Why Is My GMC’s Remote Start Not Working?

November 9th, 2023 by

The latest GMC models come packed with features designed to make the driving experience more enjoyable, comfortable, convenient, and safe. One of these features is remote start capability, which allows you to start your GMC vehicle with the press of a button on your key fob rather than from inside the vehicle. With the remote…

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How to Reset Camshaft Position Sensor in 7 Steps

October 28th, 2023 by
man working on a camshaft

Modern automobile engines have a camshaft position sensor that monitors the camshaft’s position for precise engine timing. Misfires, poor fuel efficiency, and rough idling are just a few of the performance issues arising from a faulty sensor. In some cases, resetting or recalibrating the sensor is necessary. Read as our Cochran Cars team in Boardman…

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Types of Wiper Blade Connections: What You Need to Know

September 19th, 2023 by
windshield wipers are key to driving safely

Keeping the world clear around you, your windshield wiper blades play an important role in maintaining the cleanliness and visibility of your windshield. One key part of changing out your wiper blades is understanding your wiper blade connection, as this ensures your wiper blade securely fastens to your vehicle, preventing an untimely loss of your…

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Top 5 questions to ask when choosing a mechanic

September 13th, 2023 by
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Choosing a mechanic for your vehicle is an important step in maintaining the integrity of your investment. With so many options available, it might be hard to make the right choice if you’re not correctly informed about the process. The key is asking the right questions. By doing so, you not only ensure the safety…

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How to Jumpstart Your Car Safely

July 20th, 2023 by
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Vehicle ownership entails many responsibilities. These include keeping up with regular maintenance, ensuring that all equipment is in good working order, and practicing safe driving techniques. It also entails knowing how to deal with unexpected problems, such as a dead battery. We at #1 Cochran want to ensure that our customers are prepared for the…

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How Long Does it Take For Your Engine to Cool Down?

April 18th, 2023 by
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From the second that you start your car, truck, or SUV, its engine will begin to heat up. The engines in most vehicles will get to be anywhere from 195 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit under normal circumstances. However, without car cooling systems, engines would be even hotter and could even overheat. That’s why it’s very important…

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Why is my backup camera screen black?

April 4th, 2023 by
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Back in 2018, a law was passed requiring all automakers to have backup cameras in their new cars, trucks, and SUVs. This law was designed to reduce the chances of drivers getting into accidents when they put their vehicles in reverse. But a backup camera isn’t going to do you much good if its screen is black…

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Can Low Coolant Cause AC Not to Work?

January 20th, 2023 by
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If you find your car’s air conditioning (AC) system isn’t working properly, you may ask yourself, “Can low coolant cause the AC not to work?” The answer is yes and no, as low coolant in the engine’s cooling system may compromise the performance of all the car’s parts, including the AC system. One key aspect…

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Should I get my car serviced at the dealership?

June 24th, 2022 by
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If you own a car, you already know that regular maintenance is required to get the most value out of it. When it’s time for a tune-up, though, you may be unsure whether you should take your car to a dealership, a local mechanic, or handle it yourself. Let’s take a look at the pros…

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What Windshield Wipers Do I Need?

May 11th, 2022 by
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Windshield wipers play a critical role in safe driving. They clear away rain and snow to give you a better view of the road. You can also use them to clean your windshield of dust and dirt with the washer function. They can even help during insect swarms. Fortunately, replacing your windshield wipers costs very…

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