What does a heater core do? A radiator-like component that is all about keeping the right temperature in your vehicle, the heater core functions as a modulator of the automotive heating and defrosting process. It is in charge of the circulation of warm air inside the cabin, ensuring, for one, that your windows don’t fog up. The heater core makes this possible by … [Read more...] about What Happens If I Bypass the Heater Core?
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What does BCM stand for? Body Control Module—a powerful control unit that is responsible for monitoring and controlling all other sub-computers in your car. It is in charge of managing all your automotive electronic systems such as security systems, electric locks, car lights, power mirrors, and air conditioning systems. Each BCM is manufactured differently and has … [Read more...] about Can a Bad BCM Cause a Car Not to Start?
by Stan Maloof, photos by the author Looking for a way to DIY a reasonably priced upgrade to my Chevy Silverado, I decided to purchase an air intake system on autopartswarehouse.com. On a recommendation from a friend, I purchased the Volant Closed Air Intake System. I didn’t know anything about the Volant brand prior to purchase, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when it … [Read more...] about Volant Closed Box Air Intake System P/N 155536 Install – 2016 Silverado LT 5.3V8
Looking for an affordable way to improve your vehicle’s performance? You may want to consider installing a throttle body spacer. It’s one of the most common automotive aftermarket options that you can simply bolt on to enhance your vehicle’s performance although some people remain skeptical about its benefits. So the question is “Do throttle body spacers … [Read more...] about What Does a Throttle Body Spacer Do?
You may ask, "What color is positive on a car battery?" or "Which battery terminal do I disconnect first?" if you're a beginner when it comes to car maintenance and working with car batteries. In this article, we'll tell you the basics of car batteries and how you can identify the positive and negative terminals, which is key to properly installing a battery and jump-starting a … [Read more...] about How to Tell Positive and Negative Terminals on a Car Battery