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When your windshield gets dirty, you don’t only use the wipers to clean off the dirt, you also turn on the washer as well. The liquid sprayed by the washer onto the glass helps the wiper do its job more efficiently while also lubricating the parts to ensure friction doesn’t …

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Everyone knows PIN–or Personal Identification Number. And perhaps a lot of you also know what a car’s VIN–or Vehicle Identification Number is. But did you know that there’s also a TIN–or Tire Identification Number? A TIN can easily be identified by checking out its sidewalls like this one: Also called …

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God bless the Start/Stop button. With it, you no longer have to fumble for your keys, and starting your car is just a button push away. Not only that, it automates the entire system so that your engine automatically shuts off when idling, and turns on when you release the …

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It’s exciting to purchase a new car–especially if it’s your first time. And while we understand why you “have to buy” the first one you “fall in love with,” we’d like remind you that purchasing a vehicle is almost like choosing a life partner–you have to know them inside-out before …

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Think the used car you’re buying isn’t stolen? Think again. Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa once admitted in an interview that he unknowingly bought a used car that was stolen back when he was still working as a cop. And the irony of it all is that he bought it …

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Ford Ranger Raptor

Diesel technology has improved leaps and bounds from the laughable noisemakers of old to today’s performance numbers that rival their gasoline counterparts. All of these developments are great, but they won’t do you much good if you don’t take the right steps to keeping your diesel engine in peak performance. …

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Nothing makes drivers feel more secure than knowing they can depend on their car insurance when things get a bit messy and out of control. But that doesn’t mean they’ll stay behind you always. In fact, many will even disappoint you because they won’t cover certain parts of your car …

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For sale sign on windshield of car

Cars have a lifespan, and one day, your relationship with your beloved four-wheeler will come to an end. Though it can be heartbreaking because of the many memorable trips you’ve had with it, like a trusted steed, it can be better for you to let go than to prolong its …

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Many people tend to think that the term “contaminated gas” means “nasty chemicals”. And while it might be true, oftentimes, it really comes from a basic, harmless source: water.  This is what it looks like when fuel has water mixed in it: Why is there water in your fuel tank? …

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Although most car companies release a new model every year, that doesn’t always mean that the old model has sold out. In fact there may be plenty of outgoing models left on the car lots of their dealerships. Since dealerships have to make room for the upcoming model, they need …

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Floodwater can deal a lot of damage to your car, from its engine bay to your interiors. If your car has been immersed in floodwater, this can spell thousands of pesos in repair. But you can reduce the amount you have to shell out by following these six tips. 1. …

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Honestly, the name’s quite misleading. A ceramic coating–which initially makes you think of ancient Chinese vases that fetch mind-boggling prices–are protective coatings for your vehicle. They almost work like a car wax, acting as a ‘shield’ against water, chemicals, UV rays, and scratches. The only difference here is that ceramics …

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Is bigger always better? Not necessarily–especially when it comes to driving vehicles. Yes, we know it’s the age of the SUVs where those with the heftiest brawns and gargantuan sizes reign supreme. But stay with us for a minute. Ask yourself this question: Are you single, a tightwad (a.k.a. CHEAP), …

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Having your car break down in the middle of the road can be a huge hassle, not to mention terrifying. Getting stuck in the middle of the road is a hazard for every vehicle, and so it pays to know what you can do to avoid them. Here are the …

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Let’s face it: automatic transmission rules most of our vehicles today. And that’s something most manual transmission fans like us have to live with (sob). Once upon a time, we hoped that the stick would continue to be popular and live on without any modifications whatsoever. But then again, Elvis …

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