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How to Brighten Your Dull Headlights
by Hihaski 1 year, 8 months ago
I drive a late 1990’s sedan, and I’ve gotten used to driving my wife's much newer car on the weekends. This week, however, it rained on my commute to work in my old sedan. I was amazed and concerned at the same time at how poor my headlights performed in the rainy darkness. Especially compared to the other cars...
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Buying a Project Car- What You Need to Know
by Alex Gopson 2 years, 2 months ago
Buying a project car is something that a lot of people want to do.  Maybe they want to restore a car that someone in their family once had.  Perhaps they always loved a particular vehicle with a unique design and want to own one for themselves.  Or maybe you just want to buy a car that needs work because...
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Why You Need a Car OBD Scanner
by Alex Gopson 2 years, 3 months ago
If you have ever wanted to learn more about working on your car or how your vehicle operates, but are scared about breaking something important, then this article is for you. Cars are very complicated machines, and learning about them can be a little intimidating at first, especially because most people don't start learning until there is a...
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A Beginner's Guide to the Pick and Pull Junkyard
by Alex Gopson 2 years, 3 months ago
If you are new to the world of fixing and maintaining cars, or were not born with a family of DIYers, then you may be unfamiliar with pick and pull type salvage yards.  Should you want to start wrenching on your own vehicles, then wrecking yards are definitely a great resource that you want to start utilizing whenever possible. ...
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How To Communicate With Your Mechanic
by Alex Gopson 2 years, 3 months ago
If you don't know a lot about working on cars, it can feel overwhelming or confusing whenever it is time to take your vehicle in for repairs or maintenance.  There is a constant fear of not knowing if you are being ripped off in regards to price, whether or not certain work really needs to be done, and if...
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How To Build a Basic Home Garage Tool Kit
by Alex Gopson 2 years, 3 months ago
Although working on vehicles isn't rocket science, there are a few different barriers to entry when it comes to repairing and performing basic maintenance items on your car. Some people don't have a garage to work in (although there's no nothing stopping you from working outside.)  Some are overwhelmed and feel they don't possess the knowledge or skill...
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Be Your Own Grease Monkey: 5 Simple DIY Car Maintenance Tips
by GKenyon 2 years, 5 months ago

While petrol rates fluctuate, one cost stays consistently high: automotive repairs. If you are trying to be more frugal, you will save money and nix labor costs by performing these 5 do-it-yourself car maintenance procedures.  

There are few DIY car maintenance procedures that are simpler than changing windshield wipers, and yet there are still those that...
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Reading OBD-II Fault Codes With A Mobile Phone
by Jarlath Holleran 2 years, 12 months ago
When the Engine Management light illuminates on the dash for your car it can be very frustrating. Checking the service manual of your car will only give a very vague explanation of the cause and will tell you to get it checked at a garage. Taking a vehicle to the garage just to read the DTC (diagnostic trouble code)...
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Arcan XL2T Review - Floor Jack
by Economist 3 years, 2 months ago
The Arcan XL2T is designed to be a slim line & low profile service car floor jack. With every component (incl. wheels) made from strong steel it is incredibly "durable and long lasting", making it suitable for both professionals and hobbyists alike.  The two main selling points with the Arcan XL2T over other steel jacks is both its...
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Mini Cooper Maintenance Schedule
by Economist 3 years, 2 months ago
The Mini Cooper is one of the most popular cards in the world today. The car was originally known as the model Mini Minor which started production in 1959 and was in production until the year 2000. The car was made by British Motor Corporation and was a classic in the car industry. It was the European car of...
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Should You Change Your Grade of Gas?
by A J Codispoti 3 years, 2 months ago
The other day, a friend of mine told me he was saving money on gasoline.  He said he noticed that where he lives,  93 octane premium gas, cost him $4.30 a gallon, but 87 octane regular gas cost only $3.99.  The way he figured it, he was saving 31 cents a gallon.  “Premium gas, just isn’t worth the extra...
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Subaru Maintenance Schedule
by Economist 3 years, 2 months ago
If you own a Subaru then you will need to make sure that your vehicle is well maintained so that you can have an ownership experience without any issues with reliable performance. There are various ways that you can remind yourself of maintenance schedules for your car.  Subaru service reminders is a program designed by the company in...
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5 Tips to Manage the Value of your Vehicle
by BIGSxNPTACTIX19 3 years, 3 months ago
 1. When was the last oil Change? The most important thing to do for your car is change the oil. The engine oil that you use in your vehicle is used to lubricate the many components to prevent engine seizure. Your oil also prevents many things such as rust, gunk and grease build up. Oil Manufacturers use...
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What Type of Oil Should I Use with my Car: Understanding Oil Viscosity
by mjpyro 3 years, 3 months ago
Have you ever wondered what all of those numbers really mean on the side of a quart of oil? Those numbers are indicators you should pay attention to because the type of oil you should choose is dependent on several factors including the age of your vehicle, number of miles on your car  or where you live in the...
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Product Review for BG MOA 110 Oil Treatment: Be Good to Your High Mileage Vehicle
by BoomerBill 3 years, 4 months ago
My pickup truck has many miles on it. I was concerned it was time for a trade in last year when it began to run rough and sputter. My neighborhood mechanic suggested I use BG MOA #110 oil treatment supplementation to alleviate the rough running. The BG MOA #110 treatment worked like a champ and the truck began to run better almost immediately. The BG MOA #110 works to reduce oil oxidation, which makes the oil more like sludge. It helps lengthen engine life.
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