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Ford Records 150,000 Bronco Reservations in Just Weeks

Just weeks after Ford introduced the new Bronco for the 2021 model year and the highly anticipated vehicle has already raked in 150,000 reservations. The figure was announced by Tim...Read more

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Toyota Models Get New Paint Job, New Features

Following the introduction of new colors Army Green, Voodoo Blue, and Quicksand, Toyota is giving the 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia another color option for the coming model year. The...Read more

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GMC Confirms Fall Debut for Hummer EV

The Hummer EV is one of the most highly awaited vehicles to launch this year after the nameplate's arrival was announced at the Super Bowl in February. However, due to...Read more

DIY

How to Change Your Oil

Knowing how to change your car oil is one of the most basic skills you should know as an automotive DIYer. Not only does it help you get to know...Read more

Features

Is it Safe to Drive with a Nail in My Tire?

Getting something stuck in your tire happens more often than you think. The rubber material around your wheels will often pick up pebbles, debris, or gravel, which is perfectly normal...Read more

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2021 Honda Odyssey Gets Fresh Updates

Just when other automakers are exiting the minivan segment one by one, Honda shows it is sticking around with the announcement of a fresh look for its Odyssey. For the...Read more

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Ford Releases Official Pricing for 2021 F-150

Reception was lukewarm when Ford introduced the supposedly "all-new" F-150 for the 2021 model year. Despite being marketed for new features, the upcoming model was very similar to its predecessor....Read more

DIY

How to Replace Your Windshield Washer Reservoir

As the name suggests, the windshield washer reservoir stores the fluid that helps your vehicle’s wipers clean the windshield. While it’s a relatively simple container made from rugged polyethylene plastic,...Read more

Features

What are the Most Reliable Used Pickup Trucks?

Your needs and lifestyle are important considerations when choosing a vehicle. If you plan on using your vehicle for hauling, towing, or carrying heavy loads of cargo, then you may...Read more

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Back to School (While at Home): Car-Inspired Activities for Learners of All Ages

As plans for reopening schools leave many American families uncertain about when and if they should send their kids back to school this fall, many parents are considering continuing their...Read more

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2021 Ford Bronco Units May Take 18 Months to Arrive

Shortly after Ford formally introduced the revived Bronco to the public, reservations for the vehicles and its variants flooded. It was understandable given the automaker's flexible reservation policy of a...Read more

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Hyundai Gives 2021 Sonata New Features

The high-performing Sonata N-Line is making its way to the Hyundai lineup later this year, packed with an engine that delivers up to 290 horsepower. But before that, the automaker...Read more

DIY

Why is There a Bubble on My Tire?

Tire bubbles or bulges are easy to miss—and they can cause accidents and damage your vehicle if left untreated. These egg-shaped bubbles usually form on the sides of your tires...Read more

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Hyundai Announces Night Edition for 2021 Kona

It seems a Night Edition package is becoming a norm in the automotive market as another model is given the treatment by its manufacturer—the Hyundai Kona. During the official reveal...Read more

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184,000 Tundra Pickups Recalled for Poorly Lit Blinkers

Toyota announced it is recalling around 184,000 units of the Tundra pickup over reports of dim blinkers and difficulties in noticing the turn signal. According to documents released by the...Read more

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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions Within the US: Is Interstate Travel Allowed? [UPDATED]

If you're looking for information on which states have reopened and their restrictions, read our guide to all state reopenings. Back in March, many states across the country issued stay-at-home...Read more

DIY

Car A/C Not Cooling? 5 Reasons Why

If your vehicle’s air conditioning system isn’t working properly, it’s definitely an inconvenience⁠—especially if you’re driving around during the summer when temperatures can get extremely unbearable.  There are many possible...Read more

DIY

How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter

Your car’s battery is responsible for providing the jolt of electricity needed to start your car. The battery also supplies electrical energy to the rest of the vehicle whenever the...Read more

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How Do Car Brakes Work?

All drivers know that brakes serve to slow down your car and bring it to a stop. But have you ever wondered about the inner workings of your car’s brake...Read more

DIY

What are the Signs of a Blown Head Gasket?

The head gasket, which is located between the engine block and cylinder head, seals the combustion chambers to prevent compression loss. It also plays a role in sealing the coolant...Read more

DIY

How to Test an O2 Sensor

Driving with a faulty O2 sensor may trigger the check engine light, cause performance problems, and eventually damage your catalytic converter. But how would you know if it is really...Read more

DIY

Bad CV Axle Symptoms

There are quite a few things that can go wrong with the constant velocity (CV) axle assembly. Leaking grease and normal wear can cause its parts to deteriorate. How will...Read more

DIY

How to Replace Inner Fender Liner

Inner fender liners protect the wheel well and vehicle body from rust and other forms of damage. They are usually made of thermoplastic or other non-corrosive, flexible, and durable materials....Read more

DIY

Bad Spark Plug Symptoms

Spark plugs are vital components of internal combustion engines. They are responsible for producing the “spark” necessary to ignite the engine’s fuel. Although the spark plug is considered vital to...Read more

DIY

Why are My Headlights Flickering?

Driving with a flickering headlight can create unsafe conditions on the road as they can create distractions not only for you but for other drivers as well. If you’re wondering...Read more

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2021 Toyota Venza Returns as an SUV

Toyota is welcoming the Venza back into the fold for the 2021 model year but in a different form. Originally released as a minivan, the vehicle returns as a crossover...Read more

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Next-Gen Mitsubishi Outlander Is Coming to the U.S.

Rumors have been swirling about Mitsubishi's future in the United States, but a recent announcement from the Japanese automaker quashed theories of uncertainty for the long-running brand. In its latest...Read more

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Ford Releases Pricing Schedule for 2021 F-150

Ahead of the upcoming launch of America's favorite pickup truck, the Ford F-150, the automaker released the pricing schedule for the vehicle. CarsDirect was the first to release the official...Read more

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Ram Adds Blackout Edition Package to Heavy-Duty Trucks

A monochromatic treatment is coming to the 2020 Ram HD 2500 and 3500 as the automaker announced Limited Blackout Edition packages for both trucks. For an additional $1,295, buyers of...Read more

DIY

How to Measure a Driveshaft

Some vehicles come in a variety of configurations (i.e., single cab, crew cab, etc.), which means several driveshafts of varying lengths may be available for the same model. And that...Read more

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Ford Doubles Bronco First Edition Supply Due to High Demand

Amid extremely high demand for the First Edition of the 2021 Ford Bronco, the automaker announced it is doubling its initial target supply. Prior to the official release of the...Read more

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New Photo of Upcoming Ford Maverick Leaked Online

To say that a lot of things are happening at the Ford headquarters is a huge understatement. Just a couple of weeks after the automaker finally debuted the long-awaited 2021...Read more

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Ford Eyes 2021 Launch for Ranger’s “Baby Brother”

The 2021 Ford Bronco may have already arrived, much to the delight of interested buyers, but the automaker is nowhere near done with plans to keep the public on their...Read more

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12 New EVs Join GM Lineup

Not one, not two. But 12 new electric vehicles are coming to the General Motors lineup. GM was never quiet about its plans to launch at least 20 EVs globally...Read more

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Honda Accord Loses Manual Transmission

With more and more car buyers preferring vehicles fitted with automatic transmissions, Honda is making a significant change in its lineup by removing the manual transmission option among Accord sedans....Read more

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2021 Toyota Camry Gets Updated Safety Sense 2.5+

With the alarming number of pedestrian accidents in the United States, automakers have taken the responsibility of improving the technology in their respective models to help address the problem. One...Read more

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Honda Bids Civic Coupe Goodbye

Yet another model is leaving the market. This time it's from the Honda umbrella. The Japanese automaker recently announced it will be dropping the Civic Coupe from its lineup after...Read more

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Chevrolet Drops 2.0-Liter Engine Option For 2021 Equinox

Customers looking to purchase a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox will have to make do with the 1.5-liter turbo-four engine after Chevrolet dropped the Equinox's 2.0-liter variant. However, come the 2022 model...Read more

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Honda Fit Is Exiting U.S. Market After 2020

America will have to say goodbye to the Honda Fit. The Japanese automaker recently announced it will be discontinuing sales of the model in the United States despite the upcoming...Read more

Features

What is a Corner Light?

