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What’s That Smell? How You Can Freshen Up Your Car’s Interior in Minutes

    We’ve all been there –   You and a co-worker decide to grab some lunch.   As a polite gesture, you happily volunteer to drive.  But, as you open your car door and sit down, you wonder:  “Does … Continue reading

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Vehicle Thefts Appear to be Dropping Rapidly

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported that vehicle thefts for 2011 vehicles are down considerably from the 2010 model year.     By assessing the amount of thefts of a particular model year vehicle within the current … Continue reading

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Save Thousands on Auto Repair by Simply Paying Attention

    Extending the life of your vehicle is a simple process, provided that you can stay diligent.  Vehicle longevity went through a “dark ages” of sorts in the 1980s, but today, proper maintenance and care can help keep your … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Corner: Identifying Power Window Regulator Issues

Road trips are great.   You’re out for a long weekend with a few friends, ready to tackle anything that crosses your path.  All of the windows are down, the air is flowing nicely, and the radio is up!  What … Continue reading

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How Does Your Toolbox Shape Up? The Auto Repair ‘Toolbox Essentials’

With the economy mired in a slow recovery, many are realizing just how much money they can save by handling some of the “light” repairs on a vehicle themselves.   In all honesty, it’s a great idea, as the labor … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Corner: How to Tell That It’s Time to Replace your Cooling Fan

  Things are going great –   You’ve just left the ballgame, the home team won, and it’s time to head back to the house to enjoy some post-game grilling.  Though the traffic leaving the stadium is a bit frustrating, … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Corner: Knowing When to Replace your Starter

  Dinner was great, the movie was entertaining, and now it’s time to head back home after a nice evening out.  You slide into the driver’s seat, put the key into the ignition, and…   Click.   You turn the … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Corner: Knowing When Your Blower Motor Is Shot

  You step out of the gym, into the blistering summer heat.  Surely your shoe soles won’t melt on the blacktop…right?  You hop into your truck, quickly roll down the windows to release some of the built up heat, turn … Continue reading

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Advancement in Vehicle Technology Not Without Its Drawbacks

  Before we get excited about the prospects of “smart” technology reaching our automobiles, we must remember that when we automate things, an entirely new list of dangers emerges.  This key point isn’t lost on lawmakers, however, as the Senate … Continue reading

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Diagnostic Corner: How to Identify a Failing Alternator

  You’ve just left the office.  It’s a cool evening and you’re strolling across the parking lot, ready to hop in your car and head home.  The parking lot is nearly empty, as everyone has headed home for the weekend.  … Continue reading

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