2J's Automotive Blog
As a car owner you know what to expect when you get behind the wheel. Your car behaves a certain way and when it changes, such as with a sound, you definitely take notice. Hearing an unusual or unpleasant sound can spark off several questions in your head. Where is the sound coming from? What… Read More
The CV joint, or constant velocity joint, allows your car’s wheels to bend and rotate in all kinds of directions. It is made possible with a well lubricated joint that is protected by a covering, or boot. Since nothing lasts forever you can expect that problems with your CV joint can easily manifest over time… Read More
Brake problems can be unsettling, especially if you don’t know what’s causing it. They are the most important part of any car since they are what are keeping you from colliding into everything else on the road. There are some car problems that don’t require immediate attention and you’ll be okay.
However this not something you… Read More
Has this ever happened to you? You go out to your car to turn it on expecting to be hit with fresh and cool air coming from your car’s A/C vents only to be surprised with an unpleasant mold-like smell. If so then you’re not alone.
Many people have experienced this when they first turn on… Read More
Your vehicle’s differential is an integral component that puts your wheels into motion. When you get down to the nitty gritty the torque generated by the engine is what drives the car. Although this may be common knowledge to some, few people can describe in detail how the torque is used to create the rotational… Read More
Car problems can come in all shapes and sizes. Cars can emit several different sounds that can mean anything from bad brakes to a cracked serpentine belt and all the while a vibration can be felt from the steering wheel. Car problems range from the surprisingly simple to entirely complex and the average driver just… Read More
Manual transmissions are generally going to have fewer problems compared to automatic transmissions. People like to drive a manual transmission because it’s more durable and because it gives you the full on driving experience.
Although the manual transmission is very durable it has its problems like any other machine. In fact, many of the problems that… Read More
Leaks can occur just about anywhere in your car’s coolant system. Although leaks are never a good thing, it does help that they can be easily identified. The leak can often be seen dripping or spraying from a loose or leaky component.
You may need to get under the car to locate the leak. The radiator… Read More
Hands down there is no car component more detailed and elaborate than the transmission. The transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels while adjusting the speed to torque ratio so the engine doesn’t have to work so hard at high speeds.
In fact, the transmission is so essential to the automobile that the car… Read More
Not every car has a transfer case. If your car has a transfer case then you have it for a reason. You want the power of a 4WD (four wheel drive) vehicle so you can have better traction and control on and off the road.
If you’ve been a car owner for even just a little… Read More