We all know the importance of the lights on our vehicles. Aside from aiding in road visibility, some of these lights also serve as signals to communicate with other motorists...Read more

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2021 Toyota Corolla Gets Apex Edition Sport Package

Toyota will no longer offer a TRD package for the Corolla in 2021, but it's not all sad news for lovers of the long-running model. Because instead of the TRD,...Read more

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Toyota Camry Gets Styling, Tech Updates for 2021

Toyota is giving its prized mid-size Camry sedan design and tech updates for the coming model year, including a new front-end styling, a revamped infotainment display, and a few changes...Read more

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Nissan Reveals New Ariya EV Coming in 2021

A new electric crossover is joining the Nissan lineup. The Japanese automaker recently revealed the final version of the Nissan Ariya EV, a crossover similar in size to the Rogue....Read more

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Incoming: 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition

Style and comfort are two things that best describe the Kia Telluride. With interior and exterior features that provide premium comfort and classic styling, it stands out in a sea...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0404 Code: Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Range/Performance Problem

OBD-II codes make it easier to find out what’s wrong with your car—but there are over a thousand codes, which makes it impossible to memorize their meanings and workarounds. Without...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0306 Code: Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected

Engines contain cylinders that convert fuel into mechanical energy. Combustion within the cylinders fire at the right time to maximize the power they generate. When the engine’s 6th cylinder suffers...Read more

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Kia Shares Peek Into 2021 Sedona’s Premium Cabin

It's been weeks since Kia officially unveiled the new-for-2021 Sedona minivan in South Korea (known as the Carnival in other global markets). The model made a good impression with its...Read more

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Nearly $7,000 Tax Credit for 2020 Ford Escape PHEV

The larger the battery, the bigger the tax credit. This is exactly how the federal government in the United States is rewarding automakers that produce vehicles with low emissions. On...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0705 Code: Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)

A P0705 code is a generic powertrain code that can be triggered in select vehicles built from 1996 onward. This OBD-II code may present common symptoms in different types of...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0122 Code: Throttle Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low Input

When the Check Engine Light on your car’s dashboard lights up, it’s time to use a diagnostic scanner to determine what faults triggered the CEL. Typically, there are a variety...Read more

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Jeep Equips 2021 Gladiator With Ecodiesel Engine

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is expanding engine choices for customers with the addition of a new diesel engine that delivers up to 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Offered...Read more

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Toyota Hints at Possible Small Crossover to Join Lineup

A new small crossover could be joining Toyota's lineup in the United States and it's a variant of no less than the legendary Corolla. The Corolla Cross, recently introduced by...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0131: O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 1)

Oxygen sensors measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust stream. Your car’s primary computer, which is often referred to as the powertrain control module (PCM), uses the signal from...Read more

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How to Get Your Hands on a 2021 Ford Bronco

The long wait is over for loyal fans and new customers alike as Ford has finally unveiled the 2021 Ford Bronco. The complete lineup was introduced on July 13 through...Read more

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GM Gives Chevy Malibu Sport Edition Package for 2021

After releasing nine generations of the Chevrolet Malibu in the market, General Motors has decided to call it quits with the model and kill production sometime between 2022 and 2025....Read more

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Dodge Confirms Grand Caravan Exit

After more than 30 years after the model's debut, Dodge is now saying goodbye to the Dodge Grand Caravan. It will be joined by the Journey crossover, which also happens...Read more

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Ford Shares New Details of Upcoming 2021 F-150 Raptor

First, it's the updated Ford F-150. Next, the revived Bronco and Bronco Sport. Now, Ford has also shared new details on the upcoming F-150 Raptor for the 2021 model year....Read more

Features

Does My Car Have a Recall?

Glitchy backup cameras, loose brake calipers, defective windshield wipers, and engines with a high risk of stalling—these are just some of the issues that have prompted vehicle manufacturers to initiate...Read more

DIY

How to Replace an Engine Splash Shield

A vehicle’s engine splash shield is also called the skid plate, the engine splash guard, or the lower/under-engine cover. It’s a panel that’s designed to protect the underside of the...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P2002 Code: Diesel Particulate Filter Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

Diesel engines have a lot of advantages aside from providing better torque. The catch is, they produce more soot, which is a black, carbon-based substance that is damaging to the...Read more

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Jeep Teases Vehicle Powered by 485-HP V-8

The spotlight has shined too long on the Ford Bronco and Jeep wants a share of it. In a recent Twitter post, the automaker shared a photo of what appears...Read more

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What’s in Store: Features, Prices of 2021 Ford Bronco Trims

As Ford introduced variants of the 2021 Bronco SUV, the official pricing scheme for the lineup has also been revealed. Based on the price schedule shared by the automaker, the...Read more

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NHTSA Probes GM Vehicles Over Fuel Leak Complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced it is launching a probe on older Chevrolet Cobalt cars and HRR wagons in the United States due to complaints of fuel...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0449 Code: Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit Intermittent

Automotive design has come a long way since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforced stricter regulations on vehicle emissions in the ‘70s. One of the innovations that have helped modern...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P2135 Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A/B Voltage Correlation

You’re stopped at a stoplight, waiting for the light to turn green. Once the light changes, you suddenly notice that no matter how hard you step on the gas, engine...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0137 Code: Oxygen Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

OBD-II codes help you find out what’s wrong with your car. If your scan tool is showing a P0137 trouble code, this points to a problem with one of your...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0132: Oxygen Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 1)

Decreased fuel efficiency, a rough-running engine, and an illuminated check engine light can point to a lot of issues. However, if your OBD-II scanner stores the P0132 code, there is...Read more

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SPOTTED: 2021 Nissan Frontier Prototype

The 2021 Nissan Frontier was recently spotted plying the roads, sporting a light camouflage that shows just enough of its design upgrade, the most comprehensive change the model has gotten...Read more

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Key Features That Put the 2021 Ford Bronco Ahead of the Jeep Wrangler

The 2021 Ford Bronco is finally here and it's living up to the hype. Returning for a new model year with a slew of new features and technology, the long-awaited...Read more

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Kia Struggles to Meet Demand for 2021 Telluride

When it announced production plans for the new Telluride, Kia set a target of 60,000 units built per year. At the moment, though, production capacity for the three-row SUV is...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0013 Code: Exhaust “B” Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit/Open (Bank 1)

Car diagnostic codes have been standardized to help mechanics and car owners find out what is wrong with a vehicle. To resolve a certain code, you’ll have to first find...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0101 Code: Mass or Volume Air Flow ‘A’ Circuit Range/Performance

The powertrain control module (PCM) ensures the correct amount of fuel is delivered to the engine using data collected from multiple vehicle systems. Different sensors gather this information, helping create...Read more

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2021 Ford Bronco First Edition Sold Out in a Day

Months of marketing and consecutive days of releasing teaser images seem to have paid off for Ford and the new Bronco SUVs for the 2021 model year. In a highly...Read more

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Ford Could Launch More Bronco Models in the Future

What could be better than having a revived Bronco coming for the 2021 model year? The possibility that more Ford Bronco models could be arriving. In an article published by...Read more

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Official Pricing for 2021 Kia K5 Sedan Released

Kia has released the official pricing for the redesigned K5 sedan, formerly known as the Optima. For the coming model year, the Korean automaker is introducing a somewhat new model...Read more

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Toyota Shares EPA Ratings for 2021 RAV4 Prime Plug-In

Just a few weeks back, Toyota released the pricing information for the upcoming RAV4 Prime. Safe to say customers eager to get their hands on the plug-in hybrid SUV were...Read more

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Jeep Reportedly Gearing up for Upgraded 2021 Wrangler

All eyes may be on the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco at the moment, but Jeep is not letting its competitor hog the spotlight for long as the automaker gears up...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0304 Code: Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected

The P0304 engine code can compromise your driving experience, so resolve the underlying cause (or causes) immediately. If your check engine light is on and the OBD-II scanner reads a...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0135 Code: Heated O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1, Sensor 1)

A rough-running engine can point to a lot of issues. But if after running your OBD-II scanner, you see the P0135 code come up, your oxygen (O2) sensor could be...Read more

DIY

Sticky Dashboard: What Causes It and How to Clean

A lot of dashboards are given a soft-touch finish with vinyl to make them look sleeker than normal plastic. However, in some makes and models, these vinyl covers tend to...Read more

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2021 Ford Bronco Interior Revealed in New Images

Ford continues to share sneak-peak images of the 2021 Bronco right before its debut, leaving little to the imagination once the model actually arrives. Based on new photos shared by...Read more

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Ford Ranger Raptor to Arrive in the U.S.

For the longest time, Ford has maintained its position that the Ranger Raptor has no place in its U.S. lineup despite customer demands and instead focused on rolling out other...Read more

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More Teaser Images of 2021 Bronco Released

A week before its official reveal, Ford shared another picture of the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport. This time, it's not a computer-generated image. Following recent updates posted...Read more

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Dodge Discontinues Grand Caravan

It's been seven years since Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched the Dodge Grand Caravan. At the time of its rollout, the minivan territory was uncharted water for the company. Over the...Read more

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Mazda Shares Specs on Upcoming Mazda3 Turbo

It's been years since loyal Mazda fans started clamoring for a new Mazdaspeed3. Now, it looks like the Japanese automaker is finally launching a sport compact model, although without the...Read more

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Jeep Discontinuing Four-Cylinder Hybrid on Wrangler

Recent reports have surfaced claiming Jeep is discontinuing the production of the four-cylinder hybrid variant of the 2021 Wrangler. Introduced in 2018 for the JL Wrangler model, the eTorque mild...Read more

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The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Is a One-Year Exclusive

Dodge is known for its muscle cars and FCA has built a reputation for adding a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine to just about any model in its growing Hellcat-powered lineup:...Read more

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Ford Releases More Teaser Photos of 2021 Bronco

It's less than a week until the highly anticipated 2021 Ford Bronco makes it debut and the automaker continues to whet everyone's appetite by publishing new teaser images. Following the...Read more

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Dodge Showcases Impressive Durango Lineup for 2021

Dodge is ushering in the 2021 model year by upgrading the variants of the Durango at the same time giving it a SRT Hellcat model. The upcoming SUV sports a...Read more

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Ford Teams up With Disney for 2021 Bronco Reveal

As Ford gears up for the upcoming reveal of the 2021 Bronco, earlier reports hinted at the possibility of the event being an online exclusive. With the coronavirus pandemic far...Read more

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Hyundai Reveals Two New Powertrains for 2021 Santa Fe

Hyundai unveiled the 2021 Santa Fe SUV last month and it doesn't seem to show a lot of changes in terms of appearance. However, as it turns out, the vehicle...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

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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

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GMC Finds Success in Diesel-Powered Sierra

Looking at the pickup truck competition in the United States, one cannot blame automakers for taking on different risks in trying to score a bigger share of the market. General...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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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Chevrolet Axes Colorado’s Base Model

Chevrolet is cutting down its lineup by discontinuing the cheapest variant of the Colorado. The decision came a month after Nissan announced it is stopping the production of the four-cylinder...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0136 Code: O2 Sensor Circuit (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

