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As Temperatures Drop, Check Tire Pressure More Often

As Temperatures Drop, Check Tire Pressure More Often

You may notice when the weather turns colder, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light on your dashboard lights up more frequently. The Car Care Council recommends checking your tire pressure regularly during the winter to help keep the TPMS light off and your vehicle safe. “It’s […]

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Dealing with car brake noise

Like everything else automotive, an annoying noise can be one of the first signs that something is wrong, or it might mean nothing is amiss. It’s up to you to quickly figure out which. Keep in mind that in most cases, a persistent noise, even after the […]

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General Maintenance – Is Your Car Ready For A Road Trip?

Cars have numerous components that need maintenance to stay in good working order, so make sure to check these parts before you hit the road. Brake pads: Brake pads provide the friction needed to slow and stop your car. They wear away with use, becoming too thin to work effectively. […]

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Fluids – Is Your Car Ready For A Road Trip?

Fluids are the lifeblood of any car. Service intervals on your car’s six essential fluids usually depend on mileage, so consider how far you’ve driven since your last one, and how far you plan on driving on your trip, to decide what needs attention. Oil: You don’t need to be […]

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Tires – Is Your Car Ready For A Road Trip?

As you’d expect, tires are paramount to safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency, so it’s important to check their condition. Air pressure – 1,000 miles: Every road tripper wants to get the best fuel efficiency, and underinflated tires are guaranteed to waste gas. Conversely, overinflated tires make ride quality worse because they’re less […]

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Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) problems?

Guide to understanding, troubleshooting and diagnosing your ABS Evolution of ABS Anti-lock braking technology has been around for nearly a century. Since World War II, aircraft have had anti-skid braking systems, and the earliest anti-lock braking systems on automobiles date back to the 1920s. Anti-skid or anti-lock […]

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How oil filters work

The oil filter helps remove contaminants from your car engine’s oil that can accumulate over time as the oil keeps your engine clean. The importance of clean motor oil Clean motor oil is important because if the oil were left unfiltered for a period of time, it could […]

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Fuel economy tips for better mileage – Part 3

Part 3 of fuel economy tips for better mileage. 14: Ignition coils and harnesses Again, we often hear the “100,000 miles between scheduled tune-ups” recommendation. High-energy ignition systems and sizzling underhood temperatures, however, take a toll on ignition components. Coil-on-plug ignition systems have virtually eliminated ignition wires. […]

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Fuel economy tips for better mileage – Part 2

This is part 2 of the series Fuel economy tips for better mileage. 8: Get a dynamometer tune Some car buffs visit dynamometer (dyno) shops all the time for real-world dyno tune performance in their quest for power. But did you know a custom dyno tune can […]

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Fuel economy tips for better mileage – Part 1

Seems we’ve been focused on fuel economy for decades. And that’s a good thing. The question then becomes how to get better gas mileage. If you want to know how to improve fuel economy, aim for the obvious in your fuel consumption habits and be willing to […]

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