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Did You Know That Auto Parts Stores…

Auto parts stores price match? If you go to an auto parts store after searching online for car parts and find a store (brick & mortar) within the area (usually located 25-100 miles around that store) that carries the same part (also means it has to have the same warranty, features and maybe even the same part number) for a lower price. Most part stores […]

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Car Repair Safety Tips

Car Repair Safety Tips

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

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 Gas […]

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Car Battery – For GM and Others

Car Battery – For GM and Others

  Vehicle batteries come in many different sizes and shapes.  The two different ones I’ll be talking about today are the Top Mount and the Side Mount battery.  (There are also Gel batteries like Optima and Deep Cycle batteries for Diesel.) The battery is determined by the Year, Make, Model and Engine size of a vehicle (4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, or 8 cylinder are the […]

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The Extreme Cold – Do’s and Don’ts

The Extreme Cold – Do’s and Don’ts

It has been extremely cold in New England and other states and countries this year.  There are a list of some things that you can do to prevent damage to your vehicle and keep yourself safe as well. We are having an Artic Winter this year and it’s extremely cold outside and has a drastic effect on the vehicles we drive. The newer cars have […]

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Automotive Salvage Yard – The Junkyard

Automotive Salvage Yard – The Junkyard

I remember as a kid, my first experience with junkyards was when I wasn’t even school age yet. My dad has this really cool International Harvester pickup truck. We’d pile into the truck and go to the junk yard to get rid of stuff we didn’t need. I remember it being the coolest place ever! There was a lot of broken stuff around, but some […]

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Buying A Used Car – 8 Tips

Buying A Used Car – 8 Tips

Tax Time and New Used Vehicles It’s almost tax time again. People use their taxes every year for bills, towards car repairs or looking into buying a new used car. Here are my Tips for Researching and Buying that Used Car… 1 – Decide what type of vehicle you need or want and what you are willing to spend on it.  Always have a budget […]

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Last Minute Winter Storm Purchases

Last Minute Winter Storm Purchases

Most people wait until last minute, usually during a winter storm, to replace wiper blades, bulbs such as headlights, tail lights, turn signals, license plate, and back up (reverse) lights, batteries and other things. Wiper Blades Working in the auto parts business, the store would pretty much get cleaned out of wiper blades. We would also have to install them as they are part of a free […]

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Prepare Vehicle for Winter – Checklists

Prepare Vehicle for Winter – Checklists

Winterizing Your Vehicle Winter is a harsh and cold time of the year, especially in New England or in colder areas, such as the mountains or northern states/countries. You should always prepare for winter, as you would for summer. The similarity is that both seasons are extreme in temperature. Winter is cold and summer is hot. There are many things you may want to check […]

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New Keys And Key Fobs – Extra Set or New Remote

New Keys And Key Fobs – Extra Set or New Remote

New Car or Truck Keys To make new keys for the newer cars and trucks these days, one must bring a set of keys to be made and go to a hardware store that cuts keys with the “chip” already installed in them, buy them online or go to the dealership to obtain another one. The newer car keys have a computer chip embedded in […]

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