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The 11 Best Racing Cars Ever
Do you love the raw heat of competition? The passion? The speed? Check out the best racing cars that made some noise in the world of auto sports.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
What To Do When You Have Storm Damage to A Roof
Storm damage to a roof can include missing shingles, dents, or holes. If you have extensive damage, contact a roofing contractor and your insurer.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
How Many Dogs Can You Have in Utah?
While there is no statewide limit on how many dogs you can have in Utah, municipalities may have their own laws.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
How Many Dogs Can You Have in Texas?
While there is no statewide limit on the number of dogs you can own in Texas, individual municipalities may set their own dog ownership laws.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
A Guide to Getting Rid of Spiders
Need to get rid of spiders in your home? Follow these simple steps to evict your eight-legged visitors and keep them out for good!
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Nashville
Nashville is affordable compared to other major U.S. cities, and you would be surprised to learn what other stereotypes it defies. Read this for more.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
All About Michigan’s Catalytic Converter Laws
If your vehicle is newer than 1981, you’ll need an EPA-approved catalytic converter. Follow our tips to keep it safe from theft!
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
What You Need to Know About Emissions Testing in New York
To register your car in New York, you’re more likely than not going to have to pass an emissions inspection. Learn more here.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
What You Need to Know About Emissions Testing in North Carolina
Your vehicle might be subject to North Carolina emissions testing depending on where you live and what you drive. Learn more here.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
Toyota Continues To Dominate Luxury Automakers at Le Mans
Toyota became the second-ever Japanese automaker to win the 24-hour endurance race in 2018, and has held the championship title for five consecutive years.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
Every Mustang Mach-E Is Costing Ford $25,000 More To Produce Than the Edge
Commodity prices are making it tougher and tougher for Ford to make money off its electric vehicles. Will rising production costs kill the Mustang Mach-E?
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
All the Hidden Kia Key Fob Tricks You Should Know
Your key fob can unlock the most convenient features of your Kia. Here are all the key fob tricks you need to know.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
All the Ford Key Fob Tricks You Need to Know
Your Ford key fob can do more than just lock your car. Learn all the tricks and hacks for your key fob here.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
5 Reasons Not To Refinance Your Home
If you’re planning to move home soon or don’t have the funds to pay for the upfront costs, refinancing your home may not be beneficial.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
How To Find the Best Lakewood Towing Service
Having car trouble and need a tow truck in Lakewood? Jerry has your list of top five towing companies.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid Oil Capacity
The engine oil capacity of a 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid is a little over 4 quarts. Learn about Ford car maintenance here.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
These Are the Secret Dodge Ram Key Fob Tricks You Need to Know
Did you know a Dodge Ram key fob can open and close the windows without the engine running? Brush up on Dodge Ram key fob tricks here.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
Should You Buy a Corvette Crossover?
In 2021, GM teased the idea of a Corvette crossover SUV, but it’s still far from a reality.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
Should You Take the 2021 Ford F-150 Off Road?
All 2021 Ford F-150s have the ground clearance and 4WD necessary for off-roading, but the Tremor and Raptor are built for getting off the beaten path.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
All About the 2011 Nissan Altima Special Edition
The 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Special Edition group adds several features at a competitive price, but it may not be better than opting up to the 3.5 SR.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
2021 Ford F150 Drive Modes Explained
The 2021 Ford F150 comes with eight drive modes, ranging from normal or eco mode to mud, dirt, sand, and rock crawling modes.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
These Are the Secret Lexus Key Fob Tricks You Need to Know
Did you know you can program your Lexus’ setting for unlocking your doors using your key fob? If not, it’s time to get familiar with all the Lexus key fob tricks.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
What We Know About Nissan’s All-Electric Truck
Nissan has already built a couple of electric pickup trucks, but has yet to announce any plans to produce a model for North America.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
What You Don’t Know About the Chrysler 300 Key Fob
Customize the light, sound, and memory settings of your Chrysler 300 key fob for a truly personalized experience. Click here for details!
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Special Edition Buying Guide
If you love playing outdoors, you’ll like the 2021 Trail Special Edition’s increased towing capacity, storage, and heavy-duty tires. Click here for details!
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
2019 Toyota Highlander Nightshade Special Edition Buying Guide
Dark and mysterious, the 2019 Highlander Nightshade Special Edition package adds some sweet styling for a decent price. Click here for more!
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
Should You Take the 2022 Nissan Murano Off-Road?
The 2022 Nissan Murano has some light off-road capabilities, but it wasn’t designed to handle intense road conditions. Read the details here.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
2016 GMC Sierra’s Engine Oil Capacity
Not sure how to find the 2016 GMC Sierra’s engine oil capacity? We’ve got all the specs your owner’s manual has—plus some extra tips!
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
What Are the Best Years for Subaru?
The best year for Subaru is probably 2019, but it really depends on the model—2017 had some great Subarus as well, but the Outback’s heyday was 2009.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022
Should You Take the 2010 Ford Escape Off-Road?
The 2010 Ford Escape is a great city vehicle but it’s not a good off-road companion—here’s why the Escape doesn’t stack up to other off-road warriors.
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Jerry
Jun 29, 2022

