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How to get the Best Price from an Extended Warranty

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

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How Many Car Brands Does Volkswagen Own?

In General by Magnus Sellén3 Comments

Volkswagen is one of the biggest car brands in the world. Did you know that Volkswagen does just not own Volkswagen cars? Check this out. It’s actually amazing how large the company really is. According to the Volkswagen official website, …

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The Best Car GPS Trackers – 2020 Review & Guide

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If you live in a tough neighborhood then you are familiar with car theft. Those boys hanging out at the corner street are up to good. You have saved to buy the car of your dreams and what better way …

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Car Alarm Keeps Going Off: Causes & Solutions

In Electric by Magnus Sellén8 Comments

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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Limp Mode – Meaning, Causes & Solutions

In Engine by Magnus Sellén80 Comments

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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Service Engine Soon Light – Meaning, Causes & Fix

In Troubleshooting by Magnus Sellén10 Comments

You are driving on the road, and out of nowhere, the ‘Service Engine Soon’ light appears on your dashboard. What to do now? Will my engine be damaged if I continue driving? Should I stop the car immediately and tow …

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Faulty Water Pump Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Coolant by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

A vehicle’s engine runs on a specific temperature. This temperature needs to be maintained otherwise the engine can stall and refuse to start up. The water pump plays an important role in the healthy functioning of the engine. The pump …

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Low Compression in a Car Engine – Causes & Fixes

In Engine by Magnus Sellén6 Comments

For the car engine to operate smoothly, there has to be the right amount of air and fuel mixture. This is compressed then ignited by the spark plugs. The resultant pressure moves the pistons and crankshaft. However, there are instances …

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Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Relay, Function & Location

In Electric by Magnus Sellén30 Comments

Just like any other relay, the ignition relay’s job is to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to a larger component. The ignition relay is normally found in the fuse box situated underneath the hood and it transfers electricity from the battery …

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P0110 Trouble Code – Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor Circuit Malfunction

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Magnus Sellén2 Comments

What Does the P0110 Code Mean? The P0110 code is generated when the powertrain control module (PCM) detects a malfunction of the circuit with the intake air temperature sensor. The IAT sensor (intake air temperature) works like a thermistor and …

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Transmission (Automatic) Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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An engine is nothing without a transmission. The two are practically married to each other, and their product is the power and speed you feel when you engage the gear and press the accelerator pedal. Imagine if one of them …

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Front Disc Brakes/Rotors Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Brakes by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

The front disc brakes in a car are responsible for keeping the car on track with the help of brake pads and calipers. Without properly functioning brakes, an accident is inevitable. Therefore, the brakes must be taken care of effectively. …

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BMW Vs. Mercedes – Which One Is the Best to Purchase?

In General by Magnus Sellén2 Comments

Mercedes and BMW have been rivals in the luxury car market for decades. Both carmakers have built a reputation of offering world-class cars with attention to detail. It can be challenging making a decision on which of the car makes …

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Symptoms of a Bad Airbag Sensor & Replacement Cost

In Airbag by Magnus Sellén10 Comments

Airbags are one of the most important safety features of your car and one should always ensure that they are in fully working condition. Research suggests that the front airbags have saved over 40,000 lives since they were introduced back …

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What is Cross-Threading a Wheel Nut/Stud?

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Have you ever changed a tire puncture only to have problems with your wheel nut? Maybe the nut cannot be loosened from the stud, or maybe there are problems with the fastening. If that’s the case, your wheel nut or …

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The Best All-Season Tires 2020 – Review & FAQ

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Finding the right All-Season tires for an affordable price may be a challenge. The tires on your car is the only thing that has a connection between you and the road, so you do not want to drive around with …

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Car leaking fluid: 6 Different Liquids that may drip from your car

In Engine by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

Liquids leaking from under your car could be symptoms of an engine problem. To identify the source of the leak, you must carefully examine the color of the liquid, the frequency, and the location of the drip. If your car …

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How Long Does it Take to Fully Charge a Tesla?

In Electric by Magnus Sellén6 Comments

Battery operated cars have become the norm with Tesla leading the way with some innovative car designs. Gasoline fuel stations are saturated across cities and it is common to find one after driving a few miles. This is not the …

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How to Check a Car’s Safety Rating Online

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Car safety ratings are critical when you are purchasing a new car. However, a high safety rating does not mean that the car cannot be involved in an accident. Most accidents are caused by driving errors. Drink-driving contributes significantly to …

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How to Reset Check Engine Light – 4 Simple Methods

In Engine by Magnus Sellén8 Comments

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

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The Best Diesel Injector Cleaners 2020 – Review & Buyers Guide

In Reviews by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

Are your engine running rough and it is not as smooth as it used to be?  Replacing injectors or other fuel parts inside a diesel engine can cost a lot and in some situations, you may not have the money …

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What Does SAE Stand for in Motor Oil?

