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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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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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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Shocks VS Struts – Front and Rear Suspension

Shocks VS Struts – Front and Rear Suspension

Front Suspension Shock absorbers or “shocks” and struts are part of a vehicles suspension system. It is so the vehicle will absorb the bumps and ride smoother. Newer cars have both struts in the front and shocks in the rear. The struts are located in the front of the vehicle. The shocks are in the rear. Some struts and shocks will have coil springs over […]

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Book Review – Every Woman’s Quick & Easy Car Care – DIY

Book Review – Every Woman’s Quick & Easy Car Care – DIY

Every Woman’s Quick & Easy Car Care My Ranking: 10 Price: New from $28.72, Used from $0.96 Owners: Bridget Kachur Website: Amazon Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (May 1, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 1580174515 ISBN-13: 978-1580174510 Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  7 customer reviews #1776 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Transportation > Owner’s Manuals & Maintenance Guides Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,851,111 in Books #2988 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Automotive > Repair & Maintenance […]

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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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Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades

Wiper Blades Wiper Blades are necessary for you to be able to see in bad weather.  You should know what the wiper blade sizes are and in order to do that, you should be able to read a guide that is usually found in the wiper blade section of a store. I’ve found in some places that there is also a digital guide you can […]

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Owner’s Manuals

Owner’s Manuals

Owner’s Manual The Owner’s Manual can be found in every new car, truck, crossover or SUV. It’s either in the glove box or in the console.  In order for you to take proper care of your vehicle, all of the basic knowledge you need is in your owner’s manual. The Owner’s Manual covers things such as …   Type of fuel.  How to change the […]

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Car Repair Manual – Do It Yourself

Car Repair Manual – Do It Yourself

Automotive Repair Manuals A vehicle repair manual is similar but different. The automotive repair manual is for doing extended troubleshooting, small and larger repairs by yourself. The owner’s manual gives you just the basic repair information such as fluid types, checking oil, brake fluid, radiator coolant, windshield wash fluid, the details of the vehicle (radio, interior lights, seat belts) and other information. This is called […]

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