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How to Check Transmission Fluid

Published 07:00 AM, Tue November 3, 2015


If your vehicle has an automatic transmission—and it probably does—then shifting gears should be a relatively simple, seamless matter. If the engine seems to hesitate or stall before shifting from one gear to the next, that could point to a maintenance issue, and potentially to a mechanical problem. Before you panic, though—and before you take […]


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What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

Published 07:00 AM, Tue October 27, 2015


The check engine light is a mysterious thing: Most vehicle owners are aware that it exists, and that seeing it turn yellow is never a good sign. And yet, many drivers are unsure of exactly what an engine warning might entail, or what the protocol is when they see it come on. The engine light […]


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Why is My Car Leaking Oil?

Published 07:00 AM, Tue October 20, 2015


It is often said that changing the oil is the single most important thing you can do to take care of your car. Nevertheless, it is something that many automobile owners delay—and the results of procrastination can be dire. The purpose of oil is to cut friction within your engine. When you have good, clean […]


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What to Do When Power Steering Goes Out

Published 07:00 AM, Tue October 13, 2015


Do you suddenly find it very difficult to turn the steering wheel in your car? Does the simple act of making a turn seem to require all the grit you can muster? Fortunately, you’re not losing all your muscle power—but you may be losing your car’s steering functionality. In particular, you may have a problem […]


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Exploring the Evolution of Power Steering Systems

Published 07:00 AM, Tue October 6, 2015


Power steering systems assist drivers in moving the wheels for a smooth, effortless turning feel. Without power steering, maneuvering vehicles around obstacles takes a considerable amount of effort, especially at low speeds. Feedback from the power steering system allows drivers to properly gauge the driving surface and respond appropriately to changes in the roadway. Power […]


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