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Mailbag: Explaining Gasoline Octane Ratings

Q: What do the different gasoline octane ratings mean? … A: The octane rating measures the performance of a particular fuel blend. The higher the number, the more compression it […]

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Mailbag: Unibody vs. Body-on-Frame Chassis

Q: Which is better between a body-on-frame and unibody chassis design? … A: Most vehicles are built using either “body-on-frame” or “unibody” design. The terms refer to the style of […]

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Mailbag: Explaining Automotive Electric Relays

Q: What are the different types of electric relays? … A: An electric relay is a high amperage switch controlled with a small electrical input. Normally, the small input controls an electromagnetic […]

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Mailbag: Determining Tire Age by Serial Number

Q: How old are my tires? … A: The serial number of a tire is the most effective way to determine its age. The serial number may also be referred […]

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Mailbag: Tall Valve Covers vs. Stock Valve Covers

Q: Do I need tall valve covers? … A: Valve covers come in a variety of designs to give your engine the look you want. One important thing you will need […]

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Mailbag: What Do I Need to Run E85 Fuel?

Q: I want to run E85 in my car. What should I know before changing fuels? … A: Many of us have seen the cars making huge power on E85 […]

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Mailbag: Headlight Replacement Tips for Better Night-Driving Visibility

Q: I have a 1978 Ford F-250 that I have owned for 30 years. My vision isn’t what it used to be and lately I’ve found myself struggling to see […]

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Mailbag: Brake Pad Recommendations for Multi-Purpose Driving

Q: I have a 2015 Subaru WRX that I occasionally take for spirited drives in the mountains near my home. I am looking for replacement brake pads that will provide […]

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Mailbag: Finding Brake Balance in a Pro Street ’73 Camaro

Q: I have a pro street ’73 Camaro with skinny tires up front and wide tires in the rear. The other day I had to make a quick stop and […]

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Mailbag: Ford 302 Oil Pump Driveshaft & Distributor Alignment Tips

Q: After rebuilding a 302 Ford EFI engine, I am having an issue getting my distributor to seat down all the way in the engine block. It’s about ¼-inch short. […]