The performance of your vehicle’s engine relies heavily on maintaining the right air-to-fuel mix for combustion. The engine control module (ECM) determines the proper ratio by collecting data from different...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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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Ram Teases Summer Arrival for New TRX

On the day Ford officially introduced the new F-150, Ram announced it is also gearing up for the reveal of the new TRX truck this summer. The automaker casually shared...Read more

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Mazda Teases Announcement of Turbo Mazda 3 Hatchback

It looks like the turbocharged Mazda 3 hatchback is on the horizon, at least judging by a teaser recently posted by the Japanese automaker on Twitter. In a not-so-subtle tweet,...Read more

Features

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

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Dodge Tops JD Power Ranking List; Tesla Places Last

Dodge just made history as the first American automaker to rank first in the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. The company is tied with Korean automaker Kia in the...Read more

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2021 Ford F-150 Ideal for Job Sites With New Tailgate Features

As if the highly talked about reclining seats and over-the-air updates are not enough to draw buyers in, Ford is also equipping the 2021 F-150 with a more functional tailgate....Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0017 Code: Camshaft Position B – Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1)

The P0017 error code means there might be an issue with your engine’s camshaft and crankshaft. These two vital components must be perfectly synchronized for your car’s engine to perform...Read more

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Toyota Recalls Nearly 280,000 Prius, Prius V Models for Stalling Risk

Toyota announced it is recalling Prius and Prius V cars from 2013 through 2015 model years over reports that the vehicles are at risk of stalling. A total of 267,000...Read more

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Toyota Discontinues Yaris in the U.S.

There will be no more Toyota Yaris in the United States after the 2020 model year. The Japanese automaker announced that both the sedan and hatchback versions of the model...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0740 Code: Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit/Open Circuit Malfunction

Does your vehicle often stall when coming to a stop, exhibit shifting issues, and show signs of reduced fuel economy? Your torque converter clutch solenoid may be at fault. To...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0134: O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1, Sensor 1)

Poor fuel economy, a failed emissions test, and engine problems—these are symptoms that a lot of automotive issues share. Run your OBD-II scanner to narrow down the problem. If it...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0106 Code: Manifold Absolute Pressure/BARO Sensor Range/Performance

Excessive exhaust emissions and engine performance issues can indicate a lot of problems. If your OBD-II scanner identifies a P0106 code after checking, your manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor and...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0305 Code: Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected

The OBD-II code P0305 means that the powertrain control module (PCM) has detected a misfire in one of the engine’s cylinders. It usually stems from a problem with the ignition...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0463 Code: Fuel Level Sensor “A” Circuit High

The P0463 code involves your car’s fuel level sensor. One of your car’s computers (usually the powertrain control module or PCM) will set the code when the fuel level sensor's...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0457 Code: Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (Fuel Cap Loose/Off)

Is your check engine light illuminated? Does your vehicle smell of fuel? Your fuel cap may either be loose or missing. If your OBD-II scanner indicates a code P0457, address...Read more

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2021 Ford F-150 Turns Heads in Long-Awaited Arrival

The highly-awaited 2021 Ford F-150 is finally here and people are raving about the five innovative features that come with the well-loved pickup truck. Most talked about are the Max...Read more

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Toyota Updates Its Safety Sense Package

New gears are headed to the Toyota Safety Sense package and they're set to debut in the 2021 Highlander SUV, according to a report by CarsDirect. Citing a document Toyota...Read more

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Mazda3, CX-30 Recalled for Loose Brake Caliper

Mazda is recalling more than 24,000 units of the 2020 CX-30 crossovers as well as Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks over reports that the front caliper bolts in the vehicles may...Read more

Features

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

Features

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

News

New iPhone Feature Lets You Record Police Interactions

There is an iPhone shortcut that allows users to document any roadside encounter with the police and send your location to an emergency contact. First introduced in 2018, the "I'm...Read more

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Hyundai Halts Palisade Production Amid Parts Shortage

Hyundai is temporarily halting production of the Palisade SUV in its home facility in South Korea following reports of a parts shortage. Similarly, the Genesis GV80 assembly is also put...Read more

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Ford Postpones Bronco Reveal Date Anew

Just when everybody thought things are set in stone for the returning Ford Bronco, the automaker announces a slight postponement of its release. Set to debut on July 9, the...Read more

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Kia Unveils Plans for New Sedona Minivan

The minivan may be losing popularity in the United States, but Kia does not appear to be giving up on the segment. In fact, the Korean automaker just revealed its...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0741: Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid Circuit Performance/Stuck Off

P0741 is a generic OBD-II code that is supported by various makes and models. This particular code involves your torque converter clutch or TCC. In this article, we will go...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0121 Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor “A” Circuit Range/Performance Problem

The error code P0121 may indicate an issue related to your engine’s throttle position sensor. Like other throttle position sensor-related codes, this could lead to serious problems and can result...Read more

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2021 Ford F-150 Styled With “Second Home” Feel

Ford has shared more details about the next-generation Ford F-150 pickup that's debuting tomorrow. According to a report published by Reuters, a source claims that the 2021 Ford F-150 will...Read more

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Ford Rumored to Take Bronco Sport Orders Starting July 1

Shortly after Ford announced the official launch date of the highly-awaited 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, new rumors about the model and its larger Bronco sibling surfaced on the Bronco 6G...Read more

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Ford Sells an Average of 2,400 F-150 Pickups Daily

As if America needs more proof of how much it loves pickup trucks, particularly the Ford F-150, Automotive News released a report that paints a clearer picture. In 2018, the...Read more

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2021 Honda Pilot Gets Standard 9-Speed Transmission

Fans of the Honda Pilot no longer have to opt for the higher Touring and Elite variants as the automaker finally gives the model a nine-speed automatic transmission across all...Read more

DIY

How Hot Does a Radiator Get?

Your car’s engine produces a lot of heat as it burns fuel and air during the combustion process. This heat must be removed through a heat exchanger in order to...Read more

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Here’s What the 2021 Chevy Colorado Will Look Like

Back in October 2019, Chevrolet introduced the ZR2 variant of the 2021 Colorado. This time around, the automaker finally revealed what the model will look like with its refreshed appearance...Read more

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Spotted: 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz on a Test Drive

The new Hyundai Santa Cruz won't be arriving until sometime next year. But it seems the automaker is hard at work trying to make its first-ever pickup as attractive as...Read more

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Study Suggests More Pedestrian Deaths Occurred as SUVs Become Popular

The number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has significantly climbed from 2009 to 2018, according to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Incidentally, this...Read more

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“Redundant” Ford Edge Rumored to Be Discontinued

Rumors are rampant that Ford could be discontinuing its Edge SUV soon over claims that the automaker's upcoming models would render the former "redundant." The Ford Edge has been a...Read more

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Hummer EV Debut Likely to Be an Online Exclusive

If there's another model that's as highly-anticipated as the revived Ford Bronco, it's the Hummer EV. First teased by General Motors at the 2020 Super Bowl, the returning model was...Read more

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Ford Gives a Glimpse of New F-150 Ahead of Debut

Ford just gave the public its first official look at the latest generation of America's favorite pickup truck a few days ahead of its debut. Through a shadowy teaser image...Read more

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BMW Builds 5,000,000th Vehicle in the U.S.

Not all automakers last for more than a hundred years in the business, and certainly not all of them manage to roll out millions of vehicles. This year, BMW is...Read more

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Jeep Wins Over Mahindra Over Design Disputes Anew

Jeep and Mahindra have been involved in a legal battle for quite a while, stemming from disputes over the design of their respective vehicles. In particular, Jeep's parent company, Fiat...Read more

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Fire Risks Prompt FCA to Recall Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 27,600 units of the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans from the 2017 to 2020 model years over problems with the 12-volt battery connection that could cause...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P2096 Code: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean (Bank 1)

There is an ideal ratio for the mixture of air and fuel that your car’s engine burns in its combustion chambers. An excessive amount of oxygen in the mixture means...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0325 Code: Knock Sensor Malfunction (Sensor 1, Bank 1)

The P0325 code indicates a possible problem with your engine’s knock sensor. What exactly does it mean if your car registers this code on an OBD-II scanner and what can...Read more

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Ford Recalls Over 300,000 F-150 Trucks for Brake Fluid Leak

Ford is recalling nearly 292,311 units of its F-150 pickup trucks in the United States from the 2014 to 2017 model years upon discovery of a brake fluid leak in...Read more

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Gets More Powerful Engine

A new engine option is making its way to the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, the automaker announced. For the next model year, the Crosstrek is getting an overdue update with a...Read more

Features

When Should You Use Your Headlights?

