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Understanding Runaway Truck Ramps
Runaway truck ramps slow down and stop trucks that have lost control of their downhill speed.
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Drivers can use engine braking to slow the speed of their engine and vehicle. Engine decompression helps your brakes last longer and car stop sooner.
How to Build a Headache Rack For Your Pickup Truck
Headache racks protect pickup truck cabs from loose objects in the truck bed. Learn how to build and install a headache rack for your pickup truck.
How to Put a Truck Cap on Your Pickup
Truck caps go on pickup truck beds to protect items from weather and theft. Camper shells, canopies, truck caps, and work caps are common cap styles.
How to Become a Truck Driver
Truck driving jobs are for local delivery truck drivers or big rig heavy duty truck drivers, which require a commercial drivers' license (CDL).
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How to Get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Class A CDL, Class B CDL, and Class C CDL are types of commercial driver's license required to operate a tractor trailer, school bus, or dump trucks.
How to Host a Tailgate Party like a Pro
To host an awesome tailgate party you'll need great BBQ recipes, an ice cold cooler, a playlist of party music, and friends to help celebrate.
What type of vehicle is right for you?
Sedans, coupes, convertibles, minivans, crossovers, hatchbacks, station wagons, SUVs, and pickups. Let us help you decide which to choose.
Should I Buy a Truck with an Aluminum or Steel Roof?
Roof strength is important in pickups as they can roll over. Aluminum has been found by the IIHS to be safer than steel.
How to Drive a Moving Truck When Moving Cross Country
Packing and driving a rental truck cross country can be a hard task. By planning your route and driving safely you can relieve the stress of moving.
How to Drive a Big Truck When You’re Small
It It can be a challenge to be short. Along with difficulties reaching tall shelves and keeping stepladders on hand, people tend to view you differently solely based on your height. While there are some things out of reach (pun...
3 Essential Things to Know About Trailer Hitches
A A trailer hitch is also known as a tow hitch, and is used to pull a vehicle, boat, or other things behind a vehicle. There are different classes of trailer hitches depending on the type of vehicle you have....
4 Essential Things to Know About Truck Caps and Cargo Boxes
Trucks Trucks are not known for having huge amounts of space in the cockpit, so creating a way to keep things organized in the back of your truck can be a lifesaver. How do you choose whether to go with...
4 Essential Things to Know About Truck Caps and Cargo Boxes
Trucks Trucks are not known for having huge amounts of space in the cockpit, so creating a way to keep things organized in the back of your truck can be a lifesaver. How do you choose whether to go with...
4 Essential Things to Know About Truck Caps and Cargo Boxes
Trucks Trucks are not known for having huge amounts of space in the cockpit, so creating a way to keep things organized in the back of your truck can be a lifesaver. How do you choose whether to go with...
5 Essential Things to Know Before Buying a Truck
Trucks Trucks are a popular option thanks to their overall versatility. They can haul people and things with ease, and they handle off-road adventures like champs. However, there are five essential things to know before buying a truck. Passengers The...
How to Buy a Good Quality Truck Tool Box
If If you have a pickup truck, the bed offers the means to carry a wide range of cargo. However, you can also turn it into a portable tool shed with the right truck tool box. There are quite a...
4 Essential Things to Know About Tie Downs and Tow Straps
When When you need to secure cargo in the back of your trailer, truck, van, or SUV, then tie downs and tow straps are going to be your new best friend. These sturdy and dependable pieces of material will help...
How to Make a Truck Bed Couch
There There are few things as fun, or as iconic, as going to a drive-in movie. And yet, for as fun as drive-in movies are, they pose some simple problems. If you stay inside your vehicle, your vision is impaired...

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What kind of fuel should I use?
The 3.7 and 4.7-liter models have a recommended octane rating of 87. The 5.7-liter model has a recommended octane rating of anywhere between 87 and 89. Premium gasoline is not recommended for your vehicle, as it offers no added benefit,...
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How heavy of a trailer can I tow?
The towing capacity is varied by how your truck is equipped. In a Ram 1500, a V6 is good to about 3750 lbs and a V8 is good to about 5000 lbs. For the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, it...
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How do I use TOW/HAUL mode?
TOW/HAUL mode is a feature that allows your car to adjust for carrying a large load. When in TOW/HAUL mode, your transmission will shift less, so as to provide more power, and not risk overheating. To enter TOW/HAUL mode, press...
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How do I turn off the electronic stability control (ESC)?
The electronic stability control (ESC) is an important safety feature that helps you steer your vehicle. The ESC system should never be turned off except by extremely skilled drivers who know what they are doing. If you need to turn...
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How do I set the clock?
Setting the clock is very easy. It requires just a few simple steps. Hold the “TIME” button until the numbers on the clock begin to flash. Rotate the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob on the right side of the entertainment console, until...
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How do I recline the rear seats?
It is very easy to recline the rear seats, if your vehicle is equipped with this feature. To do so, follow these easy steps. Locate the recliner handle, which is on the side of the rear seats. Pull the...
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How do I close the hood?
After opening the hood and doing whatever you need to do, you’ll need to close the hood. To do this, disconnect the hood stand from the hood, and place it back in the hood stand latch. Then, lower the hood...
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Fuel gauge broke.
It sounds like you may have a bad sending unit in the fuel tank. Sometimes the old fuel sending unit floats no longer float in the fuel tank and will not show the proper level, these must be replaced. I...
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Car oil leak
Hello. The oil can leak from any number of places on this engine. The most common places that this engine leaks oil is from the valve cover gaskets, and from the rear main seal. If it is dripping while the...
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How much would it cost to replace a fuel pump on a 2006 GMC Canyon truck offroad
Hi there. You can drop the fuel tank from the bottom of the vehicle to get to the fuel pump. It would require removing the fuel neck, fuