Monthly Archives: July 2020

Why Vehicle Fuel Doors Aren’t On The Same Side

With driving a car that you aren’t familiar with, you never really know which side the fuel door is on. You may even have trouble remembering which side your car fuel door is on when pulling up to the gas pump. There are no manufacturer regulations in the United States that specify where a fuel door is required. Therefore, with the fuel door location varying from vehicle to vehicle, many drivers wonder how engineers decide where to place it.  Where the gas tank is located varies depending on the manufacturer. However, there are a variety of aspects that help narrow down a placement. According to Nissan’s Communication Manager, gas tanks are engineered to avoid areas around the exhaust, fuel lines, crumple zones, and electrical wiring. Most engineers try to place it on the widest part of the car, but accessibility can also play a significant role. In the U.S., vehicles are driven on the right side of the road while drivers sit on the left-hand side. Therefore, it&rsquo ... read more

Why Does my Check Engine Light Flash on my Dash?

Why Does my Check Engine Light Flash on my Dash?

The Check Engine Light is a warning light that informs you there is an issue with your emission related components of the vehicle. The Vehicles many Computers have control and monitor your vehicle's performance and efficiency that will affect the amount of greenhouse gasses that your vehicle emits. If your vehicle has failing components it will create more greenhouse gasses and will have decreased performance and your fuel economy will start to decrease.   Why Does my Check Engine Light Flash? There is a lot of reasons for this from spark plugs, Ignition components like coils or spark plug wires. This However was a Chrysler 3.6 and had a failing roller in two of the rocker arms which did not allow the Valves in the Cylinder head to open completely which decreased the flow of air into one of the cylinders this in turn cause one cylinder not to have as much contribution and cause a miss. After removing the heads and inspecting the valves there was some sever ... read more