The main purpose of your vehicle's headlights is to improve visibility on the road when driving under low-light conditions. But using them isn't just a suggestion—drivers are required by law...Read more

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2021 Nissan Rogue Arrives in Style

Just last week, Nissan surprised the public by releasing a teaser photo of the upcoming Rogue compact SUV for the 2021 model year ahead of its debut. Now, the model...Read more

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Americans Still Buying Pickup Trucks Despite Pandemic

No pandemic will stop America's love for trucks. When the coronavirus hit the United States, several states imposed shelter from home regulations and ordered the temporary halt of operations for...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0102 Code: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Circuit Low

Lately, you’ve been noticing that your car stalls or runs rougher than before. You eventually decide to use an OBD-II scanner to help you determine whether there’s an issue, and...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0443 Code: Evaporative Emission System Purge Control Valve “A” Circuit

The evaporative control (EVAP) system helps prevent fuel vapors from being released into the atmosphere. Depending on the issue experienced by the EVAP system, your car’s primary computer, which is...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0302 Code: Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected

The P0302 engine code can cause serious drivability issues, so you’ll need to address the underlying problem (or problems) right away.  If the check engine light has popped up on...Read more

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2021 Ford Bronco Set for Reveal on July 9

A date is finally set for the upcoming release of the much-awaited 2021 Ford Bronco. After months of anticipation and shortly after confirming the model's debut next month, Ford announced...Read more

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New Mild-Hybrid Tech Added to Ford Fiesta Lineup

Ford boosts its Fiesta supermini lineup with the addition of a mild-hybrid tech to some of its gasoline vehicles. With the new feature, the automaker aims to improve the economy...Read more

Features

Best Car Upgrades

If you’re like most enthusiasts, you simply cannot leave your car alone. You have to add a set of aftermarket wheels, a performance exhaust system, a set of fuzzy dice—something...Read more

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Chevrolet Dropping Ax on Malibu in 2022

Amid Chevrolet's cost-cutting efforts, reports have surfaced that the automaker is dropping the ax on the Malibu by 2022. Citing an unnamed source, GM Authority published a report stating the...Read more

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Ford Claims 37 Miles of Range for 2020 Escape Plug-In Hybrid

It's no secret that Ford is bringing back a plug-in hybrid version to one of its SUVs for the first time since 2012. It's coming in the form of the...Read more

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Nissan Unveils Face of 2021 Rogue

The face of the upcoming 2021 Nissan Rogue, scheduled to debut on June 15, has been revealed. The model shows a more aggressive styling and includes new features for the...Read more

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Gets AWD

Chrysler is giving the 2020 Pacifica an AWD Launch Edition. Aimed at customers in search of a minivan that has more traction during winter or rainy season, it fetches a...Read more

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Nissan Recalls Altima Yet Again for Defective Hood

Nissan aims to end its persisting problems with hoods that fly open while driving with a massive recall involving no less than 1.9 million Altima vehicles. In a report published...Read more

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Turbo Option Reportedly Arriving for 2021 Mazda 3

Years of clamor is finally bearing fruit with the reported arrival of a turbocharged engine for the 2021 Mazda 3, at least according to a leaked document cited by online...Read more

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Honda Shuts Down Plant Operations After Cyberattack

Following an extended shutdown of its plants due to the coronavirus pandemic, Honda restarted its operations, eager to ramp up the production of its products. However, the company can't seem...Read more

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Bares Face, New Interior

It's no secret the Hyundai Santa Fe is getting a styling update for the 2021 model year. But it's only now that the automaker officially introduced the mid-size SUV to...Read more

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Toyota Gives 2021 Corolla Apex Sport Package

The Toyota Corolla has a reputation of being one of the most reliable sedans on the market today, hatchback or not. But the Japanese automaker isn't stopping in further spicing...Read more

DIY

Turn Signal Switch Problems

Once upon a time, drivers relied on hand signals to notify other people on the road of their intention to stop or turn their vehicles in a certain direction. While...Read more

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Honda, Acura Recall 140,000 Vehicles Due to Bad Fuel Pumps

A total of 136,057 vehicles are being recalled from the Honda and Acura lineup in the United States due to reports concerning fuel pump problems. Globally, the defect affects about...Read more

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2021 Ford Bronco Set for July Debut

After numerous spy photos, renderings, leaked images, and years of waiting, Ford is finally unveiling the revived Bronco to the world next month. In its recent announcement, the automaker said...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0010 Code: “A” Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit (Bank 1)

If your OBD-II scanner is storing a P0010 code, the problem likely has something to do with the engine. But more specifically, it affects the engine’s variable valve timing (VVT)...Read more

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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Special Edition to Arrive This Summer

Toyota is trying to prove the Corolla can be as fun as other flashy sedans on the market with the announcement of a special edition hatchback for the model. Ahead...Read more

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Toyota Recalls RAV4 Units Due to Defective Suspension Arm

Toyota is recalling units of the 2019 and 2020 RAV4 and RAV4 hybrid over reports of a faulty front lower suspension arm. A total of 9,502 vehicles with build dates...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0507 Code: Idle Control System RPM Higher than Expected

The issues that trigger a P0507 code are usually not severe enough to prevent you from driving your car, but it can cause some difficulties. Arm yourself with the necessary...Read more

DIY

How to Clean Aluminum Wheels

Many modern vehicles are equipped with aluminum alloy wheels, generally made from a combination of nickel and aluminum. These wheels are known for being lighter than steel, and they can...Read more

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Nissan Is Axing 20% of Its Global Lineup

Following reports of global restructuring, the delay of the merger with Renault, and the pending job cuts affecting thousands of employees, Nissan is also reportedly cutting 20% of its global...Read more

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Ford Bronco Rumored to Get a Seven-Speed Manual

A seven-speed manual transmission may sound a little far fetched for a model that's not a Porsche 911 or Chevrolet Corvette. But if recent rumors are true, it looks like...Read more

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No Summer Breaks for GM, Ford to Make up for Losses

Two of the biggest automakers in the United States—General Motors and Ford Motor Company—are cancelling annual summer breaks for several of their assembly plants in an effort to make up...Read more

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Honda Donates 130,000 Face Shields for Health Frontliners

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over in the United States and essential medical supplies are still very much needed by medical workers on the frontlines. And Honda is well...Read more

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Driver Deaths in America Still Higher in Small Cars

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has revealed that driving in a small car in the United States is steadily becoming more dangerous for motorists, at...Read more

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Nissan Unveils Redesigned 2021 Frontier Pickup

In the automotive industry, regular updates and redesigns are common among automakers who would like to make their respective models as competitive as possible. This is especially the case in...Read more

Features

5 Cool Car Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and for most of us, this year’s celebrations are probably going to be a bit different due to the pandemic. Most people will...Read more

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Cars Over Mass Transit During the Pandemic —CDC

Months of city-wide, statewide, or nationwide lockdowns are not sustainable for the economy. As the United States starts easing shelter-in-place regulations and businesses begin to reopen, more people are expected...Read more

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2021 Ford F-150 Arrives June 25

Ford loyalists now have a date to look forward to as the automaker announced the final schedule for the reveal of the next-generation F-150. According to a tweet posted by...Read more

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Hyundai Confirms New Powertrains for 2021 Santa Fe

It’s only been two years since Hyundai rolled out the current generation of its Santa Fe crossover. But the automaker is already giving the model a facelift for 2021 and...Read more

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Mitsubishi Recalls 141,000 Cars Due to Detaching Control Arms

Mitsubishi is recalling 141,000 vehicles upon the discovery of rust that could damage their control arms and cause them to detach. According to documents filed by the automaker with the...Read more

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Hyundai Santa Fe Gets New Tech, Styling Upgrades

The Hyundai Santa Fe is getting a styling upgrade for its mid-cycle refresh, as shown by a teaser photo shared by the automaker recently. In the photo, the midsize SUV...Read more

DIY

Why Are My Brakes Smoking?

So you’re driving to the office, and you suddenly smell smoke. Alarmed, you wonder what it could be—until you see smoke coming from the back of your car. Now, it...Read more

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Hyundai Tucson Is Getting a Redesign for 2021

A redesigned version of the Hyundai Tucson is set to arrive for the 2021 model year and it looks like the model is getting a style upgrade. Spy photos of...Read more

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Bronco, Mustang to Become Ford Sub-Brands

Considering the number of reports published about the Ford Bronco and the Mustang Mach-E, the public would think they already know much about the two models even before their scheduled...Read more

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GM to Introduce Hands-Off Driving to New Ultra Cruise

It hasn't been long since General Motors resumed normal operations after a two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the automaker is already hard at work developing new technology...Read more

DIY

Bad Transfer Case Symptoms

The transfer case is one of the most important components that distinguish all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles. Driving all four wheels provides superior traction, resulting in improved...Read more

Features

What are the Different Types of Headlights?

Headlights help you navigate the road at night and improve visibility in bad weather conditions. Suffice it to say, having properly functioning headlights is vital to your safety on the...Read more

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Toyota Announces Pricing for 2021 RAV4 Prime

Toyota just announced the pricing scheme for the 2021 RAV4 Prime that's due to join the automaker's lineup soon. The plug-in hybrid SUV, which is packed with new features and...Read more

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Nissan-Renault Merger Shelved

The planned merger of Nissan and Renault is being shelved as both companies try to work in recovering financial losses brought by the coronavirus pandemic, a Reuters report revealed. The...Read more

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Price Bump for 2020

The upcoming hybrid version of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata is getting a price bump, as confirmed by the automaker in its recent announcement, which stated the gas-electric model of the...Read more

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2022 Hummer EV Will Have Removable Roof Panels

It's been a while since General Motors announced that it will revive the Hummer nameplate as an electric vehicle under the GMC lineup. But while the model is one of...Read more

DIY

How to Fix a Stuck Car Window

It’s a nice day out, so you decide to roll down your car's windows to enjoy some fresh air. But then you get on the freeway, and you press the...Read more

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Kia to Drop “Optima” Nameplate?

In January this year, reports surfaced on Kia ditching its old nameplates in favor of an alphanumeric nomenclature. At the time, however, it wasn't confirmed which models in the lineup...Read more

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Why Toyota Wants Sienna, Venza as Hybrid-Only

Toyota just announced the upcoming release of two new hybrid models: the returning Venza crossover and a redesigned Sienna minivan. Both will only be offered with hybrid powertrains, which somehow...Read more

Features

Which States Have Reopened After Coronavirus Lockdown?

After weeks of sheltering in place to slow down the spread of COVID-19, several states have announced their plans to reopen and have started to ease restrictions and restart economic...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0335 or Crankshaft Position “A” Circuit Malfunction

The P0335 trouble code indicates a possible issue with your vehicle’s crankshaft. But what exactly does this mean and how can you resolve the problem? Read on to learn more...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0016 Code: Camshaft Position A – Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1)

The P0016 error code concerns the camshaft and crankshaft—two important components within your vehicle’s engine. These two must be perfectly synchronized for the engine to function properly. So, if your...Read more

Features

What are the Parts of a Car Door?

