Our Picks for Best Road Side Emergency Lights

Having roadside emergency lights is something that is nice to have in many scenarios, from breaking down, back tail lights stopped working, or any time road hazard lights are needed. Using them when being broken down is no doubt the time they are used the most, but I have also used them in many other… Read More »

Symptoms of Low Fuel Pressure and What Causes It

If you have a car or truck and think it may have low fuel pressure, several symptoms are caused by fuel delivery issues. Symptoms include long start times, rough idle, check engine light on, misfire codes (P0300-P0308), engine running lean (P0171 Code), and reduced engine power. Low fuel pressure is often described as the vehicle… Read More »

Causes and Fixes Car Jerks When Accelerating

If you have a car that when the gas pedal is pressed and you are accelerating, there is a jerking motion, this can be caused by several things. Possible causes include air intake, gas delivery, spark, timing, and transmission issues. Each category, such as fuel delivery, needs to work correctly, or it can cause issues.… Read More »

Symptoms of Bad Engine Motor Mounts

Motor mounts are necessary components that bolt the engine to the frame of a vehicle. When a mount fails, there can be varying symptoms, such as vibrations or clunking and thud noises. What is an Engine Motor Mount? An engine motor mount secures the engine to the frame of a vehicle and helps to absorb… Read More »

Backyardmechanic About Us – Contact Us – Disclaimer Page

If you have any questions, contact me with email, Linkedin, or in the comment section below. Contact Email: [email protected] About Backyard Mechanic Writers About Bob Thomas Linkedin Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/bob-thomas-9045445b/ Repair Videos: YouTube Channel Hi, I am Bob Thomas an automotive mechanic with 30-plus years of experience. I am a contributor to several book publications and… Read More »

3 Causes and Fixes P0299 Code Chevy Cruze

If you have a Chevy Cruze with a P0299 error code, there is an issue with low pressure from the turbo. The official definition of a P0299 code is “Turbo/Super Charger Underboost.” What is a Chevy Cruze P0299 Error Code? A P0299 OBDII error code in a Chevy Cruze is “Turbo/Super Charger Underboost.” A Chevy… Read More »

5 Symptoms of a Bad Purge Valve

A bad purge valve can have varying symptoms and will need to be examined and tested to see if it has failed. The main symptoms include the engine light staying on, less fuel mileage, and failing an emission test. What is the Purge Valve? The purge valve is a component in a vehicle’s EVAP system… Read More »