The main reason of why vibration occurs is an unstable body in a rotating or reciprocating motion. A car engine has many parts including crankshafts, pistons, flywheels, connecting rods, and more that are in continuous rotating and reciprocating mode when the engine is running. Many engine vibration causes will give different warnings about various engine problems. Lets…

Most vehicles have a rubber belt on the front of the engine that drives accessories such as the air-conditioning compressor, power steering pump and alternator. If this accessory drive belt (also called a V or serpentine belt) breaks, the battery won’t get charged, the air conditioner won’t blow cold air and the power steering will…

The timing belt is a notched rubber belt, sometimes called a Gilmer belt. This belt allows the crankshaft to drive the camshaft, which in turn opens and closes the valves. Without this belt, the engine can’t run.

Vehicle manufacturers make much of the fact that their products come equipped with extended-life spark plugs that can maintain a precise gap for 100,000 miles. However, before you wait that long to replace them, you should bear in mind that spark plugs that hit the 80,000-mile marker are four-fifths worn. As the gap in the…

Engine coolant

Often times car owners  are of the opinion if its not broken don’t fix it, but that we tell you that is the laziest statement any one can ever made…It is recommended that engine coolant be changed seasonally. In order to work properly, an engine’s cooling system and radiator need to be clean. After time,…

You should be very concerned, because an overheated engine can be far more than an inconvenience. In extreme cases, driving an overheated engine even a short distance can destroy the cylinder head, engine block or internal parts.

A fuel injector is a pump and valve mechanism that sprays liquid fuel intermittently into the cylinder of an engine (Diesel or Petrol). Cleaning fuel injectors is a service frequently recommended by dealers and repair shops, but unless there are noticeable signs of clogged injectors (such as a rough idle, stalling, poor acceleration or high…

With the constant stop and go traffic in most parts of the country, it is almost unavoidable that our car engines be short of oil, however an INCREASED OR high oil consumption in the engine is a  suspicious case and that is why has our attention. This write up  is a little lengthy , we…

Spark plugs screw into the top of an engine’s cylinders to create the electric spark required to ignite the compressed air-fuel mixture in gas-powered engines. The right type of plug and the size of the gap between the electrodes at the tip are specified by the automaker, and using the right ones are crucial to…

Unless you plan on driving your car with the bonnet up , what exactly is the point of a spotless engine?

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