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You know the drill: you’ve been driving for a long time, and you find yourself beginning to drift off while you’re behind the wheel.  Often caused by tiredness or lack of sleep, driver’s exhaustion is dangerous for drivers, since it can easily result in an accident without you even becoming …

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Sometimes, we often forget that our vehicles are machines that need tender-loving care from time to time. Of course, it’s much harder to know if they do need it, since they don’t really tell you what’s going on. However, what we can do is look for visual clues that indicate …

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When it comes to car buying, opting for used instead of new saves you a lot of money, not to mention get you a car model that you wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. But buying used comes with a lot of pitfalls, and if you end up buying an …

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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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blown out tires could be prevented through tire pressure monitoring

You already know that the risk of tires bursting increases in the summer months, but did you know that driving at high speeds can yield the same dangerous result as well? Why tires burst at high speeds High-speed driving leads to a greater chance of tire burst (aka tire blowout) …

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Depreciation is a fact of life. And it happens even in the most expensive and luxurious vehicles. Yes, these wear-and-tears happen, and may eventually cause your vehicle to malfunction or break down. Not all breakdowns need major car repairs. Some require more attention, since they can drastically affect your car’s …

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Let’s face it: we’d rather drive a luxury car than the generic ones that most people drive these days. Of course, reality is far different. Not all of us can afford a luxury car–let alone buy one. The least we can do is upgrade our vehicles to make them look …

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Do you see that button on your dashboard with the image of a car and a curved arrow? It’s called the recirculation button. Unfortunately many car owners don’t know how the button functions, and so it ends up never being used. That’s a shame, because when used properly, it can …

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Let’s face it, not a lot of taxi drivers in the Philippines will win a ‘Mr. Congeniality’ or ‘Mr. Responsible’ driver award anytime soon. In fact, a survey made by Spot.ph  showed that of the 53,016 readers who participated in its survey, only a meager 0.3% (153 votes) of the …

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Blessed is the driver who has never ever accidentally left the car keys inside the car. If you count yourself among the unlucky ones, then you know how frustrating it is, especially if you left the engine running, home is a couple of cities away, and it’s rush hour. That …

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Ah, the joys of driving. Think of marathon drive-thrus, messy first dates, semi-flat tires, and overheating (sauna-style). But before you experience all that, you need to learn how to drive first. And if you’re thinking of taking the driving school route, then you should make sure to keep these things …

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Your car’s brakes endure a lot of stress. Especially if you’re a city dweller, all that stop-and-go traffic can lead to problems in your brake system over time. Sometimes, these problems can come in the form of noises or vibration, which can be irritating to say the least. Many car …

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Your car’s alternator is responsible for restoring the charge to your car battery. If it is failing or not working at all, you could find yourself without any useful electrical system. As you can imagine, this can lead to a lot of problems, from a hard-starting car to traveling without …

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They call it different names: extended warranty, service plan protection, vehicle protection plans maintenance or service agreement, mechanical breakdown insurance, or even a service contract. But whatever the case, their purpose here is to do one thing: to extend your car’s warranty. Of course you might think we’re just repeating …

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