How to Fix Cracked Tires (Step-By-Step Guide)

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The sight of cracked tires can ruin your day. It’s a condition that affects your car’s movement and general safety if left unfixed. Unfortunately, cracked tires are inevitable. As your car begins to age and the tires are exposed to extreme temperatures, they start to show cracks. To avoid putting … Read more

6 Car Fluids That You Need to Check Regularly

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Do you know that regular oil changes are vital for your vehicle’s performance? But did you also know that there are other car fluids that need to be changed at regular intervals? Multiple oils and fluids in your car can get confusing. They significantly differ from each other and are … Read more

Should You Paint Your Vehicle?

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The challenges, cost, and complexity of painting a vehicle. If your vehicle’s patina looks dull, chipped, or scratched, painting it is a popular way to improve its appearance and increase its value. But painting a car goes beyond applying a few rounds of spray paint. Although these kinds of tasks … Read more

How to Fix a Broken Rivian Vehicle

American automotive and technology company Rivian is working diligently to bring its first vehicles to the market, with the production of its battery-electric R1T pickups and R1S SUVs beginning early next year. By June 2021, the first models should be in the customer’s hands, which will then reveal just how … Read more

5 Places to Buy Replacement Tires

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When it comes time to replacing tires, you have several places to consider for new ones. Ideally, you’ll swap out the original employment manufacturer (OEM) with the same set, but keep in mind that you have choices, depending on the brand, tire tread, and warranty miles. The following are five … Read more

How to Temporarily Fix a Cracked Windshield

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Who knew that one tiny pebble could cause so much damage? A small chip can soon expand, with a web-like crack slowly crawling across your windshield. Put off this repair long enough and your windshield may suddenly break, showering your interior with glass. You may be able to handle a … Read more

How to Safely Remove Car Battery Corrosion

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Without proper attention, your car’s battery can corrode, possibly leaving you without a working car. Corrosion can drain power out of a battery and shorten its life. Battery corrosion is typically apparent at the terminals, a problem that can be resolved by careful cleaning. How to Remove Corrosion From a … Read more

Tire Safety 101: What You Must Know

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Indisputably, you have a lot riding on your tires. Indeed, many of today’s vehicles weigh at least two tons with some larger trucks and SUVs tipping the scales above three tons. With all that weight riding on rubber you might think tire safety would be foremost on every driver’s mind. … Read more

My Car Maintenance Schedule: Normal or Severe?

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A Valvoline expert weighs in with advice on maintenance schedules, motor oil & lubricants. The owner’s manual is your car’s bible, an authoritative document carefully assembled by the automaker. Manuals are specific to each model, offering details about the car that the manufacturer understands best. One important section is the … Read more

Why Does My Gas Mileage Vary?

Estimating gas mileage is something that the Environmental Protection Agency leaves in the hands of car manufacturers. The mileage that you see published on the window sticker represents an estimate for city and highway driving as well as a combined mileage estimate based on 55 percent local driving and 45 … Read more

What Your Breakdown Cover Policy Offers

At some point you may need roadside assistance if your car suffers a mechanical failure, leaving you stranded. Most new cars come with breakdown coverage for the first few years of ownership, but once that warranty is up you will need to shop for a breakdown cover policy that is … Read more

When Should You Tune Your Car?

Most car owners leave the engine diagnosis to the pros.   Today’s cars are sophisticated pieces of machinery that make use of such advanced technologies as direct injection, electronic ignitions, onboard computers and numerous sensors. Vehicles from the 1970s and earlier routinely required a tune up once every two years … Read more

Replace Your Timing Belt, Avoid Engine Damage

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A destroyed engine will cost you thousands of dollars to replace. One of the most significant wear items on your car is its timing belt. When this rubber-toothed belt is working properly, your engine is operating as designed, but If your timing belt suddenly breaks your car will stop. Moreover, … Read more