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How Often Should You Change Your Spark Plugs?

How Often Should You Change Your Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs are a small part of your car, but they do play a mighty role. Just like any other part of your vehicle that needs maintenance, you will want to know ahead of time just how often you need to change your spark plugs to make sure your engine works properly and starts without an issue. Without your spark plugs your vehicle will begin to fail to start when you go to turn it on. It is imperative that you make sure your spark plugs are working correctly. Changing your spark plugs at the right time is essential to your vehicle starting and running the way it should. The spark plugs are in your vehicle to create a spark that will be used to ignite the fuel and air that is in the engine cylinders that are in your vehicle. This will create combustion, thus engaging your engine. When it comes to the spark plugs, you may not know when warning signs are being sent off. If you notice any of the following it could be a sign that your spark plugs are headed towards trouble: Misfire: If th ... read more

Can I Repair My Hybrid Battery Instead of Replacing It?

Can I Repair My Hybrid Battery Instead of Replacing It?

Can I Repair My Hybrid Battery Instead of Replacing It? One of the most important features of owning a hybrid vehicle is battery life. Consider either reconditioning or rebuilding your hybrid battery power source if you need to change the existing battery. Understanding which option is best for your battery will depend on a battery diagnosis. Take your hybrid vehicle in to be seen by a trained repair expert. Professionals will guide you through the differences between a recondition and rebuild for your battery and how to choose the correct option for you. Reconditioning involves diagnostics and methods such as: Grid charging Discharging Balancing Cycling The process is designed to isolate defective or compromised modules or cells for replacement and often helps the battery revert the battery to a more functional condition. There are other signs your hybrid vehicle battery needs reconditioning, which include but are not limited to: When your fuel economy drops o ... read more

What is the Difference between a Two-Stroke and a Four-Stroke Engine?

What is the Difference between a Two-Stroke and a Four-Stroke Engine?

If you own a car, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle, you must have come across the terms "2- stroke or 4- stroke combustion engine" at one time or another. Here, we have compiled the differences between the two to help you understand the basic working. Understanding Combustion Engines The engines in our vehicles are referred to as "internal combustion engines" because they produce power by the combustion process. Each combustion cycle takes place inside the cylinders and depends upon the upward and downward "strokes" of pistons. It comprises of following steps: Intake of air and fuel- pistons move downward to allow the air and gas/fuel to enter while the intake valve is open. Compression of gases- intake valve closes and pistons move up to compress the air, fuel mixture. Combustion of gases- spark plug ignites the compressed gases to produce a burst of power. Exhaust of waste ... read more