Reduced Power Warning Light

Reduced power is something primarily seen on GM vehicles. The reduced power light is usually red and indicates that something has gone wrong, that the vehicle has gone into “limp mode”—as in “we are limping” or “we only have one leg and cannot run.” Such a fault in this system could be problematic. Many times, […]

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Traction Control Warning Light (TC or TCS Light)

The vehicle computer not only monitors the brake system and airbags, but it also helps move power from one tire to another in all-wheel-drive vehicles. For example, in an all-wheel drive vehicle, let’s say you become stuck in sand, mud, ice or snow and are trying to get out. One of your wheels is usually […]

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SRS Warning Light (Air Bag Light)

Air bags are a very important safety feature. In a car equipped with air bags you will see an SRS light (or Air Bag light) on the dashboard. SRS is an acronym for Supplementary Restraint System—the key word being supplementary. That means it supplements your safety system and that safety system is your seat belt. […]

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The Check Engine Light – What Does It Mean?

The check engine light has been around since about 1990. Its initial purpose was to provide information about the emission control status of the vehicle. Check engine lights are typically orange in color because they still primarily deal with emission controls. However, emission controls now includes additional elements, as well. Remember, a yellow light means […]

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What Does the ABS Warning Light Mean?

The ABS light has to do with the brake system, specifically the anti-lock system. If the ABS light is on, the Anti-lock Brake System computer has found a fault somewhere in the system. It could be anything from low brake fluid to a problem with a particular wheel sensor or another component within the system. […]

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What Does That Dashboard Warning Light Mean?

As you sit in the driver’s seat and turn on the key, you see various lights pop up on the dashboard. But what do they mean? First, there’s a reason for the color of lights on your dashboard. These colors can be associated with the traffic lights you see when you are driving down the […]

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When Should I Have My Car Towed?

One of the saddest things we see are vehicles that should have been towed but the driver decided to make it “just a little farther.” We hear things like “It was only a half mile away” or “The exit was just right up there.” These scenarios can cause a three hundred dollar job to turn into […]

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How to prevent breaking down?

This could be your worst nightmare – breaking down on I-8 in the middle of the desert without any water in your car. How do you prevent your car from breaking down? The first way is to follow your manufacturer’s scheduled maintenance plan. For all car manufacturers, the engineers that design the vehicle and parts […]

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Saving Gas and Driving Green

Driving green helps the environment and your budget. Here are some tips from EcoDriving.com. Read Your Owner’s Manual Tip #1: Your glove compartment holds one of the most important sources of fuel economy information, and it is customized for your model and engine. Your owner’s manual may even have a special section on fuel economy. […]

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