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?
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?
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?
The Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) determines the amount of air entering your car’s engine and transmits data to the Engine Control Unit (ECU). If the signal is not within the normal operating range, it will display the mass air flow sensor code P0101 and illuminate the vehicle’s “Check Engine” light. Other causes of code P0101: MAF sensor or wiring is too close to … [Read more...] about How Do You Check a Mass Air Flow Sensor?
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?