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3 Easy Custom Car Jobs You Can Do at Home

Customizing your car can take a lot of work and, in most cases, a lot of money. While some jobs will require professional help, others are inexpensive and can be completed easily. Here are three custom jobs you can do at home that adds new flair to your car. Vinyl You can use pretty much […]

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Air Conditioning

As the temperature climbs, we all fix our air conditioning knobs accordingly to cool off. But what do you do if it doesn’t kick in like it’s supposed to? Car air-conditioners are great when they work and extremely frustrating when they don’t. You might not think about doing maintenance on your car’s air-conditioner, but it […]

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Why Is Towing Capacity Important?

You’ll never see a Camaro towing a boat down the road. If you ever tow anything, you know that without the right vehicle, you’re going to have a difficult time. The right vehicle with the right towing capacity for the job means that you’ll be able to brake, accelerate, and maneuver properly on the road. […]

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How Does an Automatic Transmission Work?

Automatic transmissions are by far the most popular transmissions for vehicles. In fact, automatic transmissions are now so ubiquitous that many people don’t even know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. But this wasn’t always the case. In the past, all vehicles were made with manual transmissions, but as technology advanced, the automatic transmission […]

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What’s That Fluid?

Cars are tricky, unnerving things. They creak, they jostle, they bang, and they leak. It always seems like when they do leak, they pour. For those of you out there who aren’t too educated on the different types of fluids running through your car, it’s time to study up. Or maybe you’re already experiencing a […]

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Oil Viscosity Grades

When you buy oil, you need to get the right grade for your vehicle. Different engines require oils with different viscosity grades. There are plenty of different grades out there and putting the wrong oil into your vehicle could possibly cause problems. Look in your owner’s manual for guidance on which oil you should have […]

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When to Buy Stock Parts or Go Custom

Using aftermarket or custom parts on your vehicle allows you to really make your vehicle your own, but there are some potential problems with them. In some cases, Original Equipment Manufacturer parts (OEM) are actually the best options for your vehicle. If you’re having trouble choosing between custom and OEM, here’s what you should know. […]

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Brake Maintenance

Stop a minute and think about this. The brake system in your vehicle is perhaps the most important system; at very least, if the brakes don’t work properly, nothing else matters. Your brakes keep you safe by allowing you to control when and how quickly you stop. In order to keep that system functioning properly, […]

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Finding the Best Brands for Custom Parts

When you want your car to perform better or to have a unique and attractive look, you need to buy custom aftermarket parts. While it may be easy to find the custom parts you’re looking for, knowing if they’re of high quality is another matter entirely. Not all brands are the same, and while some […]

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Changing Your Own Oil

Changing oil is a simple job that everyone can do. You don’t need too many tools, and there’s no real skill involved. All you have to do is follow a simple procedure, and unless you get a really good deal at an auto shop, you’ll probably save a little money. The Procedure Although the layout […]