Engine

Your Check-Engine Light Is On — How Much Are Repairs Gonna Cost Ya?

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2020

Motorists in the nation’s capital and most populous state paid the most in 2019 to address problems indicated by vehicles’ check-engine light, according to a study by CarMD. Citing data gathered fr... Read More
2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo: Low-Key Looks, High-Power Fun

By Nick Kurczewski on July 8, 2020

Competes with: Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Golf GTI Looks like: A run-of-the-mill Mazda3 sedan or hatchback … with a secret identity Powertrain: Turbocharged 2.5-... Read More
All the Pickup Truck News: Nissan Titan XD Dumps Diesel, 2020 Toyota Tundra Priced and More

By Brian Normile on August 8, 2019

This week in pickup truck news, we talk about Ford’s new, massive 7.3-liter V-8, Ram 1500 towing configurations, 2020 Toyota Tundra pricing and more. Read More
All the Pickup Truck News: Honda Ridgeline Is Most American Pickup, Silverado HD Towing and More

By Patrick Masterson on June 27, 2019

In Cars.com’s 2019 American-Made Index, the Honda Ridgeline topped the list of pickup trucks. But that wasn’t all; check out what else has happened this week on PickupTrucks.com. Read More
Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2018

CARS.COM — If your vehicle’s 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 tradi... Read More
Does the Brand of Gas I Use Actually Matter?

By Rick Popely on September 27, 2018

Yes, it does matter, because some brands contain more detergent additives that can prevent carbon deposits from forming inside your engine. These are the so-called Top Tier brands that use consider... Read More
Will a Reusable Engine Air Filter Really Get Me Better Mileage and Better Performance?

By Rick Popely on September 18, 2018

Several aftermarket manufacturers sell engine intake air filters that they claim provide better airflow and increase a car’s horsepower and acceleration as a result. Some of these companies h... Read More
Which to Buy: 2017 Honda Accord V-6 or Four-Cylinder?

By Joe Bruzek on July 19, 2018

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 V6 replaces the standard 185-hp four-cylinde... Read More
Horsepower Vs. Horses: How Much HP Drives the Kentucky Derby?

By Patrick Masterson on May 3, 2018

Ah yes, the pruning of fresh roses, the mixing of mint juleps, the last-minute splurges on impossibly floppy headwear — you guessed it, Saturday marks the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. The 2... Read More
Does My Engine Need a Valve Clearance Adjustment?

By Rick Popely on April 20, 2018

Does your engine need a valve adjustment? It depends on the age, condition and brand of vehicle you’re driving. Due to the popularization of roller-follower valve train designs that reduce fr... Read More
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