WHAT CAUSES THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO COME ON?
The yellow outlined symbol of an engine is most drivers' biggest nightmare. It means that your car is in trouble, and it usually requires you to take your vehicle to the repair shop. Let's take a look at the top 5 common causes that will trigger your check engine light:Catalytic ConverterOut of the five problems we are going to talk about, this one is the most dreaded. The reason for that is because it can be costly to replace the catalytic converter, and your vehicle needs it. The catalytic con
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED ALTERNATOR REPAIR?
Your vehicle's alternator is a machine that charges and replenishes the vehicle battery. Similar to having to replace your battery eventually, you're going to have to get a new alternator too. You will start to notice various warning signs when an alternator is on its last leg. If you pay attention to these indications and head to a mechanic beforehand, you're less likely to become stranded down the road. One obvious sign that you need alternator repair is if your vehicle suddenly becomes t
WHAT CAUSES BRAKES TO SQUEAL?
Nothing is more annoying than a loud squeal whenever you push on your brake pedals. Beyond the ear-piercing noise, you should take the sound seriously as it could mean trouble for your braking system. As you may know, brakes are a vital part of every vehicle, but they can be a safety hazard without proper maintenance. There are a few circumstances where brake noises can be normal. You can expect brake sounds when they are not warm, newly replaced, used in wet weather, or rough road co
THE IMPORTANCE OF READING THE OWNER'S MANUAL
When you purchase something new or expensive, you are likely to get a strong urge to care for the item. To take care of such a significant investment, like your car, you need to read the manufacturer's manual. The owner's manual will ensure that you know how to maintain your new ride and how to keep it running in good shape for years to come.The pages contain everything you may need to know about the car and the scheduled maintenance routines you need to stick to for the car's extended longevity
HOW TO HANDLE A TIRE BLOWOUT
A car tire blowout is one of the most dreaded and potentially dangerous things on the road. It's even worse when you are a new or inexperienced driver as it can make you panic, ultimately losing control of your car. Based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports, tire blowouts are responsible for over 75,000 road accidents killing over 400 drivers.Well, before these numbers get you all terrified, you should understand that a tire blowout does not always mean impending danger
5 BEST ITEMS FOR VEHICLE EMERGENCY KIT
Picking out the "5 best" emergency kit items is difficult because in most cases, a stranded driver might need everything in the kit. Nonetheless, there are a few mainstays that should take priority if necessary.Here are five suggestions.Jumper CablesAlmost every driver at some point has a dead battery. Most have a few during their entire driving careers. Yet, it is amazing how many people with dead batteries do not have a good pair of jumper cables.ReflectorsEach year, in just about every state