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Six Easy Vehicle Maintenance Ideas To Pass The Time

Spare Time Solution: Six Easy Vehicle Maintenance Projects

Have you suddenly found yourself with some free time on your hands? If so, there are a few easy vehicle maintenance projects that you can do with minimal prep right at home. These aren’t complicated projects and most need only basic tools and supplies. So before you start watching the entire “Lord of the Rings” trilogy again, take some time for easy vehicle maintenance that will pay off dividends later…

Close-up under the hood of jumper cables attached to a car battery

How to Buy a Car Battery

Your car’s battery is an integral part of your vehicle’s electrical system. When it fails, you’re not going anywhere. The time to consider your next battery purchase is before you need one, as batteries sometimes fail with little warning. Here’s how to buy a car battery and what you need to know about getting the right one for your vehicle…

Lexus GS F without noisy brakes

Noisy Brakes: Telltale Signs of Trouble You Shouldn’t Ignore

Wouldn’t it be great if our cars told us when something is wrong? In a way, they already do. Modern cars have instrument panels with dozens of symbols and warning indicators. These notify you of basic issues, like the windshield washer fluid is low, as well as possibly dangerous problems. Cars make a lot of noise, but there are a few telltale noises that signal your brakes are the culprit…

Wiper Blade Replacement

Wiper Blade Replacement: When and Why

Windshield wiper blade replacement probably isn’t something you think about until it rains and you find that your wipers are doing a lousy job of clearing the glass in front of you. Rubber wiper blades deteriorate gradually over time, so to prevent poor vision when you need…

New spark plugs. Changing the spark plugs on your car may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be difficult. Here's what you need and some tips to completing the job.

10 Tips For Changing Spark Plugs

Old and failing spark plugs can cause a host of problems in your engine, and it should be expected that you’ll have to change them at least a few times during the life of a vehicle. Luckily, it’s a pretty straightforward DIY that requires close attention, but not many tools. With the right know-how and a few tricks up your sleeve, changing spark plugs is a simple…