What Does a Catalytic Converter Do?

Maybe you’ve heard about a rise in catalytic converter thefts on the news, or maybe you’re just wondering if it’s time to check up on your car’s parts outside of the tires and brakes. But what even...

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The Top 5 Symptoms of an Exhaust Manifold Leak — And What to Do about Them

You get in the car to head to work and that dreaded check engine light comes on. And what’s that you hear? It sounds like the engine is roaring. These are classic symptoms of a leaking exhaust...

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3 Tips for Smart Summer Car Care

 

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How to Get the Best Gas Mileage

Gas is expensive, but if you have to commute for work or drive your kids around, you don’t have much of a choice on when to fill up your tank. 

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How to Prepare Your Car for a Road Trip This Summer

It’s time to hit the road! There’s nothing better than a long summer road trip, but there are some important things you need to keep in mind before you pack up the car. After all, there’s a big...

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Should You Get Your Car Serviced at an Auto Shop or Dealer?

Your car’s check engine light turns on, and you’re faced with a decision — do you opt for the dealership or a local auto shop? We’ve outlined the benefits and drawbacks of each choice and when one...

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Understanding Tire Specifications and Why They Matter

Have you ever noticed the long string of letters and numbers on the side of your car’s tires? It’s not some secret code or meant for a professional’s eyes only — it’s actually really useful...

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Can I Drive With the Check Engine Light On?

Picture this: You’re in the middle of your daily morning routine, trying to rush the kids out of the door in time for school. You get everyone ready and in the car, only for the check engine light to...

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Six Symptoms of Bad Ball Joints

Your car’s suspension system is responsible for keeping your driving experience smooth and comfortable — and when there’s something wrong, you’ll know. If your ride has gotten a little too bumpy, it...

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What Diagnostic Inspections Can Tell You When You're Buying a Used Car

When buying a used car, it’s important to know exactly what is coming down the line, maintenance-wise. A diagnostic inspection done by a professional auto technician is a smart way to learn all about...

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