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Best Headlight Restoration Kit 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 20th, 2019

Are your headlights blurry and the light has become really bad when you are driving in the dark? Older cars are using glass for the headlight, while newer cars use plastic material. The plastic material got a lot of scratches …

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Best Diesel Injector Cleaner 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: December 3rd, 2018

Are you struggling with misfires or annoying trouble codes in your diesel vehicle, or may be experiencing black smoke from the exhaust pipe? Replacing injectors or other fuel parts inside a diesel engine can cost very much and in some …

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Best EVAP Smoke Machine 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: December 26th, 2018

One of the best tools to use when you want to find boost and EVAP leaks is with an EVAP smoke machine. I work as a diagnostic technician and one of my most frequently used machines/tools is the EVAP smoke …

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Best Floor Jack for Trucks & SUVs 2019 – Reviews & FAQ

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: December 3rd, 2018

Lifting up your car with a bad floor jack can be really dangerous and can result in serious injuries or even death as you may know already. A lot of accidents is caused because of faulty liftings of the car …

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What does the “Tire Pressure Sensor fault” message mean?

In Tires by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: December 25th, 2018

You are driving your car and suddenly the message “Tire Pressure Sensor fault” appears on your instrument cluster.  But, What does it mean and how expensive will it be to fix it? Will it be gone after inflating my tires to …

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Best Car Battery Charger 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S2 CommentsLast Updated: February 14th, 2019

The most important part of your electric system is the car battery. A car battery will get a shorter life if you let it stand half-charged a lot. If you want to make your car battery to be in good …

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Best OBD2 Scanner 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 7th, 2019

Are you thinking of getting an OBD2 code scanner to read the trouble codes from your car at home? Buying an OBD2 scanner can be difficult, because of all the hundreds of different scanners out there. We have done the …

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Best Car Battery 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: December 9th, 2018

Modern cars are getting more and more advanced with a lot of parts that require a lot of electric power. That’s why a good car battery is one of the most important parts of a modern car. A car battery …

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Limp Mode – Meaning, Causes & Solutions

In Engine by Josh S21 CommentsLast Updated: December 25th, 2018

Did your car suddenly became slow on acceleration and refused to rev past 2000-3000 rpm, while the engine light was flashing on the dashboard? Then your car was most likely in a condition called Limp Mode, and you are reading the right …

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Best Jump Starter 2019 – Review & FAQ

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: December 25th, 2018

We all know how it feels when you are on your way to your work or the airport, and you realize that your car battery is dead. The only thing you can do now is to find a stranger or …

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P0420 Code – Meaning, Causes & Solutions

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Josh S4 CommentsLast Updated: December 29th, 2018

Are you struggling to get rid of your P0420 code? Then this is the article for you. The P0420 code can be a bit tricky to diagnose correctly, as you think that you have fixed the fault and then 100 km’s …

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Worst Tire Brands to Avoid Purchasing in 2019

In Tires by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 16th, 2019

Tires are just like your cat’s feet. They have the important responsibility of supporting the entire vehicle’s structure and of helping the car grip the road. If you have low-quality tires your vehicle may lose handling and you will experience …

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How to test if your head gasket is blown

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 10th, 2019

Most of the cars require three set of fluids to operate – air/fuel mixture, engine oil, and coolant. None of these fluids should be exposed to each other. The head gasket is a device that ensures this does not happen. …

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How to remove paint from your car?

In Paint by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 10th, 2019

If you have been using your car for a while, you may start noticing that the paint is peeling off or you simply are in love with another color, car paint removal is not a complex exercise once you have …

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What is the purpose of a driveshaft? Symptoms & Fix

In Transmission by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 10th, 2019

Once you purchase a car, you soon realize that there is more to driving than just turning on the ignition, engaging the gear, and having your foot on the gas pedal. You need to learn what is underneath the car …

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P0174 Trouble Code – System Too Lean

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 10th, 2019

The P0174 trouble code can be a real pain because it can be pretty difficult to locate the problem. But with the help of this article, you will for sure be able to locate the problem fast. Basically, the P0174 …

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What does BHP and Torque mean in a car?

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

When you are in the market looking for a high-performance car, you could have encountered the terms BHP vs. torque and are wondering with metric you should use to measure power. Most of the times if you find a car …

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Reset Airbag Codes/Light without a scanner – Is it possible?

In Airbag by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

Warning lights can be scary when you are driving and can’t immediately figure out what is wrong with your car. The engine and airbag light are some of the dashboard lights that you need to take a particular interest in. …

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Is it safe to drive with Low Engine Coolant?

In Coolant by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

The engine internal combustion unit produces a lot of heat – at times temperatures hit over 200 degrees. If you have leaking hosepipes, it could reduce the amount of coolant in the engine. If the problem is not remedied immediately, …

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What is a Blow By – can it be fixed easily?

