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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.
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How to Get the Best Price on a Windshield Replacement
If your windshield has a serious crack or is broken, you will need to have it replaced as soon as is possible. A seriously...
How to Diagnose an Inoperative Air Conditioning System Faster and Easier
Automotive technicians diagnose an inoperative air conditioning system with a digital scanner, physical inspection, and under the hood examination.
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How to Perform a Basic Tune-Up
Knowing how to tune up your car is an important skill. You don't need to be a pro mechanic to check your car fluids, air filter, battery, or tires.
How to Use Mitchel ProDemand for Car Repair
For the variety of work a mechanic does, Mitchel ProDemand can be great resource for automotive technicians when repairing vehicles.
How to Use ALLDATA for Car Repair
Automotive technician jobs use ALLDATA for the catalog of products, forum, tech-assist, and training videos and webinars when repairing cars
Why Cooling System Repairs on a European Car Can Be Tricky
Repairing a cooling system, such as if there is a leak, can pose different obstacles. Many repairs may involve finding the radiator of the system.
How to Troubleshoot and Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
Valve cover gasket leaks usually start when not much oil leaves the engine. It should be repaired before it causes serious damage and costly repairs.
How to Replace an Air Injection Pump Belt
Although some air pump injection belts can last as long as a vehicle, some may break down. Here's a guide on how to replace it when necessary.
How to Find Replacement Car Parts at a Junkyard
Buying used replacement parts can save you a lot of money on repair costs. Cars in junkyards are totaled but still have usable and working parts.
How to Repair a Car Bumper
Learn how you can repair cracks and dents on your car bumper. Use a plastic or fiberglass bumper repair kit to fix the damage on your own.

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the dealer said I have hydraulic problems. What would it cost to get it repaired, total cost.
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Total Engine Replacement
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Stock engine swap replacement compatibility
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Windshield wipers working intermittently, & sometimes won't shutoff
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Fix, trade, sell, or sell for parts?
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The gasket is deteriorated in the intake manifold gasket
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My service engine soon light is on. I hear like a rattling noise when engine is running sometimes. The power doesn't feel the same
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What is the mechanics book time to replace V6 2013 Dodge Journey spark plugs
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