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We all know you will need to replace your brake pads at some point, but because the life of brakes varies so greatly with the type of driving, we never know when is when. Here is a short primer for all drivers to understand when it’s time for a brake replacement. What to Look (Or Listen) For… […]
The dog days of summer are approaching, and with high temps and your AC pumping away, your car may be more likely to overheat, sending your car’s temperature gauge (and your blood pressure) off the charts. If you’re on the highway, in the middle of nowhere, or stuck in heavy traffic, and your car overheats, […]
For the uninitiated, keeping track of recommended car maintenance items can be daunting. There’s so much to know, in addition to high costs associated with a trip to the shop.Below is a look at some relatively low cost items worth keeping an eye on: your automotive filters. Here, we explain what they do, when and […]
We all hope to get the most out of our cars to retail the all-important resale value. By understanding some simple rules, including which car fluids you should keep an eye on, we can keep our cars in shape while pushing them to higher mileages. Though there are numerous reasons to read an owner’s manual, […]
A lot of people think washing your car regularly is a vanity thing. Nothing could be further from the truth. Washing your car is a basic maintenance issue that can serve to protect your valuable purchase and keep your car’s paint job from fading or rusting prematurely. The good news is: it’s easy to do. […]
We’ve all been there – driving along believing that everything is well in the world, and suddenly the check-engine light pops on. Boy does this light get us angry and frustrated. What does it mean? How much is this going to cost? How long will the problem take to fix this time? Assuming your check […]
Summer’s coming, and that means two things: road trip opportunities and high gas prices. According to FOX Business, the average American household spends around $3,000 on gas per year. We hate to be a buzzkill, but gas prices aren’t likely decreasing anytime soon. You’ve got two options – stay home and have a miserable summer, or […]
With this year’s tax-filing season nearing an end, the federal government and all 50 states are busy churning out millions of dollars in refund checks to taxpayers everywhere. Assuming you’re on track to get a refund, how do you plan to spend yours? While the possibilities are limitless – from taking that long dreamed-of vacation (shout […]
Clutch replacements can hit your bank account. Hard. With average estimates for clutch replacement ranging between $500 and $2,500 (depending on what you drive), it’s one of the most expensive repairs you can have done. To avoid this particularly nasty fate, it’s important to do everything in your power to extend your clutch life. How to […]
Buying new tires should be an easy task. Just roll into your tire shop of choice, let the experts do their thing, and drive away with confidence. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go so smoothly. There have been many cases of shops installing the wrong type of tire. The lesson? Don’t leave all of the decision making […]
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