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Is Your Clutch Going Out?

Is Your Clutch Going Out?

Most drivers don’t even know what a clutch is. The clutch is a vital part of the car that makes it possible for your car to accelerate, slow down, and come to a complete stop while the engine is running. Simply put, it’s a part that you don’t want to go out. What is a clutch? Your clutch is what allows your car to change gears. The clutch is made up of the clutch plate, pressure plate, and the flywheel. And engaged clutch allows the engine and transmission to connect and spin at the same speed. The springs in the...

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Beat the Heat: How to Keep Your Car from Over Heating This Summer

Beat the Heat: How to Keep Your Car from Over Heating This Summer

With the weather heating up it means your car is heating up too. An overheating engine can cause serious damage to your car.  Keep your car cool and healthy as you prevent overheating with a few simple maintenance tips. Check Engine Coolant To keep your car from overheating, make sure you have plenty of coolants. This is always important, but especially during the heat of the summer. Check your coolant levels by opening hood and locating the coolant reservoir. There should be indicating lines on the reservoir that will indicate how much coolant you have. Coolant can drain fast in...

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DIY Car Repairs

DIY Car Repairs

You don’t need to be a mechanic to perform a few of these DIY car repairs and save yourself some time and money. Most of these DIYs take very little know-how and take very little time. Not to mention, you’ll save hundreds of dollars while keeping your car in a healthier state. Changing Your Brake Pads Brake pads are inexpensive—replacing them yourself can save you hundreds of dollars. New brake pads usually cost about $30. Before you buy, look up what kind you need for your car’s make and model. If you take your car into the shop to get...

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How To Change Your Oil

How To Change Your Oil

Knowing how to change the oil in your car is a useful skill. It can be done in a few easy steps and save you some money. Because it’s a maintenance job that needs to be done regularly, it’s very helpful to be able to do it on your own. Determine What Type of Oil You Need and How Much This is helpful information to have before heading out to buy oil. You can likely find the answer to this one in your owner’s manual. The manual should state and oil specifications and requirements. If you don’t have an owner’s...

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