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Should you let your car air dry when you wash it? Is it better to clean from bottom-to-top or top-to-bottom? And does it make a difference when you use a circular motion when cleaning it? These are just some of the questions that many people ask when it comes to …

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You already know the tips to keep your air conditioner running optimally, but how do you make your AC run colder? With climate change, even the supposed cooler months feel warmer than usual, so anybody can certainly use a bit more cooling down inside their cars, especially when bogged down …

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Your beloved little city car served you well while you were still starting out with your career and family, but now that you have growing children, your car’s limited capacity is starting to outgrow its usefulness. When you have children, space, comfort, and safety trumps all other car buying considerations. …

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There are so many things to consider when buying a used car. You’re probably aware of the ‘necessities’ that go into the process, such as research, inspection and test driving. What about the price? How do you make sure that the used car you intend to buy has been priced …

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Going home for the holidays with the family in tow can be especially fun. But aside from meeting your kids’ travel and caregiving needs, you also have to ensure you keep your kids safe. While you may not have control over how other drivers behave on the road, you can …

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Car dents can be a sight for sore eyes, especially if you’re obsessed with your car’s appearance. Generally, there are two ways to repair them. The traditional way is to restore the dented panels back to their original shape and then repaint the area all over again–also known as Traditional …

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You know what the different colors of the traffic lights mean: green means ‘go,’ red means ‘stop,’ and yellow means, ‘slow down (not speed up).’ You expect the traffic lights to change color, but what about your car’s exhaust? If you’ve owned your car for some time, chances are you’ve …

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A crosswind is more than just the name of Isuzu‘s once-popular but now-discontinued MPV line. Defined as strong winds blowing across one’s direction of travel, crosswinds are a danger to every motorist on the road. It’s been known to blow cars straight into the opposite lane or completely off the …

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The SUV is currently the most popular car category in the world, besting the sales of sedans, compacts, and everything else in almost every automotive market across the globe. For car-buying families, it’s easy to see why: SUVs are spacious, possess the most advanced safety technologies, and have versatile seating …

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A good set of brake pads can mean the difference between saving your life–or losing it. When you encounter potential dangers  on the road, the one thing you can hang on to save your life is actually your brake pads. These “linings” are located in the brake caliper, and are the …

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Funny how a simple thing as learning to drive is considered one of the biggest milestones in life when you’re young. Do you remember the exhilaration you felt when you were able to parallel-park your car for the first time? What about the time you finally got your driver’s license? …

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Filipinos love cars, that’s why we have so much of them. We love them so much that we’re willing to forego the perfectly sensible ’20 percent down payment, 5 years to pay’ auto loan and go with even a ‘0 down, 7 years to pay’ variety. Just so we can …

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An average vehicle has around 1,800 separate parts. When taken to the extreme of counting each bolt and nut, this number goes up to around 30,000. Now, considering how so many parts work together to make your vehicle do its job, is it any wonder how one component can easily …

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Don’t be intimidated by its technical-sounding word. DIN, which is an acronym for Deutsches Institut fürNormung, just refers to the size (or dimension) of your vehicle’s central unit when you view it while sitting on the driver’s (or passenger’s) seat. It’s easy to spot the difference: The standard measurement of …

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Different cars have different types of suspensions, and you’re probably aware of some of them. But in your car shopping, have you come across the term ‘MacPherson Strut?’ A strut is a type of car suspension system, but what’s peculiar about the MacPherson type is why many carmakers make it …

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