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How to Drive a Manual Transmission

Published 07:00 AM, Fri September 1, 2017


You Can Drive a Stick!   Three pedals, two feet? You can do it!   Back in the day, stick shifts outsold automatic transmissions. But today, just 6 percent of new cars come with a manual transmission, which is the correct name for a stick. However, that number is moving in an upward direction. Confronted […]


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Top Reasons Your Car May Not Drive Smoothly

Published 07:00 AM, Wed August 23, 2017


  When you get behind the wheel, you ideally want your ride to be pretty smooth. When things get bumpy, you might want to consider possible automotive problems. Any excessive rumbling, vibrating, bumping, or wobbling is a potential sign of trouble. But what kind of trouble? What can you do to fix it? The first […]


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3 Parts That Commonly Fail After the Radiator Goes Bad

Published 07:00 AM, Fri August 18, 2017


  As you look at your vehicle’s engine bay, you may find yourself wondering, “How does a radiator work?” The radiator in your car actively dissipates heat that builds up in the cooling system. As coolant runs through the radiator, the walls of the internal passageways start to develop a thick layer of scale. Debris […]


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Pros and Cons of Suspension Lowering

Published 07:00 AM, Wed August 9, 2017


  Should you invest the time and money required to have your vehicle’s suspension lowered? It’s a question that many drivers never even think about. Before you make the decision to proceed with lowering your vehicle’s suspension, consider the options and understand the pros and cons that a lowered suspension entails.   Why Get a […]


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8 Things to Check When Buying a Used Car

Published 05:49 AM, Fri August 4, 2017


  Used vehicles often have a rich history that prospective buyers are not privy to know. Each vehicle’s background may include a checkered maintenance schedule or repeated minor collisions. Luckily, the way previous owners cared for their cars is directly reflected in the condition of the main components. As a buyer, you have the right […]


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