Everyone, start your engines! That is, if your spark plugs are healthy.
It might be surprising, but spark plugs play a huge role in a smooth ride. These little parts provide the spark that’s needed to start your engine. From the ignition system, your spark plugs transfer the electricity which produces a spark. The flame mixes with the air/fuel in your engine, making it run. If this spark is not big enough or not performing properly, a number of things c... [More]
There are so many self-proclaimed experts in the world willing to offer their advice for your vehicle. Trouble is, this advice is usually coming from that one and only source. Do this, do that – who can tell what’s right anymore! Luckily, we’ve sought advice from the real experts, and have debunked four common automotive myths. Now you can be confident in your cars health while keeping up with its maintenance:
1. My engine oil is so... [More]
There is a lot of fluid in your car and engine, including the engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, gas, coolant, water, brake fluid, window washer, etc. The list goes on and on. All of these liquids have a specific purpose to make sure everything in your engine is properly lubricated and running smoothly. But what happens when one of these very important fluids starts to leak?
When identifying leaks, looking for colour, tex... [More]
When it comes to the parts of a vehicle’s brake system, it’s a big world out there in terms of quality, performance, or life span between products. A necessary element to the system, brake pads range in performance and longevity depending on the material or lining used. To make your life easier, we’ll go through the pros and cons of one of the most popular choices: ceramic brake pads.
Ceramic pads are widely used nowadays for all types of ... [More]
There are a number of options in terms of performance and quality with every piece of your vehicle’s braking system. One portion, the brake rotors, will need to be chosen carefully to fit in with your vehicle and driving style. Working together with the brake pads and calipers, the rotors are used to slow the rotation of the tire. With pressure from the brake pedal, the pads will put pressure on the rotors until the friction eventually causes the wheel to stop.
Many cars have dif... [More]
There’s nothing like a breath of fresh air. As satisfying as it is for us humans, it’s the same great feeling for your car. A fresh and clean engine air filter can do just that, as well as has many other uses!
First of all, it’s important not to confuse an automotive cabin air filter with an internal engine air filter. A cabin filter is great for the air we breathe inside the car, and an engine air filter is more useful in regards... [More]