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Faulty Tire Pressure Monitoring System

April 24th, 2016 by

Faulty Tire Pressure Monitoring System What is a TPMS: Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMSs) alert drivers to low tire pressure (25% or more below rated pressures) with a warning light. They are mounted inside the tire assembly on valve stems or wheel rims. These devices have sensors that are powered by batteries, which have finite lives. Battery

Vehicle Safety Recalls

April 18th, 2016 by

Vehicle Safety Recalls Recall surge After a recent surge in vehicle safety recalls (largely caused by exploding airbags and faulty ignition switches), more than 50 million vehicles have been affected. The good news is that vehicle safety recalls fix problems recognized by the manufacturer with no cost to consumers. The bad news is that the

Transmission Fluid Check

April 11th, 2016 by

TRANSMISSION FLUID CHECK Regular Service When you consider how much work the transmission does, it makes good sense to change the automatic transmission fluid in your vehicle about every two years or 24,000 miles—more frequently if you tow or carry heavy loads. What’s normal Inspection of the fluid may show a certain amount of sediment

Used Vehicle History

April 4th, 2016 by

USED VEHICLE HISTORY When purchasing a used vehicle, it’s important to look for clues that the automobile may have been in a crash, because vehicles with accidents in their histories are generally worth less than more “original” examples. Signs With this in mind, visually inspecting the vehicle for any variations in paint gloss, color, and