In Engine Oil by Magnus Sellén5 Comments

Are you trying to figure out what SAE stands for in motor oil? A lot of car owners know what specific engine oil his/her car requires. This is also mentioned in the car’s owner manual. However, not many people know …

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Radiator Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Coolant by Magnus Sellén2 Comments

The operating temperature of a car engine is between 90.5 and 104.4 degrees Celsius, as a lot of energy is dissipated in the form of thermal energy due to the high combustion rate in the engine. This thermal energy must …

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Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt: Which One is the Best?

In Engine by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

There are car owners who go to a garage for the first time and order a replacement for their timing belt only to find that their car has a timing chain. Modern car engines have undergone many engine modifications over …

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Windshield Wiper Motor Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Electric by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

Windshield wipers are among the usual accessories of a vehicle and are an integral part of the car. The windshield wipers are a simple but important part of a car and help the driver to see as clearly as possible …

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P0344 Code: Camshaft Position Sensor – Intermittent

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

What does the P0344 code mean? Error code P0344 indicates that the engine control unit has received, or is receiving, an incorrect signal from the camshaft position sensor. The code indicates that the problem was intermittent and may no longer …

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Ground Strap Symptoms: Information & How to Fix It

In Electric by Magnus Sellén3 Comments

If you are having electrical problems with your car, the problem could be a bad ground strap. The ground strap is connected to the car battery’s negative terminal. It is also called the negative battery cable. Almost all of the …

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

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It can be confusing identifying the right car model that matches your needs. There are so many models of cars out there. A little research will help you narrow down your thoughts to a specific model. You can ask a …

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Engine Knocking – What It Means & How To fix It

In Engine by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

A good car engine should run smoothly with little noise. However, if your car produces rattling, ticking, or knocking sound, it could be a sign of engine trouble. Engine knocking is produced when the car’s fuel burns unevenly. Instead of …

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Fuel Induction Service – What Is It & Will It Help?

In Engine by Magnus Sellén15 Comments

Did someone recommend that you get a fuel induction service on your car? But, what is a fuel induction service and will it improve the performance of my car? How efficient is it and is it just a waste of …

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Symptoms of a Bad PCV Valve & The Replacement Cost

In Engine by Magnus Sellén7 Comments

You have probably heard about the PCV valve before in a gas/petrol engine. But probably didn’t know how important this little part is to the engine. This little piece is a very common problem and the problem occurs in almost …

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Water Dripping from Exhaust Pipe – Explanation and Causes

In General by Magnus Sellén2 Comments

The main purpose of a car’s exhaust system is to expel exhaust gases from the internal combustion engine to the air. But, there instances when you will notice some water droplets coming out of the tailpipe. This is a cause …

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How to Change Brake Pads With an Electric Parking Brake

In Brakes by Magnus Sellén3 Comments

Modern cars are getting a lot more complicated and nowadays, you can’t even replace your brake pads on your own vehicle without a computer. This is at least what we are hearing from our customers. But how is this the …

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Fuel Filter Symptoms, Location & Replacement Cost

In Engine by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

The fuel filter is an important part of the fuel supply system of your vehicle. It ensures that impurities, dirt, particles, dust, objects, and rust cannot enter the combustion engine by screening out all these contaminants. These particles are extremely …

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P0132: O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1)

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Magnus Sellén2 Comments

What Does the P0132 Code Mean? If the powertrain control module (PCM) registers the error code P0132, this indicates that there is a problem with the O2 oxygen sensor. More specifically, if the PCM monitors that the O2 oxygen sensor …

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How Hot Does an Exhaust Pipe / Muffler Get?

