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Are you having problems with your engine? If so then this is it for you. Learn how to check your engine no matter what type to make sure it's healthy and running great and it's going to be with you for a long time. Learn about the tricks of checking oil and other fluids in your engine that can range from transmission fluid from windshield washer fluid. Learn how to determine how much to fill the fluids and what to fill them with. Check your headers and spark plugs to make sure that they are making the right noises and doing the rights tasks. Learn how to use a mechanic stethoscope on your car to make sure it is all performing and completing the right tasks to perfection.

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A/C Problems
This is definitely air conditioner weather. I had a customer in here last year with his a/c notputting out cold air....
Adjuster
Most adjusters function like Henry Hard-Nose of Rock Solid Insurance Corporation. They're thick skinned and difficult to deal with....
Against New Technologies
Many people have a $100. 00 radar detector to alert them of speed traps....
Align Your Shafts
In the last issue, we discuss about shaft seals and how liquid is prevented from coming out from the pump housing even though the shaft is rotating....
Anorexic Vehicle
Symptoms of vehicular anorexia:· Loss of power (especially noticeable going up hills)· Decreased mileage per gallon (whether diesel or gasoline)· Increased environmentally toxic ex...
Answers About 2 And 4 Stroke Engines
Many years ago when I got hooked by motorcycles, I started to hear a lot about two and four stroke engines. .....
Art Deco Car
BMW has gone all Art Deco with series 6! Look at the "new" BMW series 5,6 and 7 I see the same elements that made the Chrysler building a landmark of Art Deco....
Automobile Clear Coat
Acid Rain, Alkaline Rain and the opportunities in on-site detailing and car care are vast. Acid Rain can severely damage cars and SUVs....
Automotive Oil Changing
It is fun to look back every so often and see if the industry analysts where correct or not. More often then not they are incorrect. Hindsight is always 20/20 as they say....
Battery Jump Starter
Have you ever left your headlights or some other electrical device on overnight and came out bright and early to start you car? The battery is completely dead....
Being Eaten Away
Washing Your Car Regularly. . Why?Aside from the obvious of having a car that looks great, car washing can protect the cars finish....
By Its Manufacturer
I'm sure by now you've heard the term "Extended Drain Interval" for your vehicle's oil change....
Cafeteria
Perhaps you have heard the stories of people motoring around the country on cooking oil waste? This is not an urban myth....
Car Battery
Did you ever go to jumpstart your car, and notice that you can barely see your battery underneath all the gunk? This ‘gunk' is actually battery corrosion, which is formed by acid...
Car Battery Charger
I am sure everyone at one time or the other has left the head lights or some other electrical device on and drained your car battery....
Car Oil Change
Getting your oil changed is something that the pros promise they can do in a jiffy, however, with every three thousand miles you drive, the price can add up quickly....
Car Starting Problems
Have you ever had your car just "die" on you, you try to start it and it just   will not start....
Car Transporting
There are several ways to transport your car across the country or across the world....
Catalytic Converter Failure
An important device that is standard equipment on vehicles built since 1975 is the catalytic converter....
Change A Spark Plug
Spark plugs are small. Yet- the performance of your vehicle depends on them. Sometimes, people who are having car trouble- as in the car will not start- fear the worst....
Changing Motor Oil
First, let's answer the question; Why should you change your own oil? Because you can save time and money....
Check Brake Fluid
You can do some maintenance and minor repairs on your own vehicle. To check the brake fluid level, raise the hood....
Consumption And Air Pollution
Today's financial crisis comes as a main concern with the price hikes of main commodities and the tremendous raise in petroleum prices....
Consumption And Air Pollution
As big oil companies continue to grow bigger, foreigners are the ones who get most of the money....
Control
You know there are certain drawbacks to being mobile in the oil change business, for instance trying to offer add-ons during oil changing services....
Crankcase Explosion
One of the most frightening phenomenon for operators of diesel engines is the crankcase explosion....
Dead Car Battery
Here are few tips and instructions on jump starting a dead battery. First things first, though. You need to inspect the dead battery....
Discount Oil Programs
This one's a doozy. I get into heated discussions about this quite often. I'm told that discount oil programs just attract ‘bottom feeders', ‘cheap skates' and ‘bargain hunters'...
Disorder
There has been recent debate in the medical community about defining and prescribing medication for such "disorders" as social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and p...
Drag Racing
Drag racing, a contest between two cars starting from dead stop to determine which car can accelerate quicker to a given point....
Electrocuted Automobile
It looks as if there will be newer cars coming out soon which have a 42 volt electrical system....
Engine Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
We all get tired and have felt depressed at times, but have you ever considered that your engine may experience the same manifestations?The early signs of Engine Chronic Fatigue Sy...
Engine Flush Systems
We recently did a survey of all the various engine flush systems for automotive businesses. For our company, The Oil Change Guys, we chose the Bilstein Engine Flush Systems....
Evaporation Cool Down
Evaporator coils of air conditioning systems are sometimes called cooling coils. But cooling coils are also used in air-handling units. These contain chilled water....
Explosive Air
Have you considered your air compressor as a potential bomb?If you have not, then you better!Although air compressors are built to withstand high pressures, and will have all the n...
Flushing Your Fuel Injectors
Some of the most common complaints of drivers today, are lack of engine performance and poor fuel economy. There are many variables that can cause these two concerns....
Four Stroke
What is a 4-stroke diesel engine?As the name suggests, these engines work on reciprocating actions of pistons. One stroke means one linear motion of the piston in one direction....
Highway Bump Test
If you have done much traveling in the nation by automobile or other such surface transportation you have no doubt driven on roads, which were in a state of disrepair....
