You often hear rookie drivers point out how "my oil pressure gauge goes up when I accelerate," then end up not just with their gauge readings elevated but their stress levels as well. Now, before you let out a judgmental chuckle, let's first check if their concern merits anything. First off, everything that may seem stranger than normal in your car is worth looking … [Read more...] about Oil Pressure Gauge Goes Up When I Accelerate
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?
Why won't my car start? It's a question that casts a wide net but essentially comes down to one big fish of a problem: components meant to provide power to your car are not clicking on all cylinders. Usually, owners will pin the blame on either the battery or the starter, assuming one of the two (or both) is dead. But there's another part that some people may overlook and … [Read more...] about Starter Solenoid Clicks But Starter Does Not Crank Engine
The alternator is your car battery’s ultimate partner. An integral part of your car’s charging system, the alternator is responsible for backing up your battery, making sure it is always recharged so your vehicle can run smoothly. The music from your stereo, the comfort from your heated seats, the right temperature from your air conditioning system, the illumination from … [Read more...] about How Much to Replace an Alternator?
Is your engine slow to crank or, worse, not cranking at all? If your battery is fully charged and is in tip-top shape yet the problem persists, then you might want to take a look at your starter solenoid. What is a solenoid? Also known as a starter relay, the starter solenoid, is part of the automotive starter system. The starter solenoid has two functions: it delivers current … [Read more...] about What Happens When the Starter Solenoid Goes Bad?