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Car Care Tips

The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller

Sunday 28th of April 2024

Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around.  But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants long life and dependable per

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No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

Sunday 4th of February 2024

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine?  It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

Saturday 27th of May 2023

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing.  And not being able to see a thing whe

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In a Fog (Fogged Windows in Cold Weather)

Tuesday 21st of March 2023

It's bad enough in cold weather when ice and snow block your visibility.  Add to that fog on the inside of your windows and you could be driving blind.  So here are a few tips on how to keep your windows from fog

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

Monday 27th of February 2023

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing.  And not being able to see a thing whe

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No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

Monday 17th of October 2022

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine?  It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles

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Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

ontrol for what vents the air comes out of.  Don't be surpris

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A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

Wednesday 21st of September 2022

  But there's something else that causes

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Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

Monday 6th of June 2022

s, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe drivi

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Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

Monday 4th of April 2022

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself.  There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform

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Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

Monday 28th of March 2022

e road a much less friendly place.  They really "T" us off.  These are the bad

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The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

Tuesday 8th of March 2022

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it.  And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corn

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Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)

Monday 10th of January 2022

Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going.  But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there are some things you should keep your eye

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No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

Monday 27th of December 2021

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine?  It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles

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I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice.  You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, trucks and SUVs.  You start thinking, "I need one of th

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Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts.  They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles.  Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the bra

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The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)

Sunday 15th of November 2020

water left from air conditioning condensation.  But then again, it could be a sign that there's trouble brewing in one of your vehicle's systems. You can help your service facility diagno

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Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

Sunday 20th of September 2020

trees.  When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery

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A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

Monday 10th of February 2020

.  There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood.  In one case, the driver of

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The Edible Engine

Monday 23rd of December 2019

wn to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical sy

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Wash Me, Wash Me Right (How to Wash a Vehicle)

Monday 16th of December 2019

, some of us are bound and determined to wash our own vehicles.  And to protect the paint and its luster,

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Make your Service Visit at Lube Town a Good One

Monday 4th of November 2019

t of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. Fo

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Cruisin' on Down Main Street

Monday 10th of June 2019

it worked.  Well, some of the time.  Now days, cruise control is all electr

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