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June 19, 2019

Every year, 1.25 million people die in car accidents. If you’re driving, there’s always a chance that you’ll be in an accident, even if you’re the most cautious driver on the road. The best that you can do, because you cannot control the actions of others, is to know the most common reasons for a […]

Automotive technologies are constantly evolving to make driving safer and easier. With self-driving cars not too far in the future, we’re seeing many car manufacturers implementing similar technologies into their vehicles. Some of the top automotive technologies in 2019 include: 1. Stolen Vehicle Tracking An estimated 750,000 vehicles will be stolen in 2019, but 46% […]

Resale values for an automobile drop as much as 20% within the first 12 months of ownership. A $30,000 vehicle, when it is new off of the lot, would be worth $24,000 after just a year of ownership. How you treat your vehicle can cause your auto’s value to depreciate even faster. But you can […]

You rely on your car to get you to and from your destination safely. But just like anything else, cars eventually break down or have problems. Most of these problems will need to be fixed by a mechanic, but you can tackle some small issues on your own. If your battery dies or your car […]

June 18, 2019

Self-driving cars are coming, and they’ll be on roadways before you know it. We know they’ll come with loads of benefits. Imagine being able to sleep on road trips while your car takes you to your destination. Accidents will eventually become far and few between. You’ll still need to maintain your vehicle, so you’ll still […]

You’re a safe, cautious driver. You never neglect an oil change. You carry out every maintenance task on time – every time. But even with all of this hard work, you may be damaging your car without even realizing it. How? Bad driving habits. I’m not necessarily talking about speeding or tailgating, although both of […]

August 3, 2017

We have smartphones, virtual reality devices and gadgets that answer questions at the sound of your voice. But up until recently, cars were still “dumb.” With car health monitors, any vehicle can become a smart car. What do these simple devices do? Let’s take a closer look at how I used one to help diagnose […]

July 4, 2017

Fixd states your car is talking. Start listening. This simple device is aimed at the casual driver – the non-mechanic type – that wants to better understand and maintain their vehicles. And you’ll also find top mechanics installing Fixd on their vehicles, too. It’s about better understanding those pesky check engine lights that no one […]

Did you know that your automobile has a built-in computer? This computer keeps your vehicle running smoothly, and it runs quietly until something is vitally wrong with its internal components. You see, sensors and internal components send signals back to the on-board diagnostics system all the time. And if your vehicle’s components are running properly, […]

Cars are an expensive investment. Technically, they’re not an investment at all, as they depreciate in value the second you drive them off the lot. Nevertheless, we need a vehicle to get us to and from work, or wherever we please. Just like anything else, cars will eventually need repairs. Age and poor maintenance  can […]

One morning – out of the blue and on your way to work – your car’s check engine light comes on. You shrug it off and keep driving, hoping that it’s just a glitch in the system or something miniscule. There are an alarming number of drivers on the road – just like you – […]

Your car is a work of art – really. Entire teams have spent years designing, testing and tweaking your auto’s internal design to ensure that it meets your needs. But without maintenance, the vehicle that has been designed with the utmost care might start to display its age. The engine will wear. The transmission will […]

August 10, 2017

Your car is a major expense. Not only do you make payments on an asset that continues to depreciate in value, but the moment you drive a car off of the lot, it’s value starts to go down. Edmunds shows that a $29,873 car loses $2,559 value just 1 minute after leaving the lot and […]

August 18, 2017

Check engine lights have a way of sticking in every owner’s mind. Sure, there are some owners that sleep well at night even when their check engine light is on, but there are a lot of people who can’t sleep when their auto has a problem. The good news is that a high-end diagnostic tool […]

August 25, 2017

You’re driving down the freeway, enjoying the open road and listening to your favorite music. Before you reach your exit, the dreaded check engine light illuminates on your dashboard. That’s going to cost you – but how much? That depends on the root cause of the problem and how long you wait to repair your […]



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Picture this: You’re driving down the highway, when all of a sudden your check engine light comes on. Your car had been driving a little funny, but nothing too out of the ordinary. In a panic, you pull over off the road and call a tow truck.

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