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Understanding the Isuzu Oil Life Monitor System and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Isuzu Oil Life Monitor system indicates when and what service your car needs.
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 50000 mile mark is essential. 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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What are some of the major repairs that have been done on this vehicle and do all repairs have to be done by a specific mechanic?
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What's the cost of ownership for an Audi?
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Oil change question - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu
The "Oil Life" system or "maintenance minder" does not provide "absolutes" when it comes to the timing of oil changes. In fact, there are more variables affecting the "optimum change" interval than are considered by such systems. For example, the...
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Advice on buying an 2007 Infiniti G35 due to maintenance
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I have a new 2015 Subaru Crosstrek and haven't had an oil change yet. No alerts have come on yet
Subaru does not recommend leaving the engine oil in longer than 6 months (or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first). So you are definitely overdue on an oil change based on the time criteria. Subaru recommends 100% synthetic oil. Although it's...
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Transmission fluid
If you are having problems with your transmission, assuming that your vehicle is equipped with a dipstick to check the fluid level, first make sure the fluid level is correct. Incorrect fluid level can cause transmission problems. Assuming normal service...
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Will my car have any issues when it reaches 100K?
You will never know if there will be failures at 100k. I can say you will have problems in the future, but when in the future I cannot know. You will have normal maintenance at 100k that is for certain....
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Are common repairs on Mitsubishi Outlanders more expensive than on most cars?
Hi there: This is a very good question but very difficult to answer. If by "more expensive" you're referring to routine maintenance and service the answer would be "possibly." Parts cost is typically the determining factor of service and maintenance...
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Infiniti G35 OR G37
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Which car is better as far as lasting and maintenance costs. Benz, BMW, or Audi ..?
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Engine Code P0016
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Oil change intervals
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Service Engine Soon Light came on, what does that mean?
Your vehicle has pre-programmed service intervals programmed into the computer based upon mileage. When you have these various services done, the mechanic will reset these indicators so that the computer can begin measuring when the next service is due. Since...
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When should I change the timing belt?
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Considering purchasing, however, I am leery of possible high maintenance costs associated with this vehicle. Dependable? High maintenance?
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What maintenance should I do to my 2005 Saturn Ion?
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I live in Dubai. I would like to know if a 2009 Mazda CX-9 is easier to maintain compared to a 2009 Ford Explorer.
Hi there: This is a very good question. The best way to determine which one is easier to maintain, you might want to research car reviews on Edmunds.com for consumer reports on the Mazda and Ford you're looking at purchasing....
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Will it be okay if I switched my oil from synthetic to blended?
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My car has done 37,500 miles service but it only has 33,300 miles, what kind of maintenance do I need?
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Transmission fluid service interval.
The manufacturers recommended transmission fluid service interval is at 60,000 miles on your Honda Accord. When the day comes, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform this transmission fluid service when you are...

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