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Features

Why Does My Car Smell Like Gas?

In the movies, even a minor gasoline leak can immediately turn into a massive explosion—which is why to some, smelling fuel inside the car can be extremely unnerving. Plus, the...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

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

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

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

DIY

Essential Underhood Maintenance Tips from Our Chief Mechanic

In the past, cars required constant adjustments to mechanical bits, such as carburetors and ignition points. Thankfully, today’s vehicles are governed by computers and other electronics—and that means far less...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

Features

Car Care Month & COVID-19: Prep Your Vehicle for Emergencies

April is National Car Care Month—and it’s less than two weeks away. Now, with the exception of our brave health workers and other frontliners who are working hard to fight...Read more

DIY

How to Replace a Fuel Pump

Fixing your car yourself can create a great sense of accomplishment. On the other hand, a repair job that goes awry can lead to frustration, swearing and bloody knuckles. The...Read more

DIY

How to Diagnose a Faulty Fuel Pump

So, you think you may have a faulty fuel pump? Troubleshooting the problem is usually pretty straightforward. But occasionally, a tricky diagnosis will have you pulling out your hair and...Read more

DIY

Bad Fuel Pump Symptoms

It's a frigid winter morning and you go to start your car—it cranks and cranks but doesn't fire. Sound familiar? Then you may have a bad fuel pump. But don't...Read more

Guides

A Short Course on Fuel Systems

This article is broken down into two sections: What is a fuel system?How does a fuel system work? What is a Fuel System? The modern automobile fuel system has several...Read more

Guides

Fuel System

The function of the fuel system is to store and supply fuel to the cylinder chamber where it can be mixed with air, vaporized, and burned to produce energy. The...Read more

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Emission Control Systems

The need to control the emissions from automobiles gave rise to the computerization of the automobile. Hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen are created during the combustion process and...Read more

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