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Steven Cole

Steven Cole

I have been called a jack of all trades and a master of none. Love to tinker with just about anything. If it needs to be fixed I will try and repair it. I am a middle aged nerd who likes to joke around and work on cars, computers and houses.

How to turn off service ride control light?

What is ride control? A vehicle in motion is affected by various factors. Some of them are the weight of the vehicle, the weight distribution, the speed of the concerned vehicle along with external factors such as the condition of the road as well as something like the wind. These …
How long can you run an engine without oil?

The relationship between oil and the engine Whenever we think of an engine, there’s one thing that comes to our mind for sure. Any guesses? Well, if you guessed wrong then maybe you need to move to another planet. It’s oil! Engines and oil are like brothers in arms, they …
How long should I let my car idle to charge its battery?

Will you car battery charge while idling? Has your car battery ever gone dead? Well if you don’t use your car regularly, it is highly possible that you have faced this before. Many of us have moved to parts of a city, where we rarely need to use the car. …
How to tell if you have single or dual-piston calipers?

Brake calipers, what are they and how they affect the braking system? It wouldn’t be surprising if you had a blank look when someone mentioned brake calipers to you. You might have nodded along, but honestly, you had no idea about what they were. Actually, the function of brake calipers …
Why does my RPM go up and down while driving?

What does RPM exactly mean? RPM simply stands for revolutions per minute. It is a measuring unit for how fast a machine is working. In the case of cars, it means the number of revolutions the crankshaft in the engine makes per minute and how many times a valve goes …
How long does a DUI stay on your record in Texas?

What does a DUI/DWI mean in the United States of America? If you have been living in the USA since your childhood or even for a short period of time, you will surely be familiar with the terms DUI and DWI. It is a crime in every state in the …
How to fix a sunroof that won’t close all the way?

What is a sunroof? A sunroof can be simply described as the movable panel which is present at the ceiling of the car. It allows light and fresh air to enter the car. They might be manually operated or automated (motor-driven). They come in different shapes, styles, and sizes. Functions …
How to fix a seatbelt that won’t retract?

Seatbelts are lifesavers! They can turn out to be the most effective part of the car on a day when you least expect it. They sure do come with problems though. Having a problem with their seatbelt is what every car owner has faced or will face in the coming …
How to reset ABS light on Dodge Grand Caravan?

What does ABS stand for? ABS is the short form for the ‘Anti-lock Brake Skid’ safety control system. It is also commonly referred to as the anti-lock braking system. The ABS light gets turned on whenever there is a problem with the system to let the driver know that the …
Is it normal for a CVT transmission to whine?

What is CVT? A CVT can, or a continuously variable transmission can, can be described as a shiftless transmission. In the case of two-wheelers (motorcycles), it can be described as a twist and go. It is basically an automatic transmission that can change smoothly over a whole range of effective …