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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.

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

P0420 Check Engine Light
OBD2 Trouble Codes

P0420 OBD2 Trouble Code: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

P0420 is a trouble code that gets stored in your car engine’s control unit when it recognizes a problem with the catalytic converter’s efficiency. There are many different reasons for this, so you need to know how to diagnose this

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.

Charging Car Battery
Electric

How Long Does it Take to Charge a DEAD Car Battery?

You are in a hurry on the way to work, and you jump into your car and quickly turn the key – Nothing happens. The car battery is drained. You have a car battery charger in your garage, but how

Car Alarm Goes Off
Electric

7 Causes Why Your Car Alarm Keeps Going Off

The car alarm buzzing for no reason is a common issue reported by many people. The problem gets even more frustrating at night when people are sleeping, and suddenly your car alarm goes off with no apparent reason. Why does

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

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

Best Car Battery Chargers
Reviews

10 Best Car Battery Chargers

The most important part of your electric system is the car battery. A car battery will wear out after a few years. The main cause of an early worn-out car battery is that it has been low charged a lot

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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

Wheel Bearing Noise
Suspension

5 Causes of Wheel Bearing Noise & What it Sounds like

Have you ever had the joy of experiencing a faulty wheel bearing? If you have, then you know it’s really not a joyous occasion that’s worthy of a celebration.  Your vehicle’s wheel bearings are designed to allow your wheels to

Immobilizer Or Transponder Key Light
Electric

5 Symptoms of Immobilizer or Transponder Key Problems & Function

Modern vehicles are packed full of safety and anti-theft features. It used to be that all you need to hotwire a car was a screwdriver, a razor blade, and a little know-how – that’s not the case anymore. While it