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MechanicBase.com is your resource of automotive-related information. We write about all kinds of repair information and tips on how to repair your car the easiest and fastest way. Check our different categories down below, and I’m sure you will find what you are looking for.

Airbag Light
Airbag

How to Reset Airbag Codes/Light – With or Without a Scanner

Did your airbag light pop up on your dashboard, and you want to know how to reset it? The engine and airbag lights are some of the dashboard lights you need to pay extra attention to if they light up,

Reprogram Key Fob
Electric

How to Reprogram Key Fobs Yourself at Home

Electronic car keys, also called key fobs, are useful in controlling your car’s doors, trunk, and alarm, and can even remotely start your car from a distance. Like any other electronic device, these key fobs can malfunction after some time,

Car Shuts Off While Driving
Driving

6 Causes Why Your Car Shuts Off While Driving

When you own a car, it is your responsibility to care for it. Many car owners seem to think a car runs on magic dust. You have to continually check oil, gas, coolant, etc., to make sure your car stays

Epc Light
Engine

EPC Light on Audi & Volkswagen – Meaning, Causes & Fixes

You are driving your car, and suddenly the EPC light displays (often with the engine light) on your dashboard. Will it damage my engine? Is it dangerous to drive with? How much will it cost to repair my car? There

Tire Brand To Avoid Purchasing
Tires

6 Worst Tire Brands to Avoid Purchasing in 2021

Tires are just like your cat’s feet. They must support the entire vehicle’s structure and help the car grip the road. If you have low-quality tires, your vehicle may lose handling, and you will experience a lot of road noise.

Limp Mode
Engine

Limp Mode: Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis

Did your car suddenly become really slow when accelerating, and at the same time, it seems like it will not rev above 2500-3000 RPM while the engine light is flashing on your dashboard? Then your car is most likely in

Check Engine Light
Engine

How to Reset Check Engine Light – 5 Simple Methods

Our cars are designed in a very sophisticated way. They have many electronic systems, and one part is the car’s onboard diagnostic system (OBD system). Some of the possible malfunctions in your car can be detected either by various inappropriate

02 Sensor E1610234835944
Troubleshooting

Bank 1 vs Bank 2 – Sensor 1 & 2 – O2 Sensor Location

Are you struggling to discover which O2 sensor you should replace? You are not alone! Everything with bank 1, bank 2 sensor 2, etc., can be confusing when diagnosing your car. It is actually not that difficult! Let’s find out!

Stuck Car Wheel
Tires

How to Remove a Stuck Wheel on Your Car

You have a flat tire, and you jack up the wheel, but it refuses to come off. What could have happened? Changing a wheel should not be this hard, but a wheel can get stuck due to rust accumulation. This

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Repair Airbag Clockspring
Electric

5 Symptoms of a Broken Clock Spring, Location & Replacement Cost

You may have wondered how all the electronic components in the steering wheel can communicate with the car, even when turning the steering wheel several times in each direction? This is the purpose of the clock spring! The clock spring

Alternator Belt
Engine

6 Symptoms of a Loose Alternator Belt, Location & Replacement Cost

It doesn’t matter if you have owned a car for a few years or decades; you have probably heard about a loose alternator belt before. But how do you know when it is time to tightening it up or replace

Valve Cover
Engine

5 Symptoms of a Bad Valve Cover Gasket, Location & Replacement Cost

Gaskets are made to keep fluids in place and the parts working properly, with one of the most important being the valve cover gasket. The valve cover gasket helps to seal the valve cover and protect the engine.  When this

Drained Car Battery
Electric

8 Things That Can Drain Your Car Battery, Diagnose & Prevention

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare – you head out to work in the morning and the car won’t start. You are facing a dead battery, but what caused it and how could it have been prevented.  We look at 8 things

Brake Lights Stay On
Electric

5 Causes of Brake Lights Stay On & Won’t Turn Off – How to Fix

Your car brakes are meant to keep you from getting into an accident and the lights warn others that your vehicle is slowing down. When anything in this system malfunctions, it could spell disaster. While it’s extremely dangerous to drive

Check Engine Light
Engine

Check Engine Light On – Meaning, Causes & How to Fix It

It’s everyone’s worst nightmare – the Check Engine Warning Light illuminates on the dash. This common occurrence causes a sinking feeling in your gut and causes you to go into a deep panic mode. Before you go too deeply into

Ac Condenser Function
Air condition

5 Symptoms of a Bad Car A/C Condenser, Location & Replacement Cost

There’s nothing worse than turning on the A/C during a hot day only to have the air come out hot. But when you have a faulty A/C condenser, that’s precisely what can happen. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you

Brake Pedal Floor
Brakes

5 Causes Why Your Brake Pedal Goes to Floor When Engine Running or Starts

You can ignore many small problems when it comes to cars, but you should never ignore any issues with the brakes. If you experience that your brake pedal goes to the floor when the engine is running, you should be

Charcoal Canister
Engine

6 Symptoms of a Bad Charcoal Vapor Canister, Location & Replacement Cost

A charcoal canister, also known as EVAP canister, is probably something you heard about before but never really put a lot of effort in understanding what it is. It is not very common for the charcoal canister to fail and

Ac Compressor
Air condition

6 Symptoms of a Bad AC Compressor, Location & Replacement Cost

If you live in a hot country, you know the importance of having a functional A/C system in your car. Unfortunately, the AC system contains many different parts, which means that many parts can possibly fail. But how do you

Ignition Barrel
Electric

6 Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Switch, Location & Replacement Cost

The ignition switch is a very important part of your vehicle because it literally powers up every electronic device in your car. Therefore you may also understand that any problem with this small piece can cause tremendous problems with your

Exhaust Leak Symptoms
Engine

6 Symptoms of an Exhaust Leak & Repair Costs

An exhaust system is designed to carry exhaust fumes from your engine to the back of the vehicle to prevent you, as either the driver or passenger, from breathing in the harmful fumes.  It’s also designed to carry the exhaust