Speedometer Not Working? (Causes and How to Fix)

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We seldom give even a passing thought to the operation of our vehicle’s speedometer, until a malfunction of one type or another has rendered it inoperable. Without a fully functioning speedometer, one is left with little recourse when attempting to travel at the appropriate speed. This, in itself, can be quite concerning. While many crafty … Read more

P0402 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0402 code

Few vehicle-related issues can be quite as maddening as the sudden illumination of a check engine light. Issues of this type arise for a number of reasons, though the vast majority relate to operational or emissions failures. In essence, the onset of a check engine light is a vehicle’s way of calling attention to an … Read more

5 Causes of Brakes Locking Up While Driving

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Almost every motorist understands the true value of a properly functioning brake system. However, few are as keenly aware of this as those that have been left to contend with brake failure of any type, while in the midst of day-to-day travel.  We all too often take proper brake operation for granted. After all, it … Read more

P0302 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0302 code

Throughout a lifetime, a motorist is likely to encounter their fair share of automotive issues. However, few such issues are as frustrating as the sudden illumination of a check engine light, when all else regarding your vehicle had otherwise appeared in order. For most motorists, a check engine light conjures thoughts of expensive repairs and … Read more

P0301 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

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For vehicle owners, few circumstances can be as aggravating as the sudden appearance of a check engine light across a car’s dash. In the minds of many, this signals an impending breakdown or otherwise cataclysmic event.  However, the illumination of a vehicle’s check engine light is seldom as dire as one might think, and can … Read more

P0102 Code (Symptoms, Causes, and How to Fix)

P0102 code

Few circumstances interrupt an otherwise peaceful drive quite as abruptly, as the sudden appearance of a newly illuminated check engine light. One’s thoughts immediately begin to center around the possible cause of this light, as well as the costs associated with repairing such a condition. For many motorists, this is where anxiety begins to set … Read more

“Service AdvanceTrac” Warning Light (What it is and How to Reset)

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If you are the owner of a Ford vehicle, you might have come to notice a curious, yet somewhat concerning message displayed upon your car, truck, or SUV’s dash. Ford owners the world over have been greeted by a “Service AdvanceTrac” message at one point or another during daily commutes.  AdvanceTrac problems are commonly described … Read more

How to Fix a Seat Belt That Won’t Retract (or Pull Out)   

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The occasional accident is an unfortunate, yet often unavoidable, part of spending time behind the wheel of a car. While some might drive their entire lives without experiencing so much as a fender bender, most motorists have been involved in at least one accident at some point throughout the years.  As most are well aware, … Read more