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How to File a Claim When Bad Roads Damage Your Car
Potholes and rough roads can damage car tires, wheels, and exhaust. Gather evidence and documentation to file a car insurance claim for road damage.
5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage
Car damage from potholes is common during the spring season. Check for tire bulges, suspension problems, and body damage if you drive over a pothole.
How to Clean the Interior Roof of a Car
Car headliner fabric can absorb smells and become stained. Use a car upholstery cleaner to clean your car's interior fabric and roof.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Misfiring Cylinder?
An engine misfire can be caused by bad spark plugs or imbalanced air/fuel mixture. Driving with a misfire isn't safe and can damage your engine.
Is it Safe to Drive With the Oil Light On?
The Engine Oil Light indicates low engine oil levels or low engine oil pressure. Pull over and check your engine oil to avoid major engine damage.
How to Remove the Odor of Sour Milk From Your Car
Spilled milk can leave an awful odor in your car. To get the smell out of your car, blot up as much liquid as possible and use a carpet cleaner.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Slave Cylinder
If your manual car has abnormal pedal feel, low or contaminated brake fluid, or any visible leaks, you may need to replace the clutch slave cylinder.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Neutral Safety Switch
Common signs of a faulty neutral safety switch include the engine not cranking in park or neutral, not cranking at all, or cranking in any gear.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Master Cylinder
Common signs of a faulty brake master cylinder include abnormal brake pedal behavior, contaminated brake fluid, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
P0420 OBD-II Trouble Code: Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
P0420 code means that either the upstream or downstream oxygen sensor in the catalytic converter is not working. Replacing these parts can fix P0420.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Steering Rack/Gearbox
Common signs include a very tight steering wheel, leaking power steering fluid, grinding noises when steering, and a burning oil smell.
How to Check Your Power Steering Fluid Level
Power steering fluid pressurizes the power steering system. The type of power steering fluid differs between cars and the level must be maintained.
How to Inspect Car Fuses
A fuse is a low-resistance resistor device that protects a circuit from becoming overloaded. It is a short piece of wire that is designed to melt...
Why Does My AC Rattle When I Turn It On?
Common reasons why a car AC system makes a rattling noise is due to a failing AC compressor, worn serpentine belt, or worn out AC compressor clutch.
5 Essential Things to Know About Potholes
If you drive through a pothole it can damage your car. Never speed through potholes, and check for suspension damage if you hit a pothole on the road.
How Often Should Brakes Be Replaced?
Brake pads and brake rotors wear out over time. How often brakes should be replaced depends on the brake material, as well as your driving patterns.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Position Sensor
Common signs of a faulty crankshaft position sensor include issues starting the vehicle, intermittent stalling, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor Rotor and Cap
Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises.
C1102 OBD-II Trouble Code: ABS Acceleration Switch Circuit Failure
Trouble code C1102 means the engine control unit (ECU) has detected a failure in the acceleration switch circuit of the antilock braking system (ABS)
Is It Safe to Drive With a Bubble in Your Tire?
If you see a bubble in your car tire it's a problem. A tire with a bulge in the tread or sidewall is not safe to drive on and must be replaced.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Common signs of a faulty VVT solenoid include the Check Engine Light coming on, dirty engine oil, rough engine idle, and decreased fuel economy.
How to Apply Rain-X to Your Windshield
Apply Rain-X to your car windshield so you can drive in the rain for better visibility and to drive more safely in the rain.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Blower Motor Relay
If the blower motor does not function, car fuses are blown, or relays are melting, you may have to replace the car blower motor relay.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Timing Chain
Common signs of a faulty timing chain include engine misfires, metal shavings found in the oil, and rattling sounds from the engine while idling.
Understanding Braking and Stopping Distance
To a driver, braking appears to happen in a very short amount of time. In reality, a car can travel an alarming distance before coming to a complete stop when traveling at highway speeds....