Tag: car


  If you hopped in your car and turned the key but nothing happened, or if you suddenly started seeing smoke pouring out of your hood, or if your engine has ever sputtered and died, you might have a bit of a problem.  You see, engines aren't really supposed to do ... Read More
April 3, 2013Anthony Luna


  You step into the car and turn the key.  Nothing happens.  Which is when you realize that your headlights were on all night and your battery is drained.  Now your car will never start!  But wait... why do you need the battery to start the car anyway?   The Key to the ... Read More
March 30, 2013Anthony Luna


  If you're like most people, you're used to jumping in your car and turning it on, without a thought to how the engine makes everything work.  If you want to find out how this actually works, well, that's what we're discussing now.  In our last post, we talked about how... Read More
March 27, 2013Anthony Luna


If you're expecting log cabins, philosophical debates, civil wars and assassinations, you might want to think again.  This is a used engine site, not a history class.  Also not to be confused with the history of the Lincoln Motor company that produces non-automobile motors, ... Read More
March 20, 2013Anthony Luna


So your car is sparkling clean outside, but what about the inside?  Pop cans, wrappers, crumbs, tissues, stains... any number of things can cover the inside of a car, and every so often it's helpful to clear all of that out of your car.   Cleansing Rituals:  How to Clean Your Car   Step ... Read More
March 15, 2013Anthony Luna


  It's that time of year again.  The birds are singing, the snow is melting, and the flowers are coming out.  And that means bird droppings, mud, and pollen are getting all over your car.  Time to whip out the terrycloth and give your car a good scrubbing.   At Home Car Wash  ... Read More
March 13, 2013Anthony Luna



Wheelchair Accessible

If you or anyone you know uses a wheelchair, you may be interested to know that there is a new car on the market specifically for the use of people in wheelchairs.   The Accessible Vehicle   This car, designed by a man who is, himself, in a wheelchair, makes the near-impossible task of ... Read More
March 10, 2013Anthony Luna



Toyota Recalls

  In January, Toyota sent out a voluntary recall on over 1 million vehicles, from the Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe to the Lexus IS.  They were recalled for various reasons, spanning from circuits shorting and making airbags expand prematurely to windshield wipers not being tight enough to function properly.   While ... Read More
February 13, 2013Anthony Luna



Big Game, Big Cars, Big Ads

  If you're one of the millions who watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, you may have seen a few ads.  A few... ha, that's a laugh.  In fact, some people watch it for the ads alone.  Which is why companies spend so much on their ads for the Super Bowl, ... Read More
February 5, 2013Anthony Luna



What’s Your Alignment?

  Saving money and gas - good things to do.  One simple way to save on both is to make sure your car is aligned well.   Checking Alignment   One simple way to make sure your car is aligned well is to check your tire treads.  One way to do this is to use ... Read More
January 29, 2013Anthony Luna