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5 Common Car AC Problems and How to Fix Them

There's nothing worse than a broken car AC in summer.  Cars are like greenhouses.  Without AC, the summer sun can heat them up to the triple digits in minutes.  A broken AC isn't just inconvenient…

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Reasons to Make Sure Your Vehicle's Suspension is Aligned

A vehicle's suspension is the system which links the body of the vehicle with the wheels, and regulates energy transfer between the two. Tires, springs, struts and shocks are all considered part of the vehicle's suspension system, because they help keep the car safely together and well-functioning against the impact of the road. Potholes, curbs and other objects…

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5 Essential Road Travel Tips

As the weather warms up, many adventurous travelers are starting to make summer plans. If you're heading on a road trip across the country or to a neighboring state this summer, be sure to check out these essential road travel tips to avoid mishaps along the way. 

Have Your Car Checked

Whether you're driving your own car, swapping driving shifts with a friend, or renting an RV, it's important to make sure…

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Filters Are The Lifeblood Of Your Car

Filters Are The Lifeblood Of Your Car

An automobile has many components that all work together to ensure that you get from point A to point B on the road.  Most everybody knows the basics of these components:   good running engine, capable tires, dependable suspension and struts.  But how many people think of the filters?  Filters are crucial for the…

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Spring Showers

Spring will soon be here and along with the spring showers those of us that have sunroofs could find water entering our vehicles.

Sunroofs are not water tight and have water coming in around the felt seal on the glass. The water enters a channel…

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How Clean Is Your Steering Wheel

Keep this in mind next time you make a pit stop at a fast-food drive-through - the steering wheel of your car harbors nine times more…

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How to Defrost Your Windshield in the Winter

How to Defrost Your Windshield in the Winter:

Defrost/Defog: To clear the windshield and front door windows of fog or frost, press the defrost button, set the temperature control to the red position, and set the fan speed control to the fastest speed. While in defrost mode, the air inlet selection and A/C will operate automatically (although the A/C indicator will illuminate if the button was depressed prior to or during defrost…

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Can Winter Have an Impact on Your Car Battery?

Your car's battery is the heart of its electrical system. Lights, defrosters and wipers used for extended  periods place high demands on the charging system.


In extreme temperatures..

  • Batteries lose about half their strength
  • Demands on batteries are increased
  • Engine-cranking power is reduced
  • Engine oil thickens, which makes engine turnover difficult
  • Fuel is cold and doesn't vaporize well
  • Battery recharging efficiency is reduced


If you're concerned about the condition of your vehicle…

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Stay Safe on the Road this Fall

Seasonal weather changes and the end of daylight saving time can make autumn driving unpredictable. The following guidelines provided by the AARP can help you stay safer and more aware on the roads this fall.

Watch out for leaves. Once leaves become wet, they can present slippery and dangerous driving conditions. Watch for patches of wet leaves on the road or on road lines.

Stay alert on the road. The end of daylight saving time…

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