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  • spark plug wires

    How To Change Spark Plug Wires

    The spark plug wires transfer high voltage power from the coil to the spark plugs in the engine. Rough idle, poor fuel economy, engine knock (a thump from the engine bay accompanied by a lack of......

  • What Is Audi’s MIB-2 Technology And Virtual Cockpit?

    What Is Audi’s MIB-2 Technology And Virtual Cockpit?

    Audi showcased their MIB-2 (Modular Infotainment Platform) technology and virtual cockpit at the Connected Car Expo in Los Angeles that ran from November 17th to November......

  • check wheel bearings

    How To Check Wheel Bearings

    If you've noticed that one of your wheels has started to make a humming or grinding noise that has been gradually getting louder, your vehicle might have a worn out wheel bearing. Even if you......

  • intake manifold

    How To Replace EGR Valve

    The exhaust gas recirculation valve, also known as the EGR valve, recirculates exhaust gas back into the intake, mainly in order to reduce combustion chamber temperatures and improve emissions. The......

  • pouring antifreeze

    How To Check Coolant

    The coolant in your car's engine is what keeps it running at a reasonable temperature and prevents it from overheating. While coolant doesn't transfer heat quite as well as water, it does help keep parts......

  • Coolant Reservoir Cap Replacement

    Coolant Reservoir Cap Replacement

    The radiator cap on your car does much more than just cover the hole on the top of the radiator or coolant reservoir. Mechanics and parts stores have a tool that can be used to test the cap.......

  • How To Check Manual Transmission Fluid

    How To Check Manual Transmission Fluid

    The transmission fluid in a manual transmission lubricates the transmission and helps to keep it cool. If your vehicle has become more difficult to shift or is grinding going into gear......

  • How To Bleed Drum Brakes

    How To Bleed Drum Brakes

    Drum brakes are sometimes found on the rear axle of modern vehicles, and in the past were also used on the front wheels. While drum brakes are quite different than disc brakes, they operate using the......

  • What to Know Before You Charge Up: All About EV Charging Stations

    What to Know Before You Charge Up: All About EV Charging Stations

    Anyone who thinks electric cars are a passing fad will be surprised to learn there are currently 14 pure electric and eight plug-in hybrid electric cars (both......

  • 10 Lifesaving Road Trip Tips

    10 Lifesaving Road Trip Tips

    As much fun as the adventure part of traveling can be, the best part of a road trip is coming home safely. These ten lifesaving road tip trips will help you do just that. If you’re looking......