How to Maintain a Car at 50,000 Miles
Maintenance at the 50,000 mile mark is critical. These services include inspection of the exhaust, suspension, fuel caps and filter, and tire changes.

Featured articles and questions

How to Start a Car in Cold Weather
Battery, oil, and fuel problems can make a car difficult to start in cold weather. Find out how to prevent starting issues related to weather.
How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Vehicle
When you sell your car you want to make extra money on the sale. Keep your car's resale value high by keeping your car clean and well maintained.
Why Do Cars Have Different Oil Change Intervals?
Car oil change intervals depend on the make, model, and year of the car. The correct type of oil and how the vehicle is used makes a difference too.
Wintertime Road Trip Checklist
Keep safe and warm on road trips in cold weather by keeping car fluids topped up, the fuel tank full, and watching out for black ice.

Q: Car died while driving, won't start, but it turns over

Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to just having to jump the battery, this is the first component to check. Have it tested with a voltmeter, or at your local automotive parts store. If the battery was low but...

Q: My Honda shows a B1 service due - what does that mean?

A1= oil change only without filter B1= oil and filter change and a tire rotation B2= engine air filter and cabin air filter replacement B3= Transmission fluid replacement These are the codes and what they should be for your...

Q: Hybrid has a rough time starting

The Prius uses the small 12 volt battery to operate the computer and accessories. It uses the big hybrid battery to crank over the engine by turning the electric drive motor. If the 12 volt battery dies, you cannot power...

Q: Engine misfires and check engine light is always on

It’s always a good idea to pull over and turn off your vehicle when the check engine light is blinking. A blinking check engine light usually means there is a severe misfire in one or more of the cylinders. Most...

Q: My truck shakes when I hit the gas

This issue is most commonly caused by the driveline shaft's slip-yoke and splines. It is caused by the two piece driveshaft slip joint binding up when the two shafts slide in and out of each other. This will mainly occur...

Welcome, Drivers!

YourMechanic Advice is the trusted source for answers to all your automotive questions. We're powered by a network of top-rated, certified mobile mechanics who will come to your location to fix your car.

Recent articles & questions

P2045 OBD-II Trouble Code: Reductant Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
Trouble code P2045 means the powertrain control module (PCM) recognizes a problem in the reductant injector air pressure sensor circuit.
C1095 OBD-II Trouble Code: ABS Hydraulic Pump Motor Circuit Failure
Trouble code C1095 means the ABS hydraulic pump motor circuit has failed, often because of a damaged wheel speed sensor or wheel bearings.
How Bad Credit Affects Your Car Insurance Rate
Bad credit scores can increase how much you pay for car insurance. Monitor your credit rating and make regular payments to lower car insurance rates.

Q: I have break pads that I want installed on my 2010 acura tl

It is unlikely that the vibration is due to an ABS malfunction. If you do suspect that, remove the fuse powering the ABS system and test drive the car. More likely than not, the vibration will be unchanged even with...

Q: Fan will not turn on

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant fan relay. When this relay is not working properly, this can cause the fans to come on intermittently, stay on all the time or sometimes not at all. When...

Q: I am trying to change a fuel injector and I have taken every bolt out of the engine cover but I can not seem to get it off.

The injectors on your engine are mounted on a common "rail" and the rail has to come off to change any one injector. Once all of the bolts are out it may be stubborn if the injector O rings have...