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So, the time has finally come for me to replace my wife’s car. Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve done a pretty decent job keeping it running all these years. After all, the car has 320,000 miles on its original, unopened engine and automatic transmission, so I must




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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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All good things must come to an end – even car ownership. Only a select few will shell out their hard-earned money for a car and keep it for life. Some will part with their transportation in an unfortunate accident. Most of us, however, end up selling our cars at




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Road trip season is here, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to get to your destination without breaking down. After all, few people want to spend their vacation in a roadside ditch or at the mercy of a unknown out-of-town repair shop. Someone recently asked me what they




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As much as people talk about it, you’d be amazed how often people overlook checking their oil. A simple check is one of the best and most important things you can do for your car. Granted, there are some newer cars that don’t have an engine oil dipstick and instead




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Like most parts of your car, you wouldn’t necessarily notice it when your suspension is working properly. You’d be more likely to take notice when it’s broken. After all, its primary function is to smooth out the ride. So, what would you look for in order to spot a problem?




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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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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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In this era of fuel-efficient and hybrid vehicles, one thing is certain; all drivers, if given a choice, would love to save every penny they can on gas consumption.  It’s always helpful to be aware of gas-mileage stretching tips, but are you aware if your diesel engine is running at




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Dealing with tire wear problems can bring you much frustration, and cost you a lot of money.  There are various reasons and conditions that result in a gap between your expectations and your tire’s actual performance.  While the basic mechanisms of tire wear have not been drastically altered since a




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