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White Smoke From the Exhaust: What Does it Mean?

Smoke from your car’s exhaust is never a good sign. A significant amount of white smoke is particularly worrisome because it almost always indicates an internal engine problem. And that...Read more

What is a Car Tune-Up?

Vintage cars have a bunch of mechanical parts, such as ignition points and carburetors, that have to be constantly “tuned up.” But on modern vehicles, nearly all such components have...Read more

How to Unfold & Prep Your Bumper Cover for Installation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJiEa1lD2Zk&feature=youtu.be If you've just received your bumper cover, you may be wondering why it's folded. Most unpainted aftermarket bumper covers come folded to assume a more compact form. Folding our...Read more

Should You Wear a Face Mask While Driving?

These days, most people wouldn’t dare leave the safety of their homes without first donning a face mask or some sort of face covering. Be it a surgical mask, an...Read more

5 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July While Social Distancing

When we think of the 4th of July, images of cookouts with friends, flag-filled parades, crowded pool parties, and bright fireworks usually come to mind. But due to circumstances beyond...Read more

There’s a Shortage of RVs: Is Now the Perfect Time for a Camper Van Conversion?

An increase in recreational vehicle (RV) sales is one unexpected result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current state of affairs, dealers have seen a 170 percent jump in...Read more

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Ford to Open Reservations for 2021 Bronco on Day of Reveal

It's only a little over a week before the 2021 Ford Bronco officially launches and the Ford is sharing more updates about the highly-anticipated vehicle by the day. Recently, reports...Read more

Kia Drops Optima Name; Introduces 2021 K5 Sedan

Kia has officially dropped the Optima nameplate from its portfolio. Months after reports of the automaker's planned renaming surfaced, the company has formally introduced the mid-sized sedan in the United...Read more

Car Safety Tech Could Save Lives If Standardized

A recent study conducted by Consumer Reports claims that the current safety technologies found in vehicles could save thousands of lives if they are made standard across all brands and...Read more

752,000 Toyota Prius Units Recalled for Loss of Power

A new batch of recall was announced for Toyota Prius hybrids over reports of loss of power. According to an announcement Toyota released, there are also "rare situations" when the...Read more

Ford Launches 3 New Off-Road Packages for Ranger

Three new performance off-road packages are making their way to the Ford lineup for customers looking to upgrade their 2019 and 2020 Ranger pickups. These dealer-installed packages feature an off-road...Read more

Ford Introduces 1-Year Return Policy for Buyers

Ford is giving its customers more legroom when buying vehicles as the company has updated its return policy. Considering the current situation in the United States where more than 2.6...Read more

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Auto Repair

P0452 Code: Evaporative Control System Pressure Sensor Low Input

While more common in Chevy and Dodge vehicles, P0452 is a generic OBD-II code that’s supported by various makes and models. However, keep in mind that diagnostic and repair steps...Read more

P0012 Code: Intake (A) Camshaft Position Timing – Over-Retarded (Bank 1)

If your check engine light is illuminated and you notice your engine is suffering from poor idling or struggling to start properly, there may be an issue with its camshaft...Read more

P0341 Code: Camshaft Position Sensor ”A” Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 1 or Single Sensor)

Engine diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) are assigned to identify various problems in a car. There are hundreds of codes with different character combinations, meaning one cannot simply memorize all of...Read more

P0500 Code: Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Malfunction

There are hundreds of components inside a car, and when one fails, the onboard computer will let the driver or mechanic know which component may be the root of the...Read more

P0332 Code: Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input (Bank 2)

Abnormal combustion (either pre-ignition or detonation) leads to spark knock. Because the phenomenon can easily damage the engine, it must be controlled.  The powertrain control module (PCM) monitors engine "knocking"...Read more

P0155 Code: Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2, Sensor 1)

If you drive a fairly modern vehicle, it might be equipped with a heated oxygen sensor (HO2) instead of a regular oxygen sensor. The former contains a heating element that...Read more

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