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Steven Cole

Steven Cole

I have been called a jack of all trades and a master of none. Love to tinker with just about anything. If it needs to be fixed I will try and repair it. I am a middle aged nerd who likes to joke around and work on cars, computers and houses.

10 Symptoms of Bad Spark Plug Wires

Spark plug wires, also known as ignition cables, are a critical component of a vehicle?s electrical ignition system. They do an excellent job transporting sparks from the vehicle?s ignition system to its engine spark plugs. Because of their critical role, it is most certainly that they will adversely affect the …
What are the signs of a bad shock?

Automotive shock absorbers do more than contribute to a smooth ride – they ensure quality vehicle handling, extended tire life, and long car suspension life. That said, worn or bad shocks can turn any ride into an uncontrollable, unsafe nightmare. What many drivers need to know is that shocks and …
How much does a mini cooper weigh?

MINI Coopers are a noticeable car brand, thanks to their miniature style and unique color schemes. The first generation of these enormously fun cars was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) from 1969 to 2000, so it is no surprise they are prevalent in the UK. Starting from 2001, …
The time it takes to change a tire

Do you need new tires but are worried about how long it will take to install them? If so, you are not alone. Life can be busy, and a tire change can interrupt an already hectic day. When time is a factor choosing the right place to have your tires …
Average Car Battery Weight

Everything You Need to Know About Car Battery Weight Have you ever wondered how much does a car battery weigh? The truth is, not many people know the weight of their battery. However, knowing this information can be very helpful. Today you will learn more about battery weight and why …
How to Clean Purge Solenoid Valve

The purge solenoid valve is a part of a vehicle in the Evaporative Emission Control system. Its main work is to prevent fuel vapor from escaping from the fuel tank. As the engine runs in a modern car, the valve opens gradually when the engine warms up. Thus, it allows …
Can You Mix Orange and Green Antifreeze?: All You Need To Know

You might be asking yourself, can you mix orange and green antifreeze. This is a question that many car owners ask and it?s a good one. The short answer to this question is no, you should not mix these two different types of coolants. But why can?t you? Today you …
Can You Turn Off Cylinder Deactivation?

Cylinder deactivation is a technique used in multi-cylinder engine cars to improve fuel economy and engine efficiency. Also known as Active Fuel Management (AFM), this trick is popular among car manufacturers, including Chevrolet, Cadillac, Lamborghini, Mazda, and Mercedes Bends. Typically, it involves the deactivation of a set of cylinders, such …