Share That is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle's emissions, ignition or fuel systems. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter, so you shouldn't ignore it. All cars and light trucks have onboard diagnostics that are supposed to detect engine-related problems that affect the emissions control systems The check-engine light (typically a yellow or orange outline of an engine with the word "Check") should come on for a few seconds every time you start the engine with other warning lights. If it stays on, that means there is a problem. If the check engine light is flashing, that usually indicates a misfire or other serious issue, and it should…
How To Prepare for the Salvage Yard!
4 simple steps to prepare yourself for a successful trip to the salvage yard. 1. Take note of the parts you know you need. - Take pictures, make a list with ...
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
Transmission Switch Issues to be Aware of
Being able to diagnose the types of problems that can occur with a transmission switch will not only help you to maintain your car, but also to save money. Being aware…Read more ›
How to Clean Tires and Rims
Anybody that owns a car has the issue of tires. Whether it is simply keeping them inflated, or the more complicated issue of keeping them looking clean. Tires were meant to get dirty. But if you follow a few simple steps, you can cheat the...
10 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Car
Spring is fast approaching and with it comes the need to start cleaning after a long and dirty winter. And few things need a good scrub as much as your car. Vehicles go through a punishing time during winter—snow, ice, salt, sand, dirt, slush and gravel all conspire to leave cars filthy inside and out.
Tire Safety Myths and Tips
Whether it's the middle of a historic winter blizzard or a scorching, sticky summer day, properly maintained tires keep vehicles on the road and running safely. In addition to the high number of tips out there to help keep the rubber on the road, there are also some myths that can get drivers in a heap of trouble if they are blindly followed.
Ten Hilariously Overpriced Cars You Could Buy On eBay Right Now
In the used car market there are automotive bargains, and then there are cars priced so heavily out of anyone’s comfort zone that you wonder if they’re really trying to sell the car at all, or just look like they are to placate a furious partner who wants their garage back.
Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick
What does a ball joint look like, anyway?
How the Hyundai Ioniq Ditched Its Traditional 12V Lead-Acid Starter Battery
Every year, AAA answers 7.5 million phone calls from people whose cars are stranded due to dead batteries; these calls represent roughly a quarter of all AAA roadside assistance requests. We’ve all jumped, been jumped, and replaced batteries at $100 a pop every five or so years. Hyundai figures we’re all getting tired of it. […]