A driveshaft delivers the power, or torque, to the wheels of your vehicle. If you have a four-wheel drive, it also transmits power from the transmission to the rear axle. In fact, it’s one of the most important components that ensures your car moves. Unfortunately, if your driveshaft is failing or broken, it won’t be able to handle all that torque, which over time, can cause damage.Continue reading
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Is There A Problem with My Oxygen Sensor?
Oxygen sensors are a crucial part of your vehicle’s engine. Each one checks and monitors the flow of air through the system, measuring the amount of oxygen coming into the engine and then leaving the engine by the exhaust. This data then goes on to regulate important fuel monitoring and delivery systems, MPG and timing functions and emissions release.Continue reading
Is Your Exhaust Worn Out? The Tell-Tale Signs You Won’t Want to Ignore
Is it time for a new exhaust? The tailpipe on your car (like all parts) will eventually wear out. As this system works to clarify the noxious gases emanating from the combustion process in the engine, it’s important that it remains in good working order for both the health of your car’s occupants, and our planet.Continue reading
These are the Signs of a Faulty EGR Valve That Should Cause You to Worry
There are many points of failure on a modern car. From those that can slow it down, to those that can wreck it completely. In recent years, one of the faults that has become more common is a bad EGR valve. And whilst this part has numerous environmental and performance benefits, it is well known for clogging and causing issues within the engine.Continue reading
Overheating and Poor Performance – The Intake Manifold Gasket Danger Signs
The intake manifold is one of the hardest working parts in the car. Whilst the part itself is quite sturdy and robust, one of the weaker points in the engine is the gasket seal that sits between the manifold and the cylinder head – which can often fail over time.Continue reading
Ignore These Symptoms of Brake Master Cylinder Failure at Your Peril
Brakes slow your car by applying pressure through the callipers and discs (or a similar system). The force behind the pressure is generated by the brake master cylinder when you depress the brake pedal. As one of the main components in the braking system, if the cylinder develops a fault or stops working, then this could have some severe and potentially dangerous consequences.Continue reading
My Car is Squealing: When Do I need to Start Worrying?
Your car is making a squealing noise. What’s the problem? Unfortunately, there are many parts in your car that can start squeaking over time as they get worn out. However, with the help of this article you’ll be able to identify those that require urgent attention, hopefully preventing any minor fault in your vehicle turning into a major issue.Continue reading
The Big Power Steering Pump Issues It Pays Not to Ignore
If your power steering pump goes wrong, then chances are you will lose the ability to steer your car easily. Fortunately, there are several warning signs that can give you a heads up of any impending issues, hopefully preventing a major issue or fault whilst on the road.Continue reading
Fumes, Emissions and Vapours – Getting a Sniff that Your Charcoal Canister is Faulty
The charcoal canister is responsible for controlling the emission of fumes and vapour leaks from your vehicle’s fuel system. Many people don’t realise that the boiling point of petrol is comparatively low, and it is in a semi-gaseous state at room temperatures, which makes its fumes quite explosive.Continue reading
Limp Mode: What is it? What Causes it? And Most Importantly, How do You Fix it?
You’re driving down the road, doing a good pace. Suddenly you change gear or put your foot down on the accelerator and the car doesn’t respond quite as expected. It’s now stuck in second gear. You can’t get any more than around 2,500 rpm out of the engine, and you’re crawling along the road. What just happened?Continue reading