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

4 Causes of a Whining Noise When Accelerating

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Few circumstances can ruin one’s day quite as quickly as the sudden onset of a strange noise when driving. When it comes to vehicles, strange noises come in all pitches and frequencies, often leaving a driver clueless as to what they heard, or where it originated. If prominent enough, odd vehicle noises can be quite … Read more

5 Reasons Your Car Hesitates When Accelerating

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When there is engine hesitation when you accelerate, this means that it cannot generate enough power to move the vehicle. This can happen when you’re idling, when there are cold temperatures outside, or when you’re carrying a heavy load. If the car is moving while this happens, it can be quite dangerous because the hesitation … Read more

5 Causes of Wheel Bearing Noise (and What it Sounds Like)

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Wheel bearing noise can be tricky to diagnose since it can easily be mistaken for tire noise. Even when a noisy wheel bearing is the actual culprit, it can be difficult to narrow it down to which wheel is affected The main purpose of wheel bearing is to allow the wheels to rotate with minimal … Read more

4 Different Types of Differentials (and How They Work)

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Differentials have a long history which many say go all the way back to the 1st millennium BC and recorded by China. While they didn’t have cars back then, chariots, wagons, and carts still experienced the problem of wheels slipping and dragging when cornering which damaged wheels, axles, and roads. The avoid this, a simple … Read more

Average Front and Rear Differential Repair Cost

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A vehicle’s differential (or diff), whether front (FWD), rear (RWD), or both (AWD), helps deliver power to the axle(s) and regulates how fast each wheel rotates. Like any other component of a drivetrain, differential problems may arise over time. Because the issues can be anything from replacing a seal to a complete rebuild or replacement, … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad CV Joint (and Replacement Cost)

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The function of constant-velocity joints, or CV joints, in a vehicle is to help transfer power to the wheels from your transmission. Power is transmitted at a consistent speed of rotation when there isn’t much friction. In other words, power from the engine is transferred smoothly to the wheels of the vehicle, no matter the … Read more