Tips for Filing a Claim After a Serious Car Accident

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Walking away from a serious car accident is no small feat. For many people, though, dealing with the claims process can be the bigger headache. Use the following tips in helping you file a claim after a serious car accident.

How To Find a Good Car Mechanic

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Crowdsourced review sites have greatly simplified the search for a good mechanic. Here are a few tips on how to work these sites to find a good car mechanic in your area.

Spare Tires in New Cars: What You Need To Know

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They hide in the dark corners of our trunks. We don't give them a second thought until we need them. And when we do, they come out to save the day. A spare tire is an unsung hero, able to get us back on the road in a matter of minutes. But what if you reached into the trunk and found no spare tire in your new car? What if, in its place, you found a shoebox-size device with a power plug?

Avoid Getting Ripped Off on Repairs and Maintenance

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Do your homework and you can prevent getting ripped off on repairs and maintenance

Top 10 Tips for Good Auto Repair Service

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10 tips on what you should (and shouldn't) look for when you need auto repair service

Study Shows Women Often are Charged More for Auto Repairs

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Researchers at Northwestern University found that women are often, but not always, charged more than men for auto repairs — but they're more effective at negotiating a better deal.

Vehicle Repair Costs Jump 10 Percent According to CarMD Study

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CarMD's Vehicle Health Index tracks the top reasons for "Check Engine" lights and repair cost trends by region.

Do Car Airbags Expire?

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This light comes on in every vehicle to indicate that the supplemental restraint system (SRS) is performing a diagnostic check. If the light stays on, the airbag system may need repairs.

Why So Many Cars Are Being Recalled

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Safety recalls for automobiles sold in the U.S. are soaring, and that's leaving many consumers wondering whether the big numbers mean automotive reliability and safety are declining.

Winter Car Survival Tips

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In winter, road conditions and weather can alter your route at a moment's notice. Ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers by preparing now.

Fixing Your Car's Oxygen Sensor

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If your car's "Check Engine" light is glaring at you, it's probably because the oxygen sensor is malfunctioning. That's right, the oxygen sensor. It's a little device that's a mystery for most drivers but its misbehavior is the problem that most commonly triggers a Check Engine light.

Transmission Repair Cost Guide

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There is no engine component more complex and essential than a car’s transmission. Transmissions are responsible for shifting gears (automatically or manually) to dynamically change the speed-torque ratio in order to deliver power to the wheels in an efficient manner based on the speed of the vehicle. The reason for this is that an engine outputs a high rotational speed which cannot be used for low speeds or starting. Using gear ratios, a transmission reduces the rotational speed and increases the torque (or “power” to the wheels) in the process.

Check Engine Light Reason #5

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Reason #5 of 5 as to why your check engine light may come on

Check Engine Light Reason #4

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Reason #4 of 5 as to why your check engine light may come on

Check Engine Light Reason #3

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Reason #3 of 5 as to why your check engine light may come on

Check Engine Light Reason #2

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Reason #2 of 5 as to why your check engine light may come on

Check Engine Light Reason #1

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Reason #1 of 5 as to why your check engine light may come on

Do I really need to change my transmission fluid?

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This is a questions we are often asked at A Team and the answer is Yes, though how often this service should be performed varies by manufacturer and vehicle, and it's open to debate. The manufacturer's maintenance schedule for many automatic transmissions doesn't call for fresh fluid until 100,000 miles or, with some Ford transmissions, even 150,000 miles. A lot of mechanics say...
Transmission Rebuild

5 of 5 Check Engine Light

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Replace Spark Plugs and Wires   The spark plug seals…
Transmission Rebuild

4 of 5 Check Engine Light

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The Mass Airflow Sensor   The mass airflow sensor tells…

3 of 5 Check Engine Light

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The catalytic convertor works to reduce exhaust gases. It converts…

2 of 5 Check Engine Light

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Loose or Faulty Gas Cap You wouldn't think a gas cap would be…

1 of 5 Check Engine Light

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Replace Oxygen Sensor:   An oxygen sensor is a part…
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Time for a rebuild?

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When your transmission gets tired enough, you'll have to have…