In Engine by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

A closer inspection of your car underside will reveal a series of tubes running from the engine to the backside of the car. This is the exhaust system. It is critical for expelling hot waste gases from the combustion chambers. …

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How Much Does an A/C Recharge Cost? – Repair Cost

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If you feel that the air conditioning in your car is not working as well as it used to, it means that the air conditioning system has run out of refrigerant and it is now time to recharge it. Charging …

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Symptoms of a Bad Throttle Body & the Replacement Cost

In Engine by Magnus Sellén10 Comments

The throttle body is an important mechanical component found in the fuel injected vehicles which controls and regulates the amount of air flowing into the engine. The throttle body incorporates a flat valve which is referred to as “a butterfly …

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What is Piston slap? – Information & Fixes

In Engine by Magnus Sellén3 Comments

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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Best Car Forums to Join in 2020

In General by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

Car forums have helped millions of people over the years, so we’d like to share some of what we think are some of the best forums available. Some of these forums are for specific car brands and some are general …

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Bank 1 vs Bank 2 – Sensor 1 & 2 O2 Sensor Location

In Troubleshooting by Magnus Sellén29 Comments

Are you struggling to find out which O2 sensor you should replace? We get a lot of questions about how to locate which O2 sensor is bank 1 and which one is bank 2. That’s why I decided to write …

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Pouring Gasoline in a Diesel Engine – What can happen?

In General by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

Suppose you poured some gasoline into your engine. No big deal; sounds pretty normal. The only problem is that your car is a diesel. You just poured gasoline into a diesel engine. What happens now? Is it gonna run? Is …

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Symptoms of a Failed Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor & Replacement Cost

In Coolant by Magnus Sellén13 Comments

A coolant temperature sensor is especially important for the optimal performance of your vehicle. While you drive your vehicle, the engine goes through continuous combustion. This can make it very hot during the drive, especially during daytime driving. To keep …

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P0562 Code – System Voltage Low

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Magnus Sellén3 Comments

Code P0562 is a general error code, i.e. it applies to all car models from around the year 2000 onwards. It is a common error code, and we have used our automotive technicians to answer your questions on how you …

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Questions to ask before buying a used car

In General by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

Buying a used car could be a huge risk: you do not know the history of the car and if you are unlucky, it could be a very expensive story. That’s why I decided to write this article, to help …

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Steering Wheel Shaking – Possible Causes & Information

In Driving by Magnus Sellén9 Comments

There are a few things that are more annoying than a shaking steering wheel while you are driving. A shaking steering wheel is bad for your car, and it may wear out bushings and other suspension parts very fast. This …

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Oil Smells Like Gas – 6 Reasons Why Gas is getting into the Oil

In Engine Oil by Magnus Sellén39 Comments

Did your engine oil have a strong smell of gas when you replaced your engine oil? This is actually a pretty common problem when it comes to gas engines. But how serious is this problem and how do I fix …

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Do you have to use the Manufacturers Engine Oil?

In Engine Oil by Magnus Sellén2 Comments

The first thing you need to find out after purchasing a new car is what type of oil the manufacturer recommends. Oil is classified on the basis of its viscosity, which in layman’s terms form is its thickness. Oil is …

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The Best Tire Pressure Gauges in 2020 – Review & Buyer’s Guide

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A tire pressure gauge can be a simple device but what is shows it very important for a car’s tires. A tire pressure gauge can be a small gap between a completely deflated tire and a repaired one. The fact …

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BMW DSC light – Causes, Information, and Fixes

In Electric by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

If you have been a BMW owner for quite some time, you have probably experienced the DSC light before. The DSC system is a really great function to have on your car in regards to safety. Unfortunately, the DSC system …

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Supertech Oil Review – Who Makes it & How Good is it?

In Reviews by Magnus Sellén28 Comments

Almost every car owner knows how important oil is for the car. Adequate lubrication keeps the car’s mechanical components in good shape and helps keep these parts running for a long period of time. Every car owner also understands the …

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How to Remove a Stuck Wheel on Your Car

In Tires by Magnus Sellén6 Comments

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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Reasons Why Your Car Is Losing Power During Acceleration

In Driving by Magnus Sellén9 Comments

Just like all mechanical types of equipment in this world, cars are also liable to damage. This 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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The Best Car Battery Chargers in 2020 – Review & Buyers Guide

In Reviews by Magnus Sellén3 Comments

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 …

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Car Shaking While Driving – Causes & How to Fix It

In Driving by Magnus Sellén11 Comments

If you have owned the same car for a long time, chances are that you have seen a number of auto-related problems, sime of which are easy to fix, while some require a great deal of time and money. One …

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The Best EVAP Smoke Machines (Reviewed 2020)

In Reviews by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

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 …

P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor A Malfunction

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

The P0340 error code relates to the camshaft sensor. Internal combustion engines require the right timing of the air/fuel mixture during ignition. If the timing is wrong then you are going to experience misfires. Modern cars use the onboard computer …

