8 Symptoms of a Bad Coolant Temperature Sensor

Knowing the temperature is very helpful. If you are going outside, you look and see that it’s 28 degrees and you should grab a warm hat. While your car doesn’t wear cozy hats, it’s crucial that it constantly monitors the temperature of the engine while it’s on. That’s the job of the engine coolant temperature … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Injector in Your Car

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Modern internal combustion engines operate with a precisely tuned balance of air and fuel. Fuel is delivered into the combustion chamber in very specific quantities through components known as fuel injectors. What is a Fuel Injector? A fuel injector is an electronically controlled device which sprays a fine mist of fuel under high pressure. The … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Distributor Cap (and Replacement Cost)

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When an engine starts running, it produces a great deal of voltage which enters the ignition coils. For older vehicles that have traditional distributors (not modern day ignition systems), this electricity is sent into an electrode of the distributor rotor. This causes the rotor to rotate and transfer electrical power to separate electrodes which are … Read more

How Long Does It Take To Charge a Car Battery?

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You go out to your car in the morning to leave for work and see that your door is slightly ajar, which means that the dome light was on all night. You try valiantly to start the car, but when you turn the key nothing happens – the battery is dead.  If you’ve ever experienced … Read more

6 Symptoms of Bad Spark Plugs (and Replacement Cost)

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Spark plugs have one very important purpose: to ignite the air/fuel mixture within the combustion chamber to start a car and keep it running. A secondary purpose is to transfer heat away from the combustion chamber to prevent pre-ignition. Making sure the spark plugs in your car are in good condition is crucial for it … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Bad Diesel Glow Plug (and Replacement Cost)

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To start a diesel engine successfully, it will need a special heating component called a diesel glow plug. A diesel engine cannot start and operate properly without the heat generated from this plug. If you normally drive your diesel-powered vehicle in colder environments, your engine will rely on the diesel glow plug to generate the … Read more

10 Causes of a Car That Starts Then Dies Immediately

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When you attempt to start your car, you normally assume it is going to start without any problems. You’ll hear the engine turning and everything will seem fine. However, there may come a point in time when your car will actually start but then die almost immediately afterward. There is never a convenient time for … Read more

Car Battery Light On While Driving? (7 Common Causes)

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All modern vehicles on the road today have a 12-volt battery that is also rechargeable. This battery provides energy to virtually every electrical component of the vehicle, such as its ignition system, engine control unit, headlights, radio, interior lights, and so on. If the battery fails to recharge or dies altogether, then your vehicle will … Read more

What is Limp Mode? (Common Causes and How to Bypass)

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Picture this: you’re driving along like you would any normal day. All of a sudden, your dashboard lights up like a Christmas tree. Your car still drives, but it barely has any power. What just happened, you ask? Your car has probably entered limp mode. What is Limp Mode? Limp mode (also called limp home … Read more