• Your battery went flat, it is dead and you need to get to work in the morning. After rummaging around in the cabinet, you drag out hulking metal box with two switches, a set of wire clamps and a wall cord. You battery charger looks just like the one your grandpa used 40 years ago…

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  • Ten Ways Your Car Is Warning That You Need Brake Service

    Brakes are often overlooked and taken for granted until you have a significant problem on your hands. When it comes to the most important safety mechanism on your vehicle, letting problems go until that system no longer functions properly is a recipe for disaster. Don’t ignore the warning signs of impending brake failure, keep your…

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  • Batteries 101 – A Guide to Automotive Batteries

    One of the most overlooked upgrades is your vehicle’s battery. While the type of battery under the hood is not likely to give you any horsepower gains, it will save you from having to get jump started in the middle of the night at the gas station. Additionally, a properly functioning battery means your alternator…

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  • Oil Change Do's and Don'ts

    Changing your oil is a simple task for the most part, but there are a few key areas that you should always keep in mind. By following these ten tips, your oil change will go down quick and hopefully not so dirty. 1.  Cool your jets Hot oil may flow freely, but it will also…

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  • How To Install a Trailer Brake Controller

    Hauling a trailer may be part of your job, part of your hobby, or just an occasional jaunt to pick up some materials. Regardless of why you haul, safe trailering is paramount. One of the single most overlooked aspects of trailering is the brakes. Where most people are more concerned about how fast the tow…

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  • When cars were first invented, much of the technology used in their design and use was carried over from carriages. Driving at night was done much in the same manner as the horse-drawn carriage- by candlelight. Carriages often had hanging lanterns with an oil lamp inside them, lighting the road. These quickly gave way to…

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  • Rust is the bane of existence for most gearheads. Unless your vehicle is made entirely of plastic or fiberglass, rust will eventually sink its claws into the metal and cause trouble. There are plenty of steps you can take to help prevent rust, but once it shows up, getting rid of it is difficult. In…

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  • How to Upgrade Ignition Coils

    The Ford overhead camshaft modular V8, commonly referred to as the “mod motor”, is an excellent engine with good efficiency and performance potential. These engines have been popular since the original version that began production in 1991, and it remains a popular platform for performance. There have been several iterations of ignition systems on the…

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  • How to replace a broken wheel stud - DIY auto - NAPA Know How Blog

    Sweat is beading up on your forehead, the mid-day sun blistering the skin on the back of your neck and a blast of 80-mile an hour wind about knocks you over from the semi-truck screaming down the highway. You had a blow out, and now you are stuck on the shoulder of a busy highway…

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  • Trucks are designed to get used. Whether you haul a trailer or two tons of bricks, how the truck handles its payload depends in large part by the shocks. How the factory outfitted your truck varies greatly, some trucks are sold as work trucks with heavy-duty shocks and springs, but most trucks on the road today…

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