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Why Did My Check Engine Light Come On?

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Some people panic when their check engine light comes on; other people shrug their shoulders and ignore it. Don’t do either. Find the middle ground and heighten your senses to assess unusual car behavior. Do you hear strange sounds, see visible issues such a smoke, or smell anything odd? If not, drive your vehicle to…
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What If My Car Fails The Inspection

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In many states throughout the US, drivers must bring their car in for an emissions or smog test before it can be registered. The reason for these tests is to help reduce the volume of dangerous, toxic gases that automobiles release into the air and environment. When you pass the smog test, you’re given a…
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When A Car Is Sold Who Is Responsible For The Inspection

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In California, smog inspections are mandated for all vehicles with the exception of diesel-powered vehicles that are model 1997 or older with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 pounds. Other vehicles that are exempt include motorcycles, trailers, and any gasoline-powered vehicle that is 1975 or older. If you are planning to sell your…
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What Is A Star Station

What Is A Star Station

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When you bring your vehicle in for most types of service, you’ll also get a smog or emissions report. But how accurate is this report, and what exactly is a STAR station? These stations are special smog check stations that meet a higher performance standard as established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Many STAR…
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Pros Cons And Of Buying A Honda

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The name Honda is synonymous with quality, and it’s no wonder so many people have chosen to make this brand their number one vehicle. Whether you’re interested in the classic Civic, the Element, or the Accord, Honda makes a wide array of excellent vehicles in a variety of styles to suit your needs. If you’re…
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Why Should You Buy Used Instead Of New Car

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If you’re in the market for a car, you’ve probably been pondering whether or not to buy one that’s new or used. While a brand-new, shiny car has that touch of awesome appeal, there are lots of reasons why you should buy used instead. Here are some reasons why purchasing a used car could be…
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Why Does My Car Shake At A Stoplight

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A properly functioning car should operate smoothly whether you’re in the highway, driving slowly through a neighborhood, or while you’re stopped at a stoplight. If your car is shaking whenever you are idle, it could indicate that there’s a serious problem. If your vehicle is shaking and shuddering when it idles, contact the experts at…
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Easy Ways to Drive More Safely

Easy Ways to Drive More Safely

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It’s easy to become desensitized to the dangers of driving, but the riskiest moments in your day are spent behind the wheel of a car. Fortunately, although you can’t control every factor related to driving, you can master more than you might think. So, before you start another drive, take a moment to reflect on…
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Important Things To Know About Smog

Important Things To Know About Smog

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You’ve probably heard the term smog but might not understand how much weight this word carries. A form of air pollution that becomes more hazardous with heat (summer is right around the corner), it’s never too late to learn about the dangers of smog and how you can protect yourself and the environment this summer.…
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What Your Car's Exhaust Smoke Can Tell You

What Your Car’s Exhaust Smoke Can Tell You

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Driving and colors go hand in hand. Traffic lights and signs are often color-coded for easy understanding, leaking fluid from your vehicle can alert you to certain systems that need attention, and your exhaust system swaps shades for much the same reason. Here are a few tips to help you decode exhaust smoke and learn…
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