drivability

  • For over 17 years Toyota has led the way in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) technology. With the introduction of the 2018 Prius, the fourth generation of Toyota hybrids is here.
    searchautoparts, dave macholz
  • On occasion, what seems to be an obvious fix to a difficult issue, comes back to bite us on the tail.
    Brandon Steckler
  • Still on the fence about the practicality of a DSO? From basic system testing to finding that intermittent, the scope could be the most practical tool in your toolbox.
    Eric Zeigler
  • So, what damages the cat? Well, engine misfires can lead to overheating and potential meltdown of the substrate. It can be contaminated by silicone sealants (or liquid spray), coolant leaks into the combustion chamber that coat the strata, excessive oil steam blow, and more
  • A 2013 Audi A4 came in with a complaint of low power along with an illuminated Check Engine light that we were asked to diagnose.
  • This article will describe some of my recent experiences with Asian vehicles, and what I did to diagnosis and repair them. Let’s start out with a 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 DOHC turbo that came in with a complaint of low power.
  • OBD ports were designed for diagnostics, not continued use with telematics units. What options are currently available in the aftermarket and how could using these potentially cause unanticipated concerns?
    Jeff Minter
  • The basics of fuel trim have not changed. The way it is reported and many of the strategies that are used have changed — and all of these changes have been for the better.