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What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?

What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?

On a car's dashboard, there are a variety of buttons and (warning) lights that control the vehicle's functions. Some signals require immediate action, so knowing what all of these lights mean and what to do when they alert you is important before driving a car. These alerts are meant to avoid serious harm to the vehicle as well as a potentially dangerous situation. There's also the check engine indicator, which means that something is wrong with the engine and that it should be repaired soon. What Does The Check Engine Light Mean? When your car's check engine light comes on, it means that a problem with the engine management system has been discovered. This signal indicates that something is wrong and that immediate action is needed. When the light comes on, you don't have to stop right away; however, you can take your car to the dealer as soon as possible to have the engine management read. You can, however, quickly read this for yourself. Driving with a light on ... read more

What are the Top Seasonal Vehicle Repairs?

What are the Top Seasonal Vehicle Repairs?

As the name suggests, seasonal vehicle maintenance is designed for different seasons; although, maintenance can also be designed to meet your specific needs during off-season periods. Each of the four seasons has different reasons why vehicles break down or need repair, so it is best to have a regular maintenance schedule. To be more practical, this maintenance schedule should be spread out to make each season manageable, not all at once. Depending on your vehicle's make, model, and local climate, your car will definitely need its own special set of regular repairs throughout the year. During the spring and summer months, your vehicle will most likely need some easy, quick repairs; while, in the fall and winter more complex issues will need more detailed attention. First, you will want to look into your car's timing chain. This is the chain that drives your car's clutch, and if it becomes loose or completely broken, it will be very unproductive to you. Take note of where ... read more

Does an Idle Vehicle Still Need an Oil Change?

Does an Idle Vehicle Still Need an Oil Change?

If your car is sitting idle especially during these times when there is a pandemic and most people are working from home, you must be asking yourself the above question often. Experts recommend that you start your car at least once in a week and let it run for about five minutes and continue doing the routine vehicle care to avoid creating maintenance problems. If you are starting your car inside a garage, ensure that there is ample ventilation by opening the garage door. Check the manual and prevent oil degradation Most of us are aware that car manufacturers advice that we change the oil at certain intervals and do so using oil of a high quality. Other manuals recommend that you change the oil after completing a certain number of kilometers or miles. Some manuals go further and recommend that you change the oil more often if you have driven through a place with too much cold or dust. But most people do not know that the more you stay without changing the oil, the m ... read more

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

What Can Cause Brake Pad Wear On One Side and Not The Other?

Brake pads are a very important part to the way your vehicle operates. The brakes are the most important safety aspect of any vehicle and you use them every time you drive. The brake pads are going to wear down, no matter how well you drive your vehicle. But if one set of pads wears down on one side of the vehicle before they wear on the other side, it can be a maintenance annoyance. It can also be a danger that could compromise the way your vehicle is able to stop. So what causes those brake pads to wear on one side more than on the other side? Here are a few causes: Brake Caliper Issues The caliper pushes the brake pads against the rotors and stops the vehicle. When they get stuck, the brake pad can stay against the rotors longer and wear down faster on that side. Rotor Surfaces Sometimes, the brake rotors can have uneven wear to them, which can be caused by a lot of different things. When those rotors have varied surfaces, they can wear down th ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Engine Air Filter?

How Often Should I Change My Engine Air Filter?

Your car's owner manual will give you the manufacturer's recommendation on how often to change the air filter. The most recommended frequency is every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. However, certain factors can affect the life of the air filter. If you drive often on dirt roads or in areas of heavy traffic, the filter will not last as long. In addition, if the motor is supercharged, you should change the filter more often. SIGNS THAT YOUR AIR FILTER MAY NEED TO BE CHANGED There are several clues to look for that would indicate you need a new air filter. Acceleration may be slower. This usually happens slowly, so you may not notice it right away. The car may be sluggish when starting. This is probably due to the air filter being clogged and allowing buildup on the spark plugs. You may notice black smoke coming from the exhaust pipe. You may notice the smell of gas when you start the vehicle. On inspection, the filter will be gray instead of the white or off-white of a new filte ... read more

