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How to Beat the Heat on the Road this Summer

How to Beat the Heat on the Road this Summer

The internal combustion engine responsible for powering your car generates a lot of heat. Through a combination of friction and the burning of gasoline, temperatures in the combustion chamber can reach over 2,000˚F. Without proper cooling, a car’s engine can overheat...

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Understanding Your Car’s Transmission

Understanding Your Car’s Transmission

While you likely know that your car has a transmission and that it is vital to the proper functioning of your vehicle, you may not know what it does or how it works. The transmission is responsible for carrying the torque generated by the engine to the wheels. Without...

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Why a Good Relationship with Your Car Mechanic is Key

Why a Good Relationship with Your Car Mechanic is Key

If you are taking your car to the mechanic, chances are something needs fixing, replacing, or tuning up. You may worry that the mechanic won’t be able to diagnose the problem, or that it may cost a lot to fix, or that they will try to sell you services that you don’t...

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How does a car’s traction control system work?

How does a car’s traction control system work?

The only point of contact between your car and the road is the tires. The ability of your tires to maintain a good grip on the road’s surface, known as traction, is vital. Without it, you may be unable to control your vehicle’s speed or direction. Your vehicle’s...

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Finding the Best Tires on a Budget

Finding the Best Tires on a Budget

Replacing a complete set of tires can be one of the most expensive maintenance items you do for your car. While the price for new tires can be staggering, and you may be tempted to go for the cheapest rubber you can find, that may not be the best decision. The four...

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