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How to Make Sure Your Car Is Ready for a Road Trip
Taking a road trip is a great way to see new places. Check your car fluids, hoses, brakes, and tire pressure to get your car ready for a road trip.
5 Essential Things to Know About Driving in Bad Weather
Knowing how to drive in bad weather will help you stay safe. Drive slowly, brake early, and prepare for black ice to drive safely in bad weather.
How to Avoid Traffic Jams
Avoiding traffic jams is critical if you want to arrive on time. Taking a different route or leaving early will help prevent getting stuck in traffic.
How to Troubleshoot a Gas Cap That Won't Come Off
Gas caps stick and won't come off when the gas cap is broken, there's a mechanical defect in the gas tank filler neck, or gas cap is locked.
How to Troubleshoot a Gas Cap That Won't Click
Gas caps click when they are secure. A damaged gas cap may be caused by a damaged gasket, gas tank filler housing, or debris in the fuel neck.
How to Troubleshoot a Gas Cap Cover That Won't Open
Gas cap covers, or fuel doors, get stuck closed and won't open if there's a faulty internal spring or lever, lack of lubrication, or bent fuel door.
How to Troubleshoot a Clutch That Won't Fully Disengage
A slipping clutch is a clutch that's not fully disengaging, which could be caused by a broken clutch cable, a hydraulic leak, or incompatible parts.
How to Replace an Interior Car Door Handle
The inside handles on car doors fail when the handles come loose or when the doors are either hard to open or will not open at all.
How to Replace an Exterior Car Door Handle
Exterior car door handles are used so much they can sometimes fail. Door handles need to be replaced if they come loose or stay locked.
How to Troubleshoot a Clutch Pedal Sticking to the Floor
Clutch pedals in manual cars stay on the floor if there's a failed clutch release bearing, slave cylinder, clutch master cylinder, or clutch linkage.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Makes Clunking Noises Over Bumps
Cars that make clunking noises as they drive over bumps may have worn struts or leaf spring shackles, or damaged control arms or shock absorbers.
How to Troubleshoot a Clicking or Popping Sound in Car Wheels
Car wheels make popping or clicking noises due to faulty CV joints, worn struts or drive belts, loose hubcaps, cupped tires, or loose suspension.
How Long Does a Timing Belt Last?
The timing belt on your vehicle is responsible for coordinating the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft so the valves in your engine open and close at the right times, and...
How to Troubleshoot a Surge Caused by Car Air Conditioning
Car air conditioning can cause a surge in the car engine if belt have slipped, the throttle body is faulty, or the idle control valve needs replacing.
How to Prevent Car Doors From Freezing Shut
Frozen car doors are a disaster if you're in a rush. Replace door gaskets, clean the door frame, and protect your door locks to fix frozen car doors.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Won't Turn Off
If your car won't turn off, inspect the power relay, idle speed, ignition timing, and spark plugs. Using premium fuel may help but isn't a solution.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Shudders When Turning
If your car steering wheel shakes or shudders when turning, it could be the tires, power steering, or steering damper.
How to Test a Starter Solenoid
Starter solenoids are attached to the starter. Test the solenoid with jump cables - when the solenoid fails, the car starter needs to be replaced.
How to Troubleshoot Car Overheating Causes
Car overheating can be caused by low coolant, a faulty radiator fans, a broken serpentine belt, or a stuck thermostat. Stop driving an overheated car.
How to Troubleshoot a Car that Nose Dives When Braking
Cars nose dive when the suspension is faulty. Inspect the car brake system, test the shocks and struts, and do a bounce test to diagnose the cause.
How To Troubleshoot a Car That Makes a Whining Noise When In Gear
Whining is a common car noise that cars make when being shifted from gear to gear. Test your car in different gears and check the fluids.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
Car filters clean the air and fluids in your car interior and engine. You can clean the air filter, but you always have to replace the oil filter.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That Makes a Loud Screeching Sound When it Starts
Cars make a screeching sound when serpentine belts slip or crack. Lubricate car belts or have them replaced to fix the screeching noise.
How to Troubleshoot a Car Pulling to One Side
If your car pulls to the left or leans to one side, check that your tires are all the same size, suspension parts are even, and if springs are bent.
How to Troubleshoot a Car That is Hard to Start
"Car not starting" is a common complaint among car owners and is caused by faulty car batteries, spark plugs, car starter, or fuel pump.