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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car

So you need to move your car across the country, but super long road trips aren't always the peachiest experiences in the world, especially if you're moving. Did you know that moving is the most stressful life event in the United States coming out on top over divorce...
Does Engine Coolant Go Bad?

Does Engine Coolant Go Bad?

The cooling system is a vital part of keeping your car at safe and operable temperatures. The cooling system cannot function without all parts functioning properly, most important and the star of the show, engine coolant. Engine coolant is a chemical compound made of...

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Signs Your Car Needs A Tune Up

Signs Your Car Needs A Tune Up

As a car is driven, its engine needs maintenance. A tune up is when a car undergoes preventative engine maintenance which includes spark plug replacement, spark plug wires, filters, distributor cap, rotor, PVC valve, air filter and an oil change. For older cars this...

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Signs You Need A Tire Rotation

Signs You Need A Tire Rotation

Tire related issues are one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. About 35% of accidents that are caused by mechanical failure are related to tires according to the National Highway and Safety Administration (NHTSA) This statistic is pretty...

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Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

If your car is burning oil, it may be doing so inside the engine block or or outside of the engine block depending on where your oil leak is. In most scenarios where a car is "burning" oil it is because a component meant to be oil tight is no longer functioning...

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Why Is My Engine Knocking?

Why Is My Engine Knocking?

If your engine is making a knocking noise, it is nothing to ignore. Engine knocking usually comes from an issue relating to the burning of fuel. It might be from bad spark plugs, a poor mixture of fuel and air, fuel that is too low octane, and a handful of other...

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Signs Your Car Needs An Alignment

Signs Your Car Needs An Alignment

A tire alignment is an important maintenance task you should do every 6,000 miles and as needed. Emphasis on AS NEEDED. If you drive like a bat out of hell, and like to run over curbs you'll likely need one a lot sooner than that. I'm sure most of you drive like...

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