All Questions on Car Cleaning

Can bed bugs travel to your car?
Last week, my wife found a bed bug crawling on our son’s car seat. We hired an exterminator, and he found no evidence of any in our townhouse or the rest of the car. I’ve concluded that the bed bug likely crawled out to our car from our neighbor’s house (our neighbor is kind of—how can I put it?—slovenly). My wife thinks I’m crazy. But *can* bed bugs travel to your car?
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Rachel Rigolino
Jan 26, 2022
What is the best fuel additive to clean fuel injectors?
My fuel economy has really been tanking lately and I heard it could be because of clogged fuel injectors. What kind of fuel additive is the best for cleaning my fuel injectors?
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Abbey Orzech
Jul 13, 2022
What is the best wheel cleaner for baked-on brake dust?
I was rolling with some pretty worn out brakes for a little while and it has caused a noticeable build-up of baked-on brake dust. What kind of cleaner is best for brake-dusty wheels?
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Abbey Orzech
Jul 25, 2022
Can you tell me how to remove bird poop etching from my car?
I’m really upset. A month or so ago, I parked my brand new car under a tree. The next morning, I came out to find it covered with bird poop. Instead of doing a deep cleaning, I just sprayed it off with water. Now, it’s etched into the paint. Can you tell me how to remove bird poop etching from my car?
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Rachel Rigolino
Jul 28, 2022
How do I remove rusted screws from my license plate?
I’ve had my Ford forever and never changed the license plate. Because of that, the screws holding it down are all rusted and stuck. How do I remove rusted screws from my license plate?
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Nick Kunze
Aug 03, 2022
How do I remove rust from aluminum?
My aluminum wheels have gotten very rusty. I want them to shine again! How do I remove rust from aluminum?
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Nick Kunze
Aug 03, 2022
How do I make rubber floor mats black again?
After years of use, my rubber floor mats look pretty gross. I’d love to clean them up. How do I make rubber floor mats black again?
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Nick Kunze
Aug 03, 2022
Can you put car mats in the dryer?
I just cleaned my rubber car mats. They are still wet, however, and I want to get them back in my car. Can you put car mats in the dryer?
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Nick Kunze
Aug 03, 2022
How do I clean sticky buttons in a car?
My kid sat in the front seat while eating a popsicle. Now all the buttons are sticky. Lesson learned. How do I clean sticky buttons in a car?
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Nick Kunze
Aug 03, 2022
Can you wash car mats in the washer?
I’m planning on deep cleaning my car this weekend but I’m unsure what to do with my car mats. I live in a seasonal climate, so they’re caked in road salt and dried mud from the winter. I’d like to throw them in the washer but I’m not sure if I can do that. Any idea about whether it’s okay to wash car mats in the washer?
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Katherine Duffy
Aug 03, 2022
Can you clean a fuel tank without removing it?
I’ve been having trouble with my vehicle lately, namely poor acceleration and inaccurate gas gauge readings. I read online that it might be from dirt or other contaminants in the fuel tank. How can I clean my fuel tank without having to remove it?
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Megan Lebron
Aug 03, 2022
How do I remove bugs from the front of my car?
I just came back from a road trip to Georgia, and there are a lot of bugs stuck to my front bumper. How can I remove bugs from the front of my car?
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Andrew (Andy) Biro
Aug 04, 2022
How do I get rid of truck bed rust?
My grandfather recently gave me an old Ford truck that he doesn’t use anymore, and for the most part, it’s in good condition, but the bed of the truck is pretty rusty in some places. How do I get rid of truck bed rust?
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Andrew (Andy) Biro
Aug 04, 2022
Can you tell me how to get a sticker off my mirror?
I just picked up my new car from the dealership, and there’s a sticker on my rearview mirror. I don’t want to damage my new car. How can I get the sticker off my mirror?
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Natalie Todoroff
Aug 04, 2022
How Do You Get Smoke Off Of A Windshield?
I’m trying to sell my old car by the windshield is tobacco stained because I’ve always smoked cigarettes while I drive. Is there any easy way to get the smoke residue off of a windshield?
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Patrick Price
Sep 02, 2022
What happens when fuel injectors are dirty?
Lately, I’ve been having some engine troubles. I asked my car enthusiast friend what could be up, and he mentioned a few possible problems, including dirty/old fuel injectors. I didn’t even know this was a part of my car that could need fixing, and I’m still not convinced it’s the problem I’m dealing with—what happens when fuel injectors are dirty?
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Kathryn Mae Kurlychek
Sep 15, 2022
How do you clean a cylinder head yourself?
I just retired this past summer, and I decided to take up a car restoration project. I’ve got the engine stripped down, but the cylinder head looks filthy. I don’t have a professional blaster machine, so could you explain how to clean a cylinder head without one? Is it doable?
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Matt Terzi
Sep 20, 2022

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