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

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 15th, 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 EVAP Smoke Machines 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S1 CommentLast Updated: May 13th, 2019

One of the best tools to use when you want to find boost and EVAP leaks is with an EVAP smoke machine. When you are getting a trouble code related to a faulty fuel/air mixture or misfires, connect a smoke …

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

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 14th, 2019

Lifting up your car with a bad floor jack is really dangerous and can result in serious injuries or even death. A lot of accidents is caused because of bad floor jacks an no usage of jack stands. In this …

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

In Tires by Josh S2 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 OBD2 Scanners 2019 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

In Reviews by Josh S1 CommentLast Updated: May 12th, 2019

Looking for an OBD2 scanner to read the trouble codes from your car at home?  Choosing an OBD2 scanner can be pretty difficult, due to all of the hundreds of different scanners out there. Fortunately, We have done the hard …

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

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 13th, 2019

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 S44 CommentsLast Updated: April 30th, 2019

Did your car suddenly became really slow on acceleration and at the same time, it seems like it will not rev past 2500-3000 RPM while the engine light is flashing on your dashboard? Then your car was most likely in …

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Best Jump Starters 2019 – Review & FAQ

In Reviews by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 12th, 2019

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 S7 CommentsLast Updated: March 3rd, 2019

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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How to Choose the Right Axle Ratio for your Truck/Pickup

In Transmission by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 20th, 2019

The differentials and axles are essential components in transferring power from your engine to the rear or front wheels. Internal combustion engines operate through the combustion of air/fuel mixture. When the pistons move they in turn power the driveshaft. How …

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How to get the best Price from an Extended Warranty

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 20th, 2019

If you are unable to afford a new car, you always have the option of a used one. However, the car’s manufacturer’s warranty expires after a certain duration of time. The seller extends an extended warranty. A warranty protects you …

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How to Transfer Your Leased Car in a Easy and Safe Way

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 20th, 2019

Many people find leasing a car as a cheaper option due to the affordable monthly lease payments. However, due to unavoidable circumstances, you may need to swap your lease. It is expensive terminating your lease term before term expires. This …

How to Return your Leased Car without Issues

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 20th, 2019

No matter how much you enjoyed driving your leased car at some point you will need to return it. This happens at the end of the lease contract. Alternatively, you can choose to purchase the car or lease another model. …

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How to Start a Car With a Dead Key Fob

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 20th, 2019

The automobile industry is getting its fair share of modernization. We have technology like parking sensors, keyless entry, automatic windshield wipers and what not! This is truly the age of technology. But no matter how advanced the technology, there are …

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How to turn your Lease Car into cash

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 20th, 2019

For many people the most natural thing to do at the end of the lease is to turn in your car. But, you could be walking away from some good money. At the end of the lease a car is …

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How to Check a Cars Safety Rating Online

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 20th, 2019

The car safety ratings are critical when you are purchasing a new car. But, this does not mean the car cannot get involved in an accident. Most of the accidents are caused by driver error. Drunk driving is a key …

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Does Auto-Start/Stop Wear Out Engine Components?

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 19th, 2019

People will say just about anything nowadays to prove their point. In the process, they will not only further confuse themselves but also convolute your mind on a subject. They will argue about the quality of fuel you should put …

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How does a Car Dealer make money?

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 19th, 2019

The number of car lease deals keeps rising. Many people do not know how dealers make their money when they sell their cars so close to the invoice price. But, there is money to be made from lease sales, selling …

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0% Car Loans: Information & Things to Consider

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 19th, 2019

Purchasing a car is a large investment. Firstly, you need to figure out how you are going to finance the purchase. You can purchase a car in cash or find auto loans. In the latter, you will be required to …

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Transmission Rebuild or Replace?

In Transmission by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 19th, 2019

Once you notice problems with your car the most common question asked is whether to repair worn out parts or replace. Both options are often quite expensive. Rebuilding the transmission will require you to replace the clutch, seals, gaskets, and …

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Bad Valve Seal Symptoms, Information & Replacement Cost

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 19th, 2019

A vehicle has around 30,000 working parts both big and small. With so many parts it should not be surprising that some parts wear out over time and need replacement. The highest concentration of wear in a vehicle is in …

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What cars can be Flat Towed behind a RV?

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 19th, 2019

An RV is a recreational vehicle that comes with living quarters. The home enables you to enjoy yourselves when you are at a campsite or doing road trips. Once you set up your temporary home, you may need to use …

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Which Vehicle History Report is the right for me?

