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How to Protect Your Transmission During the Winter

Winter weather can make it hard to combat difficulties with your transmission. There are a few steps you can take to protect it. If you look after the transmission, there is less of a chance you will have to make a costly repair or replace it completely. Warmth Obviously, the freezing cold that comes with […]

Improving Diagnostics With The Right OBD2 Scanner

OBD2 was introduced in 1996 and has been a requirement on all newer model cars that have been released on the market in the United States since then. If your car was manufactured after 1996, then you’ll definitely have an OBD2 sensor in your car that can unlock powerful diagnostics tools and even provide you with […]

Audi Q7 Transmission Won’t Shift

Vehicle: 2014 Audi Q7 Quattro (4LB), V6-3.0L DSL Turbo (CNRB), automatic transmission Mileage: 49,665 Problem: The transmission would not upshift from low gear. Details: When the technician connected a scan tool, he found 20 communication DTCs listed in various modules because they could not communicate with the Transmission Control Module (TCM). Using his scan tool, he verified there […]

8 DIY Car Maintenance Tips You Can Handle #6 – Radiator Flush

6. Radiator Flush Tools You Need: Phillips-head screwdriver or wrench, rags, radiator flush solution, coolant, funnel, used coolant receptacle Time to Complete: 30 minutes Estimated Cost: $25 Your car’s radiator and cooling system need to be clean to work efficiently and effectively. With normal wear and tear, your car’s radiator builds up deposits that can disrupt […]

Different Types of Oil Filters and How They Work

Oil is the lifeblood of the engine in your car or truck (or motorcycle, boat, airplane, tractor and so on). Plain and simple. But as the oil circulates through the engine, it picks up any number of contaminants (in simple terms, dirt). That dirt can obviously damage your engine. And over time, that dirt can bring the engine to its death.

How To Tow a Trailer

Two of the most important things to have when you tow are basic common sense and the ability to adjust your driving. In other words, when towing, everything you do while driving needs to be done at about half the speed when compared to driving without a trailer. When you turn, go much slower. When you accelerate, do it much easier. When you brake, allow yourself a great deal more space to stop. And when you change lanes, allow room for your vehicle and the trailer.