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Pros and Cons of Turbochargers vs. Superchargers

December 20, 2021 11:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Turbocharger and supercharger: They’re both cool words. They’re both about cars. But what do they mean? What is a turbocharger? And which is better, a supercharger or a turbo? While these words get thrown around a lot, they do actually mean something in automotive circles. If you want to learn more, then read on. Power and air How much power an internal combustion engine is capable of producing is mostly based on how much fuel it’s able to burn and how well it converts the heat produced into mechanical force. Fuel requires oxygen to combust, so the engine’s power is... View Article


Diesel vs. Gas: What’s the Big Deal?

December 6, 2021 11:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re thinking about a new car or truck, you have many factors to consider. You have to decide whether you want a sedan, a truck or an SUV. You’ll look at multiple makes and models. Then there’s the color of the vehicle. One of the most important considerations you’ll have is picking gas or diesel. You might be wondering about gas vs. diesel engine advantages and disadvantages and how to weigh them against each other. If so, then read on. The internal combustion engine Let’s start with similarities between the two engine types. Both utilize internal combustion to change... View Article


Signs Your Fuel Injector Might Be Failing

November 23, 2021 11:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What causes a fuel injector to stop working? How can you tell if it isn’t working? If you’re not getting the performance you expect out of your engine, it might be due to a faulty fuel injector. It’s actually a very common issue, and can dramatically affect how your vehicle operates. Here’s a closer look at how to know if your fuel injector stops working: Your engine has lost power: Your fuel injector delivers the fuel and air the engine needs to combust. If you’re not getting enough power, it could be a sign of a faulty fuel injector. Bad... View Article


Common Car Problems That Can Arise in the Winter Season

November 9, 2021 11:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Living in the Corpus Christi area means that you’ll rarely deal with extreme winter weather. While during the abnormal February 2021 cold snap, temperatures dropped to a low of 17 degrees Fahrenheit, normally, winter in coastal Texas can range from the high 50s to mid 80s. That means you don’t need to worry too much about what the winter weather does to your car. However, in the event of another extreme weather event or out-of-state travel, it’s worth learning how to protect your vehicle. Here are the car parts most likely to break in the winter, and how you can... View Article


How Often Should I Get an Oil Change?

October 15, 2021 6:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

You might assume that you need to change your car’s oil every 3,000 miles. This has been the drumbeat from numerous advertisements over the years. We all know that regular oil changes are the number one thing to do to keep your engine running smoothly. But things have changed with modern cars, and when to change your car oil isn’t as cut and dried as it used to be. Let’s look at the main factors in determining when to get an oil change. Is 3,000 miles still the standard for oil changes? The short answer is, no, it’s not. Modern... View Article