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How to Jumpstart a Car

​Have you ever been stuck on the road or a parking lot with your vehicle refusing to start? This can be very frustrating and even open you up to robberies or attacks at night. Once your car stalls you need to diagnose the problem fast and rectify it or call for help. Often, the problem […]

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How to Get Better Gas Mileage

​Gas mileage refers to the fuel economy of your car. It is the amount of fuel that you spend within a certain distance. It could be in miles per gallon or kilometers per liter depending on your measuring units.Every car owner wants to get the most out of each gallon of fuel. You do not […]

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How to Remove Wheel Locks

​Wheel locks will definitely help you to save a lot of money. When you have new rims and tires, people admire them but thieves also see an opportunity. It is easy for a thief to make away with your new wheels if they have the right tools such as lug nut wrenches the size of […]

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How to Use a Grease Gun

​A grease gun is an essential tool to have in a garage or any other tool shop. It is used to apply grease or oil onto different mechanical moving parts to prevent friction. The oil comes out of the nipple and onto these mechanical parts. Before you learn how to use a grease gun, you […]

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5w30 vs 5w40 – Which Is Better For your Car

​For most people, the manufacturer’s manual is the final authority when it comes to the type of oil that you use for your car. For others, this does not come into play. Instead, you might opt to drop off the car at the mechanic’s for a much-needed oil change and trust that the professional knows […]

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How to remove tar from your car

​Perhaps we can all agree that keeping our cars clean is very important, no matter where we come from, and who we are. But let’s face it, regardless of how much effort you put into it, your car will inevitably end up dirty.  Normal stains aren’t hard to remove, all you have to do is […]

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Why Is My Car Shaking?

​Throughout life, they teach you about cars and driving, and being safe while in a car and while driving, and so on. They also might give you a few pointers on what can go wrong and how to deal with it.But rarely anyone mentions that a car can shake…What’s up with that?It’s not as uncommon […]

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Signs of a Bad or Failing Water Pump

​Your car will always run hot as long as the engine is on. This is because the movement of different parts creates heat. The car will always run hotter during hotter seasons such as summer. You, therefore, need a functioning cooling system. Otherwise, your precious machine could get grounded. Apart from the inconvenience of having […]

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How Long Does a Catalytic Converter Last?

Cars age and wear out with time as you get more mileage on them. You may need to replace some of the car parts over a period of time. The same applies to the catalytic converter. This is a metallic canister that is located in the exhaust system. It scrubs the pollutants from your emissions […]

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How Many Spark Plugs In A V8 Engine

​Now you may be thinking – how many spark plugs are supposed to be found in my V8 engine? At first, this may seem like a simple question, that has an easy answer, but we assure, that is far from the truth. Unfortunately, the short answer is, essentially, that it really depends on a number […]

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