Why are Winter Tires more Effective in Snow?

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    No Winter Tires and No Traction – What did you Expect? A couple of weeks ago I watched a very amusing video on YouTube. Some guy from the States wanted to see how well his all wheel drive Subaru BRZ Sport Tech would handle snow so he went for a drive and then posted… Read more »

How Often Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

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  Don’t Forget About Your Transmission Fluid You probably get your engine oil changed every 5000 km or so but what about your automatic transmission fluid (ATF)? Do you go to a quicky lube place and then dismiss the lube tech when they tell you that you should get your transmission oil changed and they… Read more »

Five Car Repairs you Shouldn’t Attempt Yourself

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  Tinkering on cars used to be a lot of fun. Just about anyone with even rudimentary mechanical skills and a few tools could save a lot of money by doing routine car repairs and maintenance right on their driveway. Most cars had acres of open space in the engine compartment and parts like batteries,… Read more »

Should I go to my Dealership for Car Service and Repairs?

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  When you buy a new vehicle, you pretty much have to bring back to the dealership you brought it from (or another dealership that sells products from the same maker) for all of your service and repairs while it’s still under warranty. However, when people buy a used vehicle, or the factory warranty on… Read more »

What is a Timing Belt and do I need to Replace Mine?

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  The modern automobile engine is a very complex and highly engineered piece of machinery. There are gears turning, valves opening and closing, and pistons pumping. As with an orchestra, the timing has to be just perfect otherwise everything will come to a screeching halt and your engine will literally tear itself to pieces. The… Read more »

Simple Tips for Getting Stains out of Car Upholstery

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Everyone loves the smell of a brand new car. If you could synthesize that smell and bottle it, you would be a millionaire many times over. Alas, nothing last forever and before long the inside of your car tends to get pretty dirty, especially if it’s used to transport kids and pets. Dirty hands, crushed… Read more »