What happens when a radiator breaks?

Answer Radiators are your engine's best friend, and are the only thing standing between it and complete meltdown. Modern radiators are generally sturdier than older units, but can still fail over time.Ide... Read More »

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What Happens When a Front Axle Breaks?

Driving any automobile is nothing, if not an exercise in constant blind faith. Just the fact that any soccer mom in the world can take a 50 mph curve without wondering what would happen if a tire b... Read More »

What Happens When a Water Pump Breaks?

Water pumps circulate water between a motor vehicle's radiator and engine to cool the engine. When a water pump breaks, that typically causes engine temperature to rise, and the overheating can lea... Read More »

What Happens When a Transmission Mount Breaks?

Sometimes broken transmission mounts cause no noticeable problems, but they can lead to catastrophic vehicle failure. If a broken mount causes the transmission to shift and become unstable or to di... Read More »

What Happens When an Accelerator Cable Breaks?

Without an accelerator, or throttle, cable you'll go nowhere fast. Make sure you know how this part of your car works, and what will happen if it breaks so you'll be prepared if it happens to you.