Engine

How Often Should I Change Engine Coolant?

By Rick Popely on Fri Jun 02 10:00:46 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — For some vehicles, you're advised to change the coolant every 30,000 miles. For others, changing the coolant isn't even on the maintenance schedule. For example, Hyundai says the coolant (what many refer to as "antifreeze") in most of… Read More

How Often Should I Change Engine Coolant?

By Rick Popely on Fri Jun 02 10:00:46 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — For some vehicles, you're advised to change the coolant every 30,000 miles. For others, changing the coolant isn't even on the maintenance schedule. For example, Hyundai says the coolant (what many refer to as "antifreeze") in most of… Read More

Toyota Announces Smorgasbord of New Engines, Transmissions

By Kelsey Mays on Wed Dec 07 14:03:50 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — In a move to change how its cars drive, Toyota announced wide-ranging plans to roll out new vehicle platforms and engines over the next five years. The automaker says it will offer its next generation of powertrains in… Read More

Ford Adds Mustang Performance Packages

By Joe Bruzek on Wed Oct 12 07:00:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Ford's performance accessory division, Ford Performance, is taking a good thing and making it better. New performance packages boost the power and torque of the 2015-17 Ford Mustang with the EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder and the GT with 5.0-liter… Read More

Which to Buy: 2017 Honda Accord V-6 or Four-Cylinder?

By Joe Bruzek on Wed Oct 12 05:30:43 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Many mid-size sedans offer a more powerful engine instead of a base, economy-minded four cylinder. In the 2017 Honda Accord, a 278-horsepower V-6 replaces the standard 185-hp four-cylinder. You're looking at a minimum $30,000 to get a V-6… Read More

Should I Worry About How Hot My Engine Is Running?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 14:22:04 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — You should be very concerned, because an overheated engine can be far more than an inconvenience. In extreme cases, driving an overheated engine even a short distance can destroy the cylinder head, engine block or internal parts. Fortunately,… Read More

Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 09:04:20 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — If your engine misfires, hesitates, stalls, gets poor mileage, is hard to start or has failed an emissions test, it clearly needs something, though a tune-up in the traditional sense might not be the cure. If you tell… Read More

Do Fuel Injectors Need Periodic Cleaning?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 05:00:55 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Cleaning fuel injectors is a service frequently recommended by dealers and repair shops, but unless there are noticeable signs of clogged injectors (such as a rough idle, stalling, poor acceleration or high emissions levels) it might not be… Read More

How Often Should I Replace My Accessory Drive Belt?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 04:40:29 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Most vehicles have a rubber belt on the front of the engine that drives accessories such as the air-conditioning compressor, power steering pump and alternator. If this accessory drive belt (also called a V or serpentine belt) breaks,… Read More

Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 00:30:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — No, you don't, according to every auto manufacturer we've talked to. The main advocates of the 3,000-mile oil change schedule are those who would profit by it: repair facilities, quick-lube chains and service departments at some new-car dealers.… Read More

Do Cars Have More Than One Belt That Needs Replacing?

By Rick Popely on Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — All vehicles have an accessory belt that drives features such as the alternator and air-conditioning compressor, and perhaps the power steering and water pump. This belt is usually mounted externally so you can see it on the front… Read More