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

Internal combustion engines operate through ignition of air and fuel. When this explosion –under pressure – makes its way to the crankcase through the rings a blow by occurs. The cylinder liners and rings wear out over time, and you …

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What is Overdrive & When should you use it?

In Transmission by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

Overdrive is one of those vehicle-related terms that sound cool. In reality, too it is a cool feature but it is in no way exciting. You might imagine that the overdrive button would give your car superpowers to make it …

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How to Get More Horsepower in your car

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

Speed has always excited a man and in its pursuit, he has gone to every length. Car manufacturers, tuners and car enthusiasts, since the birth of the automobile industry, have been competing with each other to make the fastest car. …

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How to Fix A Broken Seat Belt Buckle?

In Airbag by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

The safety rating of a vehicle is not always the first thing you look at when you go out to buy one. In a perfect world checking the safety rating of a vehicle would be your first consideration but we …

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What is Piston slap? – Information & Fixes

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

Piston slap is not an issue you will most likely not experience if you have a modern car with the latest computer diagnostic systems onboard, but it is a recurring issue with old cars. Modern cars have motion sensors that …

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Timing chain vs. Timing belt: Which one is the best?

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 8th, 2019

There those car owners who will head to an auto shop for the first time and order a replacement for their timing belt only to discover that their car has a timing chain. Modern car engines have undergone many engine …

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How to Remove Freeze Plugs/Core Plugs at Home

In Coolant by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 8th, 2019

A closer observation of an internal combustion engine will reveal core holes. The cores act as coolant passages. What is used to fill these sand casting cores are core plugs or freeze plugs. The freeze plugs are often made of …

How to find a Vacuum Leak Fast at Home

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

Internal combustion engines need a mixture of air and fuel to run. The compressed mixture ignites pushing the pistons, which turn the crankshaft, and the car moves. Air gets to the engine through a small butterfly valve. To control auxiliary …

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Possible Causes of a Cold Lower Radiator Hose

In Coolant by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 9th, 2019

If you have a problem with your coolant temperature, and you realize that the lower radiator hose is cold instead of hot, you could be experiencing problems with the radiator system that needs to get fixed. Your car could be …

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How to Clean the Inside of your Windshield in your Car

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 8th, 2019

The car’s windshield is an important safety feature and should essentially remain clean in order to provide a good view while driving. When referring to windshield cleaning, people usually get the exterior part of the glass cleaned as it gets …

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How to Disconnect a Car Battery in a Safe Way

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 8th, 2019

The car battery may be one of the most important components of the car as any problem with the battery might leave you stranded on the road. The car battery has two main functions; it helps to start the car …

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Toyota GT86 VS Subaru BRZ – Differences & Information

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 7th, 2019

If you haven’t noticed it before, the Toyota GT86, The Subaru BRZ & Scion FR-S looks almost exactly the same. The truth is, that these cars are actually the same car from the beginning with a few design changes. So which …

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Different Types of Power Steering Fluids & Information

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 5th, 2019

Modern technology has made it possible for humans to perform tasks that were once deemed impossible. Hydraulics, for example, have made life easier by giving a man the power to produce immense force from a slight nudge. This technology has …

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Will My Check Engine Light Reset itself after the problem is repaired?

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 3rd, 2019

The dashboard has a set of lights that inform the driver when there is an electrical problem. You will have indicators, headlights, fuel gauge, and the engine light. There are those scary moments when the engine light remains on, and …

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Why did my Clear Coat turned out Matte instead of Glossy?

In Paint by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

You want to keep your car looking as sharp as possible, and it is not just because of vanity reasons. In fact, the preservation of the car will determine how slow or fast it reduces its value (just in case …

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How to Reset your Oil Life percentage in your Honda

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

If you are like many people, chances are that you will leave the details of car maintenance to the professionals, then take your car when you have issues. However, you do not need to – if you are skilled in …

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How to Convert CCA to AH/Amp Hours – Instructions

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

Are you going to purchase a new car battery for your car? Car batteries have a lot of different specifications that you should be aware of. Modern cars use a lot of electronics and it’s really important that you get …

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How to Reattach a Side View Mirror with Glue/Adhesive

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

Objects in the side view mirror are closer than they appear because they represent a reflection of a moving object that is no longer in the exact position that the reflection views. If reflected on a convex side view mirror, …

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ELM327 Bluetooth Pin/Key Code – Information & Instructions

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 14th, 2019

Have you ever tried to switch on your car’s engine, only to find that mysterious ‘check engine’ light as the result? Your first instinct would be trying to connect the ECU (Engine Control Unit), only to have it fail – …

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Bad Brake Booster Symptoms, Causes & Replacement Cost

In Brakes by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

A brake booster can be found in most of the modern vehicles. As you press down your brake pedal, you do not have to apply too much pressure to slow down the vehicle. This is because of the brake booster …

