BowTiedGreaseMonkey’s Newsletter

Automotive Maintenance
Created 05 Sep 2021
  • Your Vehicles Charging System
    04 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    You hop in your car, running a little late for work, cause you took a few minutes to scroll GreaseMonkey’s Twitter feed. Turn the key-click click click. Crap. Dead battery. We’ve all been there before...
  • The Tools You Will Need
    20 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    No matter how much you learn through this journey, you can’t get started until you have a solid beginner toolset to get you through a good chunk of jobs. Lucky for you, your favorite GreaseMonkey has ...
  • Test Drive Like a Pro
    17 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Whether you are looking for a new-to-you car, becoming a used car mechanic, or want to catch issues before they get expensive on your own car, you need to know what to look and listen for. Lucky you, ...
  • Hyundai Elantra Reliability
    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 3
    Today we are gonna take a look at the 5th generation (2010-14) Hyundai Elantra and how reliable it is, along with some common problems to watch out for if you are considering buying one. Engine option...
  • Oxygen (O2) Sensors
    07 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 2
    Everyone has had a check engine light pop up, and thinks to themselves “man I hope that’s just an oxygen sensor.” Everyone has a cousin, uncle, sibling who kinda-sorta knows about cars and says “ah do...
  • Finding a Good Mechanic
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Everyone Needs a Good, Honest Mechanic I’ll do my best to teach you enough about cars to do your own repairs, but some jobs will require special tools or equipment. We can’t all build a shop in the ya...
  • What is a Tune-Up?
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Everyone has heard the recommendation to get a tune-up on their car. Today we are going to dive into what a “tune-up” is, how often you should be doing this, and what is involved. What is a Tune-Up Th...
  • Should You Lift Your Truck?
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 5 0
    Everyone loves the look of a jacked up truck. We’re gonna dig into the pros and cons of different lift kits so you can look fly without losing an axle. Types of Lift Kits There are 3 varieties of lift...
  • What is an Alignment?
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    Why is your car out of alignment? Every vehicle starts its life rolling out of a factory with the “perfect” alignment. Over time, as you hit bumps and curbs, suspension wears or breaks in, or your tir...
  • What is an ECM/ECU?
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    What is an ECU/ECM and what does it do? Every modern vehicle has an ECM (Engine Control Module) or ECU (Engine Control Unit). These terms are interchangeable and refer to your engine’s computer brain....
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