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All About Snow Tires
Your knuckles are white as you grip the steering wheel - and it’s not only because it’s cold. The wind is blowing strong from the north, polishing the roads to a deceptively dull shine....
How to Build Weather Pack Connectors
Weather pack connectors started off as a Delphi product and quickly became commonplace in the automotive world. Most wiring systems use weather pack connectors in their assembly due...
Do I Need to Change My Motor Oil for Hot or Cold Weather?
Outside temperature can change how motor oil works. Multiviscosity motor oil makes it easy to keep your car running efficiently all year around.
How to Drive in Fog Safely
Driving in fog is one of the most dangerous situations in which drivers can find themselves, because fog greatly interferes with visibility. When possible, drivers...
How to Cover Your Car
A car is often the second most expensive thing a person owns, right after their house. Protecting your investment with a car cover, especially if your vehicle is parked...
How to Safely Drive When There’s Black Ice
Black ice is a thin layer of slick ice on a road. Staying away is the best way to drive safely on black ice, but if you hit it, avoid sudden braking.
How to Buy All Season Tires
If you live in areas with changing weather patterns, you may need to change the tires on your car along with the changing seasons. While tedious at best, replacing tires can...
What Does the Frost Warning Light Mean?
The frost warning indicator alerts you when you're at risk of driving in freezing weather and ice is present, when it can be dangerous to drive.
What Does the Rain and Light Sensor Warning Light Mean?
The rain and light sensor warning light indicates when there is an issue with the sensor system. It will remain deactivated until fixed.
What Does the Winter Mode Indicator Light Mean?
The winter mode indicator lets you now when you're driving on winter mode. If it's flashing, an error with the system has been detected.
How to Find a Custom Cover for Your Car
For those without the benefit of a temperature-controlled garage or other storage space for our vehicles, car covers can serve as a useful substitute to preserve both the...
How Traffic Jams Start
It’s a Friday afternoon and you decide to cut out of work early to get a head start on the weekend. As you hit the highway, you notice that traffic...
Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Car From Sun Damage
We all know that sun exposure can harm our skin, but did you know the sun’s rays can also damage your car? When you leave your car in the sun for extended...
5 Essential Things to Know About Driving in Bad Weather
While the safest option is to avoid driving in bad weather, sometimes you just have no choice. When the weather turns the road treacherous, these essential things will help you stay as safe...
How to Buy a Good Quality Windshield Wiper Motor
In order to keep your windshield clear you rely on your windshield wipers, but what about what powers them? The windshield wiper motor is the all-important part that sends the blades...
How to Buy Good Quality Floor Mats
Car floor mats prevent stains, odors, and rust from forming in your car. Buy high quality floor mats that are tough and custom-fitted to your vehicle.
How to Buy a Good Quality Sunshade
Sunshades provide you with protection from the sun’s glare while you’re driving or protect the steering wheel and dash from heat and light while you’re parked. There are several types offered on the...
How to Buy Good Quality Snow Chains
If you live in an area where snowfall is a possibility, then you need to be prepared for winter driving conditions. That means having a set of tire chains in your trunk...
How to Buy a Good Quality Universal Car Cover
Your car is a big investment and you want to protect it from the ravages of time and exposure to the elements. Parking it in the garage is a good first...

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Do its fuel injectors need to be cleaned and if they do, is there an effective way to clean them without removing them??
Hi there. This could be a faulty MAF (mass air flow sensor), which regulates the air going into the engine allowing for the proper air/fuel mixture. This could also be related to the idle air control module. This also helps...
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Water soaked carpets leaks
Hello there. A few different items can cause a leak when it rains for the 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva. The most common are a window seal, door seal, damaged door, or sunroof seal if equipped. Any of the seals should be...
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Water leak under dashboard
If your vehicle is equipped with a sun roof, then you may have a water leak due to the drains for the roof on both sides being blocked with dirt and debris. You may also have a blocked A/C drain...
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Leak spare tire hatch
Hello! It is likely that the leak is from the sunroof drain holes being clogged or hampered causing the water to leak inside the vehicle. Sunroof torrents are known to develop a leaks in places like the weather stripping on...
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Condesation in car problem
Hi! I assume that the problem you're having is with the drains under the windshield wipers being clogged and unable to release the water. It would make sense because, if the drains are clogged by the windshield wipers, the water...
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Computer taken out by close lightning strike.
[The National Lightning Safety Institute]((https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/what-happens-when-lightning-hits-car-20140625) reports that some vehicles struck by lightning experience external damage, including pitting and arcing, as well as internal damage to electronic systems and components. It is pretty likely that an electric pulse from the lightning...
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When weather is cooler my truck strugles to start
You may have some carbon build up in the combustion chambers and need to have the engine decarbonized. You could also use an octane booster if you have issues after new glow plugs are installed. Once the glow plugs get...
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Car headlight intermittently on/off even after new bulb
An intermittent headlight issue is a common problem. The most likely cause are the headlight assembly itself, a wiring issue, or a faulty switch. Any of these have the potential to cause the headlight to intermittently fail. If the headlight...
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Driver pressed brake pedal and car started spinning
Hello. I'm glad that everyone was okay. The rotor falling apart as you described could very well cause a loss of control of your 2007 Honda S2000. When that rotor goes out, the other rotors will still be operating normally and it will...
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Hot air mixed with cold blows from air conditioning
Hey there. You will most likely have to have a mechanic bypass the heater coolant lines to have this resolved. Your A/C may not be controlling the air flow inside the evaporator correctly out of the vents and may be...
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All warning lights come on when rainy weather
Hello. This is a water intrusion problem. It sounds like when they installed the harness that something did not get sealed correctly. Most of the time, it is the wiring where it goes into the control module. They need to...
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A/C cooling fan only starts working at 93 degrees
There doesn't seem to be past information on the A/C not turning on until 93 degrees for a 2011 Mercedes Benz S550. I would try to see if the automatic temperature control is set to automatic and dial temperature to...
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Severe damage to rim impacting brake system
Wow, a rim failure like that can be a scary issue. It is recommended that you call GM customer service and file a report with them since your car is still most likely under warranty. They may send a rep...
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At 70 mph, braking in rain, car pulls hard to the right
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2004 Jaguar XJ8. If you have any kind or even a little brake pulsation in the brakes when you stop, this may cause a wheel to momentary stop in wet weather when...
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Radio/navigation/telephone system freezes
Unfortunately, the only way to have this covered is to leave it at the dealer for an extended time to let them try and verify the problem. The technicians at dealerships will not do any work to a vehicle if...
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Should I undercoat a 2010 Ford Escape in good condition?
Hi, thanks for writing in. If you live in the north, then yes. You want to protect your car against rust as much as possible. Texas uses sand instead of salt for icy roads, but if you know your state...
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Floods bad when cold runs great when warms up
Hi. This problem is most likely caused by a faulty coolant temperature sensor, which is sending a signal to engine management that it is colder than it actually is. This causes engine management to inject more fuel than is needed...
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Check Engine Light comes on in hot weather
Hello. The Check Engine Light will come on any time that the computer sees a problem with the powertrain in the vehicle. In order to know where the issue is coming from I would need to scan the computer for...
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Unable to start after it rains or misfires until the engine heats up in high moisture conditions
Hey there. This misfire no-start in wet or damp weather is going to be caused by the ignition system of the engine. In order to isolate the cause you can remove the inside engine cover and then start the van....
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Undercoating the car prior to inclement weather?
Hi there. The undercoating you're father is referring to was a very common factory or aftermarket addition in the Northern United States from the mid-1950's up until the late 1990's. It was essentially a polymer spray that protected exposed steel...

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