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10 Rad Cars from the ‘90s You Totally Forgot Existed

When you think of cool cars from the 1990s—the decade of AOL, Seinfeld, and the  Macarena dance (not necessarily in that order)—factory hot rods, such as the Dodge Viper and...Read more

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Eight Common (and Costly) Diesel Truck Failures That You Should Know About

Diesel-powered pickup trucks are desirable because they tend to make more torque and waste less energy than a comparable gasoline-powered model. Diesel engines are also supposed to have an exceptionally...Read more

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Busted: 10 of the Most Common Car Care Myths

A lot of falsehoods get passed down from generation to generation. Take, for example, the idea that chicken soup will help cure a cold or that “the hair of the...Read more

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The Most Common Trouble Codes and Related Repairs: What Fixes Actually Work?

Almost every driver has experienced the dreaded check engine light at some point. Whenever the light turns on, the engine computer stores a corresponding diagnostic trouble code (DTC) in its...Read more

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Quick Research: 7 Most Reliable Used AWD Cars

All-wheel drive or AWD vehicles provide better traction on wet or icy roads, so they’re perfect for people who live in icy climates. While they’re not as good as four-wheel...Read more

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Quick Research: 7 Most Reliable Used Family Cars

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make as an adult is to choose a safe and reliable daily driver for your family. Whether you’re shopping for your...Read more

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Quick Research: 5 Most Reliable Used Compact Cars

Compact cars are popular among budget-conscious buyers because they’re easy to drive and affordable to maintain. Most compact cars have high reliability ratings and excellent fuel economy, which can drive...Read more

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Signs of a Bad Fuel Pump Relay, Plus Testing Procedure

Your car contains a wide range of relays, including one for the fuel pump. Like any other relay, the fuel pump relay can eventually fail. When that happens, the fuel...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0299 Code: Turbocharger / Supercharger “A” Underboost Condition

The powertrain control module (PCM) may trigger the check engine light and log an engine trouble code once it detects an issue with your engine’s turbo/supercharger. One possible error that...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P003A Code: Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Control “A” Position Exceeded Learning Limit

One of the diagnostic trouble codes you may come across when you’re scanning for DTCs is the P003A code. Here is some basic information about what this code means for...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0151 Code: O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 2, Sensor 1)

Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) are set when there’s a problem with your car. The codes fall under four categories: powertrain, body, chassis, and network connection. Those starting with “P” are...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P2118 Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Current Range / Performance

The electronic throttle control (ETC) system is a system that electrically opens the throttle valve. The parts of the ETC system, which consist of  accelerator pedal position (APP) sensors, electronic...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P2111 Code: Throttle Actuator Control System Stuck Open

The electronic throttle control (ETC) system (or drive-by-wire) is a system that electrically opens a vehicle’s throttle valve. It consists of a throttle body motor that is monitored by the...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P20EE Code: SCR NOx Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

On-board diagnostic (OBD) codes help mechanics and vehicle owners identify possible issues in a vehicle. But before you can troubleshoot and resolve these problems, it’s important to know what these...Read more

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Chevrolet Malibu Reliability and Common Problems

The Chevrolet Malibu is known for its superb comfortability, excellent handling, and impressive fuel economy.  It’s also affordable, making it a great choice for those looking for a new ride....Read more

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Chevrolet Impala Reliability and Common Problems

If you’re looking for a dependable vehicle with more passenger and cargo space, you might want to consider a Chevrolet Impala. Aside from its large cabin, the Impala also has...Read more

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Chevrolet Camaro Reliability and Common Problems

As the modern take on the classic muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro is a must-have if you want cutting-edge technology in your high-performance car. The newest model years have the...Read more

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Hummer H2 Reliability and Common Problems

If you’re looking for a large SUV that’s built tough, you can’t go wrong with a Hummer H2. It’s best known for its excellent off-road capability, superb engine performance, and...Read more

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