Car doors come in different shapes, sizes, and types. Aside from protecting the passengers inside a vehicle, the doors also ensure a comfortable ride for everyone. Aside from being the...Read more

Features

When Will the DMV Reopen?

Many Americans have been under stay-at-home orders over the past few months. In an effort to slow down the spread of COVID-19, all non-essential activities had to be postponed indefinitely....Read more

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2020 New York Auto Show Cancelled

The 2020 edition of the annual New York Auto Show was initially scheduled to take place in April. However, the organizers decided to push it back to August due to...Read more

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Volkswagen in Hot Water for Controversial Ad

Volkswagen found itself in hot waters after being accused of posting a racist ad on the company's official Instagram page. The ad, meant to promote the automaker's upcoming Golf 8...Read more

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Spotted: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Prototype

A prototype of Hyundai's first-ever truck, the 2022 Santa Cruz, was recently spotted in Michigan, according to a report published by online publication Roadshow. The spy photos did not yield...Read more

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2020 Nissan Frontier Gets Price Increase With New Engine

Nissan is giving its well-loved Frontier a new engine for 2020. But this also means the model is getting a significantly higher base price compared to the outgoing generation. The...Read more

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75% of Americans Think U.S. Not Ready for Driverless Cars

It can't be denied the future of transportation will eventually have space for driverless vehicles. As they say, it's not a matter of if but when. The Partners for Automated...Read more

Features

6 Car Adventures to Try During COVID-19

Road trips can be a therapeutic experience for drivers and passengers alike. You get to enjoy the freedom of going anywhere the road takes you—even places that are well beyond...Read more

DIY

What Happens When a Wheel Bearing Goes Out

Wheel bearings support the weight of the vehicle and allow the wheel/tire assembly to rotate when you’re traveling down the road. All four of your car’s wheels have wheel bearings....Read more

DIY

Bad Throttle Body Symptoms

The throttle body is the device in your vehicle that opens and closes to regulate the amount of air entering the engine. When it gets dirty, clogged, or damaged, you...Read more

News

GM SUVs Get Better Fuel Economy Ratings for 2021

New EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, and Yukon XL are out, and it looks like loyal customers will be delighted with the improved city...Read more

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Toyota Confirms Arrival of Sienna Hybrid in 2021

The secret is out. Shortly after Toyota announced that it will introduce two new hybrid models in its lineup this year, reports of the Sienna getting a gas-electric version surfaced....Read more

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Toyota Brings Back Venza in Hybrid Form

After announcing its discontinuation in 2015, Toyota is once again bringing back the Venza in the fold, but this time as a hybrid-only SUV. The Japanese automaker has not had...Read more

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Acura Drops the Ax on RLX

Sedans will always have a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts.. This is evidenced by the steady popularity of the Toyota Camrys and Corollas, the Honda Civics and...Read more

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Ford Bronco, Mustang Mach-E Launches Delayed

More vehicle launches are getting delayed at the Ford backyard as reports confirm the official debut of the highly anticipated Bronco and Mustang Mach-E will be pushed back to a...Read more

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GM to Build Next-Gen Models Using Renewable Energy

Just as it resumes production in its facilities across the United States after a two-month closure in lieu of shelter-in-place protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic, General Motors announced plans...Read more

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New Leveling Kit Now Available for Chevy Colorado

In January this year, reports of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon getting a front leveling kit surfaced. GM Authority found order guides, which the website claimed to contain details...Read more

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Ford Vows to Fix Problems in Previous Launch of 2020 Explorer

The year 2019 was a completely different time for the automotive industry. Back to a time when events and vehicle launches were still happening on schedule, Ford was able to...Read more

Features

10 Ways to Honor Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Whenever we gather with family and friends to celebrate Memorial Day, it’s important to remember what—or rather who—we honor: the valorous men and women in uniform who made the ultimate...Read more

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Ram Sets TRX Production in September

In 2019, Ram confirmed its plans to begin production for the 1500 Rebel TRX sometime this year. But given what's happening in the world, people are curious if the automaker...Read more

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Toyota Prius to Get 20th Year Special Edition

The Toyota Prius will be welcoming its 20th year in the American market next model year. To mark the milestone, Toyota is preparing to roll out 2020 Edition for the...Read more

Features

Best First Cars for New Drivers

Whether you’re a first-time car buyer or a parent looking for your teen’s first ride, going through all the available options can be a bit overwhelming. Of course, choosing your...Read more

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Toyota Confirms Plans for U.S.-Bound GR Hot Hatch

The rumor mill has long churned out reports that Toyota is working to release a Gazoo Racing (GR) hot hatch in the United States sometime in the future. These rumors...Read more

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Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator Recalled for Brake Defects

Ford announced a recall of select 2020 Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators after it was discovered the models are equipped with defective Pre-Collision Assist features. These features include the forward collision...Read more

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Leaked:Toyota Sienna Is Getting a Hybrid Version

Shortly after Toyota announced that it will expand its hybrid lineup with the addition of new models, a leaked photo of an electrified Toyota Sienna circulated online. The Japanese automaker...Read more

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Toyota to Expand Lineup With Two New Hybrids

Toyota is growing its hybrid car lineup with the release of two models this month. The automaker confirmed in a statement that the new models will be joining the iconic...Read more

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How GM Plans to Keep Its Dealerships Virus-Free

As the company prepares to restart production on May 18 with its dealerships expected to reopen across the United States, General Motors is rolling out new safety measures to keep...Read more

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Production Halt Likely to Delay 2021 Ford F-150

The highly anticipated release of the 2021 Ford F-150 is rumored to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced the automaker to halt its production for two months....Read more

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GM Pushes Electrification Plans Despite Coronavirus

Following months of plant closures, low sales numbers, and an economic crisis in the United States, General Motors announced that its electrification plans are moving forward as planned. Despite recording...Read more

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Ford Ranger Sees Increase in Sales Amid Pandemic

Not even a pandemic can stop the Ford Ranger from racking up sales in the United States. The latest set of data revealed that the model raked in an increase...Read more

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Tesla Irons out Rift With Alameda County Over Factory Reopening

Following a week of power moves and unprecedented drama regarding the reopening of its factory in Fremont, California, Tesla appears to have reached an agreement with the local government of...Read more

Features

The Best NASCAR Racing Video Games You Can Play Today

Are you all hyped for the comeback of NASCAR? That’s right—if you haven’t seen the news yet, NASCAR will resume its Cup Series at the Darlington Raceway on Sunday, May...Read more

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Elon Musk Reopens Tesla Facility Despite Local Orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is adamant about restarting the company's production this month, saying he doesn’t care if he ends up getting arrested for defying government orders to remain closed...Read more

Features

What Sets a NASCAR Stock Car Apart from the Car in Your Driveway?

The stock car is the essence of NASCAR. It is said to have gotten its start in the Prohibition Era—born out of the need for secret distilleries to deliver moonshine...Read more

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Volkswagen to Recall Over 370,000 Vehicles

Volkswagen is scheduling a recall for more than 370,000 vehicles equipped with Takata airbags over the next four years. This was supported by a statement released by the National Highway...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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

News

Caught on Cam: Jeep Wrangler Tips Over During Crash Test

A vehicle's ability to safeguard its passengers during a crash is one of the most important factors for consumers when buying a new car. And among the most trusted agencies...Read more

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Nissan Focuses Production in U.S., Asia

As Nissan continues to struggle for another year, the automaker is reportedly planning to downsize its production in Europe and channel its resources in other core markets such as the...Read more

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Recall of 56M Takata Airbag Inflators Not Required

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced it will not require automakers to recall an additional 56 million Takata airbag inflators, clarifying that the components do not pose a...Read more

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April Data Show Americans Bought More Trucks Than Cars

Market sales of passenger cars may have taken a hit in the United States due to the spread of coronavirus and a plummeting economy, but it doesn't seem to be...Read more

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FCA Prepares to Reopen Facilities on May 18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is gearing up to restart production at most of its facilities in North America this month. Save for the automaker’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois, which will...Read more

News

California Won’t Allow Tesla to Restart Production

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently declared that manufacturing work is restarting in the state, prompting Tesla to also gear up to resume its production the way other automakers in Detroit...Read more

Features

How to Buy a Car During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is shaping the way Americans move and travel. While some states have begun to relax certain restrictions, things are still a long way from going back to...Read more

News

Hyundai Santa Cruz Spy Photos Reveal Pickup’s Unibody

Spy photos of the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz have previously circulated, completely covered with camo, and revealing hardly anything to the public. This time around, a new set is making...Read more

News

Ford Ships First Batch of Respirators Built With 3M

In the last two months, several automakers in the United States stopped their operations in a move to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Among these are three of the...Read more

DIY

Oil Pan Leaks: What are the Causes and How to Fix

Oil is considered one of the most critical fluids in a car because it lubricates (and provides a barrier between) the internal engine components. Without oil, friction between these components...Read more

News

Tesla Reportedly Planning to Resume Operations

Two of the biggest car automakers in the United States—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors—just announced they will be reopening their factories on May 18. Shortly after news broke, an...Read more

News

General Motors Resumes Work

Following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles's announcement that it will reopen its plants and resume production, General Motors also shared its final date for work resumption. As several states begin to ease...Read more

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Chevrolet Trailblazer Quietly Arrives in the U.S.

