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How Much it Costs When You Ignore Basic Car Care
Car maintenance like oil changes, brake service, and tire care save money when done on time. Ignoring oil changes can cost you thousands of dollars.
Understanding Land Rover Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Land Rover mileage-based system indicates when and what service your car needs.
How to Maintain Automotive Power Tools
Automotive technicians take care of power tools to save money. Check for dirt and debris and change filters and oil regularly to maintain longevity.
Top 10 Hacks for Cleaning and Organizing Your Car
Keeping your car clean and organized makes driving more enjoyable and safer. Use baking soda and household items to maintain a clean car.
How to Maintain Automotive Hand Tools
Automotive technicians take good care of automotive hand tools to stay safe and save money. Keep parts clean and in working order to maintain tools.
Top 10 Car Hacks
Simplify your life with ten car hacks: charge your phone while you drive, use a tennis ball to park, and prevent dings with pool noodles.
Should You Wax or Polish Your Car?
Polishing a car removes small damages done to the top coat of a car and wax provides a protective coating to keep paint jobs from fading.
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.
Which Cars Last the Longest?
The best cars are ones that last the longest without needing much maintenance. The Honda Civic has low repair bills and can rack over 200,000 miles.
All About Car Service Indicator Lights
No matter which manufacturer your car is from, there is a service indicator light that lets you know when your car needs maintenance or attention.
All About Car Warning Lights
Your car has a variety of warning lights to let you know when a specific feature is on, or if a part needs service or maintenance.
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.
How to Flush a Fuel Injector
Clean fuel injectors help keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently. Clogged fuel injectors result in reduced fuel economy and loss of power.
How to Maintain a Car at 50,000 Miles
Maintenance at the 50,000 mile mark is critical. These services include inspection of the exhaust, suspension, fuel caps and filter, and tire changes.
Understanding the Plymouth Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Plymouth service indicator lights indicate when and what service your car needs.
How to Extend the Life of Your Car
There are many things you can do to extend the life of your car, including regular fluid maintenance, timely vehicle repair, and exterior maintenance.
How to Check and Add Fluid to an Automatic Transmission Car
Checking and keeping your transmission filled with a good level of fluid will help give you a seamless experience when driving.
How to Replace a Serpentine Belt
Replacing the serpentine belt can be challenging, as it involves removing the tensioner and determining the correct route to install the new belt.
How to Replace a Shock Absorber
Replacing a shock absorber can take some work, as it requires lifting your vehicle and ensuring you are aligning the new shock correctly.
How to Improve Automatic Transmission Performance and Reliability
The transmission on automatic cars is improved by changing driving habits, maintaining engine performance, and replacing transmission oil and filter.

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How much is a power steering flush and change for a 2009 Honda Civic?
Honda does not specify any service interval for power steering fluid for your specific vehicle and consequently it is not "required" to change the power steering fluid. That is fairly typical (i.e., no specific service requirement). However, it is nevertheless...
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how much does it cost to change the oil monthly?
The monthly (or "per change") cost depends on whether you are using synthetic oil or conventional oil. If you click "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's oil and filter service request page you can specify your engine size and oil type...
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What is your opinion on buying a Mercedes CLK 350 with 191K miles on it that was maintained by 1 local dealership
Hello. I would also need to know the year of the vehicle to be able to give you a really good assessment of the vehicle. From my experience with the CLK350 though, when you reach near 200,000 miles you would...
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Suggested maintenance before pulling a uhaul trailer 2006 Saturn Vue
Hi there. Besides having a complete j spection do e of the vehicle to identify any wear or leaks there is not much else you need to do. I would definitely make sure that the brakes are great and if...
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How long should my front brake pads last on my lexus 350, 2008year?
Hello, great question! Brake pads can last anywhere from 25,000-70,000 miles. It has a lot to do with your personal driving habits, and the quality of the brake pads you purchased. You should contact whomever replaced the pads and ask...
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severe driving condition
The vehicle manufacturer publishes a severe service schedule for your car. If I knew your year, make, model, and engine size I could give you a precise answer based on manufacturer data. The Owner's Manual will certainly have the schedule....
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when should i replace spark plugs
The service life of spark plugs on this vehicle is 100,000 miles. If the plugs have never been replaced, exercise caution during removal as the plug threads can get quite stuck to the head, and possibly seized, if too much...
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I have a Mercedes GL450 with 13000 miles that was due for a B1 service. The dealership charged $750. Is this normal for a Mercedes
Hello. This is a normal charge from the dealer. Though they do a good job on the vehicle they will be quite a bit higher than independent technicians. If you want to have this done outside of the dealer next...
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Service interval light on 2017 Hyundai Sante Fe Sport
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2008 jeep commander
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is no way of TRULY knowing what the number one issue with 2008 Jeep Commander's would be. What we can say, is there are over 5 recalls for this vehicle pertaining to various...
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I need a mechanic that specializes in mini coopers
Hi...mechanics are qualified based on vehicle technology and systems, not "models" and so any of the certified mechanics will be able to help you. Hypothetically, even a mechanic who thought he "specialized" in a particular model still must consult and...
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I am thinking of purchasing a 2010 Porsche Panamerica, what are the costs of the 100,000 mi. tune up and anything else you think m
The complete maintenance schedule for your vehicle is posted at this link. 100,000 miles is not a standard interval and much of the maintenance has much more frequent intervals. If possible, attempt to obtain the complete vehicle history of service...
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Hi im looking into a used infiniti, the owner gave me the description below, how much would all of the cost me and is it worth it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is nearly impossible to tell what kind of costs you are looking at with this old of a vehicle. 220,000 miles is a lot, but it sounds as if the car was maintained...
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I have a 2005 trailblazer
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Changing auto fluids in a timely manor
It is always best to follow the recommended maintenance schedules that are set by the manufacturer. All lubricants are given a mileage and time interval to be changed due to the degradation of the fluids ability to not only lubricate,...
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Should we keep the car?
Hi there. If your budget is good to pay for the maintenance on the vehicle and you intend to keep the car, then I suggest on keeping the car. If you are worried about your budget on the car, then...
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Will I have a lot of problems with a 2004 Volvo s80
All vehicles have issues with them when buying them used. I recommend that checking with the owner for a maintenance log and making sure that you perform a pre-purchase inspection and a safety inspection prior to making your decision.
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2000 Audi A6; Any idea on an average amount of miles before the car starts having problems.
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20k schedule maintenance
Hello, thank you for writing in. The scheduled maintenance for the vehicle should be located in your owner's manual, and you should compare that list to the quote. Without knowing what issues they may have found, its hard to tell...
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Hello Joshua how do i find my water pump on my 2007 hyundai sonata gls
The location of the water pump depends on which engine is installed in your Sonata. Both the 2.4 liter and the 3.3 liter engines were used in the Sonata. The water pump will be on the front block or side...

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