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 19th, 2019

The vehicle history helps you know the kind of repairs that have previously been done on the car. With the report, you are able to determine whether you are getting value for your car. However, the report is as good …

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Repaint vs Wrap a Car – Information

In Paint by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: May 5th, 2019

The decision to either repaint car or place a wrap is a question that troubles many motorists. After some time your car losses, its shine and you will need a change. Many people have the assumption that car wraps are …

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Should you Lease or Buy a Used Car?

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

The first thing you need to consider is the age of the car and the mileage done. Most of the used cars available for lease are more than 4 years old with a mileage of fewer than 48,000 miles. They …

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Best Places to Buy a Used Car in the USA

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

Introduction of the internet has reduced the time it takes to find an old car. All you need today is log in to a popular website that sells cars and you will find a suitable model. You can then contact …

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Should I fix up or replace/change/trade up my car?

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 25th, 2019

The decision to trade in your car or fix it up will be determined by several factors. It would be nice to get a new set of wheels, but can you afford it? If your car has done several miles …

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Run-Flat Tires – Pros, Cons and Information

In Tires by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 25th, 2019

Flat tires can be inconveniencing. You are in a hurry to get to a business meeting and all of a sudden one of your tires has a puncture. To make matters worse you spare tire is deflated. If you want …

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Common Myths and Facts about Engine Oil

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

If you have taken your car for repairs you have probably heard some myths from the mechanic concerning engine oil. Not knowing what is true and false may end up ruining your engine. Car models differ and this means how …

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How to Ship a Car you Bought Online

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 24th, 2019

The internet has changed the world of e-commerce. Now you can contact an online dealer to make a car purchase from another country and have it shipped to you. Buying a car online offers you a variety of car models …

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How to prepare your Car for a Long-term Storage

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 24th, 2019

There moments you need to store your car for the long term when you are taking a vacation, during winter or you use alternative means of transportation. Proper car storage keeps your car protected from weather elements and rodents. But, …

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How to calculate your Lease Payment on your New Car

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 24th, 2019

The first portion of the lease payment terms that you need to look at is the net capitalized cost. From an accounting point of view, this is the difference between the selling price and any factory rebates and down payment. …

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E85 vs. Gasoline – Which one should I choose?

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 23rd, 2019

Carbon emissions contribute to a rise in greenhouses. As gasoline prices rise many motorists are searching for alternative sources of fuel. One of these has being ethanol. Internal combustion engines running on gasoline emit carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Ethanol, …

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Do you have to use the Manufacturers Engine Oil?

In Engine Oil by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 23rd, 2019

The first thing you need to find out after purchasing a new car is what type of oil the manufacturer recommends. Oil is graded based on its viscosity which in loose terms is its thickness. Oil is vital for the …

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Using a Car Broker to Buy a Car – Tips & Information

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 17th, 2019

Purchasing a new car is stressing for many people who are averse to haggling over price. Car dealers tend to be a bit pushy when selling their car. If you are looking to getting a good price while avoiding being …

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Tips for choosing the right Auto Body Shop

In Paint by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 17th, 2019

Car collisions are inevitable. You could be a careful driver only for someone to swerve carelessly towards you and knock your car. If your car is insured the insurance company will cover the costs of repair. But, you should not …

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Manual vs. Automatic transmission – Pros, Cons & Information

In Transmission by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 17th, 2019

Manual transmission cars have been in existence since the mass manufacturer of cars. Today, most cars have automatic transmission. The lack of the clutch makes it easier to drive. In automatic transmission cars, the gear change is done automatically as …

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How to Inspect a Used Car before Buying

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 17th, 2019

Buying a used car is cheaper than a new one. However, if you do not adequately inspect it you will find yourself paying higher for maintenance costs. The cars also depreciate faster making it have a low resale value. While …

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How to Buy a New Car when you have Bad Credit

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 17th, 2019

If you have bad credit, you will find it difficult getting financing for a new car. Credit rating agencies use a score that is based on your repayment history. If you have bad credit you will find yourself buying a …

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How Dangerous is it to Drive around with Old Tires?

