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Ford proposes to pay $30M to settlement transmission lawsuit

It would reportedly pave the way for a buyback program of defective cars

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This cleaning gel is the bestselling car detailing product on Amazon

Have you ever used a detailing tool that looks like Flubber?

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Airless tire makers hope for breakout moment with autonomous driving

AVs could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tires.

Makers of airless tyres such as Japan's Bridgestone Corp. hope driverless cars will herald a breakthrough for their niche technology, which is more than a decade old but underperforms standard tyres in every way except resistance to puncture. Autonomous driving - and the eventual introduction of self-driving taxis - could mean greater demand for puncture-resistant tyres as greater usage of vehicles exposes them to more flat tyres. "In the past, a car would be driven about 20% of the time and s

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Symptoms of a bad or failing ignition switch

Here's what you should be looking for

Some symptoms of a bad ignition switch include the car stalling while driving, starting then suddenly stalling and accessory power problems

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Symptoms of a bad or failing serpentine/drive belt

This is what you should look out for

Some symptoms include a squealing noise from the front of the vehicle, power steering not working, engine overheating or cracks and wear on the belt itself.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing steering rack/gearbox

Look out for these things

The steering system utilized in many modern cars is a rack and pinion steering system.

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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt

This is what you should look out for

The serpentine belt, also known as the drive belt, is a belt on a car engine that works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the accessory drive belt system.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing power steering pump

Here's what you should be looking out for

The power steering pump directs fluid from the reservoir into the steering gear, which applies the correct amount of pressure to turn the wheels smoothly.

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Symptoms of bad or failing intake manifold gaskets

This is what you should be looking out for

The intake manifold gaskets are some of the most important gaskets found on an engine.

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Here's what you should be looking out for

Here's what you should be looking out for

The symptoms include things like a whining noise when turning the wheel, the steering wheel being slow to respond, a stiff steering wheel, squealing noises on start up and groaning noises.

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Symptoms of bad or failing intake manifold gaskets

This is what you should be looking out for

Some symptoms of a bad intake manifold gasket include engine misfires, decrease in performance, coolant leaks or the engine overheating.

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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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Symptoms of a bad or failing brake master cylinder

Here's what you should be looking out for

The brake master cylinder is one of the most important components found on modern car braking systems.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing brake master cylinder

Here's what you should be looking out for

Some symptoms of a failing brake master cylinder include abnormal brake pedal behavior, contaminated brake fluid and an illuminated check engine light or brake light.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing coolant temperature switch (sensor)

Look out for these signs

The coolant temperature sensor, also known as the coolant temperature switch, is an engine management system sensor that is used to monitor the temperature of the engine’s coolant.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing coolant temperature switch (sensor)

Look out for these signs

Signs of a bad or failing coolant temperature sensor include poor fuel economy, black smoke from engine, overheating of the engine or a check engine light.

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Symptoms of a bad or failing canister purge solenoid

This is what you should look out for

If you think you may have a ad or failing canister purge solenoid, you're going to want to check this out.

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