6 Symptoms of a Bad Tie Rod End and Replacement Cost

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Without tie rods, you can forget about steering your vehicle. These rods connect the steering and suspension system to the front wheels of the car. Thanks to the tie rods, you’re able to steer the car with minimal effort. Over time, the rods wear out. They’ll wear out faster if you regularly travel on uneven … Read more

How to Bleed a Clutch Master Cylinder (7 Easy Steps)

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The clutch master cylinder is a component that you’ll find in a manual transmission vehicle. Remember that manual vehicles require the driver to operate a clutch when stopping or changing speeds. The purpose of the clutch master cylinder is to generate hydraulic power which allows the clutch to function properly. Basically, brake fluid is stored … Read more

5 Causes of an ABS Light to Come On in Your Car and What to Do

Modern vehicles have what is known as an anti-lock braking system. The purpose of this system is to keep the driver safe by preventing the wheels from locking up as you apply the brake. That way, you can keep control over the steering and your vehicle won’t skid as a result of the wheels locking … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Timing Belt and Replacement Cost

The function of the timing belt is to rotate the crankshaft and camshaft of the engine and to make sure they’re synchronized in their rotation. This synchronization allows the cylinders to fire at the right time and keep the engine running the way it is supposed to. If the timing belt were to break or … Read more

5 Symptoms of Low Power Steering Fluid in Your Car

The ability to steer a vehicle comes from its power steering system. Power steering systems have changed quite a bit in the past 5-10 years. There are actually two types of power steering systems in use today, electric and hydraulic. Electric power steering, which uses an electric motor to generate the energy for steering, is … Read more

10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars

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For the past 15 to 20 years, hybrid cars have gotten a lot of attention. These are vehicles which operate on both electricity and gasoline. Basically, the hybrid has an electric motor which gets power from an electric generator. The generator is driven by the internal combustion engine that uses gasoline. With all these different … 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