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 ...
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...
March 27, 2013Anthony Luna
A short while ago, we posted about the powerful, smaller, turbo-charged engines that are becoming so popular with car companies. Ford, for example, has its 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine in most of its cars. Or a look at the specs on the most popular cars of ...
February 8, 2013Anthony Luna
Continuing the best-selling list, here are the 5th and 6th most popular cars of 2012. 6. Nissan Altima The Altima is a well-built, smooth sedan, MSRP starting $21,760. The Altima features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and gets 27/38 mpg. It boasts a few tech innovations like moving-object detection ...
January 9, 2013Anthony Luna
Following yesterday's post on #9 and #10 of 2012's top 10 cars, here are the next two on the list. 8. Toyota Matrix* The Matrix is a station wagon based on the popular Toyota Corolla, MSRP $19,275, mpg 26/32. It has a roomy interior and runs ...
January 8, 2013Anthony Luna
2012 is behind us and 2013 looms before us. And the pressing question on everyone's mind is, of course, "What cars sold best last year?" Okay, maybe not pressing on everyone's mind, but we're going to answer that question for you regardless. Through the week, then, we'll tell you which cars ...
January 7, 2013Anthony Luna
Snow on the road means conditions get pretty bad. Salt on the road means you're less likely to get hit by someone sliding into you, but on the other hand, you're also going to get salt on your car. And that means rust, buildup, corrosion, and all sorts of fun ...
December 28, 2012Anthony Luna
That spark - that's what makes your engine go. It ignites gas-filled air in your engine, setting it alight and pushing pistons, dozens of times a second, thousands of times a minute. Those little spark plugs are putting a lot ...
December 6, 2012Anthony Luna
While we're happy to help you find a used engine for your car, it's nice to keep your engine running as long as possible. Taking care of it saves lots of money down the road, and can even save on gas. For example, if ...
November 29, 2012Anthony Luna
Your car's engine is the important part of the car. Sure, you wouldn't move well without wheels, and it's nice to have a place to sit and a way to steer, but without the engine, all you have is a souped-up soapbox derby car. ...
November 27, 2012Anthony Luna