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The Best Car Batteries in 2020 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

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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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The Best Electric Garage Heaters in 2020 – Review

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  One of the worst thing for any mechanic is trying to repair your car while it’s freezing cold and your fingers hurt. If you live in a cold country and have a cold garage, it could be a really …

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Tire Pressure Sensor Fault – What does it mean?

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You are driving your car and suddenly the message “Tire Pressure Sensor Fault” appears on your instrument cluster.  But, what does this mean and how expensive will it be to fix it? Will it disappear once I have inflated my …

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The Best OBD2 Scanners 2020: Top 16 Review & Buyers Guide

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

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Limp Mode – Meaning, Causes & Solutions

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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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The Best EVAP Smoke Machines (Reviewed 2020)

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

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8 Best TPMS Reset Tools in 2020 – Review & Buyers Guide

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Maintaining the right tire pressure is crucial if you want to avoid potential road accidents. In addition, it boosts your fuel economy. Modern vehicles have sensors in the wheels that inform the driver whenever any of the tires are deflated. …

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Is It Safe To Drive With A Leaking Transmission?

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The first thing you will notice when you are experiencing transmission fluid leaks is that there will be a reddish colored fluid underneath the car. Transmission fluid can also be greenish in color but with a distinctively pungent smell. Some …

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10 Best Double DIN Head Units 2020 – Review & Buyers Guide

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Smartphones have advanced beyond phone calls and messages to GPS devices and entertainment systems. However, it is challenging driving your car while at the same time scrolling your phone. Here is where double din head units come in. Instead of …

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10 Best Battery Maintainers -Review & Buyers Guide

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If you have that classic car that you only drive during weekends or special occasions, then you are familiar with a battery that has lost its charge. The battery runs most of the electrical components in the car. However, it …

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Slip Light – What Does It Mean & Causes

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The Slip light is a component of your car’s traction control system. It helps you regain control of the car when you are driving on slippery roads. Each of the car’s four wheels has sensors that relay information to the …

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CV Joint Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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The CV or constant velocity joint is an integral part of the axle shaft. This part is very important because it affects the functionality of the vehicle’s transmission. The most common cause of CV joint issues is a lack of …

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P0014 Code – Meaning, Causes & Symptoms

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If you have a code reader device at home, you can diagnose a wide range of problems with your vehicle. Since there are so many different codes, it is pretty much impossible to memorize what each one means. The P0014 …

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Oil On Spark Plugs – Causes & How to fix it

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Oil is critical in the engine for lubrication. It helps keep the moving parts from friction and excessive heat. Oil, water, and fuel are three vital engine components that should not mix. The moment this happens you can start experiencing …

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How to Buy a Car Without a Title

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There are a number of states that will allow you to buy a car without a title. The first thing you want to do is check to make sure it is completely legal. You don’t want to get in any …

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Ticking Engine Noise – Causes & Fixes

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A well-functioning car should run with little noise. Rattling noises indicate that there could be something lose or worn out under the hood. The type of noise will guide you to the source of the problem. If you are hearing …

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Symptoms of a Bad U-Joint & Replacement Cost

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The U-joint, also called the universal joint, serves as a means of connecting the rear axle to the gearbox. Each prop-shaft has its own u-joint that enables the rear axle to move in an up and down motion. Signs of …

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Is it Safe to Drive with a Nail in My Tire?

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Getting a nail lodged in one of your car tires is something that is likely to happen at some point in your life. While it certainly isn’t a pleasant experience, it’s nothing you should panic over. There are, however, a …

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Which Gas Stations Have The Best Quality Gas in the US?

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Filling your tank with the wrong gas can cause serious problems for your engine. In the USA, various regulatory agencies ensure that consumers do not fill their tanks with contaminated gas. Filling stations have evolved from purely offering gas to …

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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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Is it safe to drive with an EVAP Leak?

