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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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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Are Cheap Brake Pads Worth It?

Your car’s brakes are the first line of defense against a dangerous situation while driving. In fact, brake failure is responsible for 22% of car accidents in the US each year. That’s why it’s so...

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What You Should Do With Your Car When Going on Vacation

When planning an extended vacation, there are dozens of details to consider. You’ve got a dog sitter lined up and your out-of-office notifications scheduled — but have you considered what you should...

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How Much Does It Cost to Recharge Car A/C?

It’s summer, and your car’s A/C has been working overtime to keep you cool. As the temperature rises, your A/C system may start to get weaker and weaker until you’re stuck in a car that’s blowing...

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What Are the Symptoms of a Bad Alternator?

When you’re stuck with a car that won’t turn on, it’s easy to blame a dead battery. However, your car’s electrical system is made up of several components that all work together to keep your car...

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The Traction Control Light: What Does It Mean?

Your car has a computer that monitors and runs all of your vehicle’s components, ensuring that the parts are functioning properly. When something goes wrong, the computer will alert you via lights on...

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What Causes Rough Idle and How to Fix It

Idling happens when you start your engine and allow it to run without pressing the gas or changing gears. A healthy engine is able to maintain a steady rate of about 1,000 revolutions per minute...

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Blown Head Gasket Symptoms and Solutions

Your car’s head gasket is one of those parts that your engine can’t run without, but it’s still relatively unfamiliar to the everyday driver. A blown head gasket is a serious problem that requires...

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