Spark Plugs and What They Do

Spark plug - the name itself is pretty self explanatory. To put it simply, your vehicle’s spark plugs are parts that plug into the top of your engine’s cylinders and create a spark which ignites the air and fuel mixture inside to start the engine and keep it generating power. The number of spark plugs in your car’s engine is usually the same as the number of cylinders, although some automakers will use two spark plugs per cylinder. 

Like any other part of your vehicle, your spark plugs will wear out over time and need to be replaced. Worn spark plugs make it harder for the air-fuel mixture to ignite, causing your engine to misfire. Your car may still start and run, but it will run very poorly. Spark plugs are relatively easy to replace in some vehicles, but may be labor intensive and require removal of the intake plenum in others.

When you get your spark plugs replaced, it is a good idea to inspect your ignition cables as well. There are different ratings for spark plugs, and the correct rating for your vehicle should always be u

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Rack and Pinion Steering Repair


Most vehicles have a steering system that consists of a rack and pinion. The rack and pinion is the part that converts the rotational movement of your steering wheel into the left and right motion of your car’s front wheels. It works by a pinion gear on the end of the steering shaft, which moves along teeth on a horizontal rack. Rack and pinion systems have a simple design, and are usually not too hard to repair if any issues arise.

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High Tech Vehicle Needs

Today’s vehicles are full of the latest technology and newest developments to make your driving experience easier, safer, and more comfortable. Cars nowadays have advanced entertainment systems to sync to your cell phone, driving aids such as ABS, traction control, and stability control, systems to help you save gas such as cylinder deactivation and start-stop systems, which turn off your engine at stoplights, navigation systems, and other technology such as electric motors, hybrid drivetrains, and even fuel cells. 

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Heater Core Repair

Many people driving around Huntington Beach have never even heard the term “heater core”. You might wonder what a heater core is. To put it simply, it is part of your car’s cooling system. It looks like a miniature version of your radiator, and functions like a small radiator itself. It is responsible for the function of your climate control system’s heater and defroster.

How can you tell if your heater core is leaking or going bad? There are a few symptoms which strongly suggest that your heater core has gone bad.

The most common sign is that the inside of your car will suddenly fog up with moist, warm condensation. This is caused by warm coolant leaking into the cabin of your car and evaporating into steam, which coats the windshield and windows. Another sign is a sweet smell inside of your car - coolant smells sweet, and the coolant evaporating into steam would give off a strong noticeable smell inside your car. If you also smell coolant from outside of your car, the leak may be even more serious, and you may be able to see coolant dripping onto the ground from underneath your

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Checking Your Fluids

One of the easiest things you can do at home to keep your car in good running shape when you’re driving around Huntington Beach is to check and maintain your fluid levels. Keeping your fluids at their proper levels can save you unnecessary engine wear or damage and save you from needing expensive repairs!

Here are seven fluids that you should pay attention to in order to keep your vehicle in tip top shape:

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