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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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Some people judge synthetic oils too harshly. Just because they’re synthetic, doesn’t mean they’re fake–and requires less of our attention. Synthetic oils are artificial lubricants. They are manufactured using chemically-modified petroleum components instead of crude oil, although its basest material is still distilled crude oil. Whatever the case, synthetic oil …

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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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You know the scene–you’re carelessly driving on the road, listening to your favorite tune when suddenly it hits you: a pothole–or even a huge bump–stubbornly refuses to move as you hits the entire hole (or mass) in full force. And since you’re a good driver–with adroit hands and laser-like focus–you …

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Don’t underestimate a car’s paint color–they can practically change your life. A luxurious car color can make a good impression on your boss so you get that promotion. Silver or white can help you use less fuel for your car’s air-conditioner because they help reflect light and heat away. The …

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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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Though everything may seem fine on the outside, a radiator can still have plenty of problems on the inside. Being vigilant with the symptoms of a clogged radiator will not only prolong the life of your engine, but also save you from expensive repair costs as well. So how does …

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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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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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Driving requires your full attention. This means you have to be ‘alive, alert, awake’ all the time when you’re behind the wheel. If you’ve ever driven your car feeling sleepy, you’ve probably realized that you put yourself and others at risk. For your own sake as well as other people …

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In the Philippines, each and every car  is required to carry a Compulsory Third Party Liability (CTPL) insurance. This basic type of auto insurance covers third parties–people not belonging to the driver’s family or employ–involved in the accident for damages that include injury or death. Knowing how to file a …

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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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As a long-time driver, you’ve probably endured an overheating engine problem at some point. It’s a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately, unless you want to end up stranded on the side of the road with smoke billowing out from under your hood. You already know the steps …

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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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