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Is Your Check Engine Light On? Here Are 5 Common Culprits

As a driver, there’s no greater frustration than seeing your check engine light on for no obvious reason — or after you’ve already repaired what you thought was the issue. The real problem is that the check engine light is so ambiguous. Here are five of the most common problems that can illuminate your check engine light…

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Diagnostic Tools: Putting Technology To Work

When the ominous “Check Engine” light comes on, it could be anything from a loose gas cap to an engine dangerously close to overheating — so it’s a good idea to get it checked out ASAP. These days with new technology, diagnostic scan tools have become affordable enough to add to your own DIY arsenal…

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Best Holiday Gifts for Do-It-Yourselfers

If you have an aspiring mechanic, do-it-yourselfer or all-around handy person on your holiday shopping list, find the perfect gift here. These six gift ideas are both practical and exciting, and are sure to please those who love tackling automotive or household projects…