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Top 7 Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On
While While it’s often assumed that the check engine light (CEL) is an indication of a major mechanical issue, this isn’t always the case. In fact, according to many professional mechanics, a warning light can be caused by a minor...
How to Get Rid of Your Old Car
When your vehicle is no longer roadworthy, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth any money. No matter how old or run down you vehicle might be, there’s still a chance to get money for it. There are a lot of...
5 Best Apps to Beat Traffic
For both iOS and Android, these 5 navigation apps will help you avoid traffic on your daily commute.
Top 12 Most Common Car Problems and Issues
Completing Completing routine service and maintenance is vital to keeping your car, truck, or SUV running strong. At times, however, car issues will arise, and every vehicle will display certain warning signs. To reduce the potential for breakdown, and expensive...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Canister Purge Solenoid
Common signs of a problem with a car EVAP canister purge solenoid include rough idle, difficulty starting, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
How to Find the Radio Code to Unlock a Car Stereo
Need into your car’s stereo? Here are four handy sources for finding the radio code to access all the functions of your car’s infotainment system.
3 Reasons Your Car Smells like Rotten Eggs
A sulfuric or rotten eggs smell indicates an excess of byproducts left over from failed combustion. Removing the smell requires part replacement.
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.
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.
How to Read a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
A car VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) contains unique information about where the car was made and can be found in your car or online.
When to Replace Front Struts
Know the signs of front struts in need of replacement and when to take your car in to have them fixed.
PCM vs. ECM: What's the difference?
ECMs (engine control modules) and PCMs (powertrain control modules) are both onboard computing systems in your car. One predates the other.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Wheel Bearings
Common signs include abnormal tire wear, grinding or roaring noise from the tire area, vibration in the steering wheel, and play in the wheels.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Filter
If your car is hard to start, experiencing engine performance issues, or has the Check Engine Light on, you may need to replace the fuel filter.
How to Rent a Car for Uber or Lyft
Would-be rideshare drivers who lack access to a qualified car can rent one through Uber, Lyft or HyreCar on a weekly basis.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Control Arm Assembly
Common signs include a vibrating steering wheel, steering pulling to the left or right, and clunking noises.
What is Surge Pricing?
Surge pricing applies to rideshare services that increase costs in busy areas to mediate supply and demand of rides. Luckily, it can be avoided.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Differential / Gear Oil
If your car has exceeded its gear oil service interval, or if you hear the differential whining, you may need to replace the differential/gear oil.
Top 4 Car Sunroof Repairs
Sunroof problems should be addressed immediately to prevent interior damage from the elements and even more costly repairs.
Is it Safe to Drive With an EVAP Leak?
While it is safe to drive with an EVAP system leak, it causes excess car pollution. Fixing the problem is often as simple as tightening the gas cap.
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Meet the Team: Jeff Bucago
Jeff Jeff is a Parts Advisor at YourMechanic. He has a passion for botany, and he is relentlessly upgrading his cars. Find out more about Jeff’s role at YourMechanic: Can you tell us more about what you do at YourMechanic?...
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Eugene Eugene is a Senior Account Manager at YourMechanic. He served as the United States Army National Guard, and he founded a nationally ranked collegiate paintball team. Find out more about Eugene's role at YourMechanic: Can you tell us more...
How Does the Warranty Work?
Car Car repair is precise work because each part has an impact on both the overall functionality of the car as well as the other individual parts. If a mechanic replaces your leaking radiator hoses, the freshly sealed cooling system...
Meet the Team: Sharlee Hill
Sharlee Sharlee is the Product Marketing and Communications Specialist at YourMechanic. Her favorite quote is: “I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself.” - Beyonce Find out more about Sharlee’s role...