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The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Doctor Who Makes House Calls
If If you are a doctor who makes house calls, reliability is likely to be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to choosing a used car. You also expect a certain level of comfort. We have...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Subaru BRZ
This This sports car for the everyday man or woman is an irresistible combination of style, handling, and just plain fun. The BRZ offers a respectably good time on the way to work or on the way around the race...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura Acura returns from a spate of years devoted to the higher-end luxury market, and they do so in style with a car that practically invents its own segment. The ILX Hybrid is the half electric portion of the brand...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Infiniti JX35
Designed Designed for those who need plenty of seating capacity but don’t want to drive a minivan, the 2013 Infiniti JX35 hits the mark for luxury vehicles in its class. With innovations that chosen for their convenience and safety, this...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Scion FR-S
This This sporty little twin of the Subaru BRZ offers the same light, fun to drive platform but in a bit more spartan, budget-minded form. The marriage of affordability and sports car-like driving is a successful one in the 2013...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Mazda CX-5
Key Key Features The Mazda CX-5 has a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that offers 155 hp at 6,000 rpm. The fuel economy is estimated at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX
Honda’s Honda’s luxury division has been busy making models to meet the needs and wants of a wealthier consumer base, but now Acura is back to a more affordable segment with a decent entry into the four-door marketplace. The ILX...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
Acura Acura returns from a spate of years devoted to the higher-end luxury market, and they do so in style with a car that practically invents its own segment. The ILX Hybrid is the half electric portion of the brand...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Dodge Dart
It’s It’s back, and better than ever. In the first incarnation of the iconic Dodge since 1976, the Dart has been updated, beatified, and turned into a compact force to be reckoned with. This zippy little machine is tough to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Cadillac XTS
There’s There’s no denying that the former king of luxury, quality, and name prestige in the American automobile market has suffered from a case of getting lost in the crowd in recent years. Their efforts at a comeback, however, seem...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Chevrolet Spark
The The Chevy Spark nimbly walks the line between being functional and being totally adorable. In the spirit of mini cars past like the Ford Festiva and the Yugo, this spritely little creation offers improved safety combined with the tech...

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VVT vs VCT
Mike, we are happy to clarify. VVT (variable valve timing) is a general term for the system that keeps timing of the valves, and is typically designed to work with the camshaft. A VCT (variable cam timing) can be considered...
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After jumping battery windows don’t roll up or down with switches only when operating convertible
Be sure you have not activated any interlock (safety switch, often a push button on driver side typically) that will disable individual window activation. A fault such as this is usually due to an electrical failure. If none of the...
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Head gasket or thermostatic car over heating 2013 Dodge Dart sxt 2.0
A faulty head gasket is not a common cause of overheating. The cooling system thermostat, or another issue, is much more likely. In any event, once a diagnostic is performed you will know the exact cause of the overheating. The...
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I have a 2013 Nissan Altima with a 2.5l does it require synthetic or conventional oil??
According to the 2013 Altima Owner's Manual, you can use either conventional or synthetic oil in the Altima. Just be sure to use the correct viscosity and only oil that meets Nissan's quality (certification) requirements. See page 9-6 of the...
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Hello. I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra with the ESC and EPS lights on the dash. What do I need to do? Please help me.
Hi Chikedra. Thanks for contacting us today. The ECS warning light indicates an issue with the electronic stability control system, while the EPS is related to the electronic power steering system on your Elantra. In order to determine why these...
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My car runs fine I maintain certain speed but after a while when I accelerate it hesitates a little like the gas is low or somethi
A scan tool needs to be applied to view actual (real time) engine operating parameters. "Something" will appear out of range during such a test and then a more detailed probe will pinpoint the fault. Typically, loss of power on...
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Headup display fading in and out
Hi TeeJay. Thanks for contacting us today. This is typically a computer software glitch with GM cars. It is also possible that an electrical relay is either damaged, has a loose electrical connection or even an electrical glitch behind the...
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Car stalled and couldn't go over 25 mph, also the steering wheel locked and couldn't move the car until I shut it off and start it
P0013 sets if there is an open or short in the circuit to (and from) the exhaust camshaft oil control valve. That valve is an actuator or solenoid controlled electro-mechanical device. The underlying fault that caused the code to set...
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I have a Honda Accord 2013 LX it does the same hesitation when almost coming to a full stop and it does it big time when I press o
You might have a problem in the torque converter lock up clutch. Most car made after about 2000 have a clutch in the torque converter to stop slippage at speed and save gas. That clutch is supposed to disengage when...
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Car noise while accelerating.
Without hearing the noise you may have a problem in the transaxle or axles and bearings. I recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to test and drive the vehicle to diagnose the problem for you.
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missing out between 20-45 mph
If the plugs and coils are in good shape, that leaves fuel system or vacuum leaks. It is probably too early in your car's life to expect internal malfunctions. Look under the hood for any hoses or rubber boots that...
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My 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 sl has gotten stuck in park 3 times now. I'm unable to shift it into reverse. I have to push the little
The most common cause of this issue is a faulty shift interlock solenoid. The shift interlock solenoid lock the shifter unless the key is in the on position and the brake pedal is depressed. Many times you can hear a...
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my 2013 ford edge was taken to MIDAS for a brake change. i got the rear brakes and rotors changed, then they said my master cylind
AdvanceTrac is an electronic stability control or "traction control" system and while the warning is displayed that safety feature will be unavailable in emergency conditions or during periods of low traction. Although it is improbable that the AdvanceTrac fault is...
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Car wont start eps light is on help!!!
Hi Don. Thanks for sending the question tonight. The EPS light is a warning light that indicates a problem with the electronic power steering system on your Hyundai Elantra. In most cases, it does not impact the vehicle's ability to...
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Worries about maintaining a german car rather than Japanese
Hello. I would say care cost of a European built vehicle versus an Asian built vehicle is about 20 - 30%. The Asian manufactured parts can be cheaper because they are generally more mass-produced but the European Parts can be...
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Won't start
A number of faults can occur when an engine overheats. If the engine was overheated severely, it is possible that the engine has internal damage and has seized. Also, engine electronics are very sensitive to heat and liquids. If coolant...
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Windshield washer fluid not spraying
This is most likely the result of a clogged windshield wiper nozzle. Try blowing compressed air through the nozzle or cleaning the head of the nozzle out with a pin. Try tracing the washer hose from the nozzles back to...
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Why is my car having problems starting?
Hey there. This may be related to to a variety of things. When your Check Engine Light comes on, generally there are fault codes that are registered in the car's computer which will indicate more specifically some of the possible...
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Why does my car overheat at idle
Your car is only three years old and so should not need transmission fluid. If the level was low, you should check to be sure there is not a leak. It's very easy to overfill the transmission so it would...
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white smoke
Hello Mr. Anderson, thank you for writing in. Lets start by saying that most vehicles will produce a small amount of white smoke right when starting. This is happening because condensation builds up in the exhaust and engine compartment. This...

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