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There are several possible causes of a misfire, from a fouled spark plug to a clogged fuel injector or faulty oxygen sensor.
2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

What Is a Misfire and What Causes It?

There are several possible causes of a misfire, from a fouled spark plug to a clogged fuel injector or faulty oxygen sensor.
AFS stands for adaptive front-lighting system, or headlights that swivel in the direction a vehicle is turning to illuminate more of the road where the vehicle is heading instead of straight ahead.
2021 Mazda CX-5

What Does AFS Mean?

AFS stands for adaptive front-lighting system, or headlights that swivel in the direction a vehicle is turning to illuminate more of the road where the vehicle is heading instead of straight ahead.
VVT-i stands for Variable Valve Timing-Intelligence, which is Toyota’s name for the variable-valve technology it uses in most of its vehicles.
2021 Lexus RX 450h engine

What Is a VVT-i Engine?

VVT-i stands for Variable Valve Timing-Intelligence, which is Toyota’s name for the variable-valve technology it uses in most of its vehicles.
Though coolant and antifreeze are often used interchangeably, they aren’t the same. Here are the differences car owners should be aware of.
Testing engine coolant to determine if it needs changing

What Is Coolant and Is It the Same as Antifreeze?

Though coolant and antifreeze are often used interchangeably, they aren’t the same. Here are the differences car owners should be aware of.
Vehicle service costs are unpredictable, but a new report from data analysis firm We Predict aims to add a little clarity.
Vehicles being serviced at an auto repair shop

Which Car Brand Has the Lowest Service Costs in the First 3 ...

Vehicle service costs are unpredictable, but a new report from data analysis firm We Predict aims to add a little clarity.
These six tips from AAA and Universal Technical Institute experts will help you save gas while driving until you can safely find an open station to refuel.

How to Get Better Gas Mileage

These six tips from AAA and Universal Technical Institute experts will help you save gas while driving until you can safely find an open station to refuel.
The alternator powers the starter motor for the engine and the various computers, lights, power windows and locks, wipers and other electrical accessories.
2021 Mazda CX-5

What Is an Alternator?

The alternator powers the starter motor for the engine and the various computers, lights, power windows and locks, wipers and other electrical accessories.
The folks at CarMD are back with their 2021 Vehicle Health Index, which documents what causes your car’s dreaded check-engine light to illuminate.
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Is Your Check-Engine Light On? 5 of the Most Common Causes

The folks at CarMD are back with their 2021 Vehicle Health Index, which documents what causes your car’s dreaded check-engine light to illuminate.
VSA stands for vehicle stability assist, which is the proprietary term for the electronic stability control system used on Honda and Acura vehicles.
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

What Does VSA Stand For?

VSA stands for vehicle stability assist, which is the proprietary term for the electronic stability control system used on Honda and Acura vehicles.
TCS is a feature on all vehicles that prevents the drive wheels from losing traction on slippery surfaces.
Buttons to turn traction control off and turn VSC Sport Mode on

What Does TCS Stand For?

TCS is a feature on all vehicles that prevents the drive wheels from losing traction on slippery surfaces.

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