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...

5 of 5 Check Engine Light

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Replace Spark Plugs and Wires   The spark plug seals…

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…
Transmission Rebuild

Time for a rebuild?

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

How To Inspect Your Spark Plug Wires

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Spark plug wires are pretty durable. They aren't a moving part…

What To Look For When Your Car Won't Start (Continued 2)

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If the starter is spinning and the sparks are flying, your no-start…

What To Look For When Your Car Won't Start (Continued)

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With the starter-related causes of your no-start problem out…

The Two Types Of Transmission Problems

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Transmission problems fall into two very similar categories: Won't…
car wont start

What To Look For When Your Car Won't Start

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If you turn your car key and get nothing, or get anything less…

Most Reliable Vehicles

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When it comes to buying a new car, you do not need to spend top…