Is It Normal for Coolant Level to Drop?

Coolant level dropped.

The primary purpose of your engine coolant is to keep the engine temperature low on hot days and increase in extremely cold temperatures. But should your coolant level do down while it goes about its duties? The answer is yes. You should expect some drop (although minimal) in your coolant level when your engine reaches …

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Knocking Noise When Braking at Low Speeds 

Checking the brake knocking noise in car repair workshop.

Whenever your brakes make a knocking noise, it is never a pleasant experience to be driving around your area. If you hear odd sounds coming from your brakes, this is a warning sign that something is wrong, and you should get it checked out by an expert. Driving about with faulty brakes is never a …

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Why Does Oil Smell Like Gas?

Mechanic found that the engine oil was mixed with the gas and smell like gas fuel.

Your car’s oil should not smell like gas, and if it does, you should check the reason. It might be because you don’t drive your vehicle long distance; hence, its engine doesn’t really get hot. It might also be a case of a rich air-fuel mixture due to faulty injectors or misfires. Of course, you …

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What Happens When An Oil Pump Fails?

Repairing the oil pump leaking and loss of power to pump the oil to engine parts.

If you’re the kind of guy who sometimes tinkers with your car’s engine, you will be familiar with the oil pump. Of course, the oil pump is the very heart of your car’s lubrication system. The oil pump sucks oil from the oil pan and then forces it around the engine’s oilways. It is an …

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Best Battery Chargers for Diesel Truck

Different models of battery charges that suitable to boost your diesel truck battery power.

I was reading through a forum the other day, and one question that kept on popping up was all about why diesel trucks have two batteries. The answer is quite apparent—the diesel engine has higher compression and resistance than gas engines. Thus, it needs more power to get it started. Having a higher compression ratio …

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What Causes Carbon Buildup on Pistons?

Many drivers would not want the outside of their engine to look dirty. Yet it doesn’t matter if the outside of your engine looks a bit messy. The important thing is that the inside of your car engine is clean. If there are carbon deposits inside your engine pistons, the performance of your car engine …

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