Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On!

Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On!

The orange, engine-shaped icon that sometimes appears in your car’s instrument cluster isn’t just a nuisance – it is a clear sign that something is wrong under the hood. The check engine light warns of issues ranging from a gas cap that is not properly tightened to a more serious failure like a bad catalytic converter or a problem with one of the car’s oxygen sensors.

Here are some of the reasons why it could be on from ReedManToll Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Jenkintown:

Oxygen sensor failure

The oxygen sensor measures the amount of unburnt oxygen in a car’s exhaust system. It sends data to the vehicle’s computer, which uses it to regulate the mixture of air and fuel that enters the cylinders. A car will keep running even if an O2 sensor needs to be replaced, but it will burn more fuel than usual. In the long run, a bad O2 sensor can damage components like the spark plugs and the catalytic converter. It may also cause a car to fail an emissions test. Continue reading →

New or Used Car – Which is More Feasible?

New or Used Car – Which is More Feasible? from ReedManToll.

Should you buy a new or used automobile – this is a common dilemma faced by those who wish to fulfill their dream of getting a car. Let us help to make up your mind!

Maintenance

Even though cars manufactured these days have very high standards of quality and cars are highly unlikely to cause you too much trouble, even after thousands of kilometers and years of use, there is no doubt that a brand new car is easier on the pocket when it comes to maintenance. For starters, a brand new car will come with full warranty and maintenance package, but in the case of a used car those things would have expired. Also, years of usage does take its toll on the vehicle, no matter how careful the previous owner was. Then there are other issues such as used cars that have experienced severe damage. Continue reading →

How to Test a Car before Buying?

testHow to Test a Car before Buying?

Buying a car is a huge decision, so you can’t afford to get it wrong or else it is your hard earned money down the drain. While taking a test drive, make sure you create a checklist that helps to make up your mind.

Here are some tips from Junction Auto Chrysler Dodge Jeep– take a look:

Before you drive off, check if there is any damage such as dents, stone chips, scrapes around the lower bumper bars, or gutter scratches on the wheels. If there are, make sure they’re noted by the salesperson or you could find yourself liable for damage you didn’t do. Continue reading →

Why Getting an Extended Car Warranty is Necessary?

extendedWhy Getting an Extended Car Warranty is Necessary? from Alfa Romeo USA of Larchmont.

Extended automobile warranties provide coverage that will not only pay the cost of repairs, but also help to deal with any inconveniences you may face in the event of a breakdown by offering such things as roadside assistance, towing, or rentals.

Extended and Supplemental Coverage Continue reading →

Happy Easter with Radz

adzWith Easter almost here I am always looking for new and exciting things fo the kids for their Easter baskets. We have had Radz candy dispensers before but not the newest Bunny Collection. Each dispenser comes with a 0.7 oz pack of yummy Easter themed candy featuring Bunny Berry Blast, Eggcelent Fruit Jumble, Hoppin? Bubble Gum and Tropical Spring Time flavors, and a coloring poster! Continue reading →