What Do I Need to Know When Renting A Car?

What Do I Need to Know When Renting A Car?

Renting a car isn’t rocket science. Rental car companies are located all over the world! Each place has different policies in place for renting a vehicle.  There are a few things you must know before renting a vehicle in the US. You have to be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license, car insurance with full coverage, a good driving record, […]

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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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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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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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