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An EVAP leak occurs when the emission control system in a vehicle is defective. In this particular part of the vehicle, the gas vapors remain trapped in the gas tank. If there is a leak, these vapors are released into …

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Rear Differential Noises – How to Diagnose it

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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. A coolant leak can cause the engine to run hot …

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700r4 Transmission Specifications, Identification & Information

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So you are looking for information and specs of the 700r4 transmission on the web? So was I, and I couldn’t find any useful or relevant information about this common transmission. That’s why I decided to write this guide for …

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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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In this article, I will tell you about my experiences in this field free of charge. I will answer your most frequent questions, what you need to know about timing belts and how you can avoid a very expensive visit …

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The Best Car Air Fresheners in 2020 – Review & Buyers Guide

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You’ve probably noticed that nasty smell in your car or perhaps someone has mentioned something in the lines of you living in your car.  Well, sometimes it can’t be helped– that’s what happens after a few days of driving around …

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Low Fuel Pressure Symptoms & 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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Oil Change: How to Change Engine Oil at Home in 10 Steps

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Car repair shops often charge a lot of money for an engine oil change. Do you want to try to do the oil change yourself instead?  In this article, you will learn how to change the oil for your engine …

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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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Resurface vs. Replace Brake Rotors/Discs – Information

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Nothing lasts forever, and brake rotors are no exception. After all, brake rotors are subject to a lot of abuse every time you apply the brake. How long it takes to wear them out depends on several factors: how easily …

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Why Your Brake Lights Are Not Working, But the Tail Lights Are

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The brake lights and taillights are often comprised of one light bulb, but they work differently. Taillights are necessary for nighttime driving. They are in place so other drivers can spot you from behind and so that they can brake …

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Low Oil Pressure: Causes, Symptoms & Solutions

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Low oil pressure is really bad for any car engine and if the oil pressure gets too low, it can damage your engine with permanent damage within seconds. But what could cause a low oil pressure and how do you …

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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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Worn Brake Pads Symptoms, Testing & Replacement Cost

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The brake pads in a car are an essential part of a braking system. They play a major role in ensuring that your car comes to a halt at the right time. Brake pads are located in the brake calipers …

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The Best Engine Air Filters for Cars in 2020 – Review

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An Engine air filter is that little component in your car which provides fresh and filtered air to your car’s engine. You can think of it as lungs of a car whose job is to clean the atmospheric air from …

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The Best Remote Car Starters: 2020 Review & Guide

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When you own a car, you can feel the struggle of starting it – with normal car keys, you need to be physically present for you to start it. The remote car starter is a way of eliminating this need, …

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Intake Air Temperature Sensor (IAT) Symptoms & 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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Brake Caliper Sticking – Causes and How to Fix It

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Driving a car without functionally brakes is really stupid. Brakes help bring your car to a halt when you are speeding. Brake calipers are attached to rotors on all the car wheels. When you apply brakes, the calipers will hold …

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How to Clean the Inside of the Windshield in Your Car

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The windscreen of the car is an important safety feature and should be kept essentially clean to ensure good visibility while driving. When it comes to cleaning the windscreen, the outer part of the glass is usually cleaned because it …

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

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The purchase of a new car is stressful for many people who are averse to haggling over the price. Car dealers tend to be a bit pushy when selling their cars. If you want to get a good price and …

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How to become an Automotive Technician in 2020

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The cars become more and more advanced and the automotive market is in big need of good automotive technicians. Especially when the electric and hybrid cars are becoming more popular each day. If you want to become an automotive technician …

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How to Prepare Your Car for Long-Term Storage

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There are moments when you need to park your car for a long period of time when you are on holiday, in winter, or when you are using alternative means of transport. The right storage protects your car from the …

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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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Starter Not Engaging – Symptoms, Causes & Function

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Picture this… You have an early morning presentation with seed investors. It is a meeting that is going to change your life. You pop into your garage in a hurry, but when you turn on the ignition key, the car …

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ABS Sensor Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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Driving a car is not all just about speeding, braking is an important aspect too. And when it comes to braking, your car’s ABS brakes are the hero. The Anti-Lock Braking System is widely found in vehicles today and it …

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The Best Multimeters in 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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Different Types of Power Steering Fluids & Information

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Modern technology has enabled man to perform tasks that were once considered impossible. Hydraulics, for example, has made life easier by giving man the power to generate immense power from a light nudge. This technology has proved useful in the …

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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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The Best Sunglasses For Driving – 2020 Review & Guide

