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How Does a Spark Plug Work?

It All Starts With a SparkSpark plugs exist in every combustion engine. The function of the spark plug is to do just as the name implies--provide a spark to the combustion chamber for rotational movement of the engine. This spark will ignite, combust or explode a flammable liquid, and......More...

BMW Fan Belt Installation

You should check the belts on your BMW at least every 3,000 miles. In the case of the fan belt, replacement is required when the belt shows signs of tearing, fraying or cracking. Cracking is usually located on the inside of the belt and can cause loud noises in the car. It is easy to replace the fan...More...

How to Safely Jack Up a Pickup

Most pickups have ample ground clearance, but sometimes the clearance is not enough. You have several safe options for elevating your pickup truck. You can place the vehicle on a lift at an auto shop, drive the vehicle onto ramps or jack up the vehicle using a scissor or hydraulic jack. Accessing th...More...

1994 Probe Transmission Problems

Introduced in 1989, the Ford Probe was a two-door car available in five-speed manual transmission and four-speed automatic transmission. Despite winning several awards, including "Motor Trend's" Car of the Year, the Probe was discontinued in 1997. During its short existence, the Probe exhibited sev...More...

Camshaft Technology

Camshafts are at the center of valve timing in all four-stroke-cycle engines. The basic concept has remained the same---to control when intake and exhaust valves open and close. But the innovation and engineering of current designs is far different than when the four-cycle engines were first produce...More...

About Automobile Lifts

There are several different types of automobile lifts. The lift you choose depends on what you will be using it for--a home garage, a shop or a shop that works on large trucks. Lifts use hydraulics to lift a vehicle. Some lifts may be used to store vehicles either in a shop overnight or for long-ter...More...