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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How to Change the Battery in Your Nissan Key Fob

October 20th, 2023 by
nissan steering wheel

Your Nissan key fob makes it quick and easy to operate your vehicle without the hassle of using a traditional key. When you have the key fob on hand, you can lock, unlock, and start the vehicle all at the push of a button. If your key fob isn’t working properly, it’s probably time for…

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How to Reprogram a Nissan Key Fob with Push Start

October 13th, 2023 by

Nissan vehicles with a push start system use a key fob to make sure the vehicle’s owner is in the car and operating the vehicle. It’s crucial to have a functioning key fob in order to enjoy this handy push-button feature. If your key fob stops working, you can reprogram it or program a new…

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EV Safety: Everything You Need to Know to Be Safe On and Off the Road

August 17th, 2023 by
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The rise in the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) over the last decade has resulted in nearly every manufacturer offering at least one electrified version in its lineup. Other manufacturers, such as Chevrolet, offer an electrified version in almost every model. As this technology hasn’t been around very long, we asked our EV experts to…

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How to Properly Clean Foggy Headlights

August 17th, 2023 by
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Headlights are an important safety feature on all cars, as they let you see and be seen at night and with limited visibility. If your headlights become dirty, foggy, or damaged, they won’t perform as well, which is a safety issue that you should take care of right away. Taking your car to professional servicing…

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Why You Should Always Avoid Potholes

August 10th, 2023 by
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Here in Youngstown, Ohio, seasonal changes like freezing and thawing can affect the paved surfaces of local roads. As the water spreads into the soil, it seeps under the road, expanding with freezing temperatures and contracting as the weather warms. Eventually, this leads to buckling and cracking on the road’s surface. These cracks let even…

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How to Remove Your Car Window Tint

July 10th, 2023 by
3m privacy glass on a car window

Applying a window tint is a popular way to customize a vehicle. However, the tint may begin to peel, fade, or bubble over time, diminishing its effectiveness and visual appeal. If you’ve ever experienced this problem, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with. We at #1 Cochran Cars in Youngstown, Ohio, understand…

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Can I use Windex on Car Windows? Car Cleaning Tips 101

May 15th, 2023 by
Man washing the hood of his black car with a sponge

Cleaning your car and maintaining a clean state can be hugely rewarding. Your car’s exterior can be easier to clean than the inside. With all the nooks and crannies, you need to take your time and plan your process carefully to avoid making mistakes. Sometimes you don’t need to use the latest cleaning products to…

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