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January 2015

IMPORTANT CAR MAINTENANCE YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO YOURSELF(continues)

In this post we will talk about car maintenance as regards coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid and filter maintenance COOLANT MAINTENANCE Check the coolant level, strength and condition. The coolant reservoir should be maintained at the full level, othe
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IMPORTANT CAR MAINTENANCE YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO YOURSELF

Car Maintenance like Changing Fluids, Filters, Belts & Hoses are what we will focus our discussion on. Though service intervals on today’s cars are longer than ever before, they still require regular maintenance. That includes checking fluid levels, changing filters, and in
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IMPORTANCE OF AIR FILTERS IN YOUR CAR

Air filters stop silica and other solid contaminants by trapping the particles in the fibers that make up the filter media. Most air filters are made of resin treated cellulose (paper) that is combined with synthetic fibers. The typical paper air filter will trap most dirt particles t
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7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A NEW CAR

The January blahs are over; February could not have come soon enough because january was a slow month, as it always is. In honour of February, then, here are 10 things to consider before you buy a new car. 1. Do the research: Of course this is an obsolete bit of advice, but it holds t
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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO BLEED CAR BRAKES?

Bleeding your brakes helps assure proper operation of the brakes and restores the protective properties of the brake fluid. It should be part of every brake job, but some people forget this important step. If you forget to bleed your brakes, you can end up with a soft brake pedal and/
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AN UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE AIRBAGS

An accident during a Sunday afternoon trip to the Pennsylvania countryside inspired John W. Hetrick to design one of the most important advances in automobile safety. Hetrick, a retired industrial engineering technician, received a patent in 1953 for what he called a “safety cus
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4 Questions You Should Ask Your Mechanic

Unfortunately, you can’t control what’s right or wrong with your car. But before those parts and labor charges start accruing, you can and should have a detailed conversation with your mechanic. That way, you’ll both be on the same page going forward, even if the car’s got other ideas
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5 THINGS YOUR CAR MAY NOT NEED!

1 Tune-up – The tune-up has been obsolete for decades. On late model vehicles with computerized engine controls, there is nothing to “tune” or manually adjust. Major engine functions such as idle speed, the fuel mixture and spark timing are all controlled electronica
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VITAL CAR CHECKS THAT SAVES CAR BREAKDOWN

Never again will you be stranded in the middle of no where if you follow the underlisted However, the most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of breakdown is to get your car serviced to the manufacturer’s schedule and specification. Beyond regular servicing the the fo
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FUN POST: THE WORLD’S CRAZIEST PARKING SPACES

You finally got the new-to-you car of your dreams. You have no problem driving it, but where will you park it? Fortunately, you don’t have to follow the pack and park in a regular parking space. You’ve got your own style, and your parking space should reflect that. So, put your shiny
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