Driving is a huge responsibility that is given to kids at a very young age. When you are on the road, making a mistake can be the difference between someone’s life and death. Driving can be even more challenging when transitioning your vehicle from driving in the winter to driving in the spring and summer, […]
by: VStar650CL …wouldn’t happen if you had a manual transmission, but let’s leave that for another article. One day you start your L33 Altima or R52 Pathfinder and find yourself stuck in Park. You get a screwdriver and use the mechanical release, and for days or weeks it’s fine again. Then it does it a […]
…by doing something you’re probably already doing! If your shop or garage is like mine, there’s people in and out. Grubby buddies (who no doubt don’t wash their hands very often) are using your tools, your paper towels, your sink, even your shop restroom. While the shop here at Datsun Ranch isn’t always sanitary, I […]
Not really. I mean, we ARE, but the check’s in the mail. Anyway, here’s what brought this up: I often see car makers boasting about awards they have just won. We also see posts in forums and on social media with people using those awards to argue for one car over another. This got me […]
Yep, I rolled my eyes too. Besides, I already own a really nice Actron OBD2 scanner that I bought on Amazon a couple years ago, and it’s served me well. Why do I need another diagnostic solution? Well, because our job at NICOclub is to separate the hype from the facts AND to help our […]
Blow off valves are actually quite similar to wastegates. There’s some diaphragms, some springs, and some valving. The diaphragm is designed to move when there is a pressure differential between your charge piping and your manifold.
One of the most important features on any vehicle is the brake system. It is also one of the most overlooked systems that drivers forget to give immediate attention when necessary. Though it is far better and more convenient to know which Calgary brake mechanic you want to take care of your vehicle’s repair needs […]
Vehicle history reports like CarFax purport to provide comprehensive information to assist buyers and sellers – but here’s what happens when that information is inaccurate, and it happens a lot more often than you’d think.
So, you’ve listed your car on AutoTrader, eBay, or Craigslist. But here’s a new twist: You get a text or email from a prospective buyer who sounds legit…
First, it’s important to understand how and why a car battery fails. The condition of the cell plates inside the battery determines whether or not a battery is still serviceable. Current is produced when sulfuric acid in the battery reacts with lead in the cell plates.