7 Causes of a Car Battery Light On While Driving

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All modern vehicles on the road today have a 12-volt battery that is also rechargeable. This battery provides energy to virtually every electrical component of the vehicle, such as its ignition system, engine control unit, headlights, radio, interior lights, and so on. If the battery fails to recharge or dies altogether, then your vehicle will … Read more

5 Symptoms of Engine Immobilizer Problems

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An engine immobilizer system is a common anti-theft feature in most cars produced in the past 20 years or so. When it works like it’s supposed to, it greatly reduces the chances of your car getting stolen. When problems arise with your car immobilizer, it can cause major headaches. Keep reading to understand how an … Read more

5 Symptoms of a Bad Ground Strap (Ground Wire) and How to Replace It

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The ground strap is the heavy black wire which connects to the car battery’s negative terminal to the chassis of the car. Some other names for the strap include: negative battery cable, ground wire, or ground cable. The ground strap is the foundation of the entire vehicle’s electrical system. All of the electrical currents that … Read more

6 Reasons Why Your Tail Lights Don’t Work But Brake Lights Do

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Tail lights are a very important safety feature on every car. They are necessary when driving at night, twilight hours, or in bad weather like rain and snow. The purpose of your tail lights are to illuminate the rear of your car. Generally, they turn on when you flip the switch that also turns on … Read more

Tire Pressure Sensor Fault (What it Means and How to Fix)

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You’ve probably been there before. While driving, your instrument cluster suddenly displays a “Tire Pressure Sensor Fault” message or warning light. But what exactly does it mean and how do you fix it? What is a Tire Pressure Sensor? A tire pressure sensor is a small computer located inside each tire. It is designed to … Read more

Top 5 Causes of an Alternator Not Charging

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The main functions of an alternator are to generate electricity for the electrical components of the vehicle and to charge its battery. The alternator produces this electrical energy by converting mechanical energy. If you were to try and start your vehicle without an alternator, the battery alone would not be able to produce enough power … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Ignition Coil and Replacement Cost

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In this article, we are going to talk about the ignition coil, so you will know its basic functions, symptoms of a bad ignition coil, how to test, and also the average replacement cost. How an Ignition Coil Works Ignition coils are known as compact electrical transformers. Their purpose is to take the low 12-volt current … Read more

Crankshaft Position Sensor: Function, Failure Symptoms, and Replacement Cost

In this article, we will go over one of the important sensors in the engine, commonly referred to as the “crankshaft position sensor”. Afterwards, you’ll understand its basic function, working principle, failure symptoms, and the replacement cost of this sensor. How a Crankshaft Position Sensor Works The internal combustion engine depends on the crankshaft for … Read more