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Tell-Tale Signs That Your Power Steering Pump Is Going Bad

Tell-Tale Signs That Your Power Steering Pump Is Going Bad

One of the most critical components of your car’s power steering system is the power steering pump. This component makes it possible for your vehicle to quickly turn and get you to your destination. But like all man-made things, these pumps can suffer from wear and tear damage. Car components tend to deteriorate in condition over time. A damaged power steering pump will affect your vehicle’s ability to perform properly. To avoid any major repairs that will put your car out of commission for a time, it’s important to identify when your power steering pump is about to give out. This piece will identify some of the bad power steering pump symptoms that will give you a heads up on whether you have to make changes. Moreover, this piece will suggest steps you can take to take better care of your pump and your entire power steering system. Symptom #1: Leaking Power Steering Fluids One of the first ... read more

Engine Talk: How Much Will It Cost to Replace Engine Mounts?

Engine Talk: How Much Will It Cost to Replace Engine Mounts?

Your engine is the heart and soul of your vehicle, so you have to make sure it’s well protected. The chassis is an important barrier of protection not only for you but also for the car engine and electronics. Specifically, engine mounts are built for the purpose of protecting the driving force of your vehicle. With regular use, your car’s components eventually wear down. However, it’s seriously bad news if your engine mount is in poor condition. If you don’t have it replaced as soon as you notice its poor condition, it can damage your engine and render your vehicle useless.   The question that might be ringing in your mind is how much does it cost to replace engine mounts? A quick engine check by a trusted industry name should help you get a fair assessment, but knowing the costs of what you may have to pay will better prepare your finances.   This piece will also look ... read more

Signs Your Honda Transmissions Need Repair

Signs Your Honda Transmissions Need Repair

Honda is quite a famous car brand and, as such, it has delivered superb quality vehicles for users worldwide. However, like all car brands, Honda has seen its fair share of issues regarding its vehicle performance. Yet, unlike common vehicle issues like flat tires and sputtering engines, there is also a more The transmission allows your car to change between gears, thus smoothly switching the speeds at which you move. Honda transmissions can develop various types of issues, so it’s important to be able to recognize them in time and address the issue accordingly.  What Usually Leads to Transmission Problems with Hondas? Before we start discussing the issues themselves, it’s worth discussing the factors that actually tend to cause them. Honda vehicle drivers can significantly prevent the problems from arising by simply avoiding certain activitie ... read more

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Toyota Reliability: The Most Common Issues Encountered

Toyota Reliability: The Most Common Issues Encountered

Considering how well-known the Toyota brand is, its quality of production is more than obvious. Toyota’s sleek vehicle designs, the speed they can achieve, and the relative ease with which they can be maintained are all influencing factors in the brand’s reputation. When it comes to Toyota reliability, their vehicles have had multiple opportunities to prove themselves, and most of the time, they’ve delivered. Still, like all cars, they, too, are prone to developing specific problems. Transmission: Full Failure and Other Issues Some of the most common issues reported by Toyota car drivers are transmission problems. This includes gears stuck in one mode, the leakage of fluids, the random shifting from one mode to another during driving, and even the complete transmission failure associated with the Toyota RAV4. Admittedly, transmission issues with Toyota cars were most common before 2006, but some reports have been made as recently as 2020.  Air Conditioners C ... read more

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Your Step-By-Step Guide On How To Check Power Steering Fluid

Your Step-By-Step Guide On How To Check Power Steering Fluid

It’s important to keep your car in good condition by regularly checking the fluid levels. Experts consider power steering fluid one of the six essential car fluids, so getting them checked is a vital task that’s easy to do but often neglected. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to check power steering fluid and discuss other related topics you need to know. How To Check Power Steering Fluid Checking your car's power steering fluid level is a relatively simple task that should only take a few minutes. Here’s how: 1. Locate your car’s power steering fluid reservoir Locate the power steering fluid reservoir on your car and find out how to open it. It’s often found under a cover near the wheel of your vehicle. However, its position may differ based on your ca ... read more

