• Beginning to See the Light (Check Engine Light Diagnostics)
    It's a light many drivers fear they'll see turn on at the most inopportune time.  It's the one on the dash that says "Check Engine," "Service Engine Soon," or it may be simply an engine-shaped li...
    Published on: May 15, 2022
  • The Vivacious Vernal Vehicle (Preparing Vehicle for Spring)
    Most of us look forward to spring because the days are longer, the weather's warmer and we can finally get our vehicles into warm weather mode.  Here are a few things that will breathe fresh ener...
    Published on: May 08, 2022
  • Move it or Lose It (Dormant Vehicles)
    When it comes to your vehicle, driving it too much can cause some issues.  But what about not driving a vehicle enough? That has consequences as well. Here are a few things that can happen if a ...
    Published on: May 01, 2022
  • Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)
    You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should.  You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed.  You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of.  ...
    Published on: Apr 24, 2022
  • Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)
    We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the...
    Published on: Apr 17, 2022
  • Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)
    Who thinks about their fuel gauge?  You probably don't… until it doesn't work any more.  Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the ro...
    Published on: Apr 10, 2022
  • How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)
    There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature.  You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either...
    Published on: Apr 03, 2022
  • Cold Weather Vehicle No-Nos (Items to Avoid Storing in a Freezing Vehicle)
    It's always easier to leave a few things in your vehicle so you'll have them on hand.  But in cold weather, while it's a good idea to carry items such as a phone charger, blanket and shovel, ther...
    Published on: Mar 27, 2022
  • It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)
    If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to ...
    Published on: Mar 20, 2022
  • Losing Your Spark (Spark Plug Replacement)
    When's the last time you thought about spark plugs? You probably don't remember.  That's because spark plugs usually last a long time and don't need much attention.  But they don't last fore...
    Published on: Mar 13, 2022
  • What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)
    If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission.  After all, it's not moving smoothly  down the road.  ...
    Published on: Mar 06, 2022
  • I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)
    Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors,...
    Published on: Feb 27, 2022
  • Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)
    The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid.  But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened.  Usually, ...
    Published on: Feb 20, 2022
  • A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)
    It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work.  You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have th...
    Published on: Feb 13, 2022
  • The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)
    As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer.  Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes do...
    Published on: Feb 06, 2022
  • What is a TPS? (Throttle Position Sensor)
    You know you have an accelerator pedal; step on it and your vehicle is supposed to go.  But did you know there is a part in your vehicle that keeps track of where the throttle is? It's called the...
    Published on: Jan 30, 2022
  • Poor Reflections (Door Mirror Problems)
    Mirror, mirror on the door, why is my vision there so poor? Well, you could have a broken outside rearview mirror that's disabled your blind spot vision there and endangering your ability to see some ...
    Published on: Jan 23, 2022
  • A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)
    Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side.  That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up.  These endure hundreds of open-...
    Published on: Jan 16, 2022
  • Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)
    Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts.  They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles.  Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your ...
    Published on: Jan 09, 2022
  • Take Charge! (Battery Testing)
    OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted.  Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up.  During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take ...
    Published on: Jan 02, 2022
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