What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Alternator?

When you’re stuck with a car that won’t turn on, it’s easy to blame a dead battery. However, your car’s electrical system is made up of several components that all work together to keep your car...

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The Traction Control Light: What Does It Mean?

Your car has a computer that monitors and runs all of your vehicle’s components, ensuring that the parts are functioning properly. When something goes wrong, the computer will alert you via lights...

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What Causes Rough Idle and How to Fix It

Idling happens when you start your engine and allow it to run without pressing the gas or changing gears. A healthy engine is able to maintain a steady rate of about 1,000 revolutions per minute...

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Blown Head Gasket Symptoms and Solutions

Your car’s head gasket is one of those parts that your engine can’t run without, but it’s still relatively unfamiliar to the everyday driver. A blown head gasket is a serious problem that requires...

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How to Flush Your Vehicle’s Coolant System

If you’ve ever found yourself stranded on the side of the road with smoke coming from the hood, you already know how important the coolant system is to your car’s performance. As its name...

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Keep Your Vehicle Pristine With These Car Paint-Maintenance Tips

How do you keep your car looking its best? For most people, a trip through the car wash is enough. Over time though, the accumulation of dings, scratches and fading can make your car look older...

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Four Overlooked Car Maintenance Tips

Nothing extends the life of your car like regular maintenance. Staying on top of oil changes and routine inspections will go a long way toward keeping your vehicle running safely and smoothly for...

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Preventive Maintenance for Your Car

Whether you’re heading to work, school or errands, you expect your car to run smoothly and reliably when you need it. Nothing is more frustrating than a dead battery on a cold morning or a blown...

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The Untold Negative Effects of Salt on Roads

During Cleveland’s raging winters, road salt is frequently applied on public streets and highways to prevent ice and snow from accumulating. While this salt makes for safer driving conditions, it...

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A Guide to Differentials and Their Service Intervals

Turning is essential to driving, and your differential is essential to turning. That’s why maintenance of this part of your vehicle is crucial. But what does a differential do anyway? Think about...

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