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February 24, 2024
Air Coming Out of Vents When AC is Off Car

Air coming out of vents when ac is off car is common and can be caused by a few different issues including overheating, a faulty heater valve, or electrical problems. It’s important to diagnose and address these issues before it leads to further damage or additional costly repairs. In this article, we will discuss some […]

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February 23, 2024
Why Does My Car Turn Off When I Brake?

When your car shuts off while you're braking, it is not necessarily because of the brakes themselves. Rather, it's often a result of other interconnected electrical components demanding power simultaneously during braking. This can sometimes lead to a power outage which can then cause the engine to die. If this occurs while driving it is […]

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February 23, 2024
Causes and Solutions to Headlights Turning on When Car is Off

When a car headlight turns on when the switch is off it can be very disturbing for a driver, especially if they have just parked in an unfamiliar parking lot. The lights remaining on can also drain the battery, making it necessary for a costly replacement. This article explores some potential causes and solutions to […]

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February 23, 2024
What Happens If You Forget to Turn Your Car Off?

We’ve all been there: you get out of your car after an exhausting day, rush inside to collapse on the couch, and forget to turn off the engine in the rush. Unfortunately, it can be a dangerous mistake. For one thing, idling engines produce harmful emissions that contribute to air pollution. In addition, idling for […]

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February 23, 2024
How to Fog Up Car Windows For Privacy

A foggy car window is frustrating, especially during colder weather. It limits your visibility and makes driving hazardous. The reason windows fog up is due to the warm air in your car colliding with cold glass. The warm air contains water particles that are cooled to form condensation, which is what causes the fog. Luckily, […]

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February 22, 2024
How to Get Tire Shine Off Car Paint

If you love the look of shiny, clean car tires, you may want to use a tire shine product from time to time. But if you’re not careful, the tire shine can end up on your paint. That can be unsightly, and it could damage the paint on your vehicle over time. In this article, […]

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February 22, 2024
How to Adjust Straps on a Britax Car Seat

How To Adjust Straps on a Britax Car Seat The harness system in a child car seat is designed to keep your child snug in the car seat’s shell and protect them from injury in an impact. The harness distributes the force of the crash over 5 points – two at the shoulders, two at […]

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February 22, 2024
What to Do If Your Car Dies When Put in Drive

If you have ever had your car die while driving, it can be very scary. It can also be very confusing as to why the vehicle shut off. Luckily most cars will give you some clues as to what is going on before the engine just shuts off while driving. Most of these clues are […]

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February 22, 2024
Car Jerks When I Turn Corners

Car jerks when I turn corners: When you turn your car's steering wheel at low speeds, it causes the front tires to not be traveling around the same radius point. This is called a fishtail & can cause the front wheels to grab & jerk. You can fix this by backing off the throttle (i.e. […]

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February 22, 2024
What is a Front Clip on a Car?

When people talk about the front clip on a car, they usually mean everything forward of the doors. This includes the inner fenders, core support, and loaded header panel. They can also include the bumper. A lot of this stuff comes right off at the junk yard and is stacked on large outdoor shelves for […]

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February 22, 2024
When Faced With One Oncoming Car

When faced with one oncoming car, the safest thing to do is to pull to the right (or left, if driving in a country that drives on the opposite side of the road) and slow down. This will give you plenty of time to react to the other driver's actions and prevent a head-on crash. […]

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February 21, 2024
How to Rekey a Car

Car keys are one of the most important objects in your life. We carry them with us everywhere we go and rely on them to get us where we need to be. However, it’s no secret that things can go wrong with our cars. They can get lost or stolen, and we sometimes even lock […]

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February 21, 2024
Where to Hang Air Freshener in Car

A car air freshener is a great way to keep your vehicle smelling nice and fresh. These devices come in a variety of shapes and sizes and offer different scents. They can be hung in your car in various ways, including on the rearview mirror, dashboard, or air vents. In this article, we will discuss […]

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February 21, 2024
How Many Miles Does a New Car Have?

If you’re shopping for a new car, it’s important to understand how many miles is considered acceptable. As you shop, pay attention to the odometer reading and the overall condition of the vehicle to ensure that your new ride isn’t a lemon. While it may seem surprising to learn that modern cars don’t come with […]

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February 21, 2024
Why My Car Makes Noise When Reversing and Turning

If the sound is occurring only when reversing and turning, it could be related to the CV joints. They won’t wear evenly, which is why a clicking noise will show up when backing up. You can check the CV boots for rips by jacking the car up and looking for any rubbing. If it’s not […]

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