2023 Nissan Pathfinder “Rock Creek” Review

2023 Nissan Pathfinder review

Today’s family livery is often a three-row utility vehicle, represented by more than one dozen crossover models. The Nissan Pathfinder is in the thick of things, a model that seats up to eight and delivers class-leading towing capabilities. For 2023, the Pathfinder gains a Rock Creek edition, a special grade … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Injector and Replacement Cost

bad fuel injector symptoms

Today’s internal combustion engines are relatively complex in nature, featuring some critical components, none any less valuable than the last. The vast majority of these components, as well as the systems they make up, have evolved significantly from what there were just 20-30 years prior. Perhaps no automotive system has … Read more

How Much Does Airbag Replacement Cost?

airbag replacement cost

Our vehicles’ airbags are easily forgotten until their use is required to prevent significant injury in the event of a collision. This, of course, is an easy oversight to make. The vast majority of a vehicle’s airbag system is hidden away until it is deployed at a moment’s notice, leaving … Read more

2022 Audi A3 Review (Compact, Luxury Sport Sedan)

2022 Audi A3

Affordability and luxury are not mutually exclusive, particularly with an entry-level sedan such as the Audi A3. This model offers one of the best values for the segment, but also comes with a pair of performance variants. Though smaller than the average midsize mainstream sedan, its low starting price makes … Read more

4 Signs of a Bad CV Joint and Replacement Cost

bad CV joint symptoms

Today’s vehicles are finely tuned pieces of equipment, featuring a wide array of individual components, all of which must function flawlessly to facilitate proper operation. If any one of these components were to fail, a number of serious mechanical issues could arise.  One such component of value, which must function … Read more

Is Your Transmission Fluid Leaking? (Causes and Cost to Fix)

leaking transmission

A vehicle’s transmission is extremely vital to its overall operation, ultimately facilitating the delivery of engine-produced power to a vehicle’s drive wheels. Luckily, most of today’s transmissions are rather hearty by design, often lasting for the entire service life of a vehicle itself. However, achieving this level of longevity requires … Read more

Moving Up Market With the 2023 Mazda CX-50 (Review)

2023 Mazda CX-50 review

Mazda is experiencing a bit of an identity crisis, thanks to new and updated premium models that are pushing the brand toward luxury. Although Mazda chiefly targets mainstream competitors such as Toyota and Ford, certain top-trim grades apparently have Audi and Lincoln shoppers in mind. For 2023, an all-new Mazda … Read more

Tire Pressure Sensor Fault (Causes and Cost to Fix)

tire pressure sensor fault

Today’s vehicles come equipped with an ever-growing number of safety appliances, intended to keep motorists out of harm’s way. Many features and functions of this type are government mandated, and now come standard on virtually every vehicle manufactured.  Few of these safety features and functions are as prevalent as the … Read more

Behind the Wheel of a 2023 Toyota GR Supra (Review)

2023 Toyota GR Supra

In an age where electrified vehicles enjoy enormous recognition, it’s refreshing when manufacturers remember traditional enthusiasts. The Toyota GR Supra is a modern sports car from the world’s leader in hybrid technology, a proper reminder that the internal combustion engine remains important. That Toyota pragmatically partnered with BMW to revive … Read more

Engine Ticking Noise? (5 Common Causes)

engine ticking noise

There is little as alarming to the average motorist, as coming to the realization that their vehicle has begun making an odd noise. This is especially concerning if the source of this new noise is not easily distinguished. One cannot help but feel as if their vehicle is falling apart … Read more

5 Causes of Oil on Spark Plugs (or In the Wells)

oil on spark plug

Most motorists at least partially understand the function of a vehicle’s spark plugs, recognizing the importance of these pint-sized engine components. After all, a spark-ignition engine would be of little real value without a reliable source of spark. However, a spark plug is only able to function as intended, if … Read more

The 2023 Nissan Leaf is the All-Electric Value Leader

2023 Nissan Leaf front

If you’ve shopped for an electric vehicle, finding something that costs less than $40,000 is a challenge. Typically, comfort, range, or something else is sacrificed to reach a palatable pricing level. One significant exception is the Nissan Leaf, a model that brought full electrification to the masses in 2011. Its … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Tie Rod and Replacement Cost

bad tie rod symptoms

A vehicle’s front end is composed of many different steering components, each of which plays a pivotal role in providing ample maneuverability. However, these components must all be in satisfactory condition to operate at an optimal level. This bears consideration, due to the fact that each of these components is … Read more

What the Letters and Numbers On an Automatic Gear Shift Mean

letters and numbers on automatic gear shift

With some notable exceptions, modern cars sold in North America almost come with automatic gearboxes. People love these transmissions because they are much easier to use than a stick shift. Also, since you won’t focus on changing the gears, automatic cars are safer. Are you wondering what the different automatic … Read more

2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid Review

2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV review

The move to vehicle electrification is coming in steps with manufacturers such as Hyundai choosing hybrids as part of the transition. For 2022, the compact Hyundai Tucson crossover is all new. This year, it gains standard and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle variants, models that blend power with efficiency to deliver … Read more

What Does Eco Mode Do? (and When NOT to Use It)

Eco mode indicator light

Over the last couple of years, fuel prices have skyrocketed, placing additional financial pressure on motorists far and wide. Even those driving smaller, compact cars have begun feeling a significant amount of pain at the pump. This has caused many to forgo their typical Sunday afternoon drive, in favor of … Read more

The Opulent and Sporty 2022 Audi Q5 (Review)

2022 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 is a handsome SUV, one that effectively blends styling, performance, and luxury. All models come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine while one grade adds an electric motor to form a plug-in hybrid. Like its German competitors, pricing is divided by grade with further divisions by trim. Consumers … Read more

How Much Does a Wheel Alignment Cost?

wheel alignment cost

As most motorists are well aware, tires are anything but cheap to purchase and continue to increase in cost with each passing year. For this reason, it is easy to justify going through a little additional effort to ensure that your tires are maintained in the best way possible. This … Read more