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If You See a Green Cap on Your Tire Valve, This Is What It Means

Nitrogen is a trendy, techie alternative for filling tires, but it costs more. Here's how to know if it's a fit for your vehicle and driving style.

Rebuilt vs. Reconditioned vs. Remanufactured Auto Parts: What’s the Difference?

Rebuilt, remanufactured, or reconditioned all sound similar, but there are striking distinctions between them. Here's what you need to know.


A Guide to Repairing and Maintaining Weather Stripping on Your Car

If wind or water are getting into your car, your weather stripping could be the culprit. Here's what to do...


Hack Your Car Top Carrier: Loading Tips and Safety Smarts

Getting building materials home from the lumberyard or home center is easy if you own a pickup truck or a...


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How Much Does It Cost to Install Remote Start for Your Car?

Remote starters provide a convenient way to warm up your car in cold weather. Learn about remote start installation here.

How To Choose the Right Oil Filter for Your Car

Keep your engine running cleaner and longer by choosing the right oil filter.


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How Long Do Electric Car Batteries Last?

Is that question keeping you from making the leap to electric? We've got answers!

Thousands of Michelin Tires Have Been Recalled

More than 500,000 tires have been affected—here's why.


10 Best Looking Classic Cars That Have Stood the Test of Time

Vehicles come and go, but these truly iconic cars have stood the test of time.


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Should You Switch To Synthetic Oil in Your Car?

Synthetic oil provides better engine protection and it lasts longer than conventional motor oil. So should you switch? Let's find...


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7 Tips to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

These tips and tricks will keep your car battery in top shape for a long time to come.

Hyundai Just Recalled Thousands of Sedans and SUVs

Hyundai has recently recalled over 65,000 sedans and SUVs because of a potential safety issue. Find out if your vehicle...


The Super Easy Trick for Defrosting Your Windshields

Learn how to defrost windshield quickly and efficiently this winter with one creator's helpful trick.


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How Often To Change Synthetic Oil

Synthetic oils contain chemically modified compounds and high-quality base oils. That means synthetics can go longer between oil changes.


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Camshaft vs. Crankshaft: What’s the Difference?

Camshafts and crankshafts perform separate functions, but must work together in a well-choreographed sequence for your engine to operate smoothly.


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Why Is My Car Not Accelerating Properly?

If you can't pick up speed when accelerating to drive uphill or merge onto a busy road or highway, it's...

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Why Is My Car Smoking?

Smoke coming from a vehicle is a bad sign. It could be a simple issue, but most likely there is...


If Your Car’s Belts Are Noisy, This Is What It Means

A car engine belt that's squealing or chirping indicates a problem that needs to be fixed.


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Why Does My Car AC Smell?

A foul odor coming from the dash vents when your air conditioner is on means there's a problem. Let's figure...


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Symptoms of a Failing Camshaft Position Sensor

A glowing check engine light, stalling, poor acceleration and bad fuel mileage are all possible signs your camshaft position sensor...


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Why Isn’t My Car AC Blowing Cold Air?

You're stuck in traffic on a hot day and warm air is coming from the vents. Not good. Here's why...


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How to Recharge a Car AC

Complete a car AC recharge in just 30 minutes with a special recharging kit. Plus, find out the environmental impact...


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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...


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How Much Does It Cost to Wrap a Car?

Wrapping a car costs less than spraying a new finish, but it won't last as long. It's like clothing for...


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Why Won’t My Car Reverse Like It Should?

You probably take shifting into reverse for granted, but wait until you try backing out of your driveway or parking...

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How Car Brakes Work and How to Tell When They Go Bad

Learn how your brakes slow and stop your car, and how to tell if your brakes aren't working properly.


What Is Anti-Seize Compound and Why Should I Use It on My Car?

Veteran auto mechanics consider anti-seize compound an essential tool. Our experts tell you why, and where you absolutely need it.


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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...