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How Do I Prepare Car For Winter – 8 Tips

How Do I Prepare Car For Winter – 8 Tips

What do I need to get my vehicle ready for winter? I recommend doing these things in preparation for the winter weather, because it will help to prevent problems and breakdowns.   What I usually do before winter, is I have someone check my cooling system. Radiator, hoses, water pump, heater core, coolant tank and flush the system. Mechanics can pressure test the radiator to check […]

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What To Do When Your Oil Light Comes On

One moment your driving down the road minding your own business and the next moment, the oil light comes on. You start to panic! You pull over and try to calm your breathing and stop your hands from shaking. Just breathe… Then it occurs to you! Look in the Owner’s Manual for information on the oil light. Reaching into the glove box or console, you find […]

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Hot Weather and Tire Issues

Hot Weather and Tire Issues

When was the last time you checked your spare tire? Do you even have one in your vehicle? If you do, check the tire pressure on it or have someone who knows help you to do that. It loses air after awhile and you want to make sure it’s properly inflated in case you need to change a tire and use that one.   You […]

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Washing and Cleaning The Vehicle – Warm Weather Tips

Washing and Cleaning The Vehicle – Warm Weather Tips

Car Cleaning Washing and cleaning a vehicle really isn’t rocket science. It gets dirty, full of pollen, covered in sand, the salt or chemicals put on the roads during the winter season (snow, ice, freezing rain). You want to keep the vehicle clean as it is part of keeping up the maintenance on it, not just the mechanical parts. There are other things that get […]

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Hot Weather Tips – Summertime Driving

Hot Weather Tips – Summertime Driving

Tips for Keeping it Cool   Summer is a time of extreme hot weather. Cars in hot weather that are not maintained properly tend to overheat easily or have other issues. After going through a rough winter, and all that excessively aggressive de-icer stuff they put on the roads, which tends to eat through things like aluminum coolant lines (air conditioning), brake lines, the body, […]

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Personalized Items

Personalized Items

Cool Personalized Items Everyone loves personalized items right? Special items for home, car, office, and more! It’s the uniqueness of the whole idea, that is impressive in itself. Personalized items can also cause you to become a target. Let’s say you sell specific items and you carry samples in your vehicle. Those samples could cost a pretty penny if they are the really good stuff. […]

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The Engine Oil Cap – Missing in Action?

The Engine Oil Cap – Missing in Action?

Where did it go?   Life can be really busy sometimes, to the point where we aren’t paying attention to what we’re doing. Especially when it comes to adding fluids or air to the tires when are minds are distracted by other stuff. You stop at the gas station to fill your car. You pop the hood, you go inside and pay for your fuel. […]

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Car Repair Safety Tips – Safety First

Car Repair Safety Tips – Safety First

Doing repairs yourself can save you a lot of money in the long run. Doing it the right way, and in a safe way, will help you to do these things easier and there will be no danger of the vehicle running you over when you’re under it or near it. If you’re doing an oil change for example, make sure you have the right […]

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Abbreviations and What They Are

Abbreviations and What They Are

Abbreviations Here’s a listing of some of the different common vehicle abbreviations and what they are. It will help you to understand things better when you read things in regard to vehicles, such as parts and things.    DIY – Do It Yourself HID – High Intensity Discharge (Headlights on newer cars) ECM – Engine Control Module (Main Computer in the vehicle) EGR – Exhaust […]

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