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  • Women Lag Behind Men In Car Maintenance Knowledge
    Women Lag Behind Men In Car Maintenance Knowledge

    Stereotypes are usually outdated, but some can still ring slightly true. For instance, a new study found women are less likely to know how to make the most basic care repairs.Insurance.com surveyed 1,000 men and 1,000 women, all married hom......

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  • Six Must-Have Tools For DIY Auto Repair
    Six Must-Have Tools For DIY Auto Repair

    Working on your own car can be fulfilling and satisfying if you have the right equipment. If you're missing necessary tools, however, fixing your car can be frustrating and even dangerous. Put these six types of tools in your garage, and yo......

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  • Don't Fall For These Auto Repair Tricks
    Don't Fall For These Auto Repair Tricks

    Many of us rely on our cars for some of the most important day-to-day tasks. If something goes wrong, it can be a very scary and stressful experience. Some -- not all, of course -- unscrupulous mechanics prey on that fear in order to make u......

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  • Don't Buy This Stuff From Your Car Dealer
    Don't Buy This Stuff From Your Car Dealer

    Whether you bought your car new or used, it's important to maintain it properly and to use high-quality replacement parts. After all, a complex machine like a car is only as good as its parts.For certain replacement parts, it makes sense to......

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  • Five Warning Lights You Need To Know
    Five Warning Lights You Need To Know

    A large portion of car owners can't decipher what exactly their car is trying to tell them when a warning light goes off....

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  • Five Tips For Safe And Drama-Free Summer Driving
    Five Tips For Safe And Drama-Free Summer Driving

    Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip or visit friends and relatives who live far away. Your car is a gateway to visiting the big city, going on a fishing trip, taking a hike in the woods or just barbecuing at the lake. Before leav......

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  • Dirty Car Interiors Are Making Us Sick
    Dirty Car Interiors Are Making Us Sick

    Think a shiny car means a clean car? Think again. Drivers often neglect to clean their car's interior, and it could be making them sick. According to an expert, the cabin can be a haven for dust mites, mold and germs.Infection preventionist......

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  • Five Tips For Restoring A Classic Car
    Five Tips For Restoring A Classic Car

    Many people dream of buying an iconic classic car and returning it to its former glory. Whether you're in high school or retired, the idea of a long-term restoration project can be romantic and exciting.However, there are important factors ......

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  • Five Easy Ways To Maintain Your Car's Value
    Five Easy Ways To Maintain Your Car's Value

    The greatest single cost in car ownership is depreciation. Basically, the second you drive your car off a dealer lot, it loses value and will continue to do so until you either decide to sell it or it stops working.By taking proper care of ......

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  • Protecting Your Car From The Cold
    Protecting Your Car From The Cold

    Head on through to see how you can help your ride survive the worst of winter. Taking these precautions will also keep you much safer on the road....

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  • Replacing Your Tires: Four Money-Saving Tips
    Replacing Your Tires: Four Money-Saving Tips

    Even the most sophisticated braking systems won't work if the tires aren't gripping the road. Maintaining your tires and replacing them when necessary is vital to safety.The trouble is that a lot people don't think about tires this way. Tha......

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  • Five Reasons To Change Your Own Oil
    Five Reasons To Change Your Own Oil

    Cars can be complex machines, but even if you can't tell a transmission from a tailpipe, you should be more than capable of changing your own oil.It's a great thing to learn to do, as it's a relatively easy and economical way to get your ha......

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  • Reporters Test The Honesty Of Auto Mechanics
    Reporters Test The Honesty Of Auto Mechanics

    Auto mechanics have bad reputations for taking unsuspecting customers for all they're worth. One Today show investigation found that bad rap might be unfair.On the show's 'Rossen Reports' segment, journalists investigate dangerous or risky ......

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  • Get Your Car Ready For Winter
    Get Your Car Ready For Winter

    Adapting your vehicle to colder weather before the change of season is paramount to avoiding a slippery situation in the snow. Here's how to winterize your car....

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  • Four Quick Fall Car Care Tips
    Four Quick Fall Car Care Tips

    Fall can often mean rainy weather and even snow, so you'll want to be certain that the parts of your car that are designed to deal with that kind of weather are all in proper working in order....

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  • Love Bugs Invade Southern Roads
    Love Bugs Invade Southern Roads

    If you live in a Gulf Coast state, you've seen the black clouds of mating love bugs. Dry summers have kept bug's numbers down the past few years, but more rain this year means more bugs -- and more problems -- for drivers.WAPT 16 reported s......

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  • Tips For Avoiding An Overheating Engine
    Tips For Avoiding An Overheating Engine

    This summer is turning into another extreme scorcher and once again, with heat waves hitting almost every region in America, your car is doing a lot of work under that summer sun. If you don't treat it properly and know how to handle an ove......

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  • Women Often Overcharged By Car Mechanics, Report Shows
    Women Often Overcharged By Car Mechanics, Report Shows

    ABC's new show 'The Lookout' turned their hidden cameras on shady mechanics and found overcharging women customers, lying about problems and even causing problems at both local and national chain repair shops.Women were often charged much m......

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  • The Car Coach: Checking Your Own Tire Pressure Pays Off
    The Car Coach: Checking Your Own Tire Pressure Pays Off

    Car Coach Lauren Fix answers your questions about car buying and maintenance. This week, Lauren talks about tire pressure, keeping your self safe, and your car achieving the best fuel economy it can.Dear Car Coach:I know that tire pressure ......

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  • Read This Before You Pay For Your Next Car Wash
    Read This Before You Pay For Your Next Car Wash

    A trip to the neighborhood car wash also presents car owners with choices: the basic wash; the better wash with "a special paint sealer" or some-such thing; and finally the pristine treatment with "rust inhibitor". Which do you choose? Do t......

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