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When to Replace Your Car’s Fuel Filter

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Though not a high-profile component, the fuel filter plays a crucial role in keeping your car healthy. It not only protects the oil from becoming crudded with debris, but it defends the fuel injectors and pump. Above all, it keeps the fuel economy in check.As a small but vital piece of an intricately-designed system, your…
How To Make Sure Your Car Battery Has A Good Electrical Connection

How To Make Sure Your Car Battery Has A Good Electrical Connection

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Most drivers have dealt with the inconvenience of a dead battery; it’s almost a right of passage. And even for a car in otherwise perfect condition, it won’t move forward without battery power. You see, this vital component converts chemical energy into electrical energy to ignite the starter, and without sufficient voltage, you’ll hear nothing…
What To Do If Your Car Overheats

What To Do If Your Car Overheats

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Thanks to more advanced technology, today’s cars contain high-level systems with various sensors that keep engines cool and running efficiently in any season. However, despite such modern sophistication, your car can still become overheated. Whether a gasket has sprung a leak or stop-and-go traffic (on a balmy summer day) stresses your vehicle’s engine, a perfect…
How To Prevent Excessive Wear To Brake Pads

How To Prevent Excessive Wear To Brake Pads

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As one of the most important safety features on a vehicle, brake pads create the friction and force adequate to stop a car. Although they wear with time and use, you can make them last longer by following a few simple steps. Normal Wear on Brake Pads Since several factors affect a car’s wear–city vs.…
How To Keep Safety Sensors Clean In The Winter

How To Keep Safety Sensors Clean In The Winter

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Modern cars use a variety of advanced safety systems whose sensors can get dirty and clogged during frigid winter weather. For example, life-saving features like automatic emergency braking (AEB) and forward-collision warning (FCW) use radar sensors mounted in the vehicle’s grille or on front bumpers. If these sensors can’t “see”–because ice or snow has built…
Why Radiators Leak

Why Radiators Leak

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If you’ve ever seen a frustrated motorist on the side of the road with smoke billowing from under the hood, the overheated engine was likely caused by a malfunctioning radiator. In all types of weather, the radiator works to maintain engine balance, so understanding how to diagnose a leak could save you from looking like…
The Best Phone Apps for Road Trips

The Best Phone Apps for Road Trips

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Fall and winter are huge travel seasons. Between holiday gatherings and cross-country adventures, there’s a solid chance you’ll spend significant time in your car before spring. Thus, to help with everything from planning to navigation, here’s a guide to the handiest apps for your smartphone. Waze This free app (for Android and iOS) gives users…

What Does a Routine Auto Maintenance Schedule Look Like?

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To avoid expensive repairs and keep your vehicle performing at peak capacity, routine maintenance is a must. Though you should always refer to your owner’s manual, here’s what most manufacturers recommend replacing and when they suggest you do it. 3,000-7,000 Miles Most manufacturers recommend replacing oil and filters at this interval. In addition, transmission fluid…
How To Keep Your Vehicle's Warranty Current

How To Keep Your Vehicle’s Warranty Current

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One of the primary benefits of buying a new or late model vehicle is the comfort that comes from a factory warranty. These built-in safety nets insulate you from untimely and expensive repair costs resulting from material or mechanical problems. Irrespective of the warranty, taking certain steps along the way can minimize your chances of…
Why Does My Car Pull To The Right Or Left

Why Does My Car Pull To The Right Or Left

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Driving in today’s society with so much traffic during rush hours is dangerous. Considering a large amount of SUVs on the roads and not to mention all of the tractor trailers, we have to be very concerned about our cars and safe driving. Additionally, teen drivers are getting licenses younger and younger and DUIs are…
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