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If you’ve ever had a conversation with an auto mechanic about a wheel alignment, you’ve likely heard terms like “toe in” and “toe out” bandied about as if the definition is common sense. It is, but generally just to mechanics, and those already schooled in the fundamentals of wheel alignments and alignment toe. If these terms confuse […]
Has your car been sounding a bit louder lately? How about a lot louder? This could be a telltale sign that your exhaust system need attention, especially if you haven’t been keeping up with regular maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you determine if your loud exhaust system needs simple repair work or if it […]
Summers were made for road trips. But everybody’s favorite time of year can also be fraught with hazards, especially when it comes to the heat. Hot summer days can sometimes leave you with an overheating car. When that happens, you could find yourself stuck by the side of the road waiting for a tow truck […]
Few car maintenance issues are as easy as checking the air pressure on your tires. Neglect this simple procedure, you may be paying more at the gas pump and buying a new set of tires sooner than you think. Most of the time, you don’t even need to have a pressure gauge of your own […]
In the everyday person’s quest to save as much money as possible on auto repairs and maintenance without sacrificing the performance of their vehicle, there exists one myth whose time has come for extinction. What’s the myth? That you will need an oil change every 3,000 miles. As a matter of fact, the business that […]
If you’re a car owner, get ready to dig deeper into your pockets for the privilege. According to a recent report published by the AAA auto club, the cost of owning a car – not the cost of buying a car, but the cost of having and maintaining and operating that vehicle – just took […]
Here’s a sobering fact of life for all car owners – windshield damage is unavoidable. But this doesn’t mean you have to limit your driving for fear a wayward pebble might mark up your otherwise pristine vehicle. You also don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to replace your windshield. In many cases, you can […]
Now that you’ve helped your car recover from the ravages of winter, it’s not too early to think about prepping it for summer. After all, just because you don’t have to worry about road salts and subzero temps doesn’t mean your car is in the clear. Hot weather can also do a number on it […]
It goes by many names, depending on where you are and who you’re talking to: smog checks, emissions tests, dirty-polluter threshold exams. Okay, we made that last one up – but it sounds pretty legitimate, doesn’t it? Whatever you call it – a smog and emissions test is a requirement in almost every state. But […]
If you think winter is tough on you, imagine what it can do to your car. At least you get a break from the ravages of the cold weather by sleeping indoors at night. Your poor car, on the other hand, has to endure the icy kiss of winter on a nonstop basis. Follow this […]
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