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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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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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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Car Battery – For GM and Others

Car Battery – For GM and Others

Car and Truck Battery 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 and also the DUAL Mount batteries.  (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 […]

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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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Automotive Holiday Accessories – Automotive Gifts

Automotive Holiday Accessories – Automotive Gifts

Car-Truck Gifts and Decorations for the Holidays   There are many Holiday gifts and decorations available for car/truck owners on birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other occasions can be fairly easy to find if you know where to look. The web is full of sites that have many different types of holiday items for the vehicle.   When I worked in the auto parts store, one […]

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Cars and Railroad Crossings – Railroad Tracks

Cars and Railroad Crossings – Railroad Tracks

Amtrak and Freight Trains   Trains are another form of transportation. Taking us from one place to another sometimes faster and other times a little longer. There are also those freight trains that also take products from one place to another. They are so much heavier than cars and trucks. If they have to stop it can take up to a mile or more depending […]

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Finding the Right Hitch

Finding the Right Hitch

Right Hitch Information If you are one of those folks who wants to or needs to pull a trailer, wants to carry bicycles, any type of camper or boat, pull a car trailer/auto transport, or anything else that requires a hitch, do you know where to find that information? Well, U-Haul is one company that not only sells the hitches and the accessories that are […]

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Auto Shades for Cars – Keep it Cooler

Auto Shades for Cars – Keep it Cooler

Auto Shades for Windshields, Rear Windows, and Side Windows   An auto shade or sunshade is for covering the front windshield of your vehicle, to not only keep the car cooler, but to keep you from burning your hands on the steering wheel and your butt on the seat. You can get them for Cars, Trucks, Suvs, RVs and Mobile Homes (and possibly aircraft too). […]

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Hood Lift Supports

Hood Lift Supports

Hood, Hatch, Trunk Lift Supports Some cars have hood, hatch or trunk lifts (or shocks) which are either gas-charged or hydraulic. Others will have a hood support (large piece of slim metal that is on the radiator support that lifts and fits in a hole in the hood to hold it open).   If you went into the parts store to find one, you might […]

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