead of the glorious roaring of the engine. Sure, it could mean a lot of things. Could be a dead battery, a loose battery connection, or a dying engine. Similarly, the alternator, a source of power for … [Read more...] about How Long Does an Alternator Last?
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Fuel injectors, which help vehicles achieve higher fuel efficiency and better emission control, are said to be “non-wearing” items. In fact, they are so sturdy they can last the shelf-life of a car. However, like any other part, fuel injectors are not exempt from damage. You can still have a bad fuel injector, and usually clogging (due to dirt, carbon build-up or … [Read more...] about How to Clean Fuel Injectors
Knowing how to read a gas gauge should be simple: E is for empty, F is for full. There is no easier way to make that more obvious. However, is it really necessary to wait for the dial to point to E before you scramble to the nearest gas station for a refill? What if you're caught in the middle of the unforgiving Los Angeles traffic and you're miles away from the nearest … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Should Never Plan to Refuel Only When Your Gauge Reads Empty
FRAM filters have been around since the 1930s. What started out as a company producing 10 filters a day has become a household name responsible for engineering novel technologies such as integrating two filtering elements in one product and introducing a single-stage full-blow bypass diesel filter. With an expansive history spanning tens of thousands of products, it's easy … [Read more...] about FRAM PH8A Fits What Engines?
Have you ever thought about what is going on inside your car engine? Are you familiar enough with the processes your engine undergoes when you take your car out for your daily drive? Learning how a car engine works will give you a deeper understanding of your vehicle and will allow you to take better care of it, extending the life of your engine and other related … [Read more...] about How a Car Engine Works