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When it starts raining, you want to flip on your windshield wipers and have them work properly. In order for this to happen, you’ll need to give your wiper system some attention once in a while. If you haven’t lately, now’s a good time to do so. Chances are that




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So you’re on the road, and you sow down to a stop. As you’re on the brakes, you notice a scraping sound that wasn’t there before. That’s most likely the first indication that your brake pads are worn out, and that it’s time to change them. This isn’t too difficult




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One of the most commonly-neglected maintenance items I see on older cars is fuel lines. This isn’t a job that’s usually included in the factory-recommended maintenance schedule. Maintenance items are usually limited to wear-and-tear items, such as brake pads and tires. Unfortunately, very few people think of  fuel lines in terms




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When it comes down to ways I’d choose to spend my time, taking my car in for its annual state inspection ranks right up there with going to the dentist and going in for jury duty. But, where I live, it’s a requirement. My last inspection was over a year




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If your car’s going to have a problem, chances are it’s going to happen out on the road. Most likely, the first indication you’ll have of a problem is a warning light on the dashboard. Sometimes, these take the form of the ubiquitous check engine light. If so, you’ll need




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Oftentimes, when dealing with more advanced engine diagnostics, you’ll hear people talking about testing compression. It’s actually not a difficult process, and it can tell you a lot about what’s going on inside your engine. But, what is compression? Compression is the measure of the compressive force generated by the




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As many automotive DIY-ers eventually do, I’m currently knee-deep in my first engine swap. In my case, I’m not going for an exotic swap to win points at a car show. I’m also not building an sleeper that’ll win at the drag strip. I’m just doing a one-for-one swap to




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Let’s take a moment to talk about your car’s exhaust system. Unless you’re into a full aftermarket exhaust swap, it’s probably one of those out of sight, out of mind sort of things. It doesn’t generally require and cleaning or maintenance, and when parts wear out or break, you simply




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I was on my way into work last week when I got stuck behind a landscaper’s in the right lane. The truck was moving a bit slower than the rest of traffic and was hauling an open trailer full of equipment. No matter, I figured. I wasn’t really in a




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As you know from my last post, my car failed inspection due to excessive play in the front end, which I later traced to the tie rods. So, I decided to spend the rest of the weekend fixing the problem. I was able to locate a set of new inner




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