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Electric Power Steering Problems and How To Address Them

Electric Power Steering Problems and How To Address Them

Electric power steering (EPS) has become the norm due to its fuel efficiency and ease of use. However, like all things mechanical, EPS systems can experience problems. This article will discuss the common issues and diagnose electric power steering problems. We will also provide tips on maintaining your EPS system to avoid these issues. Eight Common Electric Power Steering Problems The electric power steering problems listed below can cause significant headaches for drivers. Each problem will be described in detail and the primary cause and why it’s essential to address the issue quickly. 1. Power Steering Pump Failure One of the most common EPS issues is power steering pump failure. The power steering pump provides hydraulic fluid to the EPS system. When the pump fails, it can cause the steering to feel h ... read more

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Honda Repair Services: TPMS Light On

Honda Repair Services: TPMS Light On

As a Honda owner, you have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that signals when you need to check on your tires while on the road. It’s a great safety feature required by law since 2003. If the TPMS warning light stays on even after seeing to your tires, it means that you need Honda repair services. This article will tell you what to do when your TPMS light turns on and if it stays on or flashes. Why the TPMS Light Turns On The TPMS warning lights up when your tire pressure is lower than the manufacturer’s specified pressure levels by 25% or more. This alerts you to the possibility of a flat tire. Tire pressure drops with the outside temperature at around 1 psi per ten degrees. Conversely, as the weather turns warmer, your tire pressure increases. You must, therefore, always check and adju ... read more

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Toyota Repair: Maintenance Light Goes On

Toyota Repair: Maintenance Light Goes On

If you’re the owner of a Toyota, you know that it’s one of the most reliable cars on the market. That is why its yearly revenue exceeds the combined annual income of Honda and Nissan.  But even the most reliable car can experience a problem now and then and need Toyota repair services. If your Toyota’s maintenance light goes on, don’t panic!  This article will explain what it means and what you can do about it. Where is the Maintenance Required Light Located? The maintenance required light is on the instrument panel of your Toyota. It looks like a little oil canister with a light bulb inside it. In some cases, this light appears as an icon that says “Maint Req” on the panel. What Does the Maintenance Required Light Mean? The purpose of the maintenance required light ... read more

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The Nissan Rogue: Most Common Nissan Repair Services

The Nissan Rogue: Most Common Nissan Repair Services

The Nissan Rogue is a popular car, but it does require some common repair services. Since its launch in 1991 up to 2021, CarProblemZoo by owners needing Nissan repair services.  The highest number of issues were for the 2018 Rogue cars, for which owners detailed 711 problems. Here are some of the most common issues with this model. Frustrating Fuel Gauges and Pumps The most common Nissan Rogue problems involve a temperamental fuel gauge providing inaccurate readings. This can lead to the vehicle stopping mid-trip as it runs out of fuel without the driver’s knowledge.  This can be very inconvenient especially if the car stops in an isolated area during a long drive and there is no mobile signal to call for help. If it happens in a snowstorm, being stranded in a stalled vehicle can be life-threatening ... read more

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Odd Noises from Your Car AC (And What They Mean)

Odd Noises from Your Car AC (And What They Mean)

In the modern world of technology, everyone is surrounded by constantly buzzing and beeping devices. These noises can get on your nerves, but they also serve an essential purpose — they let you know when something is wrong. Like your phone or your computer, your car has a variety of sensors and components that make noise when they’re not working correctly. And while some of these sounds may be nothing to worry about, others can indicate a severe problem. Here are some of the most common odd noises you might hear from your car AC and what they could mean: Screeching/Squealing Although you may think that these sounds are coming from your car AC, they’re actually emanating from your engine. If you hear these noises when you first turn on your car AC, it’s likely due to a loose or damaged serpentine belt. Causes The serpentine belt is responsible for powering your car’s AC ... read more

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