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Charles Krome

Charles Krome is a long-time automotive journalist who got his start working on dealer publications with General Motors. He has covered nearly all aspects of the industry since then and continues to explore auto-related topics for Carfax today. Away from work, Charles enjoys reading, photography and spending time with his family. Charles owes his interest in cars to his father, whose daily drivers when Charles was growing up included a Lotus Elan, a Jensen-Healey and a pair of Toyota Celica Supras.

Timing chain

Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt

Timing belts and timing chains do the same thing, but they are made of different materials and have different maintenance costs. We’ll explore what these car parts do, how they differ, and how much they cost.

How to Fix a Flat Tire

Every week, drivers across the country have to deal with a flat tire. What if that’s you one day? AAA says “tire-related” problems are responsible…

Automotive Fuel Pump

Bad Fuel Pump Symptoms

The fuel pump is a key element in making your car go. It moves gas from your tank to your engine. If it fails, so will your engine – leaving you stranded.