Chevrolet's new Trailblazer is now available in the United States, but the model is taking a hit from the pandemic and ongoing lockdowns in the region. According to a Reuters...Read more

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Ram Reportedly Reviving Dakota Nameplate

Ram has been in the center of rumors for years now saying it will revive a midsize pickup. The said pickup is believed to carry the Dakota nameplate, which was...Read more

News

U.S. Down to Last 30-Day Supply of Pickup Trucks

Car sales in the United States are slowly starting to pick up again. But this means another problem for manufacturers and suppliers as factories remain closed with no specific date...Read more

DIY

How to Change Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid serves to cool, lubricate, and provide a barrier between the moving parts of your car’s transmission. In an automatic transmission, the fluid is also used to create hydraulic...Read more

News

FCA to Restart Production on May 18

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is on its way to becoming the first to restart its operations among Detroit's Big Three following a two-month shutdown across North America due to coronavirus concerns....Read more

News

2,000 Nissan, Infiniti Vehicles Stuck at L.A. Coast

Under normal circumstances, Nissan has the ability to unload cargo shipment in half a day. But given the current situation in the United States relating to the coronavirus pandemic and...Read more

News

Ford Ranger’s Smaller Sibling to Be Called Maverick?

Ford is reportedly working on a small pickup truck to be released sometime in the next few years and it looks like the model will be called the Maverick. The...Read more

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Launch of New Ford F-150 Pickup Still on This Year

Following months of factory closures and production delays, Ford remains optimistic that it will meet its timeline for the scheduled release of the new F-150 pickup truck this year. One...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0113 Code: Intake Air Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit High Input

On the spectrum of OBD-II codes, a P0113 is considered moderately severe. This means that, if you’re having issues with your vehicle and your OBD-II scanner reads a P0113 trouble...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0303 Code: Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected

A misfire occurs when there is an insufficient amount of fuel burning in a cylinder. Since the way the engine runs relies heavily on the proper functioning of its cylinders,...Read more

News

New Ford Trademark Suggests Excursion Revival

Big trucks and SUVs are making a comeback as evidenced by the upcoming arrival of the GMC-badged Hummer EV from General Motors and the reported return of the Grand Wagoneer...Read more

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GMC Postpones Hummer EV Reveal

The scheduled May 20 reveal of the new GMC Hummer EV is no longer pushing through. The automaker confirmed this announced the news in a statement, saying it will be...Read more

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Toyota Earns Milestone With 15M Hybrids Sold

Toyota continues to prove why it is a leader in the automotive industry. Recently, the company announced it has sold a total of 15 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. The automaker...Read more

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Ford Cuts SiriusXM Trial Period in Half

Buyers of new Ford vehicles enjoy a free trial period of six months for the SiriusXM feature as part of the brand's All Access radio package. But according to a...Read more

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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Speed Sensor?

The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) is also commonly referred to as a transmission speed sensor or output shaft speed sensor. It is a small device—typically mounted somewhere on the transmission—that...Read more

DIY

How to Test a Blower Motor Resistor

If your car’s blower has only 4 or 5 different speed settings, it likely uses a simple electric resistor to control the fan’s speed. The resistor limits electrical current so...Read more

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Lincoln Backs out of EV Project With Rivian

Back in January, electric vehicle startup company Rivian was the talk of the town when its CEO confirmed that it had finished developing the Lincoln SUV, the automakers very first...Read more

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FCA Faces Lawsuit Anew for Defective Sway Bars

Less than a year after Jeep figured in a class-action lawsuit due to the infamous "death wobble" issue, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is once again facing a case, this time involving...Read more

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Ram Pushing Through With June Debut for Rebel TRX

The Detroit Auto Show may have been canceled but it looks like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles still wants to give the new Ram Rebel TRX the fanfare it deserves, albeit at...Read more

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LEAKED: Photos of New BMW 5-Series

By now, it's no longer a secret BMW is planning to release a refreshed version of its 5-Series sedan for the 2021 model year. But thanks to a couple of...Read more

DIY

Bad Tie Rod End Symptoms

A tie rod end is one of the lesser-known components of a car—but that doesn’t make it any less important. Tie rod ends are essential to the safe operation of...Read more

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Data Show Car Sales Improving Amid Coronavirus

After weeks of a continuing decline in car sales across the United States amid growing concerns brought by the coronavirus pandemic, new data released by JD Power confirms that auto...Read more

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UAW Pushes Back on Resumption of Factory Work

The United Auto Workers union has released a statement on its stand regarding the planned reopening of facilities by General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in early May. "At...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0301 Code: Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected

A P0301 is one of a series of OBD-II error codes that are triggered when your vehicle’s computer has detected a “misfire.” What exactly does this diagnostic code entail? Read...Read more

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Step Bumper vs Receiver Hitch

Having the ability to tow a trailer can prove extremely useful for both work and play. But not every vehicle rolls out of the factory with the parts required to...Read more

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2021 Cadillac Escalade Comes With More Space, More Standard Tech

Cadillac has redesigned the Escalade ESV for the 2021 model year, giving it up to 18 percent more cargo space compared to its 2020 predecessor. The additional cargo room is...Read more

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Ford Fusion Active Confirmed to Arrive in 2022

Ford's upcoming Fusion Active wagon due for release next year may be the automaker's last remaining wagon in the Fusion lineup after it decided to drop the ax on the...Read more

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Toyota Reportedly Replacing Its V8s With Turbo V6 Engines

As the industry enforces more stringent emissions requirements and the demand for fuel economy and electrification starts to grow, it's becoming questionable why Toyota sticks to aspirated V-8 engine in...Read more

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Hyundai Cars Crowd U.S. Ports as Car Sales Dip

When the number of coronavirus cases spiked in the United States, hundreds of thousands of people were affected. This prompted several automakers, among other businesses, to halt production temporarily in...Read more

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Photos of 2021 Nissan Rogue Leaked

Unreleased photos purportedly of the redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue are circulating online, giving the public a preview of what to expect from the model's comprehensive upgrade. The source of the...Read more

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FCA Recalls 550,000+ Vehicles for Defective Windshield Wipers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) just announced it is recalling over half a million pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide due to defective windshield wiper arms. According to documents released by the...Read more

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New Hyundai Santa Cruz Will Be a Pickup for the Masses

Hyundai is working on launching its very first pickup truck in the United States: the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz marks the Korean manufacturer’s first foray into another segment...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0442 Code: Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (Small Leak)

The P0442 code is one of the many OBD-II codes that can trigger if your vehicle perceives an issue with its EVAP system. In this article, we’ll explain what a...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0401 Code: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Flow Insufficient Detected

The error code P0401 is one of the 20 most common OBD-II codes faced by a lot of car owners, although it can be more prevalent in certain makes, such...Read more

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Detroit Automakers Look to Reopen Plants Soon

Automotive industry stalwarts General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are in discussions with the United Auto Works union regarding plans to restart work in their respective plants. The three...Read more

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Recalled for Unusual Defect

A recall may be unusual at times but as long as it puts safety at risk, it will be worth issuing. Such is the case for General Motors, which just...Read more

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Ford F-150 Raptor Could Be Losing Supercab Configuration

Following reports of a leaked 2021 Ford F-150 VIN decoder, it appears that America's favorite truck could be losing its SuperCab layout. MotorTrend recently published an article saying the configuration...Read more

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Is Getting More Juice

It looks like the Ford Mustang Mach-E is getting bolstered in the performance spec department, as reports surface that the automaker is giving the highly anticipated model an increase in...Read more

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Stall Risk Prompts Subaru Recall

Owners of Subaru vehicles are being warned of possible engine stalling caused by a faulty fuel pump in some of its models. According to documents filed with the National Highway...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0496 Code: EVAP Flow During a Non-Purge Condition

Is your vehicle recording a P0496 on your OBD-II scanner? This code, which is one of the many OBD-II codes that can trigger the Check Engine Light, may not present...Read more

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Jeep Delays 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Grand Cherokee Production

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it is pushing back the production of two Jeep SUVs set to be part of the 2021 lineup. According to Automotive News, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer...Read more

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What the Current Situation Means for Online Car Shopping

The recent developments in the automotive industry amid the coronavirus pandemic may be setting a new norm for car shoppers. As automakers announce their decision one by one to temporarily...Read more

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What to Do If You Can’t Make Your Car Payments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic may still be far from over. As the situation develops, a lot of companies and institutions are taking a huge hit. The fear imposed by the current...Read more

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Coilovers vs Springs

People have a hard time understanding whether a coilover is a shock or a spring when, in fact, it’s both. Although that may sound confusing, we have the information you...Read more

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How to Tint Headlights: A Step-by-Step Guide

As most of the population shelters in place in the next few weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many are choosing to keep a positive mindset and look for...Read more

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Ford Testing “Wearable Social-Distancing Device” for Workers

Most, if not all, automakers in the United States have already announced a temporary halt in production at their facilities because of the coronavirus. However, as this setup continues for...Read more

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Upgrades for Hyundai Veloster N on the Way

Hyundai's Veloster N is getting a number of upgrades for its next generation. The hot hatch is one of the most affordable performance cars on the market today. But Hyundai...Read more

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Toyota Recalls 2020 Corolla Hatchback for Faulty Back-Up Lights

Toyota is recalling a number of units of the 2020 Corolla hatchback due to failing back-up lights. According to documents filed by the automaker with the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read more

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Toyota RAV4 Reaches 10-Million Sale Milestone

Toyota has a reason to celebrate as its well-loved RAV4 SUV breaks into 10-million sale territory. The model, which has been a huge global success for the Japanese automaker since...Read more

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2021 Nissan Frontier Is “Basically All-New”

Nissan is set to launch a new generation of its Frontier midsize pickup for the 2021 model year. And while the company has not officially revealed the truck to the...Read more

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Ford Delays Production of 2021 Bronco Sport

Ford is reportedly delaying the production of its highly awaited 2021 Bronco Sport amid ongoing coronavirus concerns that have immensely escalated in the United States over the last few weeks....Read more

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Mazda Offers Healthcare Workers Free Oil Change, Car Cleaning Services

Mazda just started a new program for healthcare workers in the United States in an effort to boost their morale and give some peace of mind amid the ongoing fight...Read more

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An All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee Is Coming

A decade since the launch of its current generation, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is finally getting a complete redesign for the 2021 model year. Despite still being competitive in its...Read more

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Ram, Jeep Recall Over 425,000 Vehicles for Defective Wipers

Over 425,000 units of Ram and Jeep vehicles are being recalled due to faulty wipers. Based on documents filed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...Read more

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Hyundai Donates 65,000 Kits to Ramp up Testing in the U.S.