How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

How Bad Driving Habits Can Hurt Your Vehicle

Cars are generally made to be durable. However, some things we do subconsciously ultimately have detrimental effects. The following are bad driving habits that can hurt your vehicle: Driving on low fuel. Modern vehicles have the fuel pump fixed within the fuel tank. The fuel in the tank acts as a lubricant and coolant for the pump. Low fuel levels will therefore cause the pump to overheat, subsequently damaging it. Therefore, it is recommended that you refill your gas tank when the fuel level drops below a quarter of its capacity. Frequent hard braking and accelerating. Frequently hitting the brakes hard will cause them to wear out faster as it exerts stress on the brake parts. Similarly, hitting the accelerator hard reduces your gas mileage, making you spend more on fuel. Switching to reverse gear from drive gear while still driving forward. This action could potentially destroy the transmission in some automatic vehicles because a lot of forces are involved in making a vehicle ... read more

Poor Gas Mileage? 5 Common Reasons Why

Poor Gas Mileage? 5 Common Reasons Why

Gas is expensive, especially if your vehicle is a gas guzzler. If you aren’t driving more but are making more trips to the gas station, there may be a minor problem. A decrease in gas mileage can indicate your engine isn’t running as efficiently as it should. If you find yourself spending more money on fuel, you may want to have your vehicle inspected. Below are five aspects to check if your car is using more fuel than usual.  Dirty Air Filter The air filter ensures pollutants don’t enter the engine from the air sucked in while driving. Air filters can get pretty dirty over time due to a change in weather and road conditions. A clogged air filter will limit the amount of air that reaches the engine causing it to work harder to perform.  Bad Oxygen Sensor The oxygen sensor is vital because it maintains a proper mixture of fuel and air. The oxygen sensor typically needs to be replaced every 50,000 to 60,000 miles, but it c ... read more

4 Reasons Your Steering Wheel is Shaking

4 Reasons Your Steering Wheel is Shaking

A trembling steering wheel can be frightening and downright dangerous. It’s something you’ll likely want to be repaired right away. It’s a problem that shouldn’t be ignored because a wide range of issues causes it. A shaky steering wheel can be tough to diagnose or even more challenging to understand. Below are five of the most common reasons your steering wheel may be shaking and why it’s crucial to get it fixed.  Unbalanced Tires Tires can be in great shape, but if they’re poorly balanced, the steering wheel can shake and cause the vehicle to vibrate during high driving speeds. Unbalanced wheels don’t just occur because of wear; it can also occur due to incorrect installation. Wheel balancing is a quick and easy service and should be considered if the steering wheel is shaking.  The Rims Are Damaged  Accidentally hitting the curb or driving over a pothole can damage your wheels and rims. Rims that are be ... read more

Tips for The First Time Car Buyer

Tips for The First Time Car Buyer

Purchasing a vehicle for the first time is an exciting experience that opens new opportunities for adventure. You're investing a tremendous amount of money, and you want to make a smart decision. There's a fair amount of stress that comes with the time spent weighing your options. You may have seen those around you tie the knot with several cool cars, and now it's your time for this significant commitment. Below are a few tips for the first-time car buyer to help you feel more confident in this major decision.  Do Your Research During this day and age, information is accessible quickly at the click of your fingertips. It's crucial to have an idea of what type of vehicles would be best for your lifestyle. Dive deep into your research by learning about what kinds of issues are common for that particular make or model. Take time to review ratings for vehicle essentials such as safety, speed, and gas mileage before taking a trip to the dealership. Las ... read more

You Shouldn’t Hang Your Used Mask on Your Rearview Mirror

You Shouldn’t Hang Your Used Mask on Your Rearview Mirror

Mask and face coverings are required in most public areas now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s nothing more annoying than reaching your destination without a mask and needing to find another. This has created a new trend of people hanging their masks on their rearview mirror like a graduation tassel. Research shows that leaving a used mask on your rearview mirror is not the best idea. According to the CDC, a disposable mask should only be worn once and disposed of. A cloth mask should be washed after each use. You shouldn’t wear the same cloth mask repeatedly without washing it. What about leaving a clean mask hanging in the rearview mirror? It still may not be a good idea to hang them from your rearview mirror because it can be an obstruction of view. Kerry Breen with Today suggests leaving the mask in a clean, convenient area. Breen reports that some people have opted to use “clean receptacles with good ventilation” that allow the mask to “air out ... read more

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