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Timing Belt Replacement: Do I Need to Do It?

Timing Belt Replacement: Do I Need to Do It?

| January 10, 2013

Should the timing belt fail, the engine will stop running.

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Why Bother to Wax Your Car?

Why Bother to Wax Your Car?

| January 10, 2013

Protect a car or truck’s finish and retain its value. Tips on waxing made easy.

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When and Why You Need to Replace Brake Fluid

When and Why You Need to Replace Brake Fluid

| January 3, 2013

Friction from braking turns the kinetic energy of the car into heat; that’s where brake fluid comes in.

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What Are “Green” Tires?

What Are “Green” Tires?

| January 3, 2013

“Green” tires, known as low-rolling-resistance tires, will give you better gas mileage.

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Why Do Plastic Headlight Covers Go Cloudy?

Why Do Plastic Headlight Covers Go Cloudy?

| January 2, 2013

On cars built in 1990s and early 2000s, headlights can become dull and cloudy. Here’s how to fix that problem.

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California’s Copper-Free Brake Pad Initiative — Why It Matters

California’s Copper-Free Brake Pad Initiative — Why It Matters

| January 2, 2013

Why are California and a number of other states outlawing copper from brake pads? Read on to find out the benefits.

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The Best — and Worst — Way to Wash a Car

The Best — and Worst — Way to Wash a Car

| December 21, 2012

Dish soap is to paint like sandpaper is to your skin. Learn how to wash your car or truck properly.

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5 Car Care Tips for the Winter

5 Car Care Tips for the Winter

| December 21, 2012

Temperatures will be lower, there’s less daylight and we will see more precipitation, either rain, sleet or snow. Check your tires and battery.

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Do Tire Cleaners Work?

Do Tire Cleaners Work?

| November 2, 2012

It takes a special-purpose cleaner to get your tires looking sharp; your regular car shampoo isn’t going to do it. Here’s why.

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How Often Should You Wax Your Car?

How Often Should You Wax Your Car?

| October 29, 2012

Waxing keeps your vehicle looking like it just left the showroom.

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