What Is Antifreeze?

It’s one of those things everyone knows is important for a car’s function, but most people don’t really understand why that is. Antifreeze – what is it, exactly? What is Antifreeze? The dictionary defines it as “a liquid, typically one based on ethylene glycol, which can be added to water

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Is Your Car Leaking Oil?

No one wants to experience a car leaking oil. Oil is, after all, the lifeblood of your engine. So when it’s puddling underneath your car, burning in your engine, or smoking from your tailpipe, that’s a bad sign. No blood means no life, and replacing a dead engine can be very,

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How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?

Most car owners are aware of how important it is to change the oil and the oil filters in their cars, but they don’t seem to understand why the air filter is vital to a car engine’s operation and why it should be changed regularly. What does the air filter

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What is a Car Axle?

A car axle is an essential part of your vehicle. Without it, your wheels wouldn’t move. You probably know that functional brakes, tires, engines, or steering systems are crucial components when it comes to car safety. But a sound axle is just as vital. Read on to find out more

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What Exactly Does a Muffler Do?

Anyone who’s ever experienced a broken muffler knows that they’re in for a noisy drive. In order to maintain good relationships with neighbors, your car needs to have a working one. But what causes the sound, and how exactly can a muffler help? Read on to find out.   Why

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How to Protect Your Car in the Summer Heat

Most owners are aware that winter is hard on their cars. The stresses that salt, cold, ice, and poor roads add mean that preparing for winter is crucial, and when winter is over there is often damage to be repaired. People do not often stop to consider how summer –

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How Long Should a Car Battery Last?

Most drivers take their car batteries for granted – until, of course, their cars won’t start. It’s never a good time to have car trouble, but a dead battery is always a very unpleasant surprise. This is why most car experts advise owners to mentally make a note of how old

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Do You Have a Loose Fuel Cap?

One of the most common and easily addressed car problems is a loose fuel cap. The good news is, it’s a cheap and easy fix. So if your check engine light comes on unexpectedly, this is a great place to start. Let’s take a look at a few other signs

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4 Reasons Your Car Won’t Start in Cold Weather

If you deal with street parking during the winter, maybe it’s happened to you. You bundle up and head out to brush that mound of snow off your car. You scrape a layer of ice off the windshield. But when you throw your keys into the ignition to start heating

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Preventing Your Car From Being Damaged During The Winter

Bad weather is hard on your car and in Michigan comes with plenty of bad weather and road complications. The salt used on the roads to keep us all from slipping and sliding can eat the paint on your car’s body and corrode its undercarriage.  Driving over poor roads that

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