Why Is There a Puddle of Water Under My Car?

If you drive your car, run the air conditioning (AC), park it, and find a puddle of water underneath, it doesn’t mean your car is leaking fluid. The AC system has a drain tube to release moisture, but sometimes this tube can clog up and create problems like a wet carpet in your car. Find out more on why there’s a puddle of water under your car and a few other common questions about automotive ACs with this guide and video.

Read More

What Causes Bad Gas Mileage?

If you notice your car has bad gas mileage or poorer gas mileage than it used to, there are a number of parts on your car that can affect it negatively. Find out what causes bad gas mileage and how to diagnose and fix these parts yourself with our how-to videos.

Parts in Your Car That Can Cause Bad Gas Mileage

These parts in your car could cause bad gas mileage and are listed in no particular order.

1A Auto mechanic reviewing parts that can cause bad gas mileage

1. Brakes

Binding brakes can make your car or truck work harder. You may have a brake caliper or brake caliper bracket, brake shoes or brake pads, or a brake cable that’s binding up.

Read More

How to Fix a Vacuum Leak in Your Car

In this article and video, we show how a vacuum leak in a car can cause problems with fuel mileage. Your engine might be dumping and using way more fuel, like a flowing river, when all you need is a small amount, like some water poured from a small cup. You’ll find out what can cause a vacuum leak in a car, symptoms of a vacuum leak, and how to diagnose them yourself.

Read More

Pontiac Vibe Problems: 2nd Generation (2009 to 2010)

The Pontiac Vibe was built on the same platform as the Toyota Matrix, and these cars are similar. As our mechanic says in the video below, Toyotas aren’t known for having a lot of problems and there’s nothing particularly wrong with the Pontiac Vibe. While it’s common for owners to have a Pontiac Vibe with problems like the gas cap or valve cover failing, these top problems are simple repairs novice DIYers can do themselves.

Read More

AC Blowing Warm Air?

If your car’s air conditioning (AC) is blowing warm air, there might be an issue with the radiator cooling fans or another part in the AC system. Follow the steps in this article and video to find out if it’s the cooling fans and see our other tips to help you diagnose the problem.

Read More

How to Diagnose Engine Surging

You may find your engine surging with no check engine light and wonder what to do. Find out how to diagnose the IAC valve quick and easy yourself. All you’ll need to do is remove the air filter housing cover and check the valve with your hand using these step-by-step instructions.

Read More

Hyundai Elantra Problems: 2011 to 2016 (5th Generation)

It’s common for the 2011 to 2016 Hyundai Elantra to have problems like engine ticking or issues with the dash lights. Find out the top 5 common problems we’ve found with the 5th generation Elantra.

Read More