Repair

What Does a Check Engine Light (CEL) Mean?

A check engine light illuminating unexpectedly can quickly ruin a nice drive. Often, the car seems to run fine, but drivers should still be concerned. Fortunately, it is very easy to find out why a check engine light has illuminated. Many companies make scanners for identifying codes stored by a …

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The Top 15 Most Frequently Replaced Auto Parts

Even though major car brands all have their differences, most cars are designed and built using the same fundamental working principles. This also means that most vehicles tend to have the same problems as they age. Yes, different powertrain configurations, special safety features, and brand-specific equipment may bring different car …

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How to Use An Automotive Test Light

test light

An electrical system in modern day car has many components and are complex in general, so tracking down issues within it can be a hard task. Still, you can check most components with a simple test light. This is a tool used for performing electrical power and grounding testing before …

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Infographic | How To Read Car Wiring Diagrams For Beginners

Infographic - How to read car wiring diagrams 101

Electrical problems are every mechanic’s bread and butter. Most people don’t know much about automotive electrical wiring diagrams found in repair manuals and how they work or at least not enough to be able to fix the problems themselves. Because of that, car owners have to bring their car to …

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How to Use a Multimeter on a Car

How to Use a Multimeter on a Car

When it comes to troubleshooting problems with your car, electrical issues are often the trickiest to solve. When a mechanical aspect of your car isn’t working properly, there is usually a direct and obvious reason why. To identify an electrical issue, you’ll need to use a multimeter to see whether …

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When is the Right Time To Change Windshield Wiper Blades

  It’s inevitable- the first rain of the season and you are standing in line at the local auto parts store behind fifteen people, and you are all buying the same thing- windshield wiper blades. They are one of those necessary automotive components the average driver does not think about …

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Check Engine Light Meaning

  When the check engine light comes on in your car, it can be a scary thing. That little amber light will pop on in our dash to let us know something is wrong, but it will tell us much more than that. In this article, we will explain why …

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Replacing Disc Brakes is Way Easier Than You Thought

Many people who are comfortable doing basic services on their cars, like oil changes and other regular maintenance, might think that replacing the front disc brakes is too difficult, or are afraid they might do something wrong and lose brakes while driving. Replacing your disc brakes is among the easiest …

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Can You Drive on a Flat Tire?

 What is a Flat Tire and How Does it Happen? If you’ve never experienced a flat tire before, then you’re missing out on a crucial character-building experience! Just kidding. Flat tires are quite inconvenient, and can happen for a wide variety of reasons. A flat tire is exactly what it …

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Tips and Tricks to Safely Jump Start Any Car

In the days of motoring infancy, the predecessors to our modern vehicles were unreliable, but easily repaired- even on the side of the road. It became common for motorists to stop and offer aid to broken down fellows back in the days when there were more horses on the road …

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