As car production remains halted in the United States, several automakers are extending whatever help they could to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Among the first to respond to...Read more

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Ford to Begin Respirator Production

Following Ford's announcement of its partnership with manufacturing company 3M in late March, the automaker announced it is now ready to begin building respirators. The two companies are reportedly working...Read more

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Ford Recalls 68,000 Vehicles With Faulty Transmissions

Ford is recalling nearly 68,000 vehicles built in February or March this year over reports of problems with the 10-speed automatic transmission. The recall includes models such as the F-150,...Read more

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Kia Telluride is 2020 World Car of the Year

As if the world has not recognized it enough, the Kia Telluride added yet another feather in ts cap as it bagged the 2020 World Car of the Year recognition...Read more

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Bad Motor Mount Symptoms

Just imagine driving along, when suddenly you hear a clunking sound coming from your car’s engine compartment. This noise, which usually occurs when you accelerate or slam on the brakes,...Read more

Features

Car Insurance Companies to Issue Refunds & Discounts Amid COVID-19 Crisis: What You Need to Know

Travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders placed across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in fewer cars on the road. As a result, this has led to...Read more

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Glitchy Backup Cams Prompt Massive FCA Recall

A total of 318,537 Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles are being recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles due to reports of glitchy backup cameras. According to documents filed with the...Read more

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GM All Set to Begin Ventilator Production

Following a little holdback after announcing plans to produce ventilators for healthcare workers, General Motors has confirmed production for the medical equipment can now begin. According to a report by...Read more

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Nissan Rogue Launch on Track

Amid growing concerns in the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and the rest of the world, Nissan remains steadfast with its plans to launch the next-generation Nissan...Read more

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Jeep Brings Back Bill Murray for Coronavirus Ad

Bill Murray is making a return in another Jeep advertisement to encourage people to stay at home during the worsening coronavirus situation in the United States. The new ad is...Read more

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Hyundai’s Entire 2020 Lineup Leaked

Hyundai is making heads turn in the United States after the automaker announced the upcoming entry of the Palisade in the American market, giving the brand an official representation in...Read more

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More Details on Upcoming Ford F-150 Surface

As the official launch date of the 2021 Ford F-150 approaches, details on the model are starting to surface despite the absence of an official confirmation from Ford. Following a...Read more

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Chevrolet Regains #2 Spot in Truck Wars

No global outbreak is going to stop Chevrolet from reclaiming its number 2 position back from Ram in America's truck wars. It has been a year since Ram overtook Chevrolet...Read more

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Is Curbside Pickup Safe During COVID-19? Top Establishments That Offer the Service

Before social distancing took over our lives, you could easily go online and have your groceries or food delivered to your doorstep. But the COVID-19 crisis has forced companies to...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0440 Code: Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction – Large Leak

A P0440 is a generic powertrain code, which means it can appear in any vehicle regardless of make or model. Unlike other OBD-II codes, it will not affect the drivability...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0014 Code: Camshaft Position B – Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1)

Diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0014 is a generic powertrain code that can apply to all types of vehicles. The DTC stands for Camshaft Position B - Timing Over-Advanced or System...Read more

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Subaru Sends U.S. Employees on Furlough

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States is growing bigger by the day, with the automotive market being one of the hardest-hit industries. Several other companies have...Read more

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New Santa Fe to Have Different Styling From Sorento

It's no secret the Hyundai Santa Fe is getting a redesign for the 2021 model year. But what people have yet to know is that the model will not look...Read more

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Are We Gonna See a Hybrid Ford F-150?

Everyone knows there's an electric Ford F-150 already in the works. But what if loyal F-150 fans are not yet ready to make the big jump to EV territory? Ford...Read more

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Hyundai Rides Trend on Redesigned Logos

Along with other car manufacturers that have earlier shared redesigned logos to help promote social distancing amid the rising COVID-19 cases around the world, Hyundai released a new version of...Read more

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Hyundai Extends Warranty Coverage Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Amid factory shutdowns and closed corporate offices, Hyundai is trying to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic both on its customers and the business by extending warranty coverage and...Read more

Features

Can You Drive Without a Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter is tougher than most parts found in your car. That’s because it needs that toughness to withstand high operating temperatures. But it can still break down or...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0172 Code: Fuel System Too Rich (Bank 1)

Is your Check Engine Light illuminated? Are you experiencing engine misfires? Or perhaps you’re noticing an unusual lack of engine power when you drive? While these symptoms are not exclusive...Read more

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What Does a Speed Sensor Do?

Modern vehicles contain a variety of different speed sensors. For example, most cars have a vehicle speed sensor and multiple wheel speed sensors. Other types of sensors, such as the...Read more

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GM, Honda Team Up to Make 2 New EVs

General Motors and Honda are teaming up to develop two new electric vehicles, which will be sold under the Honda brand in both the United States and Canada. The EVs...Read more

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Nissan Recalls Over 250,000 Vehicles for Takata Airbag Defect

The Takata airbag saga is not yet over for Nissan as the Japanese automaker announced it is recalling more than 250,000 units worldwide to replace potentially dangerous airbag inflators from...Read more

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How Long Does a Catalytic Converter Last?

A catalytic converter is an emissions control device located in your car’s exhaust system. You probably know that much already. But what you might not know is—just how long is...Read more

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Nissan Rogue Finally Gets a Refresh

The Nissan Rogue has been the company's best-selling model, but it has yet to be given a redesign since it was introduced to the European market as the X-Trail in...Read more

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GM Delays Product Development on New Models

General Motors is postponing the development of updated models supposedly scheduled for release this year due to coronavirus concerns. Vehicles affected by the temporary suspension in production now won't arrive...Read more

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Volkswagen Joins COVID-19 Fight With Medical Gear Production

Volkswagen is joining the nationwide efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the United States by manufacturing much-needed medical gear for health care workers deployed on the front...Read more

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Study Says More Americans Considering Getting a Jeep

While a significant amount of the United States' population is on self-quarantine due to the spread of the coronavirus, some research groups are taking the opportunity to survey consumers on...Read more

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Car Brands Update Logos to Promote Social Distancing

In light of the World Health Organization's recommendation for cities and states to practice social distancing, several automakers took it upon themselves to promote the measure in their own way....Read more

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10 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

It might be hard to find a silver lining in the situation our world is facing today, but here’s some good news: since social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been...Read more

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New Details on the 2021 Kia Sorento

New information about the redesigned Kia Sorento recently emerged, as the company prepares for its arrival in Europe and the United States. The mid-size SUV that's coming to the U.S....Read more

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Ford Partners with General Electric for Ventilator Production

Ford and General Electric Healthcare are teaming up in an effort to help address the intensifying coronavirus concerns in the United States by building 50,000 ventilators to be distributed to...Read more

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Toyota to Make Masks, Face Shields in North America

Toyota is joining the growing list of automakers stepping up in the fight against COVID-19 in the United States. The Japanese automaker said it is ready to begin production of...Read more

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Ford Pushes Back Resumption of U.S. Production

After it has expressed its intentions to restart its office operations and vehicle production by April 14, Ford announced it is postponing plans at its North American plants due to...Read more

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GM’s Ventilator Deal on Hold Over High Production Cost

Over a week ago, General Motors made headlines when it announced it would be partnering with medical equipment company Ventec Life Systems to produce ventilators at its plant in Indiana....Read more

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Detroit Auto Show Canceled; Venue to Become Field Hospital

As things worsen due to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, the Detroit Auto Show will not be pushing through with its run slated June 6 to 20, a...Read more

Features

What are the Best Catalytic Converters?

A lot of people doubt the importance of replacing a bad catalytic converter. Many car owners are also not that eager to replace their faulty catalytic converters because replacement could...Read more

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Over 326,000 Ford, Lincoln Cars Recalled

More than 326,000 vehicles are being recalled by Ford across the United States, Canada, and Mexico as part of three safety campaigns, the largest of which affects the 2014-15 Ford...Read more

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Ford, GM Production Focused on SUVs–Not EVs

While several automakers in the United States are fortifying plans for electric vehicle production, Ford and General Motors appears to have something different in mind. Based on production plans obtained...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0141 Code: Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1, Sensor 2)

There are around 11,000 different trouble codes in the most recent OBD-II index. So what makes the P0141 code stand out from the rest? This article will cover the details,...Read more

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Toyota to Resume Production in North America by April 20

Following Ford's announcement to resume its operations by April 14, Toyota has also expressed its hopes to do the same for its vehicle production in North America on April 20....Read more

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Is Chevrolet Giving the 2021 Colorado a Price Increase?

