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Does your car key share a chain with a dozen or more other keys? That's a pretty heavy load hanging off the car key when it's in the ignition. The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive, can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition and... Read more


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    Use the oil viscosity grade that's recommended in your owner's manual for the temperature range you expect for the coming season. Lighter grades (lower viscosity, such as SAE 5W-30) often specified for today's smaller car... Read more

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    Paint does more than make your vehicle look great. It's also the first line of defense against rusted body panels. Of course, the best way to protect the paint is to park the car in a garage. If that is not possible, park in... Read more

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    Please note: you can bring your new car to us for servicing without voiding your warranties. You do not have to return to the dealer to have your car serviced. This is a Federal Law. Don't believe Dealers if they say they are... Read more

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    Spraying fabric car seats and carpets with a fabric protection is one way of cleaning and waterproofing car upholstery, such as Scotchgard, will help them resist dirt and stains and make them easier to clean. Thoroughly clean... Read more

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    These guards, however flimsy on many of today's cars, help keep water and winter's salty slush from splashing up into the engine compartment, where it can damage sensitive electrical components. Unfortunately, these guards... Read more

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    Rotating your tires helps to distribute tire wear evenly and ensures that you'll get the maximum road life out of them. The first rotation is especially important. Your owner's manual should specify both rotation period and... Read more

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    We understand that you have a busy life. Sometimes taking your car in to get repaired is only the beginning of more problems. If you don't have another car, you have to cancel your meetings and possibly miss work. Maybe you... Read more

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    Leather cars seats are durable and don't require a lot of maintenance. After a few years, however, the seats can become soiled. Use leather cleaner to remove dirt and stains. Then apply a leather protectant formulated for... Read more

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    Most states require tires to be replaced when they have worn down to 1/16-inch (1.5 mm) of remaining tire depth. Tires sold in North America are required to have "wear bars" molded into them to make it easy to see when tire... Read more