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Car Oil Leak
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One of the unfortunate consequences of owning an older car is oil leaks. Unless you have a cracked engine block, the oil is leaking from a seam or seal. There are a lot of products in a can that claim to be able to solve recurring oil leak problems, but

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Land Rover Summer
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In most parts of the country, the summer season is here and it’s time to get your Land Rover Discovery set to hit the trails. Whether your Land Rover has been parked all winter or driven through the snow, probabilities are that you will have to at least repair a

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Car Smell
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You can often tell there’s something wrong with your car by a change in how it handles or how it sounds. One of the most overlooked methods to diagnose a problem is odor. Sometimes, when your car exhibits a smell that it didn’t before, you’re seeing (or in this case,

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If your car has a timing belt (not all cars do – some cars have timing chains), you need to know two things; the factory-recommended replacement interval, and when it was last replaced. If you have no record of replacement, or if you know that it’s overdue, you really should




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Your car’s headlights are important. Without them, driving in the dark would be an unnecessarily dangerous challenge. In some states, you’re required to drive with your headlights on if it’s raining, even in the middle of the day. So, when one of your headlight bulbs burn out, you’re best off




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One of the more frustrating things about making repairs to your car is when they don’t go quite correctly, and the car fails the first post-repair test drive. Any time you replace parts, you need to put the new parts in so that they fit and function the way your




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Your car’s engine isn’t just a solid object. It’s made up of many parts which make up individual subsystems that need to work together as an integrated unit to move your car from point A to point B. Of course, you have the lower end, consisting of the engine block,




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If you’re out on the highway and you’re feeling every crack in the road and every pebble you drive over, chances are that your shocks or struts are worn out and need to be replaced. Shocks and struts perform the same basic function – dampening road vibration. When they wear




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Recently, I wrote about my wife’s “new” car. After rolling over the sixth digit on the odometer a third time, it just seemed like it was a good idea to put her in a car with less than 320,000 miles on it. As well as I’ve maintained that car, it’s




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If you have an older car, chances are that one tune-up item you need to pay particular attention to is your ignition system. One item you don’t see too often anymore is the distributor. Most cars, these days, have long since transitioned to distributorless ignition systems, thus simplifying the tune-up




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