5 Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Switch (and Replacement Cost)

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Every day, we rely upon our vehicle to start when commanded to do so, as we insert our keys into the ignition, and turn the ignition switch. Unfortunately, like any other automotive component, ignition switches do wear out on occasion. When this occurs, the severity of that which is experienced differs from case to case. … Read more

How to Reset a Check Engine Light

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You’re driving home from work thinking about what movie you’re going to watch when the kids go to bed when all of a sudden, you see a bright orange money light illuminate on the dash. Your heart skips a beat as you brace for the self destruct sequence. Wait… the car is still running the … Read more

6 Reasons Why Cruise Control is Not Working

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. If you normally drive long distances, especially on the interstate, then cruise control … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Engine Immobilizer in Your Car

A car immobilizer does just what the name indicates. It is a technological security device that will prevent your car from moving. In other words, it is an anti-theft device that will prevent thieves from being able to hotwire your car and drive it away. As you may expect, if you have a faulty immobilizer, … Read more

Airbag Replacement Costs (Driver, Passenger, Side, and Knee)

Airbags are one of the earliest safety features added to vehicles. They are not supposed to replace seat belts but rather be used in conjunction with them. If your vehicle were to be involved in a collision, the airbags inside the dashboard will inflate quickly to stop your upper body from aggressively hitting the steering … Read more

5 Causes of Power Windows Not Working in a Car

The days of there being crank windows in automobiles are over. Virtually every new vehicle made today contains power windows. These are basically electric windows which require electrical power in order to function properly. It is very convenient to operate a power window because you just need to push a button on your door to … Read more

How Long Does an Alternator Last? (Average Lifespan)

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When drivers think about the electrical power of their vehicle, they often think about the car battery the most. However, the battery produces the least amount of power for a vehicle. It is the alternator which is really in charge of powering the main electrical accessories and features of a vehicle, such as its radio, … Read more