How to Polish and Restore Headlights (In 5 Easy Steps)

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Headlight housings get cloudy over time due to yellowing from ultraviolet (UV) light. They can also pick up scratches from road debris and improper washing techniques. A headlight restoration will bring back the original clarity of your headlights and substantially improve visibility down the road. Steps to Restore Headlights The following steps have been used on … Read more

7 Reasons Why Cruise Control is Not Working

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Cruise control has been around since the late 1950s. There was a time when you could only find this convenient feature in a few model vehicles. Nowadays, it seems like virtually every model vehicle on the road has a cruise control feature. Cruise control not engaging seems like a trivial issue, but the inability to … Read more

When to Use Fog Lights (And Do You Need Them?)

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Fog lights are a second set of lights on the front and rear of the vehicle that are designed to be used in low visibility situations. Fog density varies depending on the weather conditions. Very dense fog may reduce visibility to only a few feet in front of the vehicle, making it unsafe to drive … Read more

7 Causes of Outer Tire Wear (And How to Prevent It)

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Have you noticed uneven wear on the outside of your tires? Outer tire wear is a common symptom of alignment and suspension problems. Here are a few different things you can check if you’re trying to find the cause. Related: Causes of Inner Tire Wear Causes of Outer Tire Wear 1) Under Inflation (Not Enough Air) … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad ECM (And Replacement Cost)


The engine control module (ECM), also referred to as the engine control unit (ECU), is a critical component which links your engine to the central computer of your vehicle. The ECM manages most of the functions of the engine, based on the information it receives from other systems and electronic components within the vehicle. If … Read more

5 Slipping Clutch Symptoms (What It Means and How to Fix It)

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Has your manual transmission car started feeling a little odd when shifting gears? Do you notice the engine revving higher than normal before the car starts moving? A slipping clutch could be to blame and it will only get worse over time. Knowing how to identify the distinct symptoms of a clutch that’s slipping early … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Body Control Module (And Replacement Cost)

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The body control module (BCM) is a type of computer that controls many of the electrical systems around the interior and exterior of the vehicle outside of normal engine operation. It allows you to operate windows, headlights, taillights, fog lights, door locks, HVAC controls, and much more. When you have a malfunctioning BCM, many of … Read more

11 Causes of a Car Losing Power While Driving Up Hills

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Driving uphill reveals weaknesses that are hidden on level ground. Gravity works against you, forcing the engine to work harder. Accelerating now tests every component and if one part isn’t functioning like it should, your vehicle may suddenly struggle, hesitate, or even stall when going uphill. If you car seems like it’s losing power while … Read more