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When to Replace a Timing Belt

Published 02:53 PM, Thu August 3, 2017


  Timing belts began to replace chains in the late 70’s and early 80’s as auto manufacturers were researching ways to produce lighter and less expensive vehicles. Lighter weight meant increased mileage. There are many questions that are frequently asked about timing belts. Learning about what belts do and when they should be replaced will […]


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How to Clean Car Headlights – The Brilliant Method

Published 01:52 PM, Thu August 3, 2017


  A general sprucing-up of your vehicle can do wonders throughout the fall and winter months. This is an opportune time to give your car a little TLC while ensuring it is in the best possible working shape. Although certain issues are best dealt with by a professional, car headlight care is one DIY maintenance […]


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What Happens if My Car Doesn’t Pass a Smog Test?

Published 07:00 AM, Wed August 2, 2017


  In several states across the country, motorists are required to take their car in for an emissions test before they are allowed to have it registered. The purpose of the emissions test is to reduce the amount of harmful, toxic gases released into the environment. When a vehicle passes the emissions test or “smog […]


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When Do I Need to Replace My Muffler?

Published 07:00 AM, Wed July 19, 2017


  Making repairs to your vehicle’s exhaust system can sometimes be rather expensive depending on its make, model, and general condition. With that said, delaying needed repair work is not advised and can cause the price of that repair work to rise sharply. This is certainly true of muffler issues. Any problem with the muffler is […]


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Car Tire Maintenance & Tips You Should Follow

Published 07:00 AM, Wed July 5, 2017


  It’s important to take care of your vehicle—and it’s especially important to take care of your tires. A simple investment in tire maintenance can yield some significant benefits—among them:   If you take care of your tires, you won’t have to replace them as often, which can lead to some big cost savings over […]


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