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Free repairs from nonprofit 'Hard Luck Automotive' for those who need it

'Most families are just one car repair bill from catastrophe'

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Carmakers, repair shops clash over aftermarket parts for driver assist systems

Automakers try to corner the market on repairs to the complex systems

Given the unprecedented sophistication of the systems, which include lane-keeping assistance, automatic braking and blind spot detection, many automakers say only parts and repairs from their authorized dealers can ensure safety. This has drawn fire from the independent repair shops and suppliers that currently dominate the aftermarket. A Reuters review of automaker positions on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) repair and calibration showed that Nissan , its luxury division In

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Volkswagen's excellent 6-year/72,000-mile warranty is ending

A free maintenance plan is introduced in its place

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve

The EGR valve is supposed to recirculate exhaust gases back into the intake

There are a few things you should be looking for if you think you have a bad EGR valve. Engine performance issues, a rough idle and check engine light are a few to look for.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing idle control valve

Check this out if you think your idle control valve is bad

A bad idle control valve could cause a multitude of issues with your car. A few things you should look for include irregular idle speed, a check engine light and a stalling engine.

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Driving an older car? You're not alone. Average vehicle age sets a record

Better quality, better tech — and one big motivation for maintaining them better

Better quality, better tech — and one big motivation for maintaining them better.

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Hyundai will offer customers Lyft rides when their cars are in for service

Customers won't have to install the Lyft app

Customers won't have to install the Lyft app.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing oil pressure sensor

Here are the things you should look for

Without the proper amount of oil, your engine will sustain major damage.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing transmission speed sensor

A guide for what you should know

This article will take you through symptoms of a bad transmission speed sensor. Things to look out for include harsh shifting, inoperable cruise control and a check engine light.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing CV axle shaft assembly

You won't want to be driving on it long

CV axle shafts are wear items, and you'll need to replace them if you put enough miles on your car. Look out for grease around the wheel and brake area, clicking sounds and vibrations.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing transmission speed sensor

A guide for what you should know

A guide for what you should know.

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Check out these symptoms of a bad or failing timing belt

A broken timing belt could cause a very expensive problem

A broken timing belt could cause a very expensive problem.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing CV axle shaft assembly

You won't want to be driving on it long

You won't want to be driving on it long.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing fuel pump relay

Check this out if you think you're having fuel pump relay issues

The fuel pump relay is an electronic component that is found on virtually all vehicles equipped with an internal combustion engine.

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing idle control valve

Check this out if you think your idle control valve is bad

The idle control valve, also commonly referred to as the idle air control valve, is an engine management component that is found in one form or another on the majority of road going vehicles.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing engine control unit (ECU)

The ECU is your car's main computer

If you're having car issues and you think your ECU might be the culprit, check out this list. There are a few things you should be looking for to see if the ECU is the problem.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing camshaft position sensor

Read this to see if it may be a problem with your car

If your vehicle doesn't drive like it used to, has the check engine light illuminated or refuses to start, you may want to take a look at your camshaft position sensor.

This futuristic-looking portable air compressor pump is 15% off on Amazon

At less than $30, this could be a great thing to have in an emergency

It's always good to have an air compressor in your trunk. This one is an affordable, has emergency LED lighting, and looks cool to boot.

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Here are the symptoms of a bad or failing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve

The EGR valve is supposed to recirculate exhaust gases back into the intake

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These are the symptoms of a bad or failing engine control unit (ECU)

The ECU is your car's main computer

The ECU is your car's main computer.

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