Are Car Covers Worth It? (Benefits vs Drawbacks)

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When deciding whether to buy a car cover, one of the biggest questions is if the expense is really worth it. Let’s weigh the benefits to find out if car covers are worth your investment. Car Cover Benefits 1. Protection from Elements One of the main benefits of using a … Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Washable Air Filter

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Nothing beats the feeling of driving a new car. The brand-new engine accelerates with just a tap on the pedal, and it runs like a beast on the road. Unfortunately, the engine adds more mileage over time, and the air filters become clogged. Depending on the usage, the engine may … Read more

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Car Cover

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Your car deserves more than biannual check-ups and a spot in the garage. Don’t just wash it weekly, go the extra mile with a cover. This protective barrier shields against weathering, whether parked outside or in. Are car covers worth it? We think so. But simply getting any cover won’t … Read more

4 TLC Tips for Your Car

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For many people, their cars are their pride and joy. For an even smaller group, they are also a cherished hobby. Unfortunately, for many of us — even those of us who do take a serious interest in all things automotive — our cars may become neglected, especially if they … Read more

How to Improve Your Truck From Inside Out

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If your truck has been with you a while, it might be time to give it a bit of a makeover. Everyone wants to own the coolest truck on the block. However, spare parts cost plenty and maintenance can be tricky. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out where to begin … Read more

Diesel Engine Runaway: Cause and Effect

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Diesel engine runaway is rare, to say the least. These days, the chances of such an event happening are low, as most of the contributing parts are electronic. But first matters first: what exactly is “diesel engine runaway”? As defined, a diesel engine runaway, diesel runaway, or runaway diesel is … Read more

6 Tips for Mounting a Laptop in a Car

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Many people utilize laptops in their cars for a variety of reasons. From typing up work reports to listening to music to checking commercial project progress while on the road, there are always reasons to stay connected. But this can quickly become a major problem if you do not have … Read more

Fast Facts About Electric Vehicles, Battery Life

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Battery life and electric vehicles go hand in hand. As the main source for vehicle propulsion, an adequately working battery pack is essential. Just as cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices utilize lithium-ion batteries, so do most electric vehicles. Keeping batteries healthy will prolong use. In EVs, that can … 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

4 Car Upholstery Cleaning Tips

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You are an expert when it comes to keeping your car’s exterior looking great as you carefully wash it, add wax, and detail the wheels regularly. Inside, however, may be another matter, one that you’ve handled by occasionally vacuuming the seats and floors, and applying protectant across the dash and … Read more

How to Detail Your Car Like a Professional

If you want to get your car to look “showroom new” you can either pay handsomely to have a professional detail it or do the job yourself. Choose an overcast day or find a shady area to undertake a project that will take two to three hours to complete. 1. … Read more

5 Hot Tips to Keep Your Tires Cool This Summer

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Without a doubt, extreme temperatures can affect your car, including your tires. Tires expand and contract as temperatures rise and fall, and they typically can handle those variations without much problem. Yet, those temperature extremes can also lead to tire failure, which may happen at the most inopportune time, such … 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

7 Winter Storage Tips For Classic Cars

1959 DeSoto Fireflite

With storms looming and winter just around the corner, it’s time to store your classic car for the cold months ahead. Classic cars require a little extra care when it comes to winter storage, and while it might be a time-consuming process, the steps are important to help ensure optimal … Read more

3 Steps to Replacing a Car Battery

When you least expect it, your car battery fails to turn over, leaving you stranded. If you’re fortunate enough, you’re near a shop, a phone or other public place where help can be quickly summoned and a replacement battery installed. If you’re far from home, on the road or otherwise … Read more