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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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Car Maintenance

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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Honda

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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Toyota

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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Air Conditioning

Engine Mounts: How Much Does It Cost to Replace Them?

Engine Mounts: How Much Does It Cost to Replace Them?

How Much to Replace Engine Mounts?What are Engine Mounts For?Signs Your Engine Mount Needs ReplacingWhy You Need To Address These Signs ImmediatelyIssues Caused by Bad Engine MountsCan Faulty Engine Mounts Be Repaired?Can You Drive With Bad Engine Mounts?Can You Replace Engine Mounts On Your Own?How Long Can an Engine Mount Last?Take Engine Mount Issues SeriouslyEngine mounts are critical when it comes to the longevity of your car. When these parts fail, you can expect to pay between $200 and $600 to replace them. If ... read more

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Car Engine

Power Steering Pump: How to Tell If It's Bad

Power Steering Pump: How to Tell If It's Bad

Signs of a Faulty Power Steering PumpMain Causes of Bad Power Steering Pump SymptomsCan You Drive With a Bad Power Steering Pump?How Much is a Power Steering Pump Replacement?Get Your Car Inspected Today From fluid leaks to metallic flakes, there are several ways for you to tell that your power steering pump is faulty. Since the power steering pump is a vital component of your vehicle, it’s critical to familiarize yourself with these signs so your car won’t have to be one of the 12 million vehicles involved in traffic crashes. This article will discuss the symptoms of a bad power steer ... read more

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5 Reasons Your Engine Is Making Loud Noises

5 Reasons Your Engine Is Making Loud Noises

Some car models are more susceptible than others when it comes to engine issues. That’s why car owners must know the signs of a failing engine. In most cases, an engine making loud noises could signify something wrong with the vehicle.  This article goes over five of the most common reasons your engine is making loud noises and why you should have it checked by your auto repair professional.  1. Exhaust Leaks A buildup of carbon inside your engine can significantly cause an exhaust leak. A broken manifold, cracked pipe, or loose-fitting will allow gases to escape from the car's system and result in unusual noises. In addition to a noticeable hissing sound, you might notice oil on the outside of your vehicle.  Why ... read more

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Car Engine

Six Essential Tips for Maintaining Old Cars

Six Essential Tips for Maintaining Old Cars

According to federal safety regulators, older cars are more likely to harm you and your passengers compared to newer ones. That doesn’t mean you can’t take your old car out for a drive.  However, doing regular auto maintenance on your aging vehicle should help keep it running smoothly and safely.  Here are six essential tips that can help you maintain your old car. 1. Invest in a quality battery Your battery starts the car and powers essential components such as your windows and wipers. Because of this, a quality battery should be one of your top priorities when it comes to maintaining your old car. You'll also want to ensure that it's placed securely so that there's good contact with the terminals. 2. Check and change the oil regularly Perhaps the mos ... read more

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