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What’s Wrong With My Wheel Bearings?

         Of all the parts that make up your car, arguably the most important are the brakes - the parts that enable you to stop. Of the parts that enable you to go, perhaps none are more important than the wheel bearings. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to travel v...

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Written on Monday, May 21, 2018 by
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What Are the Signs I Need New Struts?

You know that your tires will eventually wear down. And you understand that you have to replace your brake pads every so often. You even anticipate changing out a couple brake rotors now and then. But have you considered replacing the struts on your car? So... what, exactly, are the struts? What ...

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Written on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by
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Car Care Basics... Is It Time For Routine Car Maintenance?

Every year millions of people engage in a seasonal ritual as winter gives way to warmer temperatures: Spring cleaning. In cool climates, houses are often closed up for a long stretch of the year. Spring cleaning is a time when the doors and windows can be opened again and new life. . .

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Written on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by
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Fast Facts About Fluid Changes - When To Consider Changing Your Car’s Oil, Coolant, and Other Fluids

“Three years or thirty thousand miles!” Ever hear that mantra? It is probably safe to assume that most car owners know that the engine oil needs to be replaced at regular intervals. But would It surprise you to find that many do not understand when it should be changed? And what about al...

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Written on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by
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Ten Things You Should Never Do To Your Tires

The tires on your car are the only buffer between you and the ground. A good set of tires delivers traction to move, responds appropriately when cornering, adds comfort for you and your passengers, and (most importantly) provides stopping power. But tires wear out. As they do, their ability to perfo...

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Written on Thursday, January 25, 2018 by
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How To Safely Jump Start Your Car

  Maybe you forgot to turn off your headlights when you left your car in the parking lot. Maybe you played the radio too long in the park. Or maybe your car battery is just getting tired and refuses to wake up in the cold. Whatever the reason, your car won’t start because the battery i...

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Written on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by
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The Truth About Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing

Just do it! That’s what they tell us. Tire manufacturers and tire dealers suggest that every six to eight thousand miles - every six months or so - we should drive our cars to the shop to have the tires rotated and wheels balanced. But could that be simply a plot to get your car into the ...

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Written on Thursday, December 28, 2017 by
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Why You Should Replace Your Timing Belt Before It Breaks

The timing belt or timing chain in some vehicles is an integral part of your car’s engine. It lasts for years and it rarely breaks. But if it does break, the results can be serious. The engine in your car, truck, or SUV is made of many components, instruments playing together in concert. ...

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Written on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by
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How Do Anti-Lock Brakes Work?

It can be unnerving - the first time you mash on your brake pedal and are met with a pulsing vibration and a rumbling, growling noise. It’s almost as if your brakes just gave you a Bronx cheer. Is that normal? Since when do brakes respond like that? Anti-lock brakes (ABS) can make for a sur...

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Written on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by
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Pothole Damage and Why You Might Need an Alignment

What’s a Pothole? Potholes aren't just a little bump in the road, if you aren't careful, they can ruin your day! Spring is peak pothole season, the ground beneath the pavement freezes and thaws all winter long, weakening the asphalt.  The weakened asphalt is then driven over by car a...

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Written on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by
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What Should You Do When Your Tire Pressure Warning Light Turns On

Updated May 20th, 2017  The Tire Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS helps increase your safety on the road by improving your vehicle’s maneuverability, decreasing the tread wear of your tires, reducing your vehicle’s braking distance, and improving your vehicle’s fuel eco...

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Written on Friday, May 19, 2017 by
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How To Keep Your AC Running Cold

By Sydny Atwood Updated May 8th, 2017 If you live in a warm climate, your AC needs to function at it's best.  There is nothing worse than cranking up the AC on a hot summer day, only to get a slightly cool result. These five tips will help you maximize your vehicle's AC system and he...

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Written on Monday, May 8, 2017 by
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What is a Car Radiator?

By Sydny Atwood | Updated May 8th, 2017 Despite the fact that radiators are used to heat homes,in a car, they are part of your vehicle’s complex cooling system.  Heat is a natural byproduct of the friction your engine creates and fuel combustion; however, too much heat can cause your eng...

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Written on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by
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Worn Tires and Your Safety

Watch Tegan Lawson from Car Advice Give Her Professional Tire Safety Tips Updated April 11th, 2017  Tire Safety and Tire Wear Gripping the road is one of the most important safety features your tires perform.  As the treads on your tires wear down, they are less and less able to g...

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Written on Monday, April 10, 2017 by
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What if My Radiator Dies?

The radiator on your car helps keep your engine cool. An overheated engine will lead to a breakdown,  so radiator maintenance is very important to the overall functionality of your vehicle. If your radiator fails, check your thermostat, water pump, and heat core.  These three co...

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Written on Monday, April 3, 2017 by
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Should I Buy Used Tires?

When are Tire Discounts too Good to be True? Many consumers forget just how much a quality set of tires can cost.  Some tire shops sell used or old tires at a significant discount.  While the low prices of these options tempt many car owners, used and old tires may end up costing more...

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Written on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by
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Why Can't I Use Dish Soap to Wash My Car?

Dish soap may seem like the most convenient option for washing your car at home, it cuts grease and grime, and you most likely have a bottle of it in your kitchen. However, nowhere on your dishwashing soap bottle does it include washing your car as one of its uses.  Washing your car with dish s...

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Written on Monday, March 13, 2017 by
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Your New Tires and What to Expect

Updated: March 9th, 2017 Morgantown, West Virginia - Quality New Tires will improve your gas mileage and your car's performance; however, sometimes going on the cheap with your tire purchase can be a mistake.  It is entirely normal for your vehicle to drive a little differently when you repl...

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Written on Thursday, March 9, 2017 by
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How Many Time Per Month Should I Wash My Car?

There seem to be two types of car owners; those who meticulously wash their cars and those where you can write “wash me” in the dirt on the side of their car.  So who is getting it right?  How often should you wash your car?  Is there any benefit to regularly washing your ...

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Written on Thursday, March 2, 2017 by
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How Long Should My Tires Last?

Updated: March 2nd, 2017 So, how long should your tires last before making them into a swing set? There is no rule of thumb for how long a tire should last.  The tread wear is the primary indication of whether or not your tires are worn out.  So how do you determine when you should st...

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Written on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by
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