5 Symptoms of a Bad Body Control Module (and Replacement Cost)

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Today’s vehicles rely upon a complex communication network to facilitate proper operation. This network features an array of terminals, wires, and sensors, all of which feedback to varying electronic computer modules. In the vast majority of cases, each of a vehicle’s vital systems features a controlling computer module. One such module, which is found on … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Strut Mount (and Replacement Cost)

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The health and condition of a vehicle’s suspension system are extremely important and absolutely pivotal to a car, truck, or SUVs ability to operate in the most efficient manner possible. In fact, unbeknownst to many, an automotive suspension system does much more than simply cushioning a vehicle’s ride. In reality, each individual suspension component serves … Read more

6 Reasons Why Your Traction Control Light is On

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Over the past several decades, a number of technological advancements have come to pass that have significantly enhanced vehicle safety. Many such advancements have centered around the automation of anti-skid and collision avoidance maneuvers. This technology was first showcased with the standardization of antilock braking, through much of the 1980s and 90s. Along the same … Read more

Driving on a Flat Tire (Is It EVER Okay?)

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When you’re driving and suddenly you hear a “thwacking” or “slapping” sound, try turning the wheel left and right and see if it feels different. If you notice the lack of traction on one side of the car or the other, you probably have a flat tire. Turn on your blinker or your hazard lights … Read more

6 Symptoms of an Oil Pan Gasket Leak (and Replacement Cost)

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Given enough time and mileage, every engine will eventually begin to leak oil. This stems from the fact that no gasket is impervious to fatigue, at the hands of repeated and prolonged exposure to heat. Unfortunately, a leak here or there is to be expected from any engine. Oil leaks can originate in many different … Read more

P0457 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

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For most, the sight of a check engine light, illuminated brightly across our vehicle’s dash is quite troubling. After all, the appearance of such a light often conjures up thoughts of engine failure and extensive repair costs, not the least of which is a settling thought.  Simply put, we have come to associate a vehicle’s … Read more

7 Reasons Your Car Starts Then Immediately Dies

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Every day, we count on our vehicles to start and operate as intended, without even the slightest issue. In many ways, we often take our vehicle’s reliability for granted. After all, most motorists give their vehicle additional thought, until something goes awry. When the occasional mechanical issue does inevitably arise, one is often left scratching … Read more

How to Debadge a Car (The Right Way)

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Man’s love for vehicle customization is nearly as old as the automobile itself. Motorists have always strived to make their vehicles look original, in a way that is naturally appealing to the eye. This has traditionally been accomplished in a number of ways. From mild to wild, vehicles are commonly modified in almost every manner … Read more