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Subaru Head Gasket Problems & Symptoms

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

Have you ever heard about the problems regarding the Subaru Head Gaskets? If so, you do maybe suspect that your gasket on your Subaru has gone bad. However, this is a significant problem on a lot of Subaru vehicles, and …

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Reasons Your Car is Making Grinding Noise When Braking

In Brakes by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

Brakes are a critical part of a car. Without them, you cannot bring your vehicle to a halt, and that could lead to accidents. A moving car without brakes is a hazard not only for the driver and passengers but …

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Car Shuts off While Driving: Common Causes & Solutions

In Driving by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: February 1st, 2019

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 for oil, gas, and water in your vehicle among other …

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Car Alarm Keeps Going Off: Causes & Solutions

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 31st, 2019

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 without any apparent reason. Why does …

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What Size of Jumper Cables Should I Carry?

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 30th, 2019

It can be annoying trying to start your car in the morning only to discover that your battery is dead. Closer observation will reveal that you left your headlights on or your alternator is malfunctioning. Jumper cables come in handy …

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Sidewall Tire Damage – When do I have to replace the tire?

In Tires by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 30th, 2019

Having a puncture can be frustrating for the motorist. However, getting one does not mean that you need to purchase a new tire. Most punctures can be fixed by placing a rubber seal on the inside of the tire. The …

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How to Remove a Stuck Wheel on Your Car

In Tires by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 30th, 2019

You have a flat tire. You jack up the wheel, but it refuses to come off. Changing a tire should not be this hard. A tire gets stuck due to the accumulation of rust. This corrosion appears in the area …

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Bad Variable Valve Timing(VVT) Solenoid Symptoms & Replacement Cost

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 29th, 2019

Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid is one of the awesome innovation of the automobile industry. Almost all modern cars use VVT technology to improve their performance and fuel economy. VVT solenoid helps engines altering their valve lift timing which makes …

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Worn or Bad Clutch Symptoms, Cause & Replacement Cost

In Transmission by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 29th, 2019

Modern vehicles use a robust and advanced clutch system that is designed to last up to 100,000 miles depending on the vehicle model and make. However, the rough driving condition can damage the clutch quickly and lessen its life. The …

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How to Reset Check Engine Light – 4 Simple Methods

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 29th, 2019

Our cars are designed in a very sophisticated way. They are equipped with a lot of electronic systems, and one of these parts are the car’s onboard diagnostic system, (OBD) system.  Some of the possible malfunctionings that can occur in …

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Honda Econ Button: What is it & When should you use it?

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 27th, 2019

Did you noticed the green button in your Honda on your dashboard, but you do not know what will happen if you enable it? We get these questions very often from both Honda and other car brand owners. That’s why …

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Catalytic Converter Symptoms, Causes & Replacement Cost

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 27th, 2019

Are you struggling with your car and you suspect that the catalytic converter is faulty? Catalytic converters are very known to fail in a lot of cars and are often very expensive also if you are looking for a brand …

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Car Temperature Gauge Stays on Cold – Causes & How to fix it

In Coolant by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 26th, 2019

Are you having problems with your coolant temperature gauge which stays on cold? The coolant is always operating at a constant temperature when the engine is hot, to make sure that the engine is as efficient as possible. However, sometimes …

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White Smoke from Exhaust – Main Causes & Fixes

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 25th, 2019

Smoke from car exhaust can be of various types and can be because of a variety of reasons and situations. Ranging from blue, grey, white and blue, every type directly or indirectly is because of a distinct phenomenon. Generally, it …

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Rough Idle Causes & How to Fix it

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 24th, 2019

Rough idling is easy to determine as your car starts to deliver poor performance and sometimes the engine stops running when you are idling. You can often also feel the strange vibrations inside your car while sitting in the driver …

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10w30 vs 10w40 Engine Oil – What’s the difference?

In Engine Oil by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 22nd, 2019

Proper lubrication is necessary to keep all the mechanical components of the car working smoothly. One of the most common engines oils is the 10w30 and 10w40. Although the difference between both the oils is not much, it is important …

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How to Reprogram Key Fobs Yourself at Home

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 22nd, 2019

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

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Average Car Length – List of Car Lengths

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 16th, 2019

There are a lot of strange questions that could pop up in your head. This question is probably one of them. What is the average car length? To get a better perspective of this, we have to check out some basic …

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Engine Sludge Removal & Cleaning – Symptoms & Information

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 8th, 2019

You may have noticed that your engine is starting to get strange noises from the valve cover and you have lost power. These things can actually be caused by sludge inside your engine. You may see a gooey oily substance …

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5 Common Car Engine Noises – Information & Diagnosing

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: January 7th, 2019

Your car is a combination of thousands of different parts and parts of different materials. The engine bay consists of many metal parts while the engine itself is made up of casted iron. The different gears inside the car are …