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Does Your Air Filter Need Replaced?

April 21st, 2017

Your vehicle’s engine relies on three things to be able to run – air, fuel, and spark. The air that enters the engine’s fuel system has to be clean and free of tiny particulates like grit, dust, pollen and sand. Were these particles to enter the engine, they would soon cause wear and damage.

Prior to the 1960s, engines used an oil bath filter where air would enter the system and be directed across a sump of oil; hopefully, particles would be trapped in the surface of the oil. Oil bath air filters were messy and inefficient and were replaced by a paper element filter in the early 60s. Paper air filters draw air past a pleated paper element, not unlike the intake filter in your home’s A/C system.

So how often does the filter need to be changed?Air Filter Corona, NY

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So You Say Your Car's Running Rough?

January 11th, 2017
Your formerly great-running car is not running right. Why?
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Getting the Most Out Of Your Battery

December 11th, 2016
Your battery...can't go anywhere without it! Here are some tips for getting the longest service life out of it.
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Motor Oil -- Which Is Best For Your Vehicle?

November 19th, 2016
You have a few choices when it comes to motor oil -- which is best for your vehicle?
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New Car Technologies You’re Likely To See Soon

May 4th, 2016
There’s been a lot of hoopla about self-driving cars, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and other high-tech features on new cars…but here’s some lesser-known tech that’s in the works for upcoming years.
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What Month Is It? Car Care Month!

April 29th, 2016
You may not know it, but the Car Care Council sets aside two months a year to promote car care awareness: April and October are both Car Care Month!
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Who’s Winning the Fuel Economy Game?

April 15th, 2016
Even though gas prices are down, comparatively speaking, right now, chances are they won’t stay that way and gas is never going to be “cheap” again. The smart money is on fuel-efficient cars, but what are the most fuel-efficient models out there?
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Cheap Windshield Wipers Vs More Costly Wipers FAQ

April 7th, 2016

:Are pricey windshield wiper replacements better than cheap ones?

Like anything else, prices of windshield wiper replacements vary by size, style, quality, brand, etc. Are there suggested styles and types that can service you better?

There are 3 basic types of windshield wipers:

1: frame type:this is the most common type and it uses metal framework to support the wiper. This is the most widely used and most affordable style of wiper.

2: winter wiper:this type has a rubber shell around the framework to keep it from collect ...[more]

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Getting Off The Fossil Fuels – Pros and Cons

March 30th, 2016
More and more people have opted for alternative fuels, but it’s important to be able to take the bad with the good when it comes to alternative fuels. If you’re considering making a switch, here are some things to consider:
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Smelling Rotten Eggs? Not Easter Leftovers...Catalytic Converter!!!

March 28th, 2016

Okay, so it's the day after Easter and you had a great dinner of roast leg of lamb, maybe, or perhaps, a slow roasted baked ham....great sides, desserts and, of course, those wonderful colored Easter eggs.

So, on with life as the Monday after Easter takes us all back to work. All of a sudden, you smell rotten eggs. Quick, check your pockets and see if you grabbed a few before you left your hosts house. If you don't have the eggs but you got the smell, you got a catalytic converter issue. Bad news, too, because this replacement is expensive...your car will not pass inspections because of emissions so you will have no choice.

This is not a regular maintenance issue although your check engine light should go on. The biggest concern is emissions and you may have a car that can't get out of its own way because of a very sluggish engine and ...[more]

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