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The Best Steam Cleaners for Cars
Looking for a more affordable and efficient way to clean the interior of your car in one go? Check out why owning your own steam cleaner is a game-changer.
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Jerry
Apr 19, 2022
Spring Clean Your Car: 12 Maintenance and Care Tips
As we shed our winter coats and boots, our vehicles should also shed their winter tires and wipers. Spring cleaning is not just a fun activity for the home!
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Jerry
Apr 04, 2022
5 Cheapest Cars to Repair
A few used cars really stand out for staying out of the repair shop, but the cheapest car to repair is the Nissan Leaf. Learn about more cheap cars to repair here.
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Jerry
Mar 31, 2022
Is the Jeep Wave Program Worth It?
The Jeep Wave program has loads of perks included in its $150 annual membership. Is it worth buying into?
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Jerry
Mar 08, 2022
What Is a Transmission?
It’s a simple question, but one that’s necessary for all drivers: what is a transmission? Learn more about this essential component of your vehicle and how it works with your engine to make sure your car is running at its best.
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Jerry
Feb 28, 2022
The Ultimate Car Tune-Up Checklist
Car tune-ups will help expand the life of your vehicle and keep it in great shape.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Rotten Egg Smell in Car? Here's What Might Be Causing It
A rotten egg smell in your car is never a pleasant experience. Here’s what might be causing it, how to get rid of it, and other smells to watch out for.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Are the Best Brakes for Cars?
Whether you have brake pads or brake shoes, maintaining them is a crucial component of driving a safe vehicle. So what are the best brakes for cars?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Easy Ways To Prevent Door Slamming
It’s easy how dents and glass chips are bad for a car, but sometimes even small things like slamming doors can have a negative effect on your vehicle. Here are some easy ways to help reduce damage caused by too many slamming doors.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do You Really Need To Warm Up Your Car Before Driving?
Warming up your car is a common chore for those living in cooler climates, but as Consumer Reports indicates, it’s actually not necessary to let your vehicle idle for too long.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is a Powertrain?
The term ‘powertrain’ is tossed around all the time in the auto industry when talking about specs, warranties, and more. But what is an actual powertrain?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Synthetic and Conventional Oil?
Here, we'll look at the differences between synthetic and conventional oil.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
These Are the Best Tire Shines for Your Car
There are all sorts of tire shines out there all with different benefits, so how do you decide which is the best for you?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Everything You Need for Your First Winter With a Car
If this is your first winter with a car, you'll need to prepare to stay safe on the road.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Best Holiday Gifts for Mechanics in Your Life
These holiday gifts for mechanics will surely make any gearheads day. From a foldable creeper to a capable tool bag, there are gifts here for the mechanic in everyone’s life.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Measure Your Car's Wheelbase
A car’s wheelbase may seem like an arbitrary measurement, but it can say a great deal about the function and performance of a car. The distance between front and back wheels can affect handling and suspension, among other things.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
This Inexpensive DIY Trick Gets Rid of Foggy Headlights
Foggy headlights are a very common issue for cars with plastic headlights, but thankfully, there is an easy fix. Read on to learn a simple DIY way to clear up the fog.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How To Get Rid of Ants in Your Car
If you happen to find ants in your car one day be sure to act immediately. Ants can deteriorate wires and upholstery, but more importantly, create unsafe driving conditions.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car AC Smells Like Vinegar? Here’s How To Get Rid of It
If your car AC smells live vinegar while it is running, you most likely have a mold buildup. An easy fix is replacing the car’s air filter and cleaning out the surrounding area.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Test an Oil Pump
Your oil pump helps keep your engine lubricated. When it is malfunctioning, it can negatively impact your engine performance. Here's how to test an oil pump.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Remove Locking Lug Nuts if You've Lost the Key
Even if you’ve lost the key, locking lugs nuts can be removed with a little elbow grease and some common tools. Here's a guide on how to remove locking lug nuts.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Remove a Sun Visor
Learn how to take off a sun visor with this handy guide. You will need to follow different steps based on whether your visor is a standard visor or a visor with a lighted mirror.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Polish Chrome Wheels
If you've got dirty chrome wheels, a little soap, followed by chrome polish, should do the trick.
