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Wes Schwengels

Wes Schwengels

Wesley has been editing a wide range of content for nearly two decades, gaining a depth of knowledge about automotive maintenance and ownership.

Posts by Wes Schwengels

Oil Change Indicator Light, Maintenance Required Light (MAINT Light)

What does the oil change indicator light mean? To let drivers know when to change out their engine oil and oil filter, many vehicles made in the last couple decades have a dedicated "Change Engine Oil" or "Maint Reqd" light on the dash. These lights come on based on fuel and mileage data calculated by the car's computer.

What does the oil change indicator light mean? To let drivers know when to change out their engine oil and oil filter, many vehicles made in the last couple decades have a dedicated "Change Engine Oil" or "Maint Reqd" light on the dash. These lights come on based on fuel and mileage data calculated by the car's computer.

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3 Key Details to Know About Your Car’s Engine

The engine is the heart of your car — it has dozens of moving parts that keep you trucking down the road. So, it’s good to know a little bit about such a vital piece of your vehicle.

The engine is the heart of your car — it has dozens of moving parts that keep you trucking down the road. So, it’s good to know a little bit about such a vital piece of your vehicle.

How to Sell Your Car on Craigslist

Knowing how to sell your car on Craigslist the right way can help you get top dollar for your vehicle, speed up the process and keep you safe. But it’s not always simple.

Knowing how to sell your car on Craigslist the right way can help you get top dollar for your vehicle, speed up the process and keep you safe. But it’s not always simple.

Can You Drive Without a Gas Cap?

If your gas cap warning light comes on, it could mean one of a handful of things. If you’re lucky, you’ll only need to screw it on tighter.

If your gas cap warning light comes on, it could mean one of a handful of things. If you’re lucky, you’ll only need to screw it on tighter.

What to Do if You Suspect a Carbon Monoxide Leak in Your Car

It’s a nightmare scenario: While driving down the road, you start getting a headache or feeling nauseated, and become confused. You might even eventually pass out.

It’s a nightmare scenario: While driving down the road, you start getting a headache or feeling nauseated, and become confused. You might even eventually pass out.

How to Tell if Your Car Is Under Warranty

If you recently bought a new car, odds are it came with a manufacturer’s warranty. This coverage is usually good for a set amount of time or mileage, often three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If you recently bought a new car, odds are it came with a manufacturer’s warranty. This coverage is usually good for a set amount of time or mileage, often three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Ford Recalls 1.3 Million Cars Over Risk of Steering Wheel Coming Off

Ford announced Wednesday it is recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles due to the risk of the steering wheel bolt becoming loose or the steering wheel detaching altogether.

Ford announced Wednesday it is recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles due to the risk of the steering wheel bolt becoming loose or the steering wheel detaching altogether.

Does the AC Really Waste Gas? Rolling the Windows Down vs. Blasting Air Conditioning

Which one is worse for your fuel economy — and thus your wallet?.

Which one is worse for your fuel economy — and thus your wallet?.

Volkswagen Says It's Killing Off the Beetle

Summertime road trip games of “Slug Bug” are in trouble — Volkswagen announced Thursday that it would cease production of its iconic Beetle in 2019. The move is meant to help Volkswagen focus on production of better-selling vehicles.

Summertime road trip games of “Slug Bug” are in trouble — Volkswagen announced Thursday that it would cease production of its iconic Beetle in 2019. The move is meant to help Volkswagen focus on production of better-selling vehicles.

GM to Kill 6 Car Models, Shutter Plants

General Motors announced Monday it is ending production at five of its North American plants, and killing off several car models in the process. The Chevrolet Cruze, Volt and Impala are on the chopping block, as are the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS and Cadillac CT6.

General Motors announced Monday it is ending production at five of its North American plants, and killing off several car models in the process. The Chevrolet Cruze, Volt and Impala are on the chopping block, as are the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS and Cadillac CT6.

7 Useful Gifts for Car Owners

The internet is full of lists of wild — or wildly expensive — gift ideas for car owners. Custom floor mats, leather driving gloves or even auto-related cufflinks might seem like fun options, but let’s face it: a lot of these luxuries will never see the inside of a vehicle.

The internet is full of lists of wild — or wildly expensive — gift ideas for car owners. Custom floor mats, leather driving gloves or even auto-related cufflinks might seem like fun options, but let’s face it: a lot of these luxuries will never see the inside of a vehicle.