Increased Engine Power
In previous articles on the Econo Fuel Chip, "Auto Fuel Chips and How they Work", I looked at the fuel chip and how it actually works and in the article "Savings Of 7% To 27%" I fo...
Liberation
The function of a lubrication medium is:1. To form a film between moving bearing components so that metal to metal contact is prevented. 2....
Liposuction For Engines
Classic symptoms of engine liposuction candidates:· Sluggish response · Diminished engine performance· Decreased mileage per gallon· Increased fuel requirements· Increased toxic em...
Little Engine Hoses
I won't go into details with this job, but I want you to think about it. Your brakes are very important. Your life depends on them....
Maintaining Your Car Battery
You seldom think about your car battery until you are in a deserted parking garage late at night and your car won't start. Then it becomes very important in your life....
Maintenance
Where are all those hybrid cars, which were going to change the industry forever? So you ask where are all those hybrid cars? You have no doubt seen the Toyota Pirius and all the m...
Make Energy
Over the road trucks make noise as the tires cause friction on the roadway....
Makes It Easy
One of the first questions that comes to mind when thinking of leasing a car is: "What will my monthly lease payment amount be?" or "How much can I save by leasing when compared to...
Mobile Oil Changes And Lube Services
Do you own a mobile oil change business? Have you toiled with your menu of services and the prices you can charge without having customers turn away, yet still cover costs and reta...
More Power With Two Strokes
In our last publication, we touched a bit on 4-stroke dieselengine. Today, let's touch on 2-strokes....
Need It
Modern vehicles make a lot of demands upon their batteries. We expect our batteries to be reliable, have a large reserve capacity and a long life span, and be maintenance-free....
Oil
Since 1974 the burning question of how much oil the world has left in its reserves has never fully vanished from my thoughts....
Oil Change Interval
Believe it or not there is a motor oil which only needs to be changed in Trucks every 35,000 miles; yes exactly, that is what I thought; NO WAY! Kendall Motor Oil for trucks is cla...
Overheated Radiator
Overheating is one of the most common breakdowns that autos encounter during the summer season....
Product Excellence
The 3-series each year sells about 450,000 worldwide-making it one of the biggest single car lines from any carmaker, which is especially remarkable for a premium vehicle. All U....
Radiator Problems
Awhile back I had a woman traveling through to stop atthe shop. Her radiator, the one in her car, had a leak. It was a small leak but she had lost a lot of water, inthe car radiato...
Radiator Replacement Solutions
My first attempt at a more difficult auto fix-it project involved replacing the blown radiator on my ‘78 VW Rabbit Diesel....
Radical Pandemic Plague
The only constant in life is change. For decades, master mechanics in arenas such as -- trucking, automotive, motorcycle, farm, boat, etc....
Refrigerant
If you have an older car it may have R12 refrigerant in the air conditioner system. You can still buy R12, but it is very expensive....
Resistance
I wonder how many of you pondered the challenge of promoting and selling ‘Preventive Maintenance' to your customers....
Security Tips
You car is probably one of the most expensive items you have ever purchased....
Should I Care
What are Fuel Cell Membranes and Why Should I care? Well first off just incase you think things are not moving forward check this out:http://www. donaldson. com/en/fuelcell/index....
Starter Failure
Your vehicle's electrical system is equipped with an alternator, a battery, fuses, a starter, wires, and related parts....
Storing Your Car
So you now have the car of your dreams. You've sunk a huge amount of time and money into restoring it and keeping it in pristine showroom condition and running smoothly....
Stuck In Mud
What do you do if your car, truck, mini van or SUV gets suck in the mud or snow? Have you ever wondered how you will get out? Have you ever almost got stuck and thought, what if I...
Synthetic Or Conventional Oil
One central argument between car enthusiasts and on Internet car forums alike is what oil is better for your car, synthetic or conventional....
System
When purchasing a car stereo system, finding quality car stereo amplifiers is critical....
Systems
A large aircraft moving down a runway moves quite a bit of air....
Test
Backed by Honda's exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) body structure, the 2005 Honda Odyssey was the best choice from its segment in the recently concluded I...
Tips Of Car Tuning
Your car should get a tune-up, or major service, every 30,000 miles. And, this is probably the best preventative maintenance tip a car owner could get....
Tire Rod Ends And Their Purpose
What are tie rod ends? Your life depends on them!All vehicles, no matter what make or model have tie rod ends....
Tired Out
Tires are the one aspect of a Car that are often overlooked until disaster strikes and in this article we are going to examine all the aspects of tire care and maintenance so that...
Unique Oil Change Concepts
In the mobile oil change business there is no standard system, many folks simply build what works or buy a biz-op unit that makes since to them....
Use Waste Oil For Heat
Ever heard of UOMA? What is it? No, it is not slang in "Da Hood" for "Joe Mama. " UOMA is; the Used Oil Management Association. http://www....
Warning
Learn the tips on how to act when stopped by a police officer and what to say to increase your chances of getting away with a warning and not being ticketed....
When Do I Change My Oil
When do you need to replace your lubricating oil? If you have a large quantity of lubricating oil to change, it is going to burn a hole in your pocket....
Why Select Two Strokes
In our previous publication, we touched on the subjectof 2-stroke diesel engines....
Will It Work After Some Coffee
When I first started doing mechanic work in 1970 (we weren't known as *technicians* then) I learned a great *trick-of-the-trade*....
Your Engine
The UBiee Power Pill Fe-3 is the impeccable engine contraceptive that eradicates and prevents future unwanted carbon deposit babies....
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