Category: Auto Repair

What’s the Deal With Engine Sludge?

April 20th, 2021 by

Understanding, Preventing, And Eliminating Engine Sludge — AutoStream Car Care Center Not fudge. Sludge! Although, fudge and sludge do have a few similarities. They’re both usually dark and each has a thick consistency. That’s where the likenesses end, however. The truth is that fudge is good (especially if you have a sweet tooth), but sludge

How Motor Oil is Made

April 13th, 2021 by

“A-bubblin’ Crude” Some of us are old enough (or enjoyed the benefits of rebroadcasting) to remember the popular TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1962-1971). It’s catchy, Billboard Chart-topping theme song–“The Ballad of Jed Clampett” written by Paul Henning, sung by Jerry Scoggins, and featuring the iconic banjo picking of Earl Scruggs–contains the line “up through

What Is Steering Thrust Angle?

April 7th, 2021 by

Steering Thrust Angle, Not A Topic You Likely Studied in Geometry Class– AutoStream Car Care Center You may remember studying angles in geometry–acute, right, obtuse–but you probably didn’t study a thrust angle, wheel alignment, or the important application of angles to your vehicle. But the fact is that if your thrust angle and alignment are

How does regenerative braking work?

March 25th, 2021 by

Breaking The Cycle Of Wasted Energy: How Regenerative Brakes Work — AutoStream Car Care Center You’ve heard that all-electric and hybrid vehicles feature regenerative braking, but perhaps you aren’t sure exactly what that is. The short answer is that this braking method, also called “regen,” eliminates a significant portion of the energy wasted by conventional

What Is It Like To Be A Mechanic?

March 24th, 2021 by

Perhaps You’re Wondering.. We Can Tell You! As you’re having your vehicle serviced, considering a potential career or job change, or just thinking about life in general, perhaps you’re wondering what it’s like to be an auto mechanic. It’s an interesting job with lots of specific niches and opportunities. At AutoStream Auto Care Center in

What to Look For When Purchasing a New Car Battery

February 1st, 2021 by

Don’t Get Battered When Choosing a Battery It’s one battery, but there are so many things to think about when you need to purchase one, you may feel beaten about by all the options to consider. Yet you must have a battery. You need it to start the car and to power your accessories (radio,

Navigating Car Repair Costs

June 1st, 2020 by

Budgeting and Payment Advice It’s no secret that we love having transportation, but hate paying for it — particularly costly repairs. If your budget is tight, financing vehicle fixes can feel like navigating choppy waters in a tiny rowboat. You have to find a means to get to the end, but it certainly isn’t easy.

Passive or Passion — How will you find a job?

May 11th, 2020 by

Follow Your Passion Into the Automotive Industry Most people must have a job to earn essential income, but what kind of job do they have, and how did they come to obtain it? Did they passively take anything that would provide food and shelter, or are they passionate about what they do every day? How