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Car Ownership - Maintenance & Repair

  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 exhaust

    Question: Why does my exhaust rattle when accelerating?

    There are many different things that could be the culprit when it comes to answering the question, "Why does my exhaust rattle when accelerating?" But if your car has......

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    10 Car Mechanic Tips

    Nobody wants to spend money to service their car, but to paraphrase that old Mr. Goodwrench commercial, you can pay your mechanic now — or you can pay him later. The problem is, if you pay him......

  • bigstock  flood damaged car

    10 Things to Do if You have a Flood Damaged Car

    A flood is one of the worst things that can happen to a car. Floodwater can do all sorts of damage, and while some of the problems may be immediately evident, others can lurk in......

  • transmission fluid

    How to Replace Manual Transmission Fluid

    In a manual transmission, the fluid is only used to lubricate and cool the transmission, unlike in an automatic transmission where the fluid is also used to transmit power. Because of......

  • How to Jump Start a Car

    How to Jump Start a Car

    If you try and start your car and the engine turns over slowly, nothing happens, or the starter makes a few clicks, knowing how to jump start a car might be all you need to get back on the road. Before......

  • Takata Airbag Recall - 9 Things to Know if Your Car is Involved

    Takata Airbag Recall - 9 Things to Know if Your Car is Involved

    The Takata airbag recall has grown to epic proportions, with more than 68 million vehicles possibly affected in the United States alone, and more than 100......

  • Talking Tires and Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Rubber

    Talking Tires and Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Rubber

    Tires are probably not the most attractive feature on any car, but they’re absolutely vital to going and stopping. There’s also a whole heap of......

  • How to Replace Brakes

    How to Replace Brakes

    When it comes to replacing brakes, the first thing you need to know is what parts on your car need replacing. When replacing brake parts, it's always best to replace the parts on both sides of the......

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    How to Check Brakes

    Knowing how to check your brakes will help make sure that you have a braking system that is in good working order and ready to stop your car in an emergency. There are several obvious signs that something......

  • Weird Noises Your Hybrid Makes—And Why

    Weird Noises Your Hybrid Makes—And Why

    If you’re driving a hybrid, some of the weird noises your hybrid makes may be leaving you wondering what's going on in there. Yes, there is still an internal combustion engine, as......