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The Pitfalls of DIY Car Repair Attempts

If you grew up around cars, have a passion for automobiles or are an engineer, you have likely pondered the prospect of performing your own automotive repairs.  Though DIY (do it yourself) car repairs are certainly tempting, they are likely to backfire in a big way.  Let’s take a look at why you should strictly […]
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Signs Your Catalytic Convertor May Be Failing

A catalytic convertor is an essential part of your vehicle that helps to break down unburned gasses, rather than allowing them to be released into the air. This has reduced the amount of smog and pollution that is created as a result of people driving their automobiles. Many catalytic convertors are designed to last the […]
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What to Expect When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

Seeing a light become illuminated on your dashboard can be alarming. If a light lights up on your dashboard and you do not know what it is, refer to your owner’s manual to determine what the light may mean. If it is your check engine light that has a glow to it, or in some […]
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What Are the Symptoms of a Damaged Exhaust Manifold?

The exhaust manifold is the part of your car connecting the engine to the exhaust system. It’s responsible for collecting all the exhaust and funneling it into the catalytic converter and then onto the muffler and tailpipe. This manifold is generally made from a solid piece of metal for durability, but it’s not impervious to […]
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What’s an O2 Sensor, and Why Should You Care?

O2 sensors are oxygen sensors. As the name implies, it senses the amount of oxygen that’s in a mixture of gas or liquid, such as the exhaust that might come out of your car. Learn more about O2 sensors below, including when to visit an auto repair shop for issues. What Cars Have Oxygen Sensors, […]
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The Importance of Having Belts and Hoses on Your Car Checked

It is recommended that the belts and hoses in your vehicle be inspected during every oil change and before you set out on a longer than normal drive, such as a road trip. Unfortunately, though, many people have no idea whey their belts and hoses need to be inspected, what can happen if the belts […]
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