Maintenance

How to Use a Multimeter on a Car

When it comes to troubleshooting problems with your car, electrical issues are often the trickiest to solve. When a mechanical aspect of your car isn’t working properly, there is usually a direct and obvious reason why. To identify an electrical issue, you’ll need to use a multimeter to see whether …

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How To Change Oil In A Car: The Ultimate Guide

Part of owning a car is making sure that you are keeping up with routine maintenance. Routine maintenance is a great way to ensure that your car or truck is running smoothly and to also head off any potential big problems. Changing the oil in your car is one of those …

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How to Read Car Wiring Diagrams for Beginners

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Electrical problems are every car owner’s worst nightmares. So many wires and complicated components to inspect. Luckily for you, automotive wiring diagrams are there to help you speed up the whole process. Obviously, you’ll need to understand the different codes and symbols in order for diagrams to be really helpful. …

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How To Correctly Test An Alternator

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How Alternators Work A faulty alternator is a common cause of engine problems and often require expensive work to be done by a certified mechanic. If you’re looking to save on your alternator repairs, troubleshooting the problem by yourself may be a good idea. Such a task can be performed …

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When is the Right Time To Change Windshield Wiper Blades

  It’s inevitable- the first rain of the season and you are standing in line at the local auto parts store behind fifteen people, and you are all buying the same thing- windshield wiper blades. They are one of those necessary automotive components the average driver does not think about …

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Replacing Disc Brakes is Way Easier Than You Thought

Many people who are comfortable doing basic services on their cars, like oil changes and other regular maintenance, might think that replacing the front disc brakes is too difficult, or are afraid they might do something wrong and lose brakes while driving. Replacing your disc brakes is among the easiest …

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Can You Drive on a Flat Tire?

 What is a Flat Tire and How Does it Happen? If you’ve never experienced a flat tire before, then you’re missing out on a crucial character-building experience! Just kidding. Flat tires are quite inconvenient, and can happen for a wide variety of reasons. A flat tire is exactly what it …

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Tips and Tricks to Safely Jump Start Any Car

In the days of motoring infancy, the predecessors to our modern vehicles were unreliable, but easily repaired- even on the side of the road. It became common for motorists to stop and offer aid to broken down fellows back in the days when there were more horses on the road …

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Car Battery Maintenance Basics

First thing in the morning, you leave the house thinking about work, bills, kids, whatever. You get in your car, put the key in the ignition, turn the key, and… Nothing. Or maybe the engine turns over painfully slow, then stops all together. Or maybe it just makes a really …

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Repairs and Maintenance: New Car vs Older Cars

One of life’s pleasures is owning a car. We take great pride in keeping it clean inside and out and selecting just the right air freshener. And for many car owners, there is tremendous satisfaction in doing car repairs and maintenance themselves. The ability to truly roll up your sleeves …

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