Category Archives: Technical

Anything that’s very technical. Including electronics, wiring diagrams, chip tuning, component replacing.

What is an OBD Scan Tool?

What is an OBD Scan Tool?

Before answering what an OBD Scan tool is, first you need to know why they even exist. An important part of vehicle ownership is to keep it well maintained and available for use when needed. It can be a nightmare if you need your car for some important or urgent work and you cannot get… Continue Reading

What You Should Know About DTC Faults

What You Should Know About DTC Faults

DTC faults or Diagnostic Trouble Codes are the codes generated and stored by a vehicles On-board Diagnostic system indicating that a part or section of the vehicle is malfunctioning. DTC Codes identify a specific problem area. Technicians can use the codes to diagnose the problem in causing the OBD to report the fault. On-board diagnostic… Continue Reading

Mode $06 Explained in Detail

Mode $06 Explained in Detail

Mode $06 is one of the nine diagnostic modes that is part of the OBD2 onboard diagnostics system on all 1996 and newer vehicles… which can be easily scanned with professional OBD2 scanner. As originally created, Mode $06 was not designed for use by technicians. It was supposed to be “hidden” data used by the… Continue Reading

Is Synthetic Motor Oil Better For Your Car?

Is Synthetic Motor Oil Better For Your Car?

Transcript: In this video we’re going to be talking about why synthetic motor oil is better than conventional motor oil. And I’m also going to be including a demonstration to help prove some of these points now there’s all kinds of different ways in which you could talk about the differences between synthetic and conventional… Continue Reading

Turbochargers vs Superchargers – Which Is Better?

Turbochargers vs Superchargers – Which Is Better?

Transcript: Hello everyone and welcome in this video we’re going to be talking about the differences between superchargers and turbochargers more at a high-level standpoint and discussing the pros and cons of each. Now I’ve got a bunch of different videos on very specific types both turbochargers probably about six or so different types out… Continue Reading

Horsepower vs Torque – A Simple Explanation

Horsepower vs Torque – A Simple Explanation

Transcript: Hello everyone and welcome. In this video we’re going to be talking about the difference between torque and horsepower. And we’re not going to be using any strange analogies and very minimal math; just talking about theory and keeping it easy to understand. So we’ll start things off with torque. Torque is simply a… Continue Reading

How to Jump a Car

How to Jump a Car

The car batteries pass through lots of troubles, particularly in the cold weather. With the quantity of electronics equipped in most of the modern vehicles, the necessity for the electrical current can cause too much straining to a 12-volt battery. With time, this will reduce the ability of your battery to hold its charge, leading… Continue Reading

What Is Best OBD II Scanner For My Car? Detailed Report

What Is Best OBD II Scanner For My Car? Detailed Report

In the 21st century, with the advancements in technology, almost every task can be automated and controlled by high functioning software. From your battery power toothbrush to surgical and construction equipment, everything is automated. However, one thing you blindly rely on, in your everyday routine is your CAR! You can’t afford your vehicle to break… Continue Reading

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