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5 Essential Things to Know About Potholes
Every time the weather get colder, it seems as if those annoying potholes spring up overnight. If you’re lucky you might avoid one, but you can bet there’s another waiting just ahead to give...
How to Increase the Lifespan of Your Suspension
Car suspension is under constant load. Check your tire alignment, shocks and struts, and steering system to make your suspension system last longer.
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Shock Absorbers
A shock absorber is a device inside your vehicle that is connected to the suspension. It is designed to absorb and dampen shocks while you are driving down the road. Shock absorbers work...
Can Bad Roads Damage an Exhaust System?
We tend to only think about the exhaust on our cars when something goes wrong, but it’s a critical system that we should be paying attention to on a regular basis. While it’s...

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How can I make my suspension last as long as possible?
There are many ways to be able to make your vehicle's suspension system last longer than average, depending on where you live and its climate. If you're living in the city versus the suburbs, or if you do a lot...
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Can a Car's Exhaust Be Damaged By Bad Roads?
There are many obstacles that could damage a vehicle's exhaust. Road conditions aren’t always the best, and there are often potholes or debris from a falling truck that can damage the underside of your car. A big contributor to a...
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Owner had to replace five tires in 11 months
Hello there. The tire issue is not uncommon for your vehicle. The 550i uses tires and wheels with lower profile sidewalls. These increase traction and handling at the cost that they absorb impacts differently. Hitting a pothole or other rough...
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When hitting a puddle, car died & had buzzing noise
Hi. Thanks for writing in about your 1996 Nissan 240SX. It is likely that you have some stationary water on top of one of the circuits or inside of one of the connectors causing the fuses to blow. I wouldn't buy...
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Driver Side Inner & Outer Tie Rods and driver side strut being bent.
From what you've described, the damage was most likely caused from hitting a pot hole. If the damage was from a pot hole on the right side, in some cases it's possible for the force to transfer over and damage...
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Car starts, but quits; removing/replacing battery cable helps
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2002 Chrysler Intrepid. You're correct in that a transmission mechanical problem would not come and go by simply disconnecting the battery. My guess is that the transmission shift solenoid pack has failed....
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Right rear end thump sound when going over bumps,potholes,etc
Hello. A thump sound from the right rear of the vehicle is usually the result of a worn or damaged suspension component. If all of the links and bushings look good and are tight, then it may be possible that...
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Thumping sound from the right front end when I hit a pothole.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. "Thumping" is often associated with flat spots on tires or tire belt defects but if such were the cause in your case the thumping would be continuous. You are indicating the noise is only...

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