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Top Causes of Low Engine Compression and How to Fix Them

Although you may not be familiar with the problem of low engine compression, if it happens to you, you will learn very quickly how difficult it can be. What is low engine compression, why does it happen and what can you do about it?

Put really simply: an internal combustion engine, such as the one in your car, works entirely on the principle of compression. Fuel injectors mix gasoline and air and spray this combination into a combustion chamber, where it is ignited, creating combustion which compresses in the cylinders of the engine to power the car and make it move. It’s easy to see how low compression could create a problem for a motor vehicle.

If you have car engine compression problems, your car will…

Zinc (ZDDP) and Motor Oil: How Zinc Affects Your Engine

Is there zinc in your motor oil? Is there enough or too much? When looking for oil or oil additive products to add to your engine, you may wonder where zinc comes in. Here is what you need to know about zinc and motor oil.

How Do You Choose Oil for Your Car?

Before considering the issue of zinc in your motor oil, it’s important you choose the right type of motor oil, to begin with. While your mechanic or owner’s manual can tell you the correct viscosity for your particular car and engine, this doesn’t answer which type of motor oil you should choose. There are four options for you to choose from:

High Mileage Car Maintenance Tips

The not-so secret when it comes to cars is that if you want to get the most out of them, you need to make sure you maintain them properly. High mileage cars require more maintenance to keep them on the road. The good news is you probably have no car payment. The think you need to watch out for is keeping your car maintained so you can enjoy it for a long time.

The average age of a car on the road today is over 11 years, and today’s cars can hit 200,000 or even 300,000 miles if properly maintained. If you want your high mileage car to keep performing for you, here is a high mileage car maintenance checklist that…

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Stop Your Transmission from Slipping

A slipping transmission is enough to make any car owner break out into a cold sweat. Your transmission’s job is to move your vehicle reliably and efficiently – it’s what converts your engine power to motion. If your car seems to ‘”slip” while in gear or shift or another gear without warning, this not only creates a serious safety risk, but it can also mean bad news for your car, as replacing or rebuilding a transmission can be extremely expensive.

But does a slipping transmission mean the end? Is there any way to stop transmission slipping without shelling out for a full hard repair at a dealership or mechanic? While there isn’t a transmission slipping quick fix, not all transmission slipping…

How to Use Fuel Injectors on a Motorcycle

Our products aren’t just for cars – we have hundreds of thousands of customers using our stuff in boats, ATVs, side-by-sides, and motorcycles.

Motorcycles are a big one for people – they come out in the summer, and they have a culture all their own.

If you’ve had a motorcycle for a long time, the idea of how to use a fuel injector cleaner on it may be a new one (or maybe you use one routinely). After all, traditional motorcycles have worked with carburetors since long after most cars switched to a fuel injection system. However, more new motorcycles work with fuel injection systems, and that number is only growing. If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you will want to answer questions such as “How does…