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Tail Lights vs. Brake Lights: Are These Two the Same?

Tail lights and brake lights are located at the rear end of the vehicle. Both are usually covered by a single external housing一but does that mean they’re technically the same?...Read more

What is a Good Air-Fuel Ratio? (Chart Included)

Your car’s engine needs three primary ingredients to run well: adequate spark, good mechanical compression, and a properly balanced mixture of air and fuel. The air-fuel mixture is compressed by...Read more

Reasons Why Your Car’s Tachometer is not Working

Every vehicle is designed to ensure that performance-related information is easily accessible to its driver. This is why your dashboard houses different tools to keep you aware of what's going...Read more

What Can Someone Do with Your License Plate Number?

In an age when information can be acquired with a few clicks, there’s no such thing as being too overprotective of your personal information. This raises a question asked by...Read more

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Auto Repair

P0138 Code: O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

Is your vehicle triggering a P0138 trouble code on your OBD-II scanner? If so, read on to find out what this code means, what the symptoms and possible causes are,...Read more

P0351 Code: Ignition Coil A Primary / Secondary Circuit

The P0351 code appears when the powertrain control module (ECM/PCM) perceives a problem with the cylinder #1 ignition coil or its circuit. What Does the P0351 Code Mean? Diagnostic Trouble...Read more

How Does Power Steering Work? (With Example Diagrams)

Back in the day—before the invention of the cell phone, the personal computer, or even the color television—nearly all production cars had manual steering. The setup primarily relied on the...Read more

Canister Purge Valve Solenoid: Symptoms, Replacement Cost

Since the early 1970s, all production vehicles have been fitted with an evaporative emission control (EVAP) system. The technology prevents harmful fuel vapors from entering the atmosphere by trapping then...Read more

Bad Torque Converter: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Repair FAQs

All traditional automatic transmissions rely on a torque converter located between the engine and the transmission. Because the torque converter is out of sight and out of mind, it's often...Read more

How a Heater Control Valve Works (with Diagram)

When the temperature outside begins to drop, it’s important to have a functional heater inside of your car. On some vehicles, a component called the heater control valve plays a...Read more

P0441 Code: Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow

If the Check Engine Light is illuminated on your dashboard and your OBD-II scanner shows a P0441 trouble code, this means that there’s a problem with your EVAP system—or more...Read more

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Vehicle Reliability

Nissan Versa Reliability and Common Problems

The Nissan Versa is a reliable subcompact sedan that enjoys bargain prices in both new and used car markets. Recent generations have plenty of safety features and high fuel economy,...Read more

Dodge Durango Reliability and Common Problems

Whether you’re looking to get an old or new model year, you can always count on the  Dodge Durango’s superb comfort and excellent performance. It boasts enough utility to easily...Read more

Mazda 3 Reliability and Common Problems

The Mazda 3 has always been one of the best sporty sedans on the market. But even a compact car as capable as this one can develop problems over time....Read more

Toyota Highlander Reliability and Common Problems

There’s no denying that the Toyota Highlander is one of the most reliable mid-size crossover SUVs out there. Unfortunately, like other vehicles, it can develop problems as it racks up...Read more

Honda Pilot Reliability and Common Problems

Whether you’re looking at a new or pre-owned Honda Pilot, you can expect it to deliver excellent SUV performance. But even a vehicle as popular as this one has had...Read more

Nissan Murano Reliability and Common Problems

The Nissan Murano’s superb ride quality, excellent transmission performance, and comfortable interior make it one of the automaker’s best bets in the midsize SUV segment. But it is far from...Read more

Toyota RAV4 Reliability and Common Problems

Few Toyota models embody the brand's reputation for value like the Toyota RAV4. The compact SUV’s reliability and fuel efficiency give it extraordinary resale value. CarEdge.com reports that a RAV4...Read more

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