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Have you come across car TV shows like MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” or History Channel’s “Counting Cars”? These shows love to flaunt the improvements they make to the vehicles they come across, and although all the improvements look pretty, they don’t always do wonders for the vehicle’s value come resale …

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A car’s transmission plays a vital role in its functions. Its gears allow the car to speed up, as well as go in reverse. It’s a complex piece of machinery, and quite expensive to diagnose and repair. When your car has a hard time going into reverse, the damage could …

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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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A flat or dead battery won’t have any juice left to start a car. When you have this problem, the easy solution would be to bring in another car, connect jumper cables to the both batteries, and jumpstart the flat battery to life. Once the car has started, you’ve probably …

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Whether idling or driving, your engine should be running steadily. If it shakes while the vehicle is stationary, the vibration can get quite annoying, even downright scary depending on the magnitude. That said, knowing some of the reasons why this happens can relieve some of the worry you may feel. …

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Given enough time, a car will eventually develop certain problems, which can be compounded by neglect and lack of periodic maintenance. And one of the most common and irritating problems is vibration. More often than not, shaking problems start off barely noticeable that it becomes easy to overlook. This type …

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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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Your car is like an extension of your personality. If you keep it nice and tidy, then that reflects on who you are. You don’t want anyone to see a messy car, so in case you need help in organizing its contents, here are a five tips to help you …

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The scorching heat of summer can certainly take its toll. Your vehicle components already endure extreme temperatures, and driving under the searing hot sun only serves to add to your car’s stresses. If you haven’t thought about what you should do if your car catches fire, now’s the time to …

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Filipinos love to haggle, it’s practically a way of life. Accompanying your lola to the local wet market as a child, you’ve probably seen her relish every centavo she can save when she goes there to buy food over the weekend. But while haggling with your favorite butcher or fruit …

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The humble gas station attendant has an unenviable job. Even when they’re good at their work, the daily grind becomes so mundane that it’s easy for them to run on autopilot or allow distractions to seep in. Thus, they succumb to mistakes from time to time. Unfortunately for you, their …

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Planning to hit the beach this summer? Of course, when you’re out on a vacation with family and friends, you want to savor and enjoy the experience as much as you can. But as a car owner, sometimes you can’t help but be distracted by the thought of how your …

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Your wheel bearings endure a lot of work. Not to mention, they are exposed to a lot of substances that can damage their composition. Heat, debris, moisture, corrosion, all of these serve to wear and possibly alter the wheel bearing structure. We shared with you the symptoms, now we reveal …

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Birds tend to be more active during summer, and more activity means more opportunities for their droppings to land on your shiny, newly-buffed ride by chance. Unfortunately for you, bird droppings tend to be highly acidic, and the longer they stay on your car, the more damage your precious paint …

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You’ve probably seen a Hollywood film or two where a car driver abruptly opens his side of the door, accidentally (sometimes intentionally) sending a bicycle rider flying through the air and landing painfully on the pavement. Things like this actually happen in real life, and while it’s jaw-dropping to see …

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