Five years on the market and the Chevrolet Colorado is finally getting its much-deserved facelift for the 2021 model year along with its corporate cousin, the GMC Canyon. But with...Read more

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A Faster Hyundai Sonata Could Be on Its Way

During the launch of the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, the automaker gave a peek into the prototype version of its sibling, the Sonata N-Line. Similar to Hyundai's Elantra N-Line, the other...Read more

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2021 Honda Insight Secures IIHs’ Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Being named the most fuel-efficient automaker in the United States is not going to stop Honda from making more significant changes in its models, including the upcoming 2021 Honda Insight....Read more

Features

PSA: Tips for Storing Your Vehicle During COVID-19

Many states and large cities have now implemented shelter-in-place orders to help curb the COVID-19 outbreak—meaning everyone has to stay home. And while there are exceptions to this mandate, such...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0011 Code: “A” Camshaft Timing Over Advanced (Bank 1)

The P0011 is a generic OBD-II code, which means it is common across all manufacturers. But more specifically, this specific fault code can be triggered in vehicles with variable camshaft...Read more

Features

Best Shocks for Lifted Trucks

Shock absorbers ensure a smooth ride for any car that roams the roads. They are even more critical to trucks that often go off-roading for recreation or work. They may...Read more

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FCA to Resume Plant Operations by April 14

In an attempt to aid in controlling the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced it will temporarily stop operations in its facilities in the...Read more

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Ram Rebel TRX to Be Powered by Hellcat V8?

It's been a long time since the Ram Rebel TRX was announced as a concept car in 2016. And ever since, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been teasing customers with the...Read more

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What the Ford Bronco Was Supposed to Be Called

No delay is going to wane the public's excitement for the much-awaited arrival of the reborn Ford Bronco. But even before the official launch date was pushed back, a lot...Read more

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Are These Trims for the New Ford Baby Bronco?

While customers eagerly await the arrival of the 2021 Ford Bronco, its smaller sibling, the Brocno Sport (a.k.a. Baby Bronco), is tiding people over with the release of some important...Read more

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Unofficial 2021 Chevrolet Suburban Prices Released

Pricing for the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is making rounds online ahead of an official release from the automaker. According to online publication CarsDirect.com, which published the price list, the information...Read more

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Volvo Recalls Over 120,000 Vehicles for Braking Defect

Automatic emergency braking is a welcome technology that claims to keep drivers and passengers safer—that is, if the system can correctly detect obstacles. Unfortunately, that's not the case for more...Read more

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Ford Trademark Suggests New Off-Roader in the Works

Following Ford's decision to discontinue its Fiesta, Focus, and Fusion models in the United States, the automaker was discovered to be embarking on a non-traditional path. While its rival Japanese...Read more

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FCA, Ford, GM to Shut Down Plants Due to Coronavirus

Following the creation of a special task force and a series of negotiations with the UAW, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and General Motors have decided to shut down plants due...Read more

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Ford 3D-Prints Face Shields, Helps in Ventilator Production

Ford is stepping up to help fight against the coronavirus as the company announced it is ramping up efforts to support healthcare workers by aiding in the production of essential...Read more

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FCA to Make Masks for Health Workers

Following reports that automakers in the United States are offering their services to aid the government in its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)...Read more

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Toyota’s Limited Camry TRDs Are Selling out Fast

Toyota's Racing Development division ventured into the production of a sports sedan version of the 2020 Toyota Camry and the public's response is generally positive. Priced at $32,125, the arguably...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0340 Code: Camshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Malfunction

A P0340 error code can be a serious issue that requires immediate attention, as the underlying cause can lead to engine damage the longer you continue to use the vehicle....Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

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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2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Gets Mediocre EPA Ratings

The EPA ratings for the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer's range-topping all-wheel-drive are now out, and it's not looking too good. According to the numbers released on the official EPA website, the...Read more

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Ram Spices up 1500 Lineup With a New Special Edition

Ram is giving its 2020 Ram 1500 pickup lineup a boost with the addition of a new Southwest Edition model. The special edition will be available in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona,...Read more

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Automakers Offer Aid Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Automakers in the United States are offering to provide assistance to the government in producing essential medical equipment to health professionals amid the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 illness in...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0455 Code: Evaporative Emission System Large Leak Detected

If the Check Engine Light is illuminated and it’s triggering a P0455 code on your OBD-II scan tool, you may be looking at a gas cap issue. But that’s certainly...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0446 Code: Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Control Circuit Malfunction

OBD-II codes help you find out what is wrong with your vehicle—but if you don’t know what a specific code means, how can you address the issue? If you’re getting...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0174 Code: System Too Lean (Cylinder Bank 2)

While the P0174 OBD-II trouble code is not manufacturer-specific and is considered a generic powertrain code, it can be more common in certain car makes than others. More specifically, a...Read more

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Chevrolet Traverse Gets Stylish Updates for 2021

Chevrolet is giving the Traverse a fresh look for the 2021 model year, including a revised equipment list and updated exterior styling. For the exterior, the three-row SUV is getting...Read more

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GM, Ford, FCA, UAW Create Coronavirus Task Force

Several automotive brands in the United States are making adjustments to their production schedules in lieu of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic that's currently sweeping the world. General Motors,...Read more

Features

Car Organization Hacks: Keep Your Ride Clutter-Free

Many of us are guilty of having a messy car. With everyone’s busy day-to-day routines, the task of cleaning and organizing your car is often left on the back burner....Read more

Features

Bumper Cover vs. Bumper: What’s the Difference?

Most people who don't know much about vehicles would probably find it confusing when they encounter the term, “bumper cover.” Is that different from a bumper? What is it used...Read more

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Hyundai, Kia Recall Vehicles for Possible Fuel Hose Leak

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling about 207,000 vehicles due to a potential fuel hose leak, reports say. Models affected by the recall include 2013-2014 Sonatas with build dates...Read more

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Ford Recalls Previously Recalled 2019 Rangers

In October 2019, Ford issued a recall on 20,000 units of the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup in North America over defective HVAC blower motors deemed to pose a risk of...Read more

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New Ford Bronco Launch Postponed

It looks like it would take some time before the public actually sees the final production version of the new Ford Bronco. This is after the automaker instructed all employees...Read more

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Jeep Recalls Wrangler, Gladiator Over Manual Transmission Glitch

Jeep just announced it is recalling over 30,000 units of the Wrangler and Gladiator models due to an issue with the manual transmission. According to documents filed with the National...Read more

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2021 GMC Yukon Still Pricier Than Suburban, Tahoe

GMC has released the pricing scheme for the 2021 Yukon and Yukon XL, with both models retaining their premium position in the automaker's full-size SUV lineup. For the coming model...Read more

Features

How to Avoid the Glare from Oncoming Headlights

If you’re the kind of driver who can’t take glare that well, you’d want to avoid the glare from oncoming headlights because being temporarily blind on the road could potentially...Read more

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Toyota Files Trademark Possibly for Next-Gen Tundra

Toyota has reportedly submitted an application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark the term "i-Force Max." According to a report published by The Truth About Cars, the...Read more

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Honda Kills Lone EV in the U.S.

Honda is saying goodbye to the Clarity Electric, its one and only EV in the United States. The model was launched just three years ago to select states in the...Read more

DIY

Symptoms of a Bad Power Steering Pump

An average vehicle weighs about 2,900 pounds. That, of course, will vary depending on what type of vehicle you’re driving. On average, a midsize car can weigh up to 3,400...Read more

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Honda Odyssey Getting Updates for 2021 Model Year

The minivan segment is no longer as popular as it used to be, but Honda is not taking things lightly with its Odyssey. The Japanese automaker announced that the reliable...Read more

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Here’s How the 2021 Ford Bronco Looks Like

All the anticipation for the 2021 Ford Bronco SUV that has been going on for months is about to come to an end as the company prepares for the official...Read more

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Toyota Recalls Over 40,000 Vehicles Due to Engine Cracks

A total of 44,191 vehicles from the 2019 and 2020 model years are being recalled by Toyota due to reports of engine cracks in select models. Affected by the recall...Read more

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California Approves Controversial GM Tech

On top of the seemingly inevitable future of electric cars, another technological advancement that's on the brink of becoming mainstream is self-driving technology. Multimillion startup Tesla is leading the charge...Read more

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Ram TRX Challenges Ford Raptor with 700-HP Engine

The pickup wars have been ongoing in the United States for decades and it does not appear to be slowing down soon. In fact, reports have surfaced that the upcoming...Read more

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Ford Ranger to Get Budget-Friendly Sibling

After ditching the passenger car segment, Ford channeled its focus on creating crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks, leaving loyal customers without affordable models from the lineup. But it seems like...Read more

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Here’s What We Know About GM’s 11 Upcoming EVs

It's no longer a secret that General Motors is looking to release no less than 11 new vehicles as part of its electrification efforts in the next few years. The...Read more

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Chevrolet to Release Electric Truck by 2025

The list of automakers looking to release an electric pickup in the near future keeps getting longer, now with Chevrolet joining the fray. In a recent announcement, General Motors confirmed...Read more

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Hyundai Elantra Sports New Look for 2021

Hyundai is hyping the upcoming release of the redesigned Elantra for the 2021 model year with two teaser images and a short video revealing the compact sedan's new look. The...Read more

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid Gets IIHS Top Safety Pick Recognition

Honda is looking more appealing to family consumers with the latest achievements of the updated 2020 CR-V Hybrid. Aside from booting impressive fuel economy, the model was recently awarded the...Read more

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Dodge Axes Journey for Failing CARB Standards

Shortly after the announcement on the end of production for the Dodge Grand Caravan, the automaker is saying goodbye to another model—in at least 13 states, that is. For the...Read more

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Subaru Crosstrek Rumored to Get More Powerful Engine

Subaru is rumored to be giving its Crosstrek a more powerful engine for 2021. In a recent interview, Subaru CEO Tom Doll shared the updated Crosstrek will sport the brand's...Read more

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Hyundai, Kia Unveil Transmission With Predictive Shifting Tech

New technology is making its way to Hyundai and Kia models as the sibling companies announced they have created a transmission that shifts gears based on predictive information and communication...Read more

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