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          Kevin H

          Thanks for coming to my site. In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Kevin and I just love passing on my 30 + years of experience repairing and maintaining cars.

          • Supporting Non-Tech Drivers with Car Issues
            I’ve made this site for non-technical drivers who are experiencing problems with their cars.
          • Right-Way Repairing
            I want to help you identify what part is causing the issue you’re experiencing, the fixes you can perform yourself, or the likely costs of getting it fixed at a car shop.
          • Jargon Free
            I’ll use plain language and won’t baffle you with technical talk.

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            In most cases, it’ll cost between $1,000 to replace the flywheel.

            This is because the flywheel is not easily accessible. The only way to access this component is by removing the engine and fiddling about with a few parts. It is a job that could easily take several hours for a skilled mechanic.

            • Obviously, this is a very complex job. It is not something that you should be fixing yourself.

            Revving your engine when it’s cold might seem like a good idea to get things warmed up. But the fact is that this bad habit can ruin your car’s engine and drive it into an early grave.

            This damages the engine, rods, valves, and other components, which shortens the life of your vehicle. That’s because cold, thick oil hasn’t had a chance to circulate and properly lubricate the engine for safe performance.

            • Manufacturer’s Warnings and State Laws.
            • You Can Damage the Engine and Reduce Performance
            • You Can Strip Oil from the Components
            • It Can Damage Car Rods or the Clutch
            • You Burn More Fuel

            The normal idle speed RPM in park – revolutions per minute – of smaller car engines is 700-900 RPM. Larger engines idle at 500-650 RPM.

            Most cars will sit comfortably within this range at idle. This RPM should feel stable and consistent and should not jump up and down.
            When cars start in the morning, they idle at a quicker speed. Soon though, the engine heats up, and the revs settle down

            • The engine idle may also change depending on whether the A/C is turned on or if the vehicle is in Park/Neutral or Drive/Reverse.

            Most cars have one serpentine belt. Older models may have two or three, but this is now rare. One belt is now preferred as it saves space and reduces maintenance. However, if it fails, all the parts it was powering cease working. Vehicles with two belts would still have some systems operational in this scenario.