9 Reasons a Transmission Will Not Engage in Any Gear

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The transmission is the part of your vehicle’s powertrain that transfers power from the engine to the wheels. If you have a problem with your transmission, you may not be able to drive the car. Here are some common reasons you may not be able to shift into gear. Why Won’t My Car Go Into … Read more

7 Signs Your Car Needs an Oil Change (Or a Tune-up)

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Is your car not running as well as it used to? The answer is often as simple as performing some basic and inexpensive maintenance. Engine oil is essential for lubricating and cooling the hot metal components of the engine. Changing your engine oil is one of the most frequent maintenance items you will need to … Read more

How to Clean Car Battery Corrosion (5 Easy Steps)

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Having trouble starting your car? Don’t replace your battery just yet. Older cars often have corroded battery terminals. Corrosion resists the flow of electricity, and can make a good battery act like it needs replacement. Here’s how to turn a $200 fix into one that’s nearly free. Identifying Battery Corrosion When your terminals are corroded, … Read more

8 Symptoms of a Bad PCV Valve and Replacement Cost

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PCV valves are inexpensive and often overlooked parts of your engine. When neglected, a faulty PCV valve can cause many issues that result in much more expensive repairs. What is a PCV Valve? “PCV” stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. As your engine runs, some of the combustion gases get pushed past the piston rings and … Read more

7 Tips to Stop Your Car From Overheating

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Overheating your car is not a good thing. Not only can overheating cause more expensive engine damage, your car could quit working altogether and leave you stranded. How Does the Cooling System Work? Modern vehicles are equipped with water cooling. This means water or coolant (also called antifreeze) is circulated through the engine as the engine … Read more

How To Remove Scratches from a Black Car (3 Easy Steps)

If you’ve ever owned a black car, you’ve probably noticed that it’s hard to keep clean and pretty easy to scratch. Sometimes it’s almost like you find a new scratch every time you look at your car. Why Do Black Cars Scratch So Easily? Automotive paint consists of primer (on top of bare metal), your … Read more