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Wesley Brown

Wesley Brown

Your check engine light pops on and your stomach sinks. Is it safe to continue driving? Most modern vehicles come with an OBD (Onboard Diagnostic) system. It provides information about all the problems present in your car’s complex collection of sensors and components. This diagnostic system lights up the check …

Hybrid vehicles are blazing the trail for new forms of transportation, but can they run on only gas? Let’s find out.  Hybrids are known as the stepping stone between pure EVs (electrical vehicles) and cars with traditional combustion engines. They’re becoming increasingly popular and according to Statista, the global hybrid …

Industries often propagate myths to drive up sales. The most popular one by the petroleum industry is that the gas in your car will freeze if you drive around with less than half a tank full of it.  While this idea may sound absurd, hundreds of thousands of car owners …

The check engine light is a very useful feature because it keeps you on your feet. You’re informed as soon as there is a problem and can react immediately. This often protects your car from long term damage.  However, sometimes the check engine light turns off by itself without you …

There are a lot of myths and legends about changing your car’s transmission fluid. But talk to any mechanic and ask the question ‘can changing transmission fluid be bad,’ and they’ll laugh at how absurd it is. This is because there is no basis for the urban legend. It causes …

The desire to keep your vehicle’s shine is more common than you may think. One of the first questions people ask themselves after buying a car is ‘how often should I wax my car.’ Since wax doesn’t last very long, the shortest answer is, you will have to do it …

In the good old days, you could hit your car with a lump hammer, and it would splutter into life. However, modern cars have very complex electronic systems. It’s easy to damage them if you don’t treat them right. Technicians even plug the vehicle into a computer to run diagnostics …

It is important to know what type of tires your vehicle is fitted with. This is helpful to know should you ever need to change or repair them. Run-flat tires have a whole host of benefits and have become increasingly popular over the years, but what happens when it comes …