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Top 5 Reasons Automobile Handling is Important
Good car handling means a car’s suspension system is working properly and is important to safe and efficient driving.
Understanding Fuel Cell Cars
Future cars may run on fuel cells. Fuel cell cars produce only heat and water as emissions and have a longer range than other electric cars.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Caliper
Common signs include brake fluid leaks, abnormal sounds, and vehicle pulling to the left or right.
Top 4 EV Charging Station Apps
Electric vehicle charging stations are easier to find with apps that filter for charge type, network, and more.
How to Dispose of Transmission Fluid
Transmission fluid needs to be changed at regular intervals. Old transmission fluid is recyclable. Proper disposal helps reduce overall waste.
How to Clean Your Car with a Pressure Washer
Cleaning a car with a pressure washer is a good way to keep a car clean. Use the right pressure, nozzle, and car cleaning compounds to get dirt off.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oxygen Sensor
Common signs of a faulty car oxygen sensor include the Check Engine Light coming on, bad gas mileage, and a rough idle.
Is It Safe to Drive With the Air Bag Light On?
Follow these 6 tips to stay safe if your SRS, supplemental restraint system, or Air Bag light turns 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.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Wheel Bearing Gone?
Wheel bearings help a car roll smoothly. Bad or missing wheel bearing symptoms include grinding noises, a loose steering wheel, and uneven tire wear.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Steering Pump
If you hear squealing noises, the steering wheel feels stiff, or find damage on the power steering belt, have the power steering pump replaced.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Thermostat
Common signs include the temperature gauge reading being very high or changing erratically, engine overheating, and coolant leaks.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/Disc
Common signs of faulty car brake rotors include noisy brakes, vibrations that can be felt through the pedal, and score marks on the rotor.
What Does It Mean When an Engine "Knocks"?
If your engine is making a knocking noise it means there's a problem. The wrong fuel octane, carbon buildup, and bad spark plugs can cause knocking.
The Difference Between a Sports Car Engine and a Regular Engine
While they are similar in modern design, most everyday car engines are optimized for fuel efficiency and sports car engines for speed and performance.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Pump
Common signs include a whining noise, hard starting, engine performance issues, and an inability to start the car.
Understanding Runaway Truck Ramps
Runaway truck ramps slow down and stop trucks that have lost control of their downhill speed.
How to Take Off Window Tint
Window tint needs to be removed before it loses efficiency as a UV protectant and privacy screen. Read these 5 methods for removing it yourself.
Is It Safe to Drive With a Damaged CV Joint?
In a front-wheel drive car, the axles are connected to the wheels with Constant Velocity (CV) joints. These allow the axle and...
Driving With ABS in Snow and Ice
The anti-lock braking system, referred to as ABS, does not work as effectively in snow, but does retain mild effectiveness on icy roads.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Switch
If your car cannot start, starts but quickly dies, or has electrical components that stopped working, you may have to replace the ignition switch.
Nitrogen Vs. Air in your Tires
There are benefits to using air or nitrogen for tire inflation depending on your day-to-day driving conditions.
How to Dispose of Brake Fluid
Brake fluid is potentially toxic and always flammable. Safely dispose of brake fluid at home, a recycling center, or waste treatment facility.
What is the Most Dangerous State to Drive In?
Owning Owning and driving a vehicle can be hugely liberating, particularly if there are few alternative means of transport in your area available to you. However, while cars are incredibly useful, they come with their own set of risks and...
What Does the Check Engine Warning Light Mean?
The check engine warning light means there is a problem with the vehicle's engine. This could be due to faulty spark plugs or defective sensors.