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

Tires offer the necessary grip when driving. With continued use, the threads wear out and this can decrease traction between the car and road. Driving with old and worn out tires is extremely dangerous – especially when it comes to …

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How to Lease a Car in a Safe way without Issues

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

When making a car purchase it is wise to look at all your available options. You can get hold of a car by either paying for it in cash, loan or leasing. Cars change every year and with technological advancements …

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How to Find the Right Car For You – 7 Things to Consider

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

It can be confusing identifying the right car model that matches your needs. There so many car models out there. Doing a little research will help you narrow down on a particular model. You can ask a friend who knows …

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Oil Pressure Light On – Possible Causes & Solutions

In Engine Oil by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 16th, 2019

Engine oil is a vital component in your engine. It lubricates movable car parts. The moment you notice the low oil pressure coming on stop your car immediately and have it checked. You may first need to check your oil …

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AWD Vs. 4WD – The difference and which one to choose

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

It can be confusing choosing between an AWD and 4WD. The two terms appear similar. There was a time when most of the vehicles were front wheel drives but modern SUVs opened the market to 4WD. Cars have become more …

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Transmission Slipping – Most Common Causes & Fixes

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

Transmission slipping is when the engine transmission systems register errors in shifting. In a manual car, the problem always stems from the clutch being faulty. For automatic cars, errors in transmission may arise from anywhere. Here is an article about …

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Reasons Why your Car is Losing Power during Acceleration

In Driving by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 9th, 2019

Just like all mechanical types of equipment in this world cars are also liable to damage. Which is why cars need to be maintained properly. For example, If your car is losing power while you are driving it is possible …

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How to Prevent Rust on your Car during the Winter

In Paint by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 9th, 2019

The winter season brings with it lots of joyous events like Christmas and New Year for most countries. It is really a season to celebrate and enjoy. But for some winter is not the jolliest season out there. We are …

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Car shakes When Stopped or at Idle – Common Causes

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

It is perfectly normal for your car engine to slightly vibrate when in use due to the rotation and movement of essential engine components such as the gears and timing belts. However, rough idling, which is the shaking or vibrating …

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Car Jerks When Accelerating – Common Causes & Solutions

In Driving by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 8th, 2019

Your first plan of action the moment the car starts jerking or bucking should be identifying and fixing the issue in order to reduce the likelihood of unrepairable engine damage. Some of the reasons why your car could be jerking …

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How to Clean a Throttle Body & Which Cleaner To Use?

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

The throttle body is a highly significant auto part that plays a key role in the proper functioning of a vehicle. It controls the amount of air that is allowed into the ignition chamber. The air’s path is blocked by …

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Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT): What is it?

In Transmission by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 8th, 2019

An increasing number of car manufacturers have begun taking consumer fuel needs into account. It is not uncommon to find a large number of vehicle models with Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) as they provide better gas mileage than automatic transmissions. …

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Best Used Pickup Trucks to Buy Under 100.000$

In General by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: April 3rd, 2019

Pickup trucks are widely preferred around the world due to their reliability, comfortable drive, and convenience. There are a number of options available in the market but buying a used truck can help you save a great deal of money. …

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Chevy 350 Small Block Firing Order & Information

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: March 20th, 2019

The internal combustion produces fire through the spark plugs. This consequently ignites the air/fuel mixture hence moving the crankshaft. To maximize engine power car designers create a sequence through which each cylinder is powered up. The firing up of each …

Four Pin Trailer Wiring Install – Wiring Diagram & Info

In Electric by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: March 20th, 2019

A lot of people often struggle with the wiring for the trailer and even after several attempts they still seem not to get it right. Trailer driving regulations stipulate that whenever you are driving your trailer the lights should be …

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How much does a Car Paint Job cost?

In Paint by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: March 20th, 2019

A paint job is a necessity when your car starts aging and showing signs of wear. The reasons for getting a paint job to vary but the leading cause is fading. As you use your car, harsh climatic conditions cause …

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Oil Pan Plug Repair – How do you fix the threads?

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: March 20th, 2019

The oil pan drain plug is a small threaded bolt that is often made from aluminum. It has some seal gasket on it for tightening. When the car is new it does not require a lot of effort to open …

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How much does a Car Engine Weigh & How to reduce it?

In Engine by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: March 20th, 2019

The engine has various components and the engine weight will largely be dependent on the type of car. For a small car expect an engine weight of 150 kg/330 pounds while a large v8 diesel can weigh above 350kg/771 pounds. …

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Car starts then stops – Causes & Information

In Driving by Josh S0 CommentsLast Updated: March 19th, 2019

It can be frustrating driving your car for miles on the highway only for the car to lose power and come to a complete halt. An understanding of how the engine works will reveal possible solutions. Your car needs fuel, …