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Can't Get Your Tire Pressure Indicator Light to Go Off?

by Brian England on Thu, Oct 29, 2015


You hop into the car, ready to head out and notice a new light shining brightly on your dashboard, the tire pressure indicator light.  Being conscientious and concerned about safety, you stop at the nearest gas station, ensure all your tires are filled to the right pressure and hop back into the car -- only to notice that that tire pressure light is still on.  You assume the pressure gauge was probably off, recheck the tires at another gas station, but the reading is the same.  Every tire appears to be filled to the right pressure.  

What could be the problem?

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Topics: tires, tire pressure monitoring system, auto tire pressure

Knowing a Few Tire Repair Basics Can Help Keep You Safe

by Brian England on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Not long ago, we did a blog article on tire repairs.  It basically highlighted some key things you should know in order to ensure that if you had to have a tire repaired, you would know what to look for. 

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Topics: tire safety, auto safety, tires, faulty tire repair

Is Your Car Shaking? 3 Common Problems That Cause Cars to Vibrate

by Brian England on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

Have you ever been driving your car and it shook so much you felt like you were on an amusement park ride? Well, here are three common problems that can cause a car to shake.

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Topics: brakes, tires, car shaking, vibrating, out of round, brake calipers sticking

A Few Things You Should Know About Maryland VEIP and Emission Repairs

by Brian England on Mon, May 16, 2011

The Maryland "Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program" VEIP requires that our vehicles be checked every two years. A notice is mailed about a month in advance so there is plenty of time to have your vehicle checked. If you wait past your notice time then the cost doubles from $14 to $29. (Plus, a new $15 penalty fee is assessed every four weeks.)  The emissions test takes only take a few minutes. You are likely to spend more time waiting for the test. Try going mid-month and in the middle of the morning or afternoon to cut down your wait time. Another option is to check out the lines before you go.  The Maryland VEIP website has a page that feeds in a picture of the lines, so that you can avoid going if there is a long wait.  The photo below is from the Columbia, MD vehicle inspection station.

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Topics: VEIP, tires, check engine light, gas cap, warning lights, avoiding lines at VEIP, Maryland vehicle emissions inspection, Howard County inspection station, emissions repair

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