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How Far Can You Drive on Empty in the UK?
Know how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank to prevent a breakdown. Citroen C4 Picassos can go the farthest when the low fuel light is on.
How to Get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Class A CDL, Class B CDL, and Class C CDL are types of commercial driver's license required to operate a tractor trailer, school bus, or dump trucks.
How to Find the Source of a Coolant Leak Faster and More Accurately
Keeping a good coolant level in your car is necessary to avoid overheating. If you think there is a leak, find where it's coming from to fix it.
How to Drive a Car in Reverse Gear
Knowing how to drive in reverse is important for any motorist. It's necessary to do so when parallel parking or backing out of a parking lot.
How to Extend the Life of Your Car
There are many things you can do to extend the life of your car, including regular fluid maintenance, timely vehicle repair, and exterior maintenance.
How to Get Ice Off Your Windshield
Windshields need de-icying when ice accumulates in winter. Ice is removed by scraping with a credit card, spraying de-icer, or using warm water.
How to Replace a Steering Angle Sensor
A steering angle sensor fails if the Traction Control Light illuminates, the steering wheel feels loose, or the vehicle drives differently.
How to Diagnose a Fluid Leak
If you see fluid leaking from your car, it's a problem. Determine where the leak is coming from, what type of fluid it is, and the best way to fix it.
10 Expensive Automotive Tools Worth the Investment
For a mechanic, tools are an investment to perform quality jobs. Milwaukee's impact wrench is convenient to use for essential mechanical tasks.
What Is the Difference Between Regular and Synthetic Motor Oil?
Regular and synthetic motor oils each have their own benefits. Choosing the right oil for your engine depends on your car's age and how you drive.
How Serious Is It When a Hose Is Leaking?
A leaking hose in your car could indicate different problems. Some leaking hoses are more serious than others, but all should be checked and repaired.
How to Make Your Own Windshield Washer Fluid
It's easy to make windshield washer fluid with common ingredients. Homemade washer fluid can be more environmentally friendly than conventional fluid.
Why Crankshaft Seal Replacements Can Be Tricky
Changing a crankshaft seal, such as the front cover seal, can be challenging. It may involve working on the engine or another complex part of the car.
OBD-II Trouble Code P0688: ECM/PCM Power Relay Sense Circuit/Open
P0688 means there is an output circuit issue in the power relay sense circuit, likely due to a damaged or defective ECM relay or faulty wiring.
Common Signs Your Drive Belt Needs Replacement
A car drive or serpentine belt keeps your engine running smoothly. Unusual noises from the engine and visible belt wear means it needs replacement.
Common Signs of a Dirty Air Filter
A car air filter cleans the air entering the engine. Signs of a dirty air filter include a misfiring engine, unusual noises, and reduced fuel economy.
How to Check Car Fluids
Maintaining your car involves checking essential fluids. Check the engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield fluid.
Industry News for Automotive Techs: October 15-21
This week: home-brewed autonomous car, sneak peek at future Jeeps, scheming car hackers, Ram's off-road TRX concept, new turbo test kit from Lisle.
How Bad Driving Prematurely Wears Out Your Car
Bad drivers and bad driving habits can cause strain on car parts, especially the tires, brakes, body, and electrical and steering systems.
Top 10 Tire Safety Issues Every Car Owner Needs to Know
Car tires are vulnerable to punctures, flats, and other failures. If you see underinflation, overinflation, or uneven tire wear, get it it inspected.
5 Warning Lights You Should Never Ignore
Car warning lights tell you something in your car needs attention. If you see the Check Engine Light or other warnings, get it inspected right away.
How Much Time Do You Have to Report a Car Accident in Each State?
Car accidents must be reported to the police soon after a car crash occurs. Reports must be made immediately in Arizona but Arizona gives you 90 days.
How to Choose Used Tires for a Car
Used tires can have issues with wear, age, and dry rot. Buying a used tire is cheaper but should be done in matching sets to avoid danger.
How to Buy a Used Car
Purchasing a used car is a good option if you don’t want to spend the additional money or if you want to avoid the extra depreciation that...
How to Buy a New Car
Buying a new car is a big investment, often second only to purchasing a home. It’s important to make the best choice based on your specific financial situation. If...