Category Archives: General Automotive Repair

General Automotive Repair

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If you have any questions, contact us with the email below or in the comments sections below. Contact Email: Check out our YouTube channel here. is a website dedicated to Automotive Repair Tutorials, Automotive How-To Information, and DIY (do-it-yourself) Mechanics. Our mission is to give accurate, reliable information that can help DIY… Read More »

What Happens if You Overfill Coolant?

What Happens if You Overfill Coolant? If the coolant is overfilled, it will likely be blown out of the system through the radiator cap or reservoir but usually does not damage any components. Occasionally the radiator fluid can be blown into the electrical system, which may cause a problem, but this is rare. Usually, there… Read More »

Bad Torque Converter vs Bad Transmission

A torque converter and automatic transmission are two of the main components that work together to shift gears and move a vehicle forward. Often they are thought of as the same component but are separate parts. What is the Torque Converter? A torque converter is located at the front of an automatic transmission and is… 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 and failing an emission test. What is the Purge Valve? The purge valve is a component in a vehicle’s EVAP system which is for… Read More »