Keeping Your Car A Little Cleaner

Heading On A Summer Adventure? Check Your Vehicle's Battery

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The heat of summer can be hard on your vehicle, so it’s important to inspect your vehicle’s battery to avoid breaking down on a crowded interstate or being stuck in the middle of nowhere with a load of impatient family members. You’ll need a plug-in battery charger from a local auto parts store to perform a basic check on both the battery and charging system. Checking the battery Performing a visual check of the battery Read More»

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Vehicle's AC System

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Before the real hot weather hits, here are three ways to make sure that you get the most out of your vehicle’s AC system. #1 Change Out The Air Filter One of the most important things that you can do is change out the air filter for your vehicle’s AC system. If you want to make sure that you are breathing clean air, you need to change out the air filter. Read More»

Protect Your Car's Winter Tires By Filling Them With Nitrogen

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Car-racing movies and video games have made nitrogen oxide (NOx) famous for providing an instant boost of speed. Nitrogen isn’t just for late-night street races in movies and video games, though. Pure nitrogen, without oxygen, can be used to improve car tire wear – especially during the winter. This winter, to protect your snow tires, have them filled with nitrogen when you have the tires put on your vehicle. Here’s how nitrogen will keep them in good condition. Read More»

Change Your Car's Brake Pads On Your Own With These Simple Steps

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If your car needs its brake pads replaced, you may be able to save some money by doing the job yourself. The following offers an in-depth process that details how you can successfully change your own brake pads. Safety First Safety is always important when working on any aspect of your vehicle. Here are a few essential tips that can help you stay safe as you install your new brake pads: Read More»

How To Properly Double-Flare The End Of A Steel Brake Line

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If you have a section of brake line that needs replacing, the joint between the existing line and new section must be secure. Due to the forces generated inside brake lines under pressure, a compression fitting is not a good choice for most on-road automotive applications. That’s why creating a double-flared connection is your best, and safest, bet when working on brake lines. Flaring a brake line is not difficult as long as you have the proper tools. Read More»