An ounce of protection is worth avoiding an expensive automotive repair. How protective are you of the thing that makes your ride move? Are you a skilled shade tree mechanic, or do you just let things go and hope for the best? Maybe you land somewhere in the middle?
Other than the transmission, the engine is the most complicated thing in your car by far. Consider the dozens and dozens of moving parts that must coordinate to avoid disaster. It takes a real expert to know not only what different components are under a car's hood, but also what each one does. A mechanical genius goes even further, knowing what could go wrong in various situations.
The engine is about more than just valves, camshafts, and pistons. Fluids play a big part in how everything runs. How you manage those fluids determines just how well and long an engine will keep running.
Caring for an engine isn't easy, but it's worth every last bit of effort you put into it. Find out if you're doing everything necessary, like a real master mechanic, or if you're just a hot mess. Take the quiz right now!
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