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Symptoms of a Bad Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor & Replacement Cost

In Electric by Magnus Sellén22 Comments

Modern vehicles are equipped with a lot of sensors and computers to manage basic car controls automatically and precisely. They help to acheieve better gas mileage, and a smoother, comfortable and safe drive. Almost every modern car now has a …

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Car Shakes When Stopped Or at Idle – Common Causes

In Engine by Magnus Sellén2 Comments

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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Transmission Slipping – Most Common Causes & Fixes

In Transmission by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

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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Straight Pipe Exhaust – Advantages vs Disadvantages

In General by Magnus Sellén8 Comments

We love loud cars that make strange noises even though they are harmful to our ears. There is just something about them that excites our senses as motorheads. The flutter of a turbo, the whine of a supercharger or the …

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Radiator Fan Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Coolant by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

The radiator fan is placed between the radiator and the engine, and although its function may seem unimportant, in reality, it’s an essential part of the car. The radiator fan has the important task of keeping the coolant cool when …

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Transmission Problems – Automatic Transmission Repair

In Transmission by Magnus Sellén7 Comments

Do you have the feeling that your transmission does not change gears as it should? Maybe it changes gears too much or not at all. If you experience something strange with your transmission, take a look at this guide and …

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Suspension Spring Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Suspension by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

Suspension springs are sometimes referred to as coil springs or coil-overs. The springs play an important role in ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. That’s why they absorb all the stress and tension of a bump and make sure you …

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Fuel Pressure Regulator Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Engine by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

A faulty fuel pressure regulator is a ubiquitous part that causes a lot of engine problems. But luckily, it’s not an advanced part to replace, you can often do it yourself, and it’s usually pretty cheap. In this article, you …

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Reasons Why Your Car’s AC is Not Blowing Cold Air

In Air condition by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

Imagine driving peacefully on a bright sunny morning listening to your favourite music and enjoying the scenery around you. Now, imagine that your car’s air conditioning system suddenly stops blowing cold air, how would you feel? Absolutely desperate of course! …

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Airbag Control Unit Replacement Cost & Location

In Airbag by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

The airbag system is an important part of all modern vehicles. Being an essential safety component of your vehicle, the advanced designs aim to improve the safety of the passengers in times of accidents. The airbag control unit is basically …

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EGR Temperature Sensor Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Engine by Magnus Sellén4 Comments

So you suspect that your EGR temperature sensor has gone bad? The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) temperature sensor is an important component that monitors the EGR gas temperature and sends the desired information to the car’s onboard computer system. Any …

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P0137 Trouble Code – O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage

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What Does the P0137 Code Mean? The word “bank” in the automotive world refers to the side of the engine. There are two banks inside the car: Bank 1 and Bank 2. In some cars, Bank 1 is the left …

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Sway Bar Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Suspension by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

The sway bars are a crucial part of a car’s suspension because without them your car’s handling would be bad. When you are faced with unfavorable situations while driving, the sway bars help your car stabilize. Without them, your car …

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How Often Should You Replace the Power Steering Fluid?

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Power steering fluid is a crucial element for ensuring that your car’s steering works as expected. It will lubricate the system, maintain balance and facilitate the transmission of pressure to points where it is needed. To maintain a high level …

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Front/Rear Differential Repair and Replacement Cost

In Transmission by Magnus Sellén3 Comments

Every vehicle is fitted with either front or a rear differential, or both. Some vehicles such as 4-wheel drive SUVs are equipped with both front and rear differentials which allows the vehicle to turn in different directions while the 4-wheel …

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Brake Caliper Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

In Brakes by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

Brake calipers are one of the three braking system components. And just like the other two, brake calipers are essential to bring your car to a halt. Therefore, their proper functioning needs to be ensured at all times. Brake calipers …

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P0336 – Crankshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Range/Performance

In OBD2 Trouble Codes by Magnus Sellén1 Comment

What Does the P0336 Code Mean? The P0336 code indicates that there is a problem with the crankshaft position sensor. The crankshaft position sensor tracks the crankshaft’s rotation speed and monitors the engine valves to ensure that the pistons are …

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What Does the ABS Light Mean?

In Brakes by Magnus Sellén10 Comments

Are you seeing this symbol on your dashboard? Then you are experiencing a problem with your ABS system and you should take action right away. In this article, we will discuss the function of the ABS light and how to …