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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.
8 Best Affordable Sports Cars
Drive like you mean it: 8 sleek, fast, and affordable sports cars worth the look and speed.
When to Buy Short-Term Car Insurance
You should always drive while covered by an insurance policy, even if you’re borrowing a car or owning it for a short time.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve
Common signs include engine performance issues like decreased power and acceleration, rough idle, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
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.
7 Tips to Prevent Being Locked Out of Your Car
While While there are many things that can go wrong while driving around in your car, locking yourself out ranks near the top of the list for the worst things that can happen. Unless you have a spare key handy,...
P0171 OBD-II Trouble Code: System Too Lean (Bank 1)
P0171 code definition System Too Lean (Bank 1) What the P0171 code means The P0171 OBD-II code means that, on the first...
The Future of Car Ownership
What does the future of car ownership look like?
Ridesharing Vs. Renting a Car
Business trip or vacation, transportation is necessary. Should you choose rideshare services or rent a car?
How to Rent a Car while Visiting the U.S.
Visiting America for a short trip? Whether it's for work or pleasure, know the ins-and-outs of renting a car in the United States.
How to Check for Faulty Dashboard Lights
Dashboard lights are very important indicators on your vehicle’s instrument panel that are connected to certain monitors and gauges throughout various parts of the vehicle, such as the engine and the exhaust/emissions system. A dashboard light is triggered when one...
Is it Safe to Drive With the Traction Control (TCS) Light On?
The Traction Control Light indicates your car's traction control system is active. Traction control is necessary to maintain grip in slick conditions.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Tire Bulge?
Tire bulges are caused by hitting road debris or when you overinflate your tires. Replace bulging tires right away to stay safe on the road.
How to Read and Understand Check Engine Light (OBD-II) Codes
The Check Engine Light indicates a trouble code stored in the car’s computer and can indicate a number of issues.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transmission Speed Sensor
Common signs include harsh or improper shifting, cruise control not working, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
5 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Rideshare Driver
Becoming a rideshare driver may be an exciting career option. Consider the timing, cost, and benefits to driving for rideshare companies.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Catalytic Converter
Common signs include reduced engine performance, rattling sounds, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
5 Best GPS Navigation Devices
Add a GPS unit to your car for easy-to-follow directions wherever you go.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Starter
Common signs include the engine not turning over, starter engaging but not spinning the motor, and grinding noises or smoke when starting the motor.
Which Vehicles Need to Stop at Weigh Stations
Whether you’re renting a van, or drive a commercial truck, you may be required to weigh your vehicle before driving certain roads.
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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Engine Control Module (ECM)
Common signs of a failing PCM/ECM/ECU include the Check Engine Light coming on, engine performance issues, and the car not starting.
What Does the Power Steering System Warning Light Mean?
The steering system warning light lets you know when there is an issue with the power steering system and will be disabled until fixed.
A 12 Point Guide to Electric Vehicle Tax Credits
Fully electric and plug-in hybrid cars bought after 2010 may be eligible for an up to $7,500 tax credit.
Is It Safe to Drive with the Check Engine Light On?
The check engine light is tied into your car’s onboard diagnostics system, and it’s designed to light up (usually in yellow) whenever...