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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

The thing to remember about the windshield wiper blades on your car is that they wear in a number of ways, not just usage. Because the windshield wiper blades on your vehicle are made of mostly rubber elements, they don't wear just from rubbing back and forth over the glass every day. The rubber wears from oxidation and even from being in the direct sunlight.

Once the blades start to wear, they become brittle and stiff, and will no longer contact the glass fully. Each time they swipe across the glass, they now leave streaks and blurry spots, negatively…

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The Importance of Proper Air Pressure

It is important that your car's tires are inflated according to the manufacturer's instructions. Failure to do so could result in a tire popping or otherwise being damaged without warning. In newer cars, a sensor in the tire will alert you if the pressure is too low. If you see the low pressure light come on, inflate it right away.

Having too much pressure in the tire could impact its ability to make contact with the road. It could also lead to a drop in gas mileage or a ride that is not as comfortable as it usually…

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How to Prevent Major Car Damage

If you are driving back to school, it is important that you have your car serviced prior to leaving. Ideally, you will get the tires rotated, the oil changed and the engine inspected. It is also a good idea to bring a vehicle in for service when a dash light comes on.

Having the vehicle checked out will reduce the chances of significant damage. You should check your owners manual to determine if you need to have fluids flushed or other maintenance done at 30,000, 60,000 or 100,000 miles. 

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How to Prevent Major Car Damage

If you are driving back to school, it is important that you have your car serviced prior to leaving. Ideally, you will get the tires rotated, the oil changed and the engine inspected. It is also a good idea to bring a vehicle in for service when a dash light comes on.

Having the vehicle checked out will reduce the chances of significant damage. You should check your owners manual to determine if you need to have fluids flushed or other maintenance done at 30,000, 60,000 or 100,000 miles. 

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How to Clean Your Car Quickly

Have you looked at your car lately? You may have been avoiding it because there's such a mess in there. It's time to take 10 minutes and clean that puppy today! There are a few tips to cleaning your car quickly that may help in this situation.

Cleaning the exterior and interior of your car manually is the most difficult part, but you can make it go faster with the right tools, such as a large sponge, vehicle cleaner, leather cleaner, and microfiber cloths. 

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Why Should You Consider Waxing Your Vehicle?

While driving around town, you might notice a few cars that appear shinier than others. They probably have car wax on them. Car wax is often applied after washing your vehicle. Most products are made with beeswax as well as natural oils.

The wax does more than just create a shine on the exterior of your vehicle. It also aids in protecting the paint from chipping and from fading. It is a barrier between the debris that can harm your vehicle's exterior and the paint. 

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How Does Brake Fluid Work?

A car's brakes seem to work like magic. A small press on a pedal slows down more than a ton of moving metal. Of course, brakes don't work by way of magic. Various parts and components contribute to their function. Understanding the role brake fluid plays in that function is important. You want to be sure brake fluid levels remains at the proper amount.

Brake fluid runs through the all-important brake lines. The fluid survives high temperatures in order to support the overall braking system. Pressing on the brake pedal sends brake fluid through the lines to create…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Cleaning your tires may sound like an easy job, and it is. But only if you have the right products on hand and you know what you are doing. Before you get started, head to the store and get a cleaning product designed for your specific tire brand. You will also need a stiff bristled brush, but nothing made of metal or anything too harsh that could scratch the tire. You will also need towels or microfiber cloths that will be dedicated to drying your tires only. Using these towels on your vehicle could result in the paint getting scratched…

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How to Make the Right Type of Roadside Emergency Kit

Here are some of the essentials to pack inside your car's roadside emergency kit. Be sure you have a bag with a nice variety of tools so that you can make many small repairs easily. Rod flares or triangles are important for letting other drivers know you're disabled. Blankets will keep passengers warm if you are disabled somewhere for a while in cooler weather.

Keep a few quarts of oil and a gallon of antifreeze in the kit so that if the fluids get low in your engine, you can top them off and minimize the time you…

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Understand the Different Types of Car Warranties

It is always good to be an informed consumer, and when it comes to buying a new vehicle, whether it is 'new' new or a pre-owned car, being knowledgeable is doubly important. One of the more important things related to buying the car that you may not have considered is the type of warranty your vehicle comes with. There are two main types of warranties that you will typically see offered on a car, a power-train warranty, and a bumper-to-bumper warranty.

A power-train warranty, while generally cheaper and longer lasting, only covers the main components involved in your cars propulsion…

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