How to Maintain Your Windshield Wipers

Regularly removing windshield wipers is integral to healthy driving. Usually, every six months you can get new ones, though the better ones, mostly made from silicone, will last forever.What could go wrong with that?Extremely cold temperatures can fracture the rubber blades and break them, and high heat can damage the strength of the blades and ruin them. Dirt and debris will ...
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Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Winter

Car Maintenance Tips from the Pros Ready you for driving in fall and winterOf course, it's foolhardy to go out in a poorly equipped vehicle in the middle of winter, but even vehicle owners in temperate regions require an automotive maintenance review as the days get shorter, remember the pros of the Nelson's Auto Repair (Nelson 's Auto Repair) National Center for non-profit, a...
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How to Jump-Start a Car

If your battery is dead, you might be able to jump jumper cables from any good Samaritan vehicle to jump start it. If you can easily use jumper cables on your car, make sure that there is at least as much energy in the battery on the good Samaritan car as your own. If your vehicle has negative ground and the GS vehicle has positive ground, whether your vehicle has an alternato...
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How to Know When Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-up

Intervals for the tuning differ from one car to another. Many older non-electronic ignition vehicles can be modified every 10,000 to 12,000 miles or annually, whichever comes first. It is expected that new vehicles with electronic ignition and fuel injection systems will travel from 25,000 miles to as many as 100,000 miles without a big tune-up.The car is stalling quite a lot....
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To fix your car or move on?

When an ad catches your attention, you 're staring at a $1,200 maintenance bill for your ailing car: a brand new set of wheels for a mere $450 a month. Dumping your old car can sound like a no-brainer at first — and you can't help picturing how fine you 'd feel in the new car. Yet car analysts say that by restoring old friends, you will almost certainly come out ahead — at ...
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How to tell when you need new tires

KNOW THE THREE MAJOR FACTORS: TREAD WEAR, EXPOSURE TO HEAT Plus TIRE AGE-AND YOU KNOW Where TO Use NEW TIRES. Should you worry about tread wear? The entire thing is about your health. Your car can drive smoother on the road, with strong treads. The car can not be able to withstand environmental hazards including rain and snow as tire treads are put on. Worn treads can al...
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Signs you need an Oil Change

Oil changes are a quick service appointment but they will help to prolong the life of your engine and boost the overall efficiency when done periodically. Then why are drivers waiting or deciding not to change their oil? Unfortunately , most people rely on warning signs for mileage instead of oil change to let them know when it's time to schedule a service appointment. Consequ...
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How to Test a Spark Plug Ignition Coil

If you believe that your car has a faulty spark plug, use a multimeter to check it out in 7 straight stages. An ignition coil is a vital component of todayss modern engine management system. Virtually all vehicles manufactured today use ignition coils to provide the spark for the engines spark plugs. An ignition coil is an inductive coil that is a part of the vehicles secon...
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Switch

If your car can not start, starts but dies quickly, or has electrical components that stopped working, the ignition switch can need to be replaced. One of the most significant electronic components typically found on many road-going cars and trucks, is the ignition switch. It is usually situated on the steering wheel, just behind the cylinder of the ignition switch. The two...
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DETECTING TROUBLE DIGITALLY

DETECTING TROUBLE DIGITALLY It’s nice to know that sometimes technology truly is there to make things easier rather than the other way around. Such is the case with the On-Board Diagnostic (often shortened to OBD) system installed on most of the vehicles on the road today. The OBD system helps service technicians monitor your vehicle’s operating systems for signs of trouble...
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