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MPG Calculator

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Removing Radiator Caps

Allow the Car to Cool Down The radiator’s heat and pressure build up to dangerous levels when a car is running. Serious injury can come from removing the cap from a hot engine. If too much pressure has built up, removing … Continue reading

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Squeaky Belts

Your engine belts make a screech or squeal noise usually because the rubber belt is slipping on the metal pulley and just like your tires spinning on the road, this causes noise.  The belt may be slipping due to improper … Continue reading

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What to do if Your Car is Overheating

When the mercury begins to rise outside, it’s common for car engines to get overly toasty too. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure a temporary jump in temperature doesn’t lead to long-lasting trouble. To … Continue reading

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SUMMER TIRES VS. ALL-SEASON TIRES

When debating between all season tires vs summer tires, the differences between the two types can be easily misunderstood. Depending on your vehicle, driving conditions, and personal preferences, one may be a better option than the other. When choosing between … Continue reading

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What Is the Difference Between Regular and Premium Gas?

It’s a decision drivers face every time they fill their cars up at the gas station. But if you’re like many drivers, you may have decided years ago to bypass premium and buy the cheaper regular unleaded gasoline. But have … Continue reading

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Exhaust Color Diagnosis

Blue/Gray Smoke: Blue/gray exhaust smoke is an indication of oil burning in the combustion chamber. These are possible symptoms and causes: Valve Seals: Leaking valve seals will cause blue/gray exhaust smoke. Valve Guides: Excessive clearance between the valve stem and … Continue reading

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