When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting the car dealer to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.

The Check Engine light â€" more formally known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) â€" is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong. The car dealer's service department can diagnose the problem for about $75. But there's a way to preview what the problem might be.

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They get great gas mileage and look fun to ride. They're a hit in Europe. You can even get a 10 percent tax credit if you buy a plug-in one in the U.S. However, many factors go with buying a scooter that commonly are not known. For example, did you know that you may need a special driver's license? Or that you may not be able to park your scooter in the same places you can park a car? Understanding the different nuances associated with buying a scooter can help you in the decision-making process before you commit to purchase.

Costs of buying a scooter

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Winter is upon us again so now is the time to spend 30 minutes on looking after your car by checking your antifreeze levels Autel Diaglink, leave your car with a weak antifreeze mixture and risk having a huge repair bill. Getting your antifreeze checked is easier than most people think, either buy a simple tester from Halfords / local motor factors or book your car in for a full winter health check at your local garage ( • 25 ish),although many garages will do a simple antifreeze check for free.

Antifreeze has a lifespan, standard IAT ( inorganic) should be drained and changed every 2 years, OAT ( organic) sometimes known as long life or advanced antifreeze should be replaced every 5 years. A word of caution though, never mix the two types of antifreeze specifications, as a quick rule of thumb if your car was manufactured after 2001 then it's likely to be the advanced antifreeze but there are always exceptions so check your owners manual or speak with the main dealer or an expert. Also note that although your cars manual says use one type this may not be the type that's in there at present.

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The MOT is unavoidable. That makes it prime territory for cowboys, shysters and all the other forms of mechanical low life that tend to slip under the radar of the general public. The bad guys, in the mechanics?trade, know that most people can抰 tell a brush spring from a wishbone ?and they use that knowledge to milk a little extra cash, here and there, from their MOT station. If a person doesn抰 know pistons from limiters then he or she can easily be charged a little bit more for work that doesn抰 need doing, when the dreaded MOT rolls around.

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Accidents can happen anytime, even if you are an extremely cautious and defensive driver! Most accidents actually occur within a 25 miles of the home, according to a Florida highway spokesman. Sometimes, they happen right in your own driveway. Just ask my sister-in-law who hit her friend's car in her driveway while backing up! No matter where they occur there are a series of steps that should be followed after an accident.

The Consumer Protection Association of America continually develops a list of recommendations for drivers so that they'll actually know what they need when a traffic accident occurs. This fine organization takes major steps to increase public awareness regarding traffic safety. Some of the steps are preventative and should be followed now before you're involved in an accident.

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Undoubtedly, you don抰 like to think about the experience of being in a car accident, anymore than you (or anyone else) like to consider being involved in any unpleasant situation. But consider this ?the odds are that one out of every four people will be in a car accident at some point in their lifetime.

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At some time or another all Prius owners have to replace their batteries. The sad fact is that the Prius batteries cost a lot of money. But there are cheaper solutions to your Prius battery problems.

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In 1983 this was a question millions of people were asking car manufacturers around the country. However if this is the first time you've heard of the Automotive Keyless Entry Remote System, let us explain. Have you ever seen someone walking to their car and push a button on their key ring to unlock the doors? That's all that we're talking about here, but having the technology for it in the early eighties was simply fascinating.

So How Does It Work?

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Weber Genesis E-320 Gas Grill Portable Propane Gas Grill

Another Excellent Product from Weber, the Weber Genesis E-320 Gas Grill

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The Best Carwash is a Hand Wash
"We recommend hand washing," says Mike Pennington, director of training at auto-surface-products giant Meguiar's. "Our customers enjoy doing it. It's not a chore." Hand washing gives you a chance to experience the tactile shape of your baby, and it's also a great way to inspect and familiarize yourself with the car's surfaces.

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