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Intermittent Auto Warning Lights + Misfires - Not As Easy As 1, 2, 3...

by Brian England on Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Solving intermittent car problems can be challenging for both the customer and the auto mechanic. A new customer came into BA Auto Care and described this series of problems:

  • The check engine warning light came on intermittently.
  • The transmission warning light came on intermittently.
  • The engine misfired in cold weather.

We documented the problems on the job ticket, talked to the customer about how we would approach the diagnostic work, and provided an approximate cost.

Our next step was to road test the car. As often happens with intermittent issues, we were unable to reproduce the issues.  No misfires occurred and no warning lights came on. 

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Topics: intermittent car problems, check engine lights, engine misfires, transmission warning lights

To Tow or Not to Tow -- Which Car Problems Require a Tow?

by Brian England on Thu, Aug 10, 2017

When you have a car problem, sometimes it is hard to know whether to have the car towed, whether to get the repair done on the spot, or whether it's safe to drive your car to the shop.  Here are some tips to help you decide what to do when faced with this situation.

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Topics: when to tow a car, flat tires, repairing flat tires, auto service companies, motoring services, car battery problems, stalling, check engine lights, auto fluid leaks

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