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5 Essential Things to Know About the Towing Capacity of Your Car
If you look around when you’re on the road, you’ll see many people towing things with their vehicles. While it may not be true for all of them, you can bet most of the drivers have figured their...
4 Essential Things to Know About Tie Downs and Tow Straps
When you need to secure cargo in the back of your trailer, truck, van, or SUV, then tie downs and tow straps are going to be your new best friend. These...
3 Essential Things to Know About Trailer Hitches
A trailer hitch is also known as a tow hitch, and is used to pull a vehicle, boat, or other things behind a vehicle. There are different classes of trailer hitches depending on the...
5 Essential Things to Know About Towing a Car
Whether you’re heading out in an RV or you’re making a purchase, there are times when you might need to tow a car. There are many ways of transporting a vehicle from one...
How to Buy a Good Quality Tow Hook
Tow hooks come in a very wide range of styles, types and sizes depending on the application. They’re used for vehicle recovery, and can be attached to anything from a chain to...
How to Install a Tow Bar on Your Car
Going on vacation with an RV can be one of the most comfortable ways to travel for extended periods of time. But what happens when you get to your destination and...
How to Properly Tow a Vehicle
You may need to tow a vehicle for a number of reasons, including moving, taking your vehicle along on a trip, or transporting it to another location. Whatever your reason...
What Does the Trailer Tow Hitch Warning Light Mean?
The trailer tow hitch light is designed to warn you when there is an issue with your car's tow hitch, possibly that it is unlocked.
How to Get Your Car Out of Impound
In every city, county, and state, there are laws regarding where you can park. You can’t park in a way that blocks sidewalks, crosswalks, or intersections in any way. You...
How to Pick the Right Trailer Hitch for Your Car
Before attaching a trailer to your vehicle, you will need to make sure that you have the proper trailer hitch installed on the back of your car or truck. Having...
5 Essential Things to Know About Roadside Assistance
While you may think you won’t use it since you’re such a stickler about making sure you maintain your vehicle properly, roadside assistance can be a major benefit. Keep reading to find out the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Towing Light Loads
Towing is tricky business and depending on the weight you’re dealing with, it really determines what vehicle is best for you. If it’s light loads you’re looking at towing, we’ve put...
The Best Used Cars to Buy That Can Be Towed Behind an RV
Summer is a great time for a road trip, but often travelers like bringing all the conveniences of home along, in the form of an RV. Then they tow...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're Towing a Boat
If you’re towing a boat, the vehicle that you buy is largely going to depend on the size and weight of your boat plus trailer. Most cars, realistically, aren’t cut out for the job. We recommend a pickup...

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Smoke; opening hood reveals flames - 2010 BMW 335d
Sounds like either diesel fuel or oil leaked on a hot exhaust manifold or turbocharger. I would press the dealer for a more thorough explanation. "Emission valve" is a rather vague term (Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve maybe?) Still not likely...
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Car won't start, needs ignition switch replacement - 2002 Isuzu Axiom
Looking at the Isuzu repair documentation, I see no service bulletins that would indicate a programming update for an extended crank or no-start condition although there are software enhancements all of the time and not necessarily a bulletin-related to the...
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Ten days after dealership fixes car, it quits again
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Car lost power & stalled while driving on interstate - 2016 Hyundai Genesis
Hey there. I would recommend letting them diagnose the problem rather than just simply telling them to replace the fuel pump. The vehicle is under warranty since it is a 2016 model. For Hyundai warranty to pay the dealer for...
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SUV stalled when travelled over bump in road
Hello. Since the stall occurred going over a bump, I would say that you have some sort of wiring issue causing the problem. I would run your vehicle and start manipulating the wiring harnesses until the vehicle stalls. If that...
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i bought a vz commodore tow bar by mistake will it fit a bf ford can anyone help
Hello. If the tow bar is designed for a VZ Commodore it is not likely that it will be a direct fit for another vehicle. The two chassis do share a similar layout, however, the mounting may differ, as they...
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Flat towing / locate accessery position of key
In order to tow this vehicle behind an RV you will want to have the vehicle in neutral with the key in the off poition. When the vehicle's transmission is in neutral, the steering wheel is unlocked. This will enable...
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I bought a vz commodore tow bar by mistake will it fit a bf ford can anyone help
Hello. If the tow bar is designed for a VZ Commodore it is not likely that it will be a direct fit for another vehicle. The two chassis do share a similar layout, however the mounting may differ, as they...
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Gas gauge malfunctioning and Service Engine Light on
Thank you for asking about your 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 HD. More than likely, the problem is the fuel sensor, which is built into the fuel sending unit. This assembly is mounted in the gas tank. This is a common...
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Minivan seized while driving 50 mph
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Transmission replaced, but still slipping - 2009 Kia Borrego
There's a lot going on here. As far as the transmission concerns, your repair should be under warranty since you had the work done at the dealer. For the rest of the concerns, you may want to hire another technician...
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SUV would not accelerate and all warning lights came on - 2009 Kia Borrego
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After multiple replacement parts, car won't start - 1994 Acura Vigor
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Multiple warning lights due to electronic control module - 2009 Kia Borrego
As the problem is fairly uncommon, it is likely the engine ecu did experience a processing failure and caused many warning lights to illuminate once the computer lost communication with the other systems. All of the systems where warnings came...
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Cracked Radiator
If your radiator has leaked out all the coolant from the trailer ball then you not only have a bad radiator but a bad a/c condenser since the condenser for the a/c is in front of the radiator. It would...
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45RFE transmission not going to high gear like it's in tow mode
Hello. If you just replaced the transmission, you need to have the transmission control module reprogrammed. The module is used to shifting the old transmission so it is now shifting the new transmission the same way. Once you get the...
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Brake controller plug in
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Try looking near or around the rear bumper. Look under the bumper around the frame to see if the factory has coiled up the harness. If you cannot find any harness near the rear...
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Can I drive a car that is misfiring to the mechanic to get it fixed or do I need to have it towed in?
Unfortunately, if the engine is actively misfiring, unburned gas from the misfiring cylinder(s) ends up in the catalytic converter. Basically, once that gas is dumped there, as a vapor of course, it eventually "lights off" in the converter (gas, of...
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P0320 code - 1999 Ford Ranger
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. What might have happened is that water from cleaning the engine may have gotten inside the engine. Check all of the intake hoses and be sure that the clamps are tight. Remove the air...
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How do I get my car home? My truck does not have a big enough trailer
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