What Does a Muffler Do?

Cars with combustion engines are the most popular vehicles sold worldwide. Even with the growing number of hybrid and electric vehicles, combustion engines are showing no sign of being removed completely for a very long time. The engines are a magnificent testament to over of century of engineering. There are literally explosions happening inside a car’s engine every second, yet only a soft, toned-down sound can …

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Transmission Problems: What you need to know.

A transmission is one of the fundamental components that helps a car move. In the most simplistic terms, it’s a robust system of gears, discs, and computer systems that help translate the power produced by the engine into the spinning of your wheels on the road. Without a transmission, your car wouldn’t move. Transmissions can either be manual or automatic …

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5 Products Making Commuting With Kids Easier

Nobody likes to be stuck in a car: adults, teenagers, kids and babies alike. However, each have different coping mechanisms to handle the stress of bumper to bumper traffic or the general annoyance of a daily commute. Obviously, the younger the kiddos are the more likely they are to have a tantrum and scream for seemingly no reason, causing stress …

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How Bad Is It to Skip an Oil Change?

Apart from fuel, engine oil is the most important fluid that your car requires to function properly. It is responsible for providing lubrication for the moving parts of the engine, such as its pistons, to prevent wear and tear. But no matter how good the quality of engine oil you use, it still requires a change after a certain amount …

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Does My Car Really Need Routine Maintenance?

Automobiles are made of up of thousands of electrical and mechanical parts and continue to become more technologically complex each year. Although cars are generally very reliable and have greater utility compared to a few decades ago, they still require maintenance and the occasional repair. Fortunately, as the auto industry continues to advance, the frequency of routine maintenance has decreased …

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Vehicle Ownership 101: What Everyone Should Know

  Owning a car is both a privilege and an investment. The most important thing besides being a safe driver is to understand the fundamentals of vehicle mechanics. This knowledge will help protect your investment in the long run while circumventing potential maintenance issues that could turn into costly repairs.   Here are some of the most important things that …

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Pros and Cons of Car Care at Dealerships

It’s important for a vehicle owner to find a trusted, reliable service location. All manufacturer’s have their own set of recommendations specific for each year, make and model however, it’s almost standard every vehicle will need to go into the shop at least once or twice a year for routine maintenance. Since many cars are purchased from dealerships, it’s very …

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8 Tips to Keep Your Car Clean With Kids

Keeping your car clean when you have kids can be a very challenging endeavor. Regardless of their age, kids tend to leave a trail behind whether it’s: food wrappers, clothes, toys, sports equipment, or bodily fluids, a mess is inevitable! Unfortunately, your car is more likely to be on the receiving side of the mess after every time it comes …