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Most sunglasses are made to protect your eyes from ultraviolet light while helping you look cool. Driving with glasses boost your visibility when driving during the day and protect your eyes from Ultraviolet light. Due to popular demand, driving glasses …

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How Much to Tip a Car Wash & Information

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Regular cleaning of your car is essential to remove dirt and other deposits that would have formed on the surface of the car. If you don’t wash your car regularly, some of the stains will become permanent. It is easier …

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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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What is an MP3 Decoder? Information

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Most car radios often have a slot for CD, SD card and a USB slot. Normal CD files are encoded in a file type called .wav. For these file types, this means that your MP3 files are not compatible with …

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High Oil Pressure – Symptoms, Causes & Function

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Increased or high oil pressure in your car is an alarming situation and should be dealt with quickly. Ideally, the oil pressure should stay at the median point on the gauge and if it is abnormally high, then an inspection …

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EGR Valve Symptoms & the Replacement Cost

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Mostly all the modern vehicles on the road now have an EGR system (Exhaust Gas Recirculation). The EGR makes use of an EGR valve which often wears out due to lack of maintenance and results in poor performance. In this …

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Transmission Shift Solenoid: Functions & Symptoms

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Does your transmission have strange problems with shifting and unexpected error messages on the dashboard? The shift solenoid is a part that causes a lot of strange problems in automatic transmissions. There are a few ways to find out if …

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The Best Head-Up Displays (Hud) For Cars – 2020 Review

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Due to the high rates of accidents in our country, vehicles have started incorporating safety features that can prevent drivers from taking their eyes off the road. One of the features that are commonly used in cars is head-up displays …

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

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

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Head Gasket Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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The head gasket is an important engine component that acts as a barrier between the engine block and the cylinder head. It is arranged so that it separates the combustion chamber from the coolant channel. This means that the head …

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Steering Angle Sensor Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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Modern vehicles come with a plethora of sensors that are connected with a vehicle’s central computer or the PCM. One such sensor is the steering angle sensor which is responsible for keeping a check on the car’s stability and traction. …

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How Much Does a Car Paint Job Cost?

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A paint job is a necessity when your car starts to age and shows signs of wear. The reasons for a paint job vary, but the main cause is fading. When you use your car, harsh climatic conditions cause the …

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Intake Manifold Gasket Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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The intake manifold consists of essential components that ensure the proper functioning of a car. During operation, the manifold gasket keeps the air in the intake manifold away from the coolant in the coolant chamber. Since both are close together, …

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How to Convert CCA to AH/Amp Hours – Instructions

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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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Car Tire Pressure: What’s the Right Pressure?

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Are you wanting to refill air into your tires, but you have no idea what tire pressure you should use for your vehicle? That’s a pretty common question and the answer for this question can be both advanced and simple. …

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Bad Valve Seal Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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A vehicle has about 30,000 functioning parts, both large and small. With so many parts, it should come as no surprise that some parts wear out over time and need to be replaced. The highest concentration of wear in a …

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Bad 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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The Best RC Trucks & Buggies – 2020 Review & Guide

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Looking to unwind and just have fun with your family and friends? Well, there is probably nothing better than racing some RC vehicles to pass some quality time. Some people say that radio controlled cars are toys for kids but …

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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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Car Jerks When Accelerating – Common Causes & Solutions

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Your first action plan at the moment the car begins to buckle or jerk should be to identify and fix the problem to reduce the likelihood of irreparable engine damage. Some of the reasons why your car may buckle when …

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

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The oil pan drain plug is a small threaded bolt, often made of aluminum. It is provided with a seal for tightening. If the car is new, it does not require much effort to open it, but if the threads …

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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 …

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Key Stuck in Ignition – Causes & Solutions

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Are you in a panic situation where you have inserted your car key into the ignition, turned the key and realized that it wouldn’t turn or come out? It can be scary to be in such a situation as there …

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Bad Ignition Coil Symptoms & Replacement Cost

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With a faulty or damaged ignition coil, your car engine can suffer from sudden stalling or hard starting conditions. An ignition coil is a transformer that is used to convert and supply enough current to the spark plug to produce …

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

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Differentials and axles are essential components in the transmission of power from your engine to the rear or front wheels. Internal combustion engines work by burning an air-fuel mixture. When the pistons move, they in turn drive the drive shaft. …