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Is it Safe to Drive With a Tire That Has a Slow Leak?
Driving with a slow leak in your tire is potentially dangerous because it can cause a flat tire. Once the tire becomes flat, it can become a blowout hazard....
Is it Safe to Drive With a Slipping Transmission?
The transmission converts the power from the engine into motion so the vehicle can move. Vehicles have either an automatic or manual transmission. A manual transmission must be put into gear with...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Horn
If the horn doesn't sound right or makes no sound, or if even just one horn stops working, you should get the horn replaced.
How to Buy a Good Quality Window Sunshade
While your car came from the automaker with a sun visor that protects your eyes from the glare of the sun when you’re behind the wheel or sitting in the front passenger seat, rear passengers, unless you are...
Car Seat Ratings Systems: What the Numbers Really Mean
Walk into any big box baby store you’ll find a dizzying array of stuff you never imagined that you’d need. Bassinets, footed pajamas, infant tubs - you name it, they have it....
Understanding NHTSA’s Car Seat Recommendations For Children
“We’re having a baby” - four words that will forever change the lives of expectant couples. Once the joy (or, perhaps, shock) of the news wears off, many soon-to-be parents find themselves...
Buyers' Safety Checklist for Used Car Seats
Car seats, like every other aspect of parenthood, can be a costly necessity, especially for something that is guaranteed to be used for only a few years at best. Much like...
When Is My Child Ready to Use a Seat Belt?
In all major life events, we often consider age as the prime factor in determining readiness – from when a child is ready to start school to when they can obtain...
Understanding the Differences in Car Seats
If you spend enough time studying crash test data, or walking up and down store aisles looking for the perfect car seat, you’ll discover that after a while they all look...
Is It Safe to Drive With the Oil Pressure Light On?
When your Oil Pressure Light comes on, you can bet that there is a reason. It could be something as simple as being low on oil, or it could be an indication...
Is It Safe to Drive During Lightning?
You have almost certainly heard that the best place for you to be in a lightning storm is in your car, but is that really true? Not necessarily. Of course there are worse...
Is It Safe to Drive With the Reduced Power Light On?
When your Reduced Power Light comes on, that is your vehicle’s way of telling you that there is a problem, either within the charging system, or within the battery itself. It...
How to Buy Good Quality Sun Visors
Your car’s sun visors provide you with protection from the sun’s glare while you’re driving. Unless the sun is above the edge of the roof, it’s possible that the glare...
Top 10 Car Seat Models According to the NHTSA
Preparing for a new member of your family is a daunting enough task. Between choosing a doctor, buying the necessary supplies, there is always something on your mind. But one...
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.
A Guide to Tire Safety
When sitting behind the wheel of a car, there are two things that most drivers want: to reach their destination, and to do so as safely as possible. This...
How to Choose a Safe Car
When in the market to buy a new or used car, the vast array of brands and models from which to choose can make the process confusing. Of course,...
10 Most Annoying Car Features
Every car has its own quirks or drawbacks, whether it’s a sun visor that squeaks or an errant rattle. Most of such idiosyncrasies are either not that intrusive or are features that you’ve...
Car Features for Parents-To-Be
Congratulations, you have a baby on the way! It’s an exciting time in your life -- once you’ve gotten over the panic of being responsible for a little life,...
A Mechanic's Guide to the Parts of a Car
Modern cars have many different parts and features, including catalytic converters, anti-lock brakes, four-wheel drive, and keyless ignition.

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How do I inspect the seat belt?
It’s a smart safety precaution to inspect your seat belts every few months. It’s important to notice any potential damage to a seat belt early on, so that you can get it replaced. Even if a seat belt appears to...
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How do I personalize the collision/detection settings?
You can customize many of your vehicle’s features using the vehicle personalization system. Some of the settings that you can customize are the collision/detection settings, such as the Park Assist feature. To personalize the collision/detection settings, use the audio system...
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How do I use voice recognition to list all of the stored numbers?
The infotainment system can store up to 30 numbers at a time. If you don’t know what contact you would like to call, you can have the system list all of the stored contacts by doing the following: Press...
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How do I use voice recognition to call a contact?
The voice recognition system allows you to easily call a saved contact. To do so, press the voice command button, which will prompt you by saying “Ready” and giving you a tone. Following the tone, say “Call”. Following the prompt,...
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How do I use voice recognition to call a phone number?
You can use the voice recognition system to dial a phone number, even if you don’t have the number stored in your contacts. To do so, press the voice command button, which will prompt you by saying “Ready”, followed by...
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How do I use the digit dial voice command?
If the voice recognition system is having a hard time recognizing your voice, you can use the digit dial command. The digit dial command allows you to dial a phone number digit by digit, to be sure that you get...
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How do I use voice recognition to re-dial?
It is very easy to use voice recognition to re-dial a number in the infotainment system. To do so, press the voice command button, which will respond with “Ready”, followed by a tone. Following the tone, say “Re-dial”. The system...
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How do I use voice recognition to start a three-way call?
The voice recognition system makes it easy for you to start a three-way phone conversation. Here’s how: Start by being on the phone with someone. You cannot begin three-way calling without first being in a phone call. Press the...
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How do I end a call?
To end a call, press the end call button, which is an icon of a phone with a line through it.
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How do I use voice recognition to mute a call?
Muting a phone call with voice recognition is very easy. All you have to do is press the voice command button, then say “Mute call”. When you want to un-mute the call, press the voice command button again, and say...
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How do I transfer a phone call from the Bluetooth system to the phone?
If you are having a phone conversation when you turn off your vehicle, you will want to transfer the phone call from the Bluetooth system to your mobile device. That way, you can continue the phone conversation interrupted. Transferring a...
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How do I transfer a phone call from my mobile phone to the Bluetooth system?
If you are on a phone call when you get in your vehicle, you will want to transfer the phone call to the Bluetooth system. To do this, simply turn on the vehicle, and then press the voice command button...
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2003 Toyota Rav4 drivers sun visor arm broke.
Hello there, I will answer this question to the best of my abilities without being able to see the particular part. In general replacement parts should look exactly like the part that was removed. If they look different it may...
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Interior lights don't come on when opening door
Hello. There should be a switch located on the interior light of your car that has a switch to operate the lights when the door is opened or closed. The symbol that is most commonly used to indicate the location...
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noises from parked car - 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
Hello. It is very possibly that the sounds your hearing are components turning off and powering down. Whether or not the security system is to blame can't be determined over the internet. Fans, solenoids, sensors, electronics, and all sorts of...
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Startup difficulty
Hello there, a few different things can cause an intermittent no start condition. The most likely causes are the battery, fuel pump, starter, ignition switch, battery cable or a wiring fault. You have replaced a few of these components, but...
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Error code SRS system
Hello. The multitude of codes that the engine has leads me to believe that it was subject to flooding or submersion. The connectors and circuits of jeeps usually dry out because submersion is kind of what Jeeps are meant for, but...
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Antitheft system stays off
Hello there, when the anti-theft system engages it can prevent the vehicle from running properly or starting at all. This can be from a variety of issues but the most common would be a security module failure or a wiring...
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Volvo V50 Won't start new ABS
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Volvo V50. You may have to take the vehicle to the dealer to have the systems flashed. The ABS control units are mated to the vehicle, and will not work when...
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Is it dangerous to drive while reduce engine power light is on?
The engine control module (ECM) has a safety feature built into it when the ECM detects a major fault in the sensors or actuators that can cause the throttle opening to be limited. With the reduced engine power and throttle...

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