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Jerry
May 05, 2022
These Tire Maintenance Tips Will Save You Money and Keep You Safe
Don’t underestimate the importance of tire maintenance, especially for the winter months. We’ve compiled some tips to save you money on your tires.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Pass Emissions Testing
Emissions tests protect the environment and certify your vehicle's overall health. Here are ways to pass emissions tests, including highway driving, fixing your Check Engine Light, and more.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Affordable Holiday Gifts for Car Maintenance
There are a lot of great gift options for the car enthusiast in your life. These are some of the best car maintenance items that you can find at an affordable price.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Engine Smoking? What’s the First Thing You Should Do?
How should you address the problem of engine smoking?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
White Smoke Coming From Your Vehicle’s Exhaust: Diagnosis and What To Do
Thick plumes of white smoke from a car's exhaust come from water or coolant burning. Here's how to diagnose white smoke and what to do about it.
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Jerry
May 17, 2022
How to Fill a Windshield Washer Reservoir
Filling up your car with washer fluid is a fairly straightforward process and should take less than 10 minutes. Here's how to do it.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Clear Clogged Windshield Washers
A few common household items may be all you need to get your clogged windshield wipers working again. Here's how to clear clogged windshield wipers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Maintenance

How do I clean hot chocolate from car upholstery?
Can I get hot chocolate stains out of car upholstery? I spilled hot chocolate all over my passenger seat and now there's a huge stain.
Rachel Juillerat
Oct 18, 2021
How do I fix a car real, real good?
My dad recently gifted me the car he had as a teenager and it needs A LOT of work. The interior, exterior, engine, and basically every system needs at least some work done before it’s ready to hit the road again. I’ve fixed up cars in the past, but never to this extent. How can I fix this car real, real good?
Jack Walsh
Jan 27, 2022
How do you get soda out of a car seat?
What’s the best way to get soda out of a car seat? I have cloth seats and I spilled some soda, so I’m worried it’ll stain.
Liz Jenson
Nov 16, 2021
How do you remove mold from a car's interior?
We had a big rainstorm yesterday, and I left my windows down. Now I have mold in my car. What’s the best way for me to remove mold from my car interior?
Liz Jenson
Nov 18, 2021
How much does it cost to replace a Honda key fob?
Does it cost a lot to replace a Honda key fob? I lost mine about a week ago, and I think it’s time to buy a replacement.
Liz Jenson
Oct 27, 2021
How do you change the battery in your Honda key fob?
My key fob is being inconsistent. My sister says it’s probably because the battery’s dying. What’s the easiest way to change the battery in my Honda key fob?
Joshua Levy
Dec 17, 2021
Why does my car feel like it's swaying?
When I’m driving at lower speeds, my car feels like it’s completely normal. As soon as I accelerate and go a little faster, my car feels like it’s swaying in the wind. How can I get my car to stop swaying?
Kaitlin May
May 12, 2022
How do I get a stain off a car seat?
I let my brother use my car while I was in Miami for the week. When I got back, I noticed some stains on my seat. He claims he has no idea where they came from so I guess I’m going to have to clean them up. Any tips on how I can get a stain off a car seat?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 10, 2021
Why does my car overheat when idling?
The past few days I’ve noticed that my engine starts overheating whenever I’m idling. I don’t know if it’s just my car’s thermostat being weird because the temperature goes back down when I accelerate. What would cause my car to overheat only when it’s idling?
Patrick Price
Mar 25, 2022
What would cause a vehicle to shake while driving?
My car has been shaking pretty badly while I’m driving and I’m a little nervous about it. What could be causing this? Should I take my car to the shop?
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
Is a ceramic coating worth it?
I was debating getting my car detailed sometime soon, and I wanted to have something done, maybe ceramic coating, that would protect my car’s paint job. Is a ceramic coating for your car worth it?
Melanie Mergen
Mar 24, 2022
What causes clunking when braking?
My Jeep Renegade is three years old. It is my first car, and I am still learning the ropes with maintenance and repairs. I have started noticing a clunking sound when I come to a stop. What causes clunking when braking?
Lynell Spencer
Mar 31, 2022
How do you remove saltwater stains from your car seats?
We were bringing home a pet fish for my son yesterday and spilled some of the water from the tank on our car seats. Normally it wouldn’t be an issue, but the water was saltwater. How do I remove the stain it left behind?
Will Baldwin
Oct 29, 2021
What size wheels are on a 2019 Nissan Altima?
I need to order new wheels for my mom’s car, but I’m not sure how big they need to be. She drives a 2019 Nissan Altima. What size wheels are on a 2019 Nissan Altima?
Payton Ternus
Mar 03, 2022
How to get salt stains out of a car carpet?
This winter I’ve been tracking an unusual amount of salt back into my car, and let’s just say, you can tell. How do I remove the salt stains from my carpet?
Will Baldwin
Nov 29, 2021
How do I remove old coffee stains from car upholstery?
I absolutely love coffee and always have a cup on my way to work. However, this means I've spilled coffee in my car more times than I'd like to admit. It's starting to become noticeable, so I'd like to do some damage control. How would I remove old coffee stains from my car seats?
Emily Maracle
Nov 16, 2021
How do I change the cabin air filter in a 2012 Honda Accord?
I’ve had this car for six years and I haven’t changed the cabin air filter yet. I think it’s time—I don’t want a smelly AC. What's the best way to change the cabin filter in my 2012 Accord?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 22, 2021
How can you tell if your car needs alignment?
My steering has felt a little off lately when I travel at highway speeds. How can you tell if your car needs alignment?
Matthew Macgugan
Nov 01, 2021
How long does it take to replace a car window?
A few days ago, one of my car windows broke. I’ve had a bag in the window since then but it’s really ugly and I feel that my car isn’t very safe. I want to get the window fixed, but I work every day this week. How long does it take to replace a car window?
Chloe Jenkins
Nov 25, 2021
What kind of tires are best for a Honda Accord?
I’m buying a used Honda Accord and the current owner informed me that I should purchase a new set of tires since the current ones haven’t been changed in almost five years. I’ve never purchased car tires before so I’m wondering, what kind of tires are best for a Honda Accord?
Chloe Jenkins
Feb 15, 2022
How long does a typical car safety inspection take?
I need to get a car safety inspection to get a registration for the car I bought. How long does a typical car safety inspection take?
Eric Schad
Aug 27, 2021
How do I clean a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio car seat?
My baby’s car seat is getting too dirty, and it’s about time I washed it. What steps should I take to clean a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio car seat?
Matthew Macgugan
Nov 24, 2021
How can I add coolant to a 2008 BMW 328I?
Recently, I’ve noticed this strange grinding noise coming from my engine. My sister tells me I might be able to top up my car’s coolant levels to get rid of it. How can I add coolant to my BMW 328I and stop that weird noise?
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 11, 2022
How often should I change the transmission fluid in my Toyota Corolla?
A friend of mine told me that she recently had her transmission fluid changed, and it got me thinking about how I’ve never done that. When should the transmission fluid be changed on a Toyota Corolla?
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 06, 2022
What kind of Toyota Camry car seat covers are there?
I commute a lot for work, which also means I’m eating breakfast and lunch pretty regularly in my car—needless to say, things can get pretty messy. I’m sick of having to take my car in to be deep cleaned! What kind of Toyota Camry car seat covers are there?
Melanie Mergen
Mar 31, 2022
Does driving fast wear out the engine?
I love the thrill of driving fast. But when I was driving with my dad the other day, he said I’m going to burn my engine out in no time. Is he right? Will driving too fast wear out my car’s engine?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
What is a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado's oil capacity?
I need to change the oil in my 2015 Chevy Silverado. I plan to do the oil change myself. What is a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado's oil capacity?
Nick Kunze
Mar 25, 2022
What's the best home remedy to get stains out of car seats?
I want to get rid of some stains on my car's seats, but I don't want to pay for expensive cleaners. Are there any home remedies that will work?
Eric Schad
Nov 01, 2021
How do I get mud off my plastic car interior?
I was hiking yesterday when I got hit by an unexpected thunderstorm. I made my way back to the car, but unfortunately, I tracked mud all over my plastic interior. I love my hikes in the forest, but I also love a clean car! What's the best way to get rid of mud?
Emily Maracle
Oct 08, 2021
What can I do to protect my car engine during the winter?
I just bought a new car, and oddly enough, I have to move to Alaska for a year for work. How can I protect my car's engine during the harsh Alaskan winter?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021

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