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How To Store Gasoline Safely

Store gasoline safely or pay the price! Follow these simple rules for safer gasoline storage.

This Tire Repair Kit from TireJect Could Save You from a Roadside Emergency

Tireject says its Emergency Tire Repair Kit is everything you need to repair a flat tire. We put that claim...


How To Decode Your Car’s Vehicle Identification Number

Your car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN for short) is unique to your vehicle. Those 17 characters contain the secrets to...


The Eleven Percent: Valerie Adams, Automotive Mechanic

Valerie Adams talks about what women want in a work environment, the struggles of indie garages and helping Girl Scouts...


How To Replace the Battery Terminals in Your Car

If your car cranks over slowly or the battery terminals are corroded or cracked, it's time to replace the terminal...

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Why You Should Test Your Car’s Fluids

Testing the condition of your car's fluids is a straightforward way to find out if they're really protecting your expensive...


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Why Brake Fluid Goes Bad

While all the fluids in our vehicles are essential, brake fluid plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and...

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LED vs. Halogen Headlights: What’s the Difference?

Both produce a much brighter, directed light beam than traditional incandescent headlights, making driving safer.


How Much Does Wheel Bearing Replacement Cost?

Driving on a bad or failing wheel bearing is dangerous. If ignored, it can quickly turn into a safety issue...


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9 Bad Wheel Bearing Symptoms To Look Out For

Wheel bearings are crucial for safe driving. Would you recognize the signs if one of your wheel bearings is failing?


What Are Traction Boards and How Do You Use Them?

Want to avoid getting your vehicle hopelessly stuck this winter? Traction boards are worth considering. Learn all about them here.

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How To Check and Change Power Steering Fluid

Power steering fluid is vital to our driving pleasure and safety. Learn to recognize when it's time to change it...


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What Are All-Weather Tires?

Choosing the right tires is important for driving performance, safety and pleasure. Learn whether all-weather tires are right for your...


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Why Taking an Off-Roading Class Can Make You a Better Driver

If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, it pays to learn how to use it correctly. An off-road driving school...


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The Lesser Known Vehicle Emissions You Should Know About

In the past half-century, vehicle tailpipe emissions have been cut drastically. Yet our cars still produce lots of other harmful...


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What Does CC Mean in an Engine?

When discussing engines, CC doesn't mean you've been included on an email. Find our how a Beach Boys' song can...

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Does the Color of Windshield Wiper Fluid Matter?

Windshield wiper fluid's only job is to assist in cleaning the windshield so you can drive safely. But does its...


How Long Do Shocks Last?

Shock absorbers are the unsung hero of a vehicle's suspension system. They play a big part in your overall driving...


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What To Know About DIY Car Repair

Fixing your own car is liberating, but it's not for everyone. Here's what to know if you're thinking about jumping...


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Van Conversions: What To Know About Turning a Van Into a Home

We live in our DIY van conversion for a lot of each year. Here's what to know if you're dreaming...


11 Motorcycle Detailing Tips

Get your motorcycle looking pristine with these motorcycle detailing tricks.


What Are Remote Battery Terminals on a Car?

Does your vehicle come with remote battery terminals? Find out why and where they are so you can access them...


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6 Tips to Make Hauling Materials in a Pick-Up Truck Easier and Safer

Learn the art of hauling lumber and other building materials safely, even in a short-bed pickup truck. With proper loading,...


What To Know About the Electric Vehicle 12-Volt Battery

Did you know all EVs have a traditional 12-volt battery, and without it they won't start? Learn more about this...


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What’s the Difference Between Trickle Chargers and Battery Maintainers?

A dead battery, whether in a car or piece of power equipment, is an instant killjoy. Here's how to prevent...

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How Do You Reset the Check Engine Light on Your Car?

A check engine light indicates problems with your vehicle's emissions system. While you can turn the CEL off yourself,...


8 Tips for Dealing with a Flat Tire Quickly

Got a flat tire? You'll survive. These tips will help.


4 Tips for Buying a Used Car

Before buying a used car, follow this 4-step inspection program to determine the vehicle's reliability, condition and value. It'll...


How Much Does Hail Damage Impact a Car’s Value?

Hailstones, those frozen raindrops that form and grow inside thunderstorms, can fall up to 40 mph and quickly damage your...


Can You Use a Car Power Inverter for a Laptop or TV?

Power inverters allow you to run low power AC electrical devices like computers, video cams and even TVs in your...


How To Repair Cracks and Chips in Your Windshield

Fixing a small windshield crack or chip is an easy project that can save real money.