Can I drive with a bad knock sensor? Technically, yes, but the real question is, should you? Located on the cylinder head, intake manifold, or engine block, the knock sensor functions as an ear to your car’s computer, picking up unusual vibrations caused by engine detonation. Upon detecting these small internal tremors, the knock sensor sends a voltage signal to the … [Read more...] about Can I Drive with a Bad Knock Sensor?
Finding your car battery dead is stressful. The sight of a cracked battery case or the bulging sides of a frozen battery can be unsightly. Add to that the madness of loose battery terminals and missing battery filler caps and you have a hot mess under the hood. And, of course, there’s the fact that your battery is dead. It's GAME OVER spelled in big, bold letters. But you … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Car Battery
2014 AutoPartsWarehouse.com DIY Auto Repair Survey Highlights: 33% of DIYers report saving $1,000+ 48% working on 10+ year-old vehicles 80% say easy access to parts online making them more likely to DIY 94% continue to DIY their vehicles in spite of improved finances 55% of women DIYers report doing more DIY this year Carson, CA--October 1, 2014--Consumers … [Read more...] about Consumers Continue to Embrace DIY Auto Repair, Attempting More Difficult Jobs and Report Saving Big Bucks
Ah, good old Yankee ingenuity. It's what sets us apart from the rest of the world. No other country can claim to have our unique mix of resourcefulness, creativity, and inventiveness. This is most specially true when it comes to fixing our cars. The results may not always be pretty, but they sure as hell work! Here are 10 DIY repair jobs that prove just how ingenious we … [Read more...] about 10 Ingenious DIY Repair Jobs
I started my automotive service career in the early 70s, working part-time while attending college. I found that I truly enjoyed fixing cars and decided to become a certified technician; eventually, I was promoted to repair shop manager. To help consumers find trustworthy repair shops, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) was formed, developing … [Read more...] about DIY Tips from Raymond Cox, ASE Master Mechanic and Longtime Valvoline Motor Oil User