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How to Jump Start a Car Battery

Has this ever happened to you? You jump into the driver’s seat of your car, in a rush to get your kids to school and yourself to work. You turn the key and get ready to zoom away—but as you turn your ignition, nothing happens. A few clicks or stray sputters of your engine, maybe. […]

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How to Clean a Car Battery

  If you have an old battery or a mechanical failing, that’s probably going to require intervention from an automotive specialist. But if the problem is simply that the terminals on your battery need to be cleaned, that’s something you can do yourself.   Here’s what you need to do to make sure your battery […]

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How To Properly Wash A Car

  While most people are careful with regular maintenance and tune-ups, car washing can sometimes be overlooked. Weekly car washes can not only make your vehicle look better, they can make your vehicle last longer. However, there is a right way to wash your car – and many wrong ways to do it. At Meineke, […]

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Benefits of Anti-Lock Brakes

  Anti-lock brakes come standard in most modern vehicles—and not without reasons. Generally speaking, anti-lock brakes are quite advantageous. They provide the driver with more stability and prevent the car from spinning out of control, in particular on wet or slippery surfaces. As far as modern vehicle safety features go, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are […]

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How to Charge a Car Battery

  Charging a dead car battery is more than simply hooking up a charger if you want to do this job safely. You should know which terminal to remove first if you have to remove the battery, which terminal to hook up first on the charger, how long to charge a dead car battery and […]

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The History of Anti-Lock Brakes

  It’s easy to take anti-lock braking systems for granted. After all, ABS technology is a standard safety feature on most new cars and trucks. But there was a time before ABS—and in fact, the evolution of ABS technology has been fairly long and involved. It took a lot of work before anti-lock brakes became […]

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How To Jump Start A Car Battery The Right Way

Car Battery Dead?   It has probably happened to you before.You go to turn your ignition, and nothing happens. Maybe you hear a few clicks. Another dead car battery? You need to fix this and get your vehicle back on the road – fast. If you are prepared, you already have a good set of […]

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Does Using Premium Gasoline Really Save You Money?

  Buying gas is one of life’s small conundrums. Most of us have little idea what those numbers on the pump mean, so we usually just pick one that seems to correlate best to our stage in life. When we’re starving students, we go for the less expensive 87 octane. If we drive a nice […]

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Can You Use Dish Soap To Wash A Car?

  What Soap is Safe for Cars?   While most people are careful with regular maintenance and tune-ups, car washing can sometimes be overlooked. Weekly homemade car washes can not only make your vehicle look better, but they can also make your vehicle last longer. However, there is a right way to wash your car […]

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How Long Should You Charge a Dead Car Battery?

  Few things are more frustrating than getting into your car only to find that the engine won’t start. Often, the problem is as simple as a dead battery. Although this is obviously inconvenient, you can always attempt to jump start the car in order to revive the dead battery. This is assuming you have […]

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