Category Archives: Quickies

Quickies we found online worth sharing to our automotive blog readers.

Check Engine Light Reader

Check Engine Light Reader

Most vehicles come equipped with an OBD-II (or OBD-I) scanner to help the driver know what is wrong with their car before making any changes to the vehicle. There are basically three types of OBD-II scanners available: Type I: A basic handheld unit which informs you why the check engine light is on. So, some… Continue Reading

Reset Check Engine Light

Reset Check Engine Light

If your vehicle’s check engine light is flashing, it means that you have a problem. The reason why this light appears is because there are issues with your vehicle’s engine that needs to be fixed immediately before it causes an accident. Some of the most common reasons why this indicator comes on include a loose… Continue Reading

OBD Check

OBD check stands for on-board diagnostics check. The process of having your car scanned by a car scanner starts by your car’s owner selecting the car’s make, model, year, and model year. Next is to choose where to have the scan. You can either have it done in your car or have it shipped to… Continue Reading

OBD Diagnostic

OBD Diagnostic

OBD diagnostic stands for on-board diagnostic system. This system is a self-contained unit that is built into the car engine. This unit contains all the components of the car including the diagnostic computer and the mapping system. It is designed to monitor the car’s engine performance, transmission performance and emissions condition. The system was originally… Continue Reading

About Obd2 Eobd Scanner

About Obd2 Eobd Scanner

OBD2 EOBD and OBD3 are two different kinds of scanners, the former is more capable to detect specific problems associated with emission as compared to the latter. As opposed to OBD1, OBD2 is capable of scanning for trouble spots such as fuel line obstructions, electronic signals interfering with the car’s performance, leaks and other problems… Continue Reading

ob2 Reader for Scanning Car Diagnostic Faults

ob2 Reader for Scanning Car Diagnostic Faults

Simply connect your OB2 reader to your Android cell phone, tablet or Windows personal computer to transmit and receive instant vehicle information, diagnostic trouble codes, fuel management data, engine trouble signals, emission readings and more – all via a hands-free device, without having to be “shot” by a car alarm clock. OB2 (OEM) personal computer… Continue Reading

FAQ on Modifying the Toyota Supra

What does BPU(TM) stand for? (BPU(TM) is a trademark of SupraStore.com) Basic Performance Upgrades. These modifications are: A full length three inch down-pipe (with or with-out high flow cats), 3″ (75mm) or bigger cat-back exhaust system, raised boost (18psi), and the required boost cut eliminator (GReddy BCC) needed to achieve that boost without activating the… Continue Reading

Which is better: ABS or non-ABS?

The brake is one of the most important components of a car. Its primary function is to slow down and stop a car, thus the latter can never be considered complete or reliable without it. For worst cases, failure of the car brakes may lead to serious physical injuries or even death. Clamping the brakes… Continue Reading

5 Signs and symptoms of a Failing Honda CV Joint

Honda cars are recognized for their reliability, quality components and exceptional fuel useage. Their particular ATV’s are not any various. They are effective devices which can be recognized to endure rough terrain, weather and driving. But just like any vehicle they have been at risk of breakdown particularly when maybe not carefully preserved and cared… Continue Reading

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