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What To Do When You Have A Windshield Crack

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Have you noticed a crack in your car’s windshield? If so, you may have concerns about what to do about this type of damage.  Here are some tips to prevent the crack from spreading, and how to fix the damage Use Clear Tape In an emergency situation, you can actually use clear tape to patch up a cracked windshield temporarily. The tape is not meant to hold the windshield together and prevent the need for repair, but to prevent the damage from spreading.…

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How To Replace Vehicle Engine Mounts

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If your vehicle vibrates constantly, or noises come from under the hood, it may be time to replace the engine mounts. Engine mounts protect the steel frame of the vehicle, and it prevents the engine from touching the engine bay and other components. A broken mount may cause the air-cleaner assembly to hit the hood.  It should be easy for you to replace the engine mount by following these tips. …

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Common Auto Malfunctions And Problems

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There are many different mechanical problems that an automobile may encounter. If a driver is uninformed about the types of issues that a vehicle may experience, they will be poorly prepared to respond to these situations. By taking the time to learn more about the issues a vehicle may experience, you will be in a stronger position for addressing these issues when they arise with your vehicle. Faulty Catalytic Converter…

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Keeping Your Car Cool This Summer

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Vehicle air conditioning is a wonderful invention. No longer do you have to swelter when driving long distances in the car. Of course, during the hot days of summer, your air conditioning takes a bit of time to kick in, even if nothing is wrong with the unit. This delay means your first few minutes in your vehicle can be miserable. Not only that, but cooling your car is important to car maintenance, as a car that gets too heated endures unnecessary wear and tear.…

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How an Average RV Owner Can Replace a Noisy Atwood Furnace Motor in Their RV

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Cool nights will soon be returning as the end of the RV summer season nears. One item you should make sure is working well is the furnace on your RV; you want to stay warm during the cool autumn nights. If you turn the furnace on and hear the motor rattling, this is a sign that the motor is getting ready to fail and needs to be replaced. Swapping out a bad motor for a good one is a job many RV owners can do themselves to save money on their RV maintenance costs.…

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Looking At Home Auto Maintenance Mistakes That Will Land Your Car In The Shop

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Many drivers make the choice to do their own car maintenance for saving money. While many people have no trouble with tasks like changing the oil or topping off the fluids in their car’s engine, making sure you are putting the right fluids in the right places is extremely important. While some mistakes will not do much more than make a mess in your engine, others can cause serious problems with your car’s engine operations.…

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3 Reasons To Take Your Car To An Auto Repair Shop After A Minor Accident

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If you have been involved in a minor accident such as being rear-ended, which only caused minor bumper damage, you should still take your car to an auto repair shop after filing a claim with your insurance. Be sure that no matter how minor the accident, you receive the other driver’s insurance information in order to file a claim properly. This is especially important if the damage was done by the other driver and you are not at fault.…

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Tips For Maintaining Your Diesel Particulate Filters

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If you drive a truck, chances are good that you are familiar with your diesel particulate filter (or DPF) and how it can become clogged with relative ease. If you don’t keep your DPF clean, then there is a good chance that your truck is not going to run nearly as well and could possibly cause lasting damage to your vehicle. Here are some tips for keeping your DPF as clean and well-maintained as possible.…

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3 Telltale Indicators Of Fuel System Problems And Their Likely Causes

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Even though you know that you must have fuel to drive your car, if you are like a lot of drivers, you rarely give any thought to how many different components the fuel system is comprised of in your car. This complex system of parts and components work together like one machine to keep fuel adequately delivered to your engine to keep it running. If one component is not doing what it should, it is highly likely you’re getting nowhere in your vehicle.…

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Two Amateur Motorist Mistakes That Can Lead To Expensive Repairs

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As a new car owner, you are probably concerned about proper maintenance for your car to keep it in pristine condition for as long as possible. Unfortunately, it’s not just the major service schedules that should worry you; some “small” issues can lead to expensive problems. Here are two prime examples: Using the Wrong Fuel When you fill up your car with the wrong fuel, the best thing to do is not to start the engine.…

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