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You know the ‘why’, now it’s time for you to discover the ‘how’. Sure, cleaning your engine bay is a daunting task, but it needs to be done. Cleaning the rest of your vehicle while leaving your engine bay dirty is like taking a bath without brushing your teeth. A …

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Water may be the universal solvent, but WD-40 is the universal everything. WD-40–which stands for Water Displacement 40th Formula–is a cleaner, lubricant, rust preventer, diluting solution, declogger, and everything else in between. An all-in-one fluid that could probably solve the world’s problems, this liquid also has plenty of uses in …

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All vehicles depreciate over time. And we’re not just talking about its value. Sooner or later, wear-and-tear will create havoc to your vehicle, causing those “aches and pains” that become problems in the long run. Ever wondered what are the most common car problems most drivers encounter today? Here they …

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Car spending doesn’t end at the dealership. Once the car keys have been bestowed to you, the responsibility for the car’s upkeep–which include fuel, change oils, tire replacements, car wash, and more–falls upon your shoulders. Considering that your car won’t be new forever, it’s important to pay attention to how …

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The bearings that rotate your wheels allow for friction-free movement and rotation of the hub assembly. As a result, your tire and wheels turn smoothly, without any noise and heat generated. Each of your wheels has its own wheel bearing, and it’s possible for just one of those to have …

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Oil changes are an important car maintenance task. Done regularly, not only does a change oil help keep your engine in peak running condition, it also helps extend its lifespan. Engine oil performs three critical functions: it cleans, lubricates, and cools your engine’s internal components, preventing damage that can occur …

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Some car owners wash their vehicle daily. Others once or twice weekly. And there are those who only do so when vandals have finger-written a good number of phallic symbols on the caked dust. Which ultimately begs the question–when it comes to cleaning your car, how often is enough? As …

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Your car’s steering system is one of its most essential components. Without it, cars can only drive in a straight line, and what use would a car be if it doesn’t go where you want it to go? With that in mind, a problem with your steering system hampers your …

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With all the transportation options that we have now, it can be tempting to simply let your trusty little machine sit at home and save on gas, maintenance, and other operating costs. If you tend to leave your car unused, understand that it still requires some much-needed upkeep. As days …

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Your car’s shock absorbers help to control the impact and movement of your vehicle’s springs and suspension, thereby smoothening out bumps and vibrations. But more than contributing to a smooth ride, your shocks also ensure that your tires remain in contact with the road surface at all times, thus providing …

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They’re easy to neglect–your car’s fuel pump. And we don’t really blame you. We really don’t see them, and when we do see them, they really aren’t attractive to look at. Of course, if we factor in its importance, then perhaps you’ll take a second look. Truth is, your car …

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Classic cars are stylish, unique, and brimming with character. It might be hard to find replacement parts from time to time, and storing them for the long haul can be a bit more challenging, especially if some of them still carry their original parts. What’s more, it’s not immune to …

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If you belong to the working class citizens of our beloved country, you’re probably required by your company to visit a physician annually for a physical exam. It is an important part of maintaining not only your personal health, but also your work performance as well. Just as you would …

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2018 Subaru Forester 2.0 i-P

When you have a problem with your car, you take it to a car technician. After all, it’s their job, and that’s what they’re paid to do, right? Nevertheless, it helps tremendously if you know a thing or two about your car’s parts, what they look like, where they’re located, …

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They’re called different names: gasoline additives, fuel treatments, fuel additives, or gas treatments, but their purpose remains the same: to improve your vehicle’s engine performance. Should you use fuel treatments for your engine? You don’t really need fuel additives if your car’s new (or comes with a new engine). This …

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