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Brake Replacement: A Job for Professionals

When you step on the accelerator, you expect your car to move forward or backward. The same principle applies when you step on the brake pedal–does your car come to a quick and complete stop? From brake pads to rotors,…

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wheel alignment

Smart Driving Wheel Alignment Practices

If you’ve just returned home after a long road trip, you may want to have your wheel balancing or wheel alignment checked. Especially if you notice your car has started pulling to one side. Loss of the proper wheel alignment…

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oil change

Regular Oil Changes: 5 Great Benefits

Getting regular oil changes is the best and easiest way you can extend the life of your car and save yourself from the inconvenience of breakdowns and repairs. As part of routine maintenance, oil changes are essential to keep your…

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Knock Knock – Wrong Octane

Octane. You see the word every time you visit the gas station but what does it mean?  Octane ratings measure fuel’s ability to resist engine knock. Engine knock is caused by fuel being ignited by something other than the spark…

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How to Wax Your Car

This article originally appeared in the Castrol Blog. Waxing your car does wonders to protect your car’s surface from pollution and the elements. You don’t have to wax every time you wash your car – a couple of times a…

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engine oil

Different Oil for Different Weather

This article originally appeared the the Castrol Blog. DIFFERENT OIL FOR DIFFERENT WEATHER Donning a hat and gloves in the chill of winter or a pair of shorts in the summer months are not the only changes to consider when…

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Lights On: All Systems (Don’t) Go!

This article originally appeared on VehicleMD. Have you ever found yourself talking to your car? I know I have—mainly when I’m in a bad situation, such as almost running out of gas. I find myself saying things like, “C’mon baby…

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change tire

The Spin on Rotating Your Tires

Even with four identical tires on your car, various factors will cause each of them to wear differently. Tire rotation helps equalize wear by allowing each tire to serve in as many wheel positions as possible. Evenly worn treads keep…

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Synthetic Oil

Is Your Engine Craving Synthetic Motor Oil?

What tops your engine wish list? High performance? Maximum horsepower? Superior protection from extreme temperatures? Can you have it all? Absolutely! Considering the phenomenal power, speeds and temperatures today’s engines push, you’re asking a lot from your engine. It’s a fact:…

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battery checks

Extend the Life of Your Car – AC, Battery & Fluids

Care and Maintenance Tips Keep Your Car Running in Top-Notch Condition We’ve compiled our best expert advice, surprising tricks, and car care tips to prolong the life of your automobile! Run your AC in winter To keep your car’s air-conditioning…

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