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VDC Light – Causes & Fixes

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This light is switched on automatically as soon as the vehicle detects that you are driving in slippery weather conditions. The VDC plays the role of reducing engine power and at the same time braking the wheels that have lost …

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Most and Least Expensive Cars to Maintain

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It is imperative that you consider the repair costs before buying a particular car model. Some cars, while cool to drive, will cost you several thousand dollars for repairs. Over time, Toyota has proven to be relatively easy to maintain, …

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How to Diagnose Rear Differential Noise

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The rear differential is extremely important when it comes to the proper overall function of your vehicle. This component enables torque to be generated through the vehicle’s crankshaft and on to the wheels. Problems with the rear differential are quite …

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How to Prevent Diesel Fuel Gelling

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There are many problems that can occur with vehicles during the winter months, especially those with diesel engines. The gelation of diesel fuel is caused by the solidification of paraffin due to extremely low temperatures. When the temperature reaches 32 …

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AGM vs. GEL Batteries -Differences

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When trying to decide which battery to choose, it is important to consider AGM batteries in comparison to GEL batteries. Both batteries have something to offer, but there are also big differences. The more you learn about these options, the …

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How to Fix a Coolant Leak

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A coolant leak can be really hard to find. In many cases, the coolant can drip off a hot part of the engine and evaporate before you can see it. I get a lot of questions about people who can’t …

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Rod Knock – Causes, Information, and Fixes

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It is important that you listen to your engine noise occasionally. The combustion engine is a complex mechanism that ignites an air-fuel mixture, which moves the pistons. The pistons are connected to the crankshaft, which in turn rotates the wheels …

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The Most Common Timing Belt Questions

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We receive a lot of questions about the timing belt. Therefore I decided to write this article to answer all your questions about a timing belt. My name is Magnus and I have been working as a car technician for …

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Symptoms of Low Fuel Pressure & the Causes

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A vehicle requires proper fuel delivery to its engine to function properly. There are at least 4 components that make up a vehicle’s fuel system which include the fuel pump, fuel pressure sensor, the fuel rail and the ECU which …

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DPFE Sensor Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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With advances in technology and especially in automotive engineering, cars have experienced some significant improvements over the years. A modern car today has so many parts and electronic sensors that take over much of the driving and fuel combustion of …

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Transmission Rebuild or Replace?

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As soon as you notice problems with your car, the most frequently asked question is whether worn parts should be repaired or replaced. Both options are often quite expensive. When rebuilding the transmission, you need to replace the clutch, seals, …

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How to Reset TPMS Warning Light at home

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TPMS stands for “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” and it turns on whenever your car tires are irregularly inflated. However, a lot of drivers complain that TPMS warning light keeps blinking even after they have filled your tires to the proper …

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Symptoms of a Bad Intake Air Temperature Sensor (IAT) – Replacement Cost

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Have you noticed your car’s engine making a knocking sound? Or noticed a drop in acceleration? Chances are that your car’s intake air temperature sensor (IAT) is damaged and that it should be fixed immediately to avoid any serious damage …

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How to Start a Car With a Dead Key Fob

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The automotive industry is getting its fair share of modernization. We have technology such as parking sensors, keyless entry, automatic windscreen wipers, and much more! This really is the age of technology. But no matter how advanced the technology is, …

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Best Multimeters 2020 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

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Almost all electric troubleshooting gets a lot easier with a multimeter, right? A multimeter is a useful device used in electronic works which can read different electrical inputs and give the user output in digitals. It can be used to …

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White Smoke from Exhaust – Main Causes & Fixes

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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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Manual vs. Automatic transmission – Pros, Cons & Information

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Cars with manual transmission have been around since the mass production of cars. Today most cars have automatic transmission. The absence of the clutch makes driving easier. In cars with automatic transmission the gear change is automatic when you increase …

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What does BHP and Torque mean in a car?

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If you are in the marketplace looking for a high-performance vehicle, you may have come across the terms ‘BHP’ and ‘torque’ and wonder what metric you should use to measure performance. When you find a car that has high power, …

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Fuel Injector Symptoms, Function & Causes

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A fuel injector is an important component of the fuel injection system found in almost all modern gasoline-powered cars. A fuel injector takes over the task of supplying fuel to the car’s engine, and usually, if the car has a …

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Types of Replacement Engines Described (Remanufactured, Used, Rebuilt, Crate)

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There was a time when the use of vehicles was limited to purely transportation purposes. With the dawn of the 21st century, the importance of cars has changed completely, as cars are no longer just a means of transport. Today, …

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How to Reprogram Key Fobs Yourself at Home

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Electronic car keys, also called key fobs, are extremely 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 …

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How to Enter Honda Security Radio Code

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When you replace your car battery, you may need to enter your Honda radio codes to activate your radio. You may even need to do this for a simple disconnect or a complete drain of the battery. Normally, you can …

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Can You Mix Different Anti-Freeze with Each Other?

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Antifreeze is contained in the engine coolant to prevent the engine from freezing. There are times when you have little antifreeze and the only brand available is different from the one you used before. Many drivers are unsure about mixing …

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The Best Tire Shine: Review & Guide 2020

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You have invested a lot of money on your car. Many people will give the exterior some good polishing and waxing but forget the wheels. Faded tires make your car look old.  Instead of replacing your tires every time they …

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How to Fix a Broken Seat Belt Buckle?

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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 …