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What does the “oil change required” message mean?

The “oil change required” message is one that every car owner dreads seeing pop up on their dash. But what does it actually mean? Put simply; it means that your car’s engine oil needs to be changed. Over time, oil breaks down and gets contaminated with dirt and debris, which can clog up your engine and lead to expensive repairs. Changing your oil regularly helps to keep your engine running smoothly and prevent long-term damage. So, when that message pops up, be sure to make an appointment with your mechanic right away.

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The ABS light, emergency brake light, and traction control are all on. But the speedometer is unresponsive. Why?

The ABS, emergency brake, and traction control lights all indicate that there is an issue with the vehicle's braking system. The speedometer being unresponsive could be caused by a faulty wiring conne...

Why does my car shake when braking at high speeds?

When you brake at high speeds, your car's braking system has to work harder to slow the car down. This can cause the brakes to overheat, which can lead to a condition called "brake fade." When the bra...

Which wheels are powered by the engine in an 18-wheeler?

The engine in the 18-wheeler power the two rear axles, or wheels. This is because the trailer's weight is often too much for the front wheels to bear. Having the engine power the rear wheels helps to ...

What is the meaning of OBD-II code P1101, and what are the possible causes and solutions for this code to be generated?

The P1101 trouble code indicates a voltage discrepancy in the MAF sensor detected by the PCM during a Key On Engine Running test. The test fails when the voltage from the MAF sensor is outside of the ...

Why does the car idle rough but drive smoothly?

A car idling rough can be a symptom of several different engine-related issues. The most common cause is an imbalance in the air-to-fuel ratio, which can be caused by a clogged air filter or fuel inje...