3 Symptoms of a Bad Turn Signal Relay (and How to Test)

Your turn signal is one of the most important safety features in your vehicle, even if it is one of the most overlooked. But what do you do when the feature you take for granted stops working? Well, you start digging into how the blinkers work of course! And once you start digging, one of … Read more

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

7 Reasons Your Car Battery Keeps Dying

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There’s nothing more frustrating than heading out in the morning only to realize that you have a dead battery. While it’s not something you think about when everything’s running smoothly, a few mistakes or faulty components can lead to a battery that dies quickly. Below we’ve highlighted seven different potential reasons your battery might keep … Read more

How to Check Spark Plugs (9 Conditions to Look For)

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Quite a variety of gasoline-fueled piston engines are offered in today’s automobiles. One thing all have in common is spark plugs. And spark plugs are a periodic maintenance item in your car. A properly functioning spark plug will take the electrical signal from the car battery to the ignition coil and create a spark to … Read more

Turn Signal Blinking Too Fast? (Here’s How to Fix It)

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From time to time, every driver is faced with a specific scenario that they might not have previously encountered. When this occurs, a number of questions arise, as the driver in question ponders the reason behind any sudden irregularity in their vehicle’s operation.  One such occurrence that often catches the attention of an attentive driver, … Read more

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

Brake Lights Won’t Turn Off? (3 Common Causes)

The brake (or stop) lights are part of the rear light installation on your car, truck, or SUV. Brake lights began to appear on automobiles around 1905. Drivers then were using hand signals to indicate to cars behind that they were about to stop or turn. Hand signals remain in vogue today for bicyclists and … Read more

Electronic Throttle Control Light On? (Here’s What it Means)

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During the development of the automobile, several different methods to control engine speed were utilized. Hand throttles were initially popular, but this method faded over time. Eventually the engine speed and car speed control became the work of the driver’s right foot. Thus the accelerator pedal (or gas pedal) emerged. It was connected to the … Read more

3 Symptoms of a Bad Starter Motor (and Replacement Cost)

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For automobiles, the electric starter is a boon to easily getting on the road. It was invented by Clyde J. Coleman and first patented in 1903. Coleman soon sold his patent rights to Delco which was subsequently absorbed by General Motors. When Delco joined GM, the brilliant engineer, Charles Kettering, came along for the ride. … Read more