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Category Archives: Check Engine Light

4 Major Engine Issues That Require Professional Assistance

4 Major Engine Issues That Require Professional Assistance

Car crash appears to be the leading cause of death within the first 30 years of an American’s life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of the reasons most vehicular accidents happen is mechanical problems, including engine-related issues. A driver needs to know the signs of a failing engine to act on it immediately, prevent further damage to the car, and remain safe while driving on the road. This article will share four major engine issues that require professional assistance. We’ll also talk about the signs you need to watch out for and whether or not you’ll need an engine repair or replacement. Seized Engine A car’s engine comprises several moving parts working ... read more

Should You Fix or Replace Your Vehicle? Some Factors to Consider

Should You Fix or Replace Your Vehicle? Some Factors to Consider

If your vehicle is getting older and constantly in the shop for repairs, you might feel like you’re just throwing your hard-earned dollars into a money pit. This is especially true when you’re faced with costly fixes like an engine block repair or a catalytic converter replacement. You might start thinking that your old car is more of a trouble than an asset and that you’d be better off with a new, problem-less vehicle. However, a new car doesn’t come cheap either, with monthly payments, registration fees, and insurance costs. There are plenty of arguments on both sides of the replace vs. repair dilemma, but every person’s situation is unique. To help ensure that you make the decision that’s best for your situation, consider the following: Cost of Repairs and the Market Value of Your Vehicle Some fixes are more expensive than others—for instance, replacing oil filters costs much less than a catalytic converter replacement ... read more

Is Your Car’s Engine Failing? 3 Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Is Your Car’s Engine Failing? 3 Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

You’re not imagining it: modern vehicles are lasting longer than they used to. Research from IHS Markit shows that the average age of cars on the road is 12.2 years. That’s a huge jump from 2000 when the average age was just 9 years. While vehicles are a lot more resilient now than they were in the past, they aren’t indestructible. Following the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions is as important today as it was before in preventing common engine problems and making sure your car, SUV, or truck runs smoothly for as long as possible. However, accidents, daily wear-and-tear, and skipping scheduled maintenance can result in your vehicle’s engine not performing as well as it should. To stay one step ahead of vehicle problems, keep an eye (and an ear) out for these comm ... read more

Check Engine Light Flashing: Causes and Fixes

Check Engine Light Flashing: Causes and Fixes

Content Overview What is a Check Engine Light?What Causes a Flashing Engine Light?How To Reset Check Engine LightWhy You Shouldn't Drive with A Flashing Check Engine Light A flashing check engine light usually indicates a severe issue that requires immediate car repair. Issues that cause the engine lights to flash include an engine misfire, a loose fuel cap, and bad oxygen sensors. Unfortunately, the check engine light flashing is something a lot of drivers tend to ignore. A study by the automobile research team of Reviews.com found that only 36% of drivers get their check engine light inspected within the week when it first flashed. T ... read more

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