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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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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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