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Does An Electronic Ignition Need Spark Plugs?

Here at ExperTec Automotive in Huntington Beach, we specialize in all sorts of repairs to help keep your car running right. This week, we’ll introduce you to another tiny part that can cause you huge problems, your engine’s spark plugs. Spark plugs are present in all automobile combustion engines except for diesels, although the number […]

Spark Plugs & What They Do

Spark plugs – 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 […]

What Types of Cars Need Drivelines

Cars Need Drivelines – This week on ExperTec of Huntington Beach’s Cars 101 blog, we’ll go over the parts responsible for getting the power from your engine to spin your wheels. All automobiles, front, rear, or all wheel drive, have a driveline. The driveline is the system responsible for delivering power from the engine to […]

Automotive Dashboard Warning Lights

Automotive Dashboard – Today’s vehicles are filled with electronics and sensors to keep track of how your vehicle is functioning and make driving easier. Every warning light on your dashboard should light up for a few seconds when you first start your engine. It is important to know what your vehicle’s warning lights mean because […]

Heater Core Repair

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 […]

The Color of Your Car’s Exhaust Smoke…

This week on ExperTec of Huntington Beach’s cars 101 blog, we’re gonna cover something that could mean a lot of things… the color of your car’s exhaust smoke. Even if there is no noticeable change in your vehicle’s performance or efficiency, and no warning lights light up, smoke coming from your exhaust is usually a […]

Something Your Car Needs to Run…Engine Airflow!

This week on Cars 101 – oxygen. Something your engine needs to run. But what happens when your engine is sucking in too much oxygen, or too little? Well, most cars nowadays can account for that. Cars have a special sensor called the mass airflow, or MAF, sensor, to measure the amount of air flowing […]

Ignition Coil / Spark Coil, What Are They?

Does your vehicle’s engine die abruptly after running for a while in Huntington Beach? Does your car ever have trouble starting? Does it stall, misfire, backfire, or get worse gas mileage than it used to? If you’ve noticed any or all of these symptoms, you may have a failing ignition coil or coil pack. Diesel […]

What’s up with shock absorbers and struts?

This week on ExperTec of Huntington Beach’s cars 101 blog, we’re gonna cover something that many people don’t really think about when it comes to automotive maintenance – shock absorbers and struts. It’s a common mentality: the car will still run and drive without these components, so they are not important. But shocks and struts […]

My Gas Fuel Gauge Stopped Working!

Even the most novice drivers know how to read two things on their dashboard: their speedometer, and their gas gauge. But what happens if your gas gauge isn’t reading your fuel level accurately? Sometimes, your gas gauge might get stuck in one place or randomly move around, often accompanied by a lit check engine light. […]

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