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P0401 – Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, & Fixes

Code P0401 Definition Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Flow Insufficient Detected Code P0401 Meaning The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) recirculates small amounts of exhaust back into the combustion chambers of the engine in order to decrease the combustion temperature, thereby reducing the formation of smog-producing nitrogen oxides. EGR valves can malfunction by becoming stuck open or...

10 Tips on Traveling With Your Dog

Not really sure what to do with your dog during a roadtrip? Need some tips for making sure that your dog is able to take on that length of time in the car? Check out these tips that will help prepare you and your dog travel smoothly on your next adventure! Seat Cover A seat…

REQUIRED Backup Camera Mandate! (Beginning May 1, 2018)

Beginning May 1, 2018 all new cars will be required to have a backup camera. The federal government’s National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHSTA) declared this performance specification in 2014 so that the automotive industry had time to prepare for this change. Safety advocates believe that with enacting this new performance specification will provide a…

Common Driving Tips

Whether you haven’t driven for awhile and need a refresher about some of the common rules of the road, or you are an entirely new driver not sure how the roads are, look below for some of the common but unspoken rules of the road. Be Extremely Cautious of Your Surroundings   Never assume another…

What To Do If You Get Pulled Over

FLOOR IT! Just kidding… we are trying to help you avoid getting thrown in the clink. Our brave officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. These pointers won’t prevent you from getting a ticket, but they should help you and the kind officer who pulled you over have a…

Memorial Day 2018 Travel Forecast

  Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer in the United States — and the busiest travel holiday! Over 41.5 MILLION people will travel for the 2018 Memorial Day holiday weekend, nearly a 5% increase over last year. This is the highest number of travelers since 2005. AAA reports seven out of eight travelers…

What Does The Catalytic Converter Do?

What is a Catalytic Converter? Catalytic converters are exhaust emission control systems that convert toxic gases and pollutants into less harmful pollutants by catalyzing a redox reaction. Gasoline powered vehicles accomplish this through the use of three-way converters that combine oxygen (O) with carbon monoxide (CO) and unburned hydrocarbons (HC) to produce carbon dioxide (CO2)…