Traveling Valves

Poor Vehicle Hygiene If the timing belt breaks while driving in an interference engine, a type of four-stroke internal combustion piston engine, the valves travel to an area where an open piston may travel. The damage is less severe in a non-interference engine, where the pistons do not travel into an area where the valves […]

I Smell Rotten Eggs

What are P0420 and P0430 Codes? You’re driving to see an old friend and you notice your car is running a little sluggish, is chewing up fuel, and has lost some power. The check engine light illuminates. You continue down the road and you notice a sulfur odor emitting from the vehicle. Do you have […]

Car Oil Breakdown

Car Oil Breakdown Oil is the lifeblood of the engine. It protects and lubricates the moving parts of the engine. There are additives to protect against corrosion, reduce friction and help reduce and/or clean harmful deposits. These additives break down over time. The oil filter can also become clogged over time cleaning deposits from normal […]

Common Causes of a Check Engine Light

Diagnosing Your Check Engine Light Nothing causes more unnecessary stress to a car owner than seeing the little orange check engine light illuminate. For those not fluent in vehicle maintenance, it seems as though this can be due to a million issues in today’s complex vehicles. Luckily every car is made up of the same […]