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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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Battery maintenance

Unlike many toys, your vehicle actually comes with a battery. But your car battery won’t keep working without some diligence on your part. Before we get into the maintenance tips, there are a few things worth knowing about automotive batteries, which will help you understand exactly what […]

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Radiator & Engine Cooling

Car overheating can come from a variety of sources. With engine combustion temperatures reaching 2000° F and higher, there is a lot of heat to deal with. If your engine is running hotter than normal, either shortly after starting or over time or if you find coolant […]

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Are Your Headlights Ready for Your Next Road Trip?

Are Your Headlights Ready for Your Next Road Trip?

Most drivers need to do at least some driving at night, and with the days getting shorter, the time spent behind the wheel during darker hours will surely increase. While properly functioning and properly aimed headlights are always important, this season, they’re necessary. Whether on a road […]

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How to Choose the Right Car Tires

Buying car tires is easy. It’s finding the right ones for your car that can be difficult. Get it wrong, and you can hobble your car’s performance and its ability to tackle any type of weather. Since car tires usually need to be replaced every three or […]

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