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How To Know If Your Distributor Is Failing

If you’re having problems with your car because it lasts too long to start or is having a problem with the ignition system, it can be a problem with your distributor. However, to be more certain about the exact problem your car is having, you’ll have to take a look at your car and test your distributor.

Many people have problems with this part of their car, especially because it is the main responsible for ignition issues and starting problems. Failing distributors can end up in engine problems and eventually, a really harmed performance of your car. That’s why it is important to test your distributor in order to avoid future engine problems with your car and fix that ignition problem which can be really annoying.

But is there a perfect way how to test the distributor to find out what the real problem is? – Well, in this article you will have different ways to test your distributor against failures and to know exactly what the real problem of your car is if you follow these steps.

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How To Clean A PCV Valve

All modern automobiles that use combustion engines for producing power have positive crankcase ventilation (abbreviated as “PCV”) valve. The main task of this value is to the buildup of gasses in the engine chamber to escape in a controlled manner with the correct air-to-fuel ratio.

However, since they carry grease, moisture, and oil with them, the residue may build inside of the PCV valve. If the deposits start building up too much, it will cause trouble for the valve to open up properly.

This leads to significant engine damage, reduced engine efficiency, and power, and decreased gas mileage, all of which are symptoms of a dirty PCV valve. Over time, the PCV will get dirty with the various residue of liquids.

Car manufacturers suggest that the best solution to this problem is to get your PCV valves replaced or cleaned after driving somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000 miles. However, this may vary depending on the vehicle you are driving.

Therefore, you might have to consult your owner’s manual to see the accurate time/miles after which a replacement or cleaning is due. Some PCV valves may also have a varied location depending on the type of car you are driving. Are you planning to take clean your PCV valve?

If so, then here are a few do-it-yourself tips. The valve is usually replaced during scheduled tune-ups. However, if you don’t have enough time to visit a mechanic, following these tips might prove useful.

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What Are Bushings On A Car? Common Issues And How To Change Them

​If you’ve ever wondered if your car needs some maintenance because it has a rattling noise every time you turn, and it vibrates too much when you’re driving, it could mean that your bushings need to be replaced.

But, what are bushings on a car? Here we’re going to explain to you what exactly those car parts are and what common problems you could be facing and how to fix them.

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What Is A CV Joint And What Does It Do?

CV joint stands for constant velocity joint and they are primarily used in front-wheel drive vehicles while some rear-wheel-drive vehicles typically use them at the end of rear axle half shafts. It is a form of mechanical coupling in which the rotational speed of input and output shaft remains the same no matter what the operating angle of the joint is.

The axle or drive shaft in the vehicles is required to accomplish two jobs:

  • Be able to transmit power to the wheels.
  • Travel with the suspension as it cushions the bumps.

This gets even complicated in case of front-wheel drive vehicles where articulation angles are higher because of steerable wheels. With a wide range of variable angles by suspension travel and wheel steering, the axle has to act flexibly. Hence the vehicle employs inboard and outboard CV joint to permit the effective length of the side shaft to change simultaneously allowing torque transfer through a wide-angle. In rear-wheel-drive applications, operating angles are much lower.

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How To Clean The Seatbelts In Your Car

When was the last time you cleaned the seatbelts in your ride? I bet you spend most of your time cleaning the exterior and interior without paying the slightest attention to the seat belts. But with daily use and exposure, those belts are sure to accumulate their fair share of dirt and grime. 

You always put the seatbelts on before driving off, so it’s important to keep them clean at all times. And since you need to touch the seatbelt every time you put them on, they can easily acquire dirt and stains over many miles of driving.

In this article, we will show you the easy and simple ways on how to clean the seat belts in your car. You can do it using the basic materials you’ll find inside your home.

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