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Car Tune Up: Warning Signs & Complete Checklist

A car tune up can certainly be an ambiguous request or service, as it can mean different things for different people. Some car owners refer to an auto tune up as merely a regular check-up, to make sure that their car is in good shape and everything is working correctly. Others may refer to an […]

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How To Wash A Car

  Most careful and cautious car owners are well-aware of regular maintenance and tune-ups for their vehicle, whether it’s a car, truck, SUV or any automobile. However, washing and cleaning cars is often overlooked and considered just a cosmetic or vanity exercise. But that’s not the case, and properly and effectively and correctly washing your […]

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What is a CVT Transmission? How It Works – Pros and Cons

If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, you may come across the term CVT Transmission. What does this term mean? And more pointedly, is it something you should buy – or something you should avoid?   What is CVT?   CVT stands for continuously variable transmission, which is different from a conventional automatic transmission. The […]

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Is Dish Soap Safe For Washing Cars?

  What Soap is Safe for Cars?   Is dish soap safe for washing cars? No. It’s that simple, but let’s take a deeper look at why. Weekly homemade car washes can not only make your vehicle look better, and they can also make your vehicle last longer, however, there is a right way to […]

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Causes of High Fuel Prices

Causes of High Fuel Prices in Southern MD The supply and demand for the unrefined or crude oil is the major cause for high costs of fuel. Supply and demand is the basic criterion for all energy prices. According to U.S Department of Energy there are three separate energy estimates of the world s known […]

Wheel Alignment vs. Front End Alignment: Is There a Difference?

  Do you ever find that your vehicle seems to veer, even slightly, to the left or to the right? If so, this could be the result of poor wheel alignment. This is both a simple yet urgently needed fix. Not only will an alignment make for a smoother and safer ride, but it will […]

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Why Is My Car Leaking Oil When Parked?

  It is often said that changing the oil is the single most important thing you can do to take care of your car. Nevertheless, it is something that many automobile owners delay—and the results of procrastination can be dire.   The purpose of oil is to cut down on friction within your engine. When […]

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Wheel Bearing Warning Signs

  You already know that your car cannot function safely or properly without good, sturdy wheels. What you may not know is that the wheel is far from a simple component. Actually, there is a lot of complexity that goes into the design of a wheel, and several components that must all be integrated together. […]

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How Does an Automatic Transmission Work

  Automatic and manual transmissions do basically the same thing—but if you’ve driven them both then you know they work in very different ways. Essentially, an automatic simplifies the driving experience considerably. Unlike driving a manual, there is no clutch pedal to contend with. Even more significantly, there is no gear shift for drivers to […]

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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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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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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 To Choose The Right Motor Oil For Your Car The Next Time You Visit An Auto Repair Shop

Find The Right Motor Oil At Your Auto Repair Shop It may seem like a pretty simple task to choose the engine oil that will suit your car. Many individuals think that the engine oils that feature the starburst symbols means that the oil meets up with and has been tested by the API (American […]