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Keeping your car clean and organized makes driving more enjoyable and safer. Use baking soda and household items to maintain a clean car.
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Cleaning your car on a regular basis helps keep dirt and debris from building up on both its exterior and interior surfaces. This is easily accomplished most of...
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How to Maximize the Value of Your Vehicle
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Tar is a black, sticky substance that comes from asphalting on the road. A solvent-based spray or a few household items can be used to remove it.
Should You Wax or Polish Your Car?
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Protect your car paint with car wax and car polish. Car waxes should be regularly applied and range from $4-40 - much less than a car paint job.
What to Check For Before Using a Drive-Through Self-Serve Car Wash
Drive-through car washes can use brushes, cloths, or are touchless. Spray-on wax or polish isn't as effective as products that are applied by hand.
How to Port and Polish Your Car Cylinder Heads
Engine performance increases when you port and polish the cylinder heads in your car. Save money by doing the job yourself instead of a shop.
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The Best Tool to Heat Up Rusted or Seized Parts
A micro torch is a great addition to a mechanic's tool box. It can clean rust that has built up in various parts of a car.
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Cleaning with laquer thinner
Sure, I do it all the time, but in your case you don't really need to put in a strong concentration of lacquer. You could use half a gallon or two quarts to a whole tank of gasoline. I do...
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Battery with white buildup
Yes, you'll need to clean the connections off because it will eventually start to corrode the metal. In order to do this, take your battery terminals off, clean it really well with a wire brush that you can get at...
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The car shut off at the traffic light, difficulty accelerating
Hello there, ESP will generally not cause the vehicle to die. It sounds like you have a few issues with the lack of power, starting, and the car dying. A few items can cause all three of these. Most common...
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Car has rough idling, occasionally seems it would stall
Hello. Replacing the fuel injectors will not cause this. If it only stalls at idle, I would clean the throttle body first. If it is dirty, then this will occur. If it is fine, then it may be an air...
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Car stalls, rpms go up, & no power
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by scanning the computer for codes. This will give me an indication of anything the computer is seeing. If it is not seeing anything, then it may...
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I have deep, thick layers of tar on my paint.
The easiest way to remove bug mess and tar from your paint is to lay a pre-treated wipe over the affected area and let it soak. This allows the chemicals to soak in and saturate the tar. Try rinsing off...
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Car independently drops from 70 mph to 5 mph
Hello. Unfortunately a permanent solution will be hard to reach because Land Rover continuously has problems with this particular make of transmission. In fact many Freelander owners have filed a class action lawsuit against Land Rover for such failures. In...
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Trouble Starting, and sometimes doesn't start at all - Dies at idle from time to time.
Hello. Cleaning the throttle body and idle valve may have been needed, but the intermittent starting and dying symptom can be the camshaft and crankshaft sensors. These are the codes P0335 and P0340. The code P0446 can be from the...
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2002 Infinity I35 oil leak/white smoke under hood
Valve cover gaskets are a common source of oil leaks. However since your engine has oil all over the block, it 's best to clean the engine of all the built up oil so the source of the leak can...
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Car shuts off sporadically
There are numerous potential causes for your problem. One common issue with Volvos such as yours, is a faulty Electronic Throttle Module (ETM). It sounds like you had it cleaned, but it may need to be completely replaced. Using inputs...
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dirty windshield & grill after a road trip
Although bird droppings and smashed highway bugs might not seam like a big deal, it can do end up doing serious damage to the paint of the car costing hundreds of dollars in repairs. Because bugs and bird droppings do...
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Advice on washing a car
It depends how dirty it gets. Now as for waxing your car--it's a good idea to wax your car once every three months or sometime every season. So you might get it to a habit of, for example, waxing the...
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Check engine light still on after cleaning mass airflow sensor
First check to see what codes are being set which cause the Check Engine light to illuminate. This problem may or may not be caused by the mass airflow sensor. If it is the MAF, and cleaning it was unsatisfactory,...
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How do I safely clean my car's throttle body?
The best way to clean a throttle body is to use throttle body cleaner with a soft towel to wipe out the carbon deposits on the throttle body. In order to do this, I would recommend having someone help you...
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How to track a car with a mobile device and how to clean a car in simple steps.
Hi there. Your mobile device has a maps app that will view where the vehicle is at all times when the app is on. This is done by satellite reception. To was a car fully, first rinse off the car...
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How do I put a new battery in?
A battery that starts to go bad will need to be replaced. In order to change the battery you will need to have the radio code to unlock it once the battery is replaced. The dealer can get the code...
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Tips for sap removal?
The first thing to try since it is hardened is to use a hot soapy water solution. Have the water as hot as you can stand it without burning your hands. The hottest water can be poured onto the sap...
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Where would I go to remove marks left by an egg
Hey there. I would recommend first taking the vehicle to or having a car detailer to look at the damage to see if it just needs a good cleaning and waxed or the damage requires the paint to be repaired...
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Vehicle check engine light is on - cannot pass smog test and stalls out - even when u press on gas pedal.
Sent to CS for billing question on how much it would cost for a tune up for the BMW to pass emissions test. A tune up comes with cleaning out the fuel system and performing a fuel injection flush, replacing...
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My car needs a throttle body cleaning, but I'm worried about the idle and relearning process
Hi there. This is a very good question that I wish more people would ask. Your 2006 Pathfinder's engine control unit (ECU) does evolve and learn as it goes. Anytime you clean the throttle body or complete major "routine" service,...

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