How to Hotwire a Car in an Emergency Situation

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If you have watched movies about car theft, you have seen thieves break into a car and start it without a key through a set of wires. While we do not advocate car theft, the ability to hot-wire your car …

Lost Car Keys – Cost & Replacement Keys

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If you own a car, you have probably lost your car keys at some point. It can be frustrating to lose your car keys when you are in a hurry to get to work or in an emergency. In fact, …

How to charge a car battery the best way

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Maintaining your car battery will make it last much longer. Many drivers only drive their cars for short distances, and this means that the car uses more energy from the battery than the alternator can produce. You may end up …

6 Symptoms of a Bad Alternator, Location & Replacement Cost

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Modern cars have a lot of electric components. To power all these components up without issues, we need a powerful power source – the alternator. Alternators in cars are not only used to charge the car battery but also to …

ELM327 Bluetooth Pin/Key Code – Information & Instructions

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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 – …

Does Auto-Start/Stop Wear Out Engine Components?

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Nowadays people will say just about anything to prove their point. Not only will they continue to confuse themselves, but they will also confuse your thoughts on a subject. They will argue about the quality of the fuel you should …

What to do when Car Battery is Dead & What Causes it?

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A dead battery can cause you to be stranded in dangerous places if it is not replaced or fixed immediately. But what should you do when the car battery dies and what has caused my car battery to be dead …

Four Pin Trailer Wiring Install – Wiring Diagram & Info

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Many people often have difficulties with the wiring of their trailer, and even after several attempts they still don’t seem to get it right. The regulations for driving trailers stipulate that when driving the trailer the lighting must harmonize with …

How to Reset the Oil Life Percentage in Your Honda

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If you are like many other people, chances are you leave the details of vehicle maintenance to the professionals and then take your car when you have problems. But you don’t have to: if you are familiar with the mechanics …

7 Causes Why Your Radiator Fan Is Not Coming On

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You probably already know the purpose of the radiator and the cooling system in your car. When you are driving fast, the wind is passing through the radiator to cool the coolant down without issues, but when you are driving …

How to Test a Relay at Home – Voltage & Function Test

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The ignition relay controls the power coming from the battery for the fuel and the ignition system. The moment you turn on the ignition the relay will come alive. The ignition relay is located under the hood between the fuse …

Engine Control Unit (ECU) Symptoms, Function & Location

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Your vehicle can have a number of different problems if the engine control unit is defective. If the function of the engine control unit is not accurate, i.e. recording and interpreting the sensor readings of various sensors and using the …

Starter Relay Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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A vehicle contains so many components that sometimes many of them are forgotten or overlooked. When it’s time for maintenance, these smaller and lesser known parts, such as the starter relay, are not given much thought, but in fact each …

Battery Terminal Corrosion – Causes, Fixes & Prevention

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You have probably encountered a whiteish and blue substance on your battery terminal when you are opening your hood. The car’s battery is vital for the smooth operation of your car. It controls electric consumers like ignition, headlights, listening to …

How Long Does it Take to Charge a DEAD Car Battery?

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You are in a hurry on the way to work, and you jump into your car and quickly turn the key – Nothing happens. The car battery is drained. You have a car battery charger in your garage, but how …

7 Causes Why Your Car Alarm Keeps Going Off

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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 …

5 Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Relay, Location & Replacement Cost

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The ignition relay’s job is to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply to many of your car’s components. The ignition relay is usually found in the fuse box situated underneath the hood or somewhere under the car’s dashboard. It transfers electricity from …

How Long Does it Take to Fully Charge a Tesla?

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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 …

Windshield Wiper Motor Symptoms, Function & Replacement Cost

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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 …

6 Symptoms of a Bad Ground Strap, Location & Replacement Cost

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If you are having a lot of electrical problems with your car at the same time, the problem is very likely to be a bad ground strap. The ground strap is connected between the negative terminal on the battery to …