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Help! My Check Engine Light Is On

Help! My Check Engine Light Is On

If you own a reasonably late model vehicle, at some point you are going to experience the little yellow "check engine" light illuminating in your gauge cluster. Just as the book A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy notes: “Don't Panic.” While possible, it’s highly unlikely your car is going to... read more

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2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE Grille

The History Of GMC

More than a century ago, a man by the name of Max Grabowsky started the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company. After developing some of the first trucks ever created, General Motors... read more May 16, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Avalon

2010 Toyota Avalon: Smooth, Roomy, And Tranquil

When you get in Toyota's largest sedan, what stands out most is its smoothness and quiet ride. As I drove the Avalon it almost felt like I was floating on air, almost unaware... read more May 16, 2010 by 1


 
Amazing Car Ad

Amazing Car Ads: So Much To Celebrate And Critique

The world of car commercials and automotive ads is vast and nearly boundless, and it’s at once both inspirational and somehow disappointing. It's full of creativity and... read more May 13, 2010 by 2


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

What To Put In The Hatch Of The New Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta Hatchback is said to break the stereotype of the “small cars” in the U.S. By having a luxurious interior, rather than your common plastic, the... read more May 11, 2010 by 0


 
Buick LaCrosse four-cylinder drive

Favorite Luxury Features Of The Buick Lacrosse

In recent years, Buick has become a name to recognize in the luxury class, and the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse has allowed Buick to compete with some of the most respected names... read more May 11, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Lexus IS 350C with F Sport wheels and brakes

One Approach To Brake Replacement

How much does a brake job cost at your shop? That’s a question that you never want to ask, because you’re going to get a generic answer to a very broad question. Most... read more May 9, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Honda Accord Coupe 2-door I4 Auto EX-L Engine

Finding A Car Battery That Fits And Starts Your Car

BCI stands for Battery Council International. Now you can forget that bit of information because the industry just uses the term BCI when referring to a type of battery... read more May 5, 2010 by 0


 
Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires

Help! Doug: Is It True That New Tires Can Be Dangerous?

Q. A relative relayed a story about new tires being sold that are actually quite old and dangerous. Is that possible? Milk and tires--they both age and deteriorate. The smell... read more May 3, 2010 by 1


 
2010 Toyota Tundra

Why The 2010 Toyota Tundra Is The Construction Worker's Pickup Choice?

Although the Toyota Tundra has been criticized for a variety of flaws, construction workers swear by the vehicle. And although the stereotypical patriotic workers would... read more May 3, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Ford Fusion

A Tribute To Car Repair Technicians

Some years ago a trade publication, read primarily by technicians and repair shop owners, ran an ad placed by a specialty tool maker. It read: “Don’t let some nut ruin... read more May 2, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2-door 3.8L Man Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Lining the streets of America, the Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has taken the industry by storm creating affordable, reliable (although this point is questioned by many), and... read more April 28, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View

New Attitudes About The Chevrolet Equinox

In past years, the Chevrolet Equinox has been known for its many flaws such as bad steering, cheap parts, and overall unreliability. But as new generations of the vehicle... read more April 27, 2010 by 0


 
2004 Subaru Forester (Natl) 4-door 2.5 XS Auto w/Premium Pkg Open Doors

Preparing For The Car Repair Visit

Dropping your car off to the auto repair shop is often a hurried experience because everyone tries to fit one more thing into their trip to work. So preparing for the visit... read more April 26, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring

2010 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD: fun, sporty, economical crossover

The Mazda CX-7 is a sporty five-passenger vehicle that will haul nearly as much stuff as it does people. The CX-7 has decent cargo space, a comprehensive set of safety... read more April 26, 2010 by 0


 
The Homer

Ford's Car Of The Future--By Way Of The Simpsons?

The Simpsons is, admittedly, just a cartoon, but its encyclopedic punditry on American life occasionally dips into fields that can stir even a car lover's juices. Case in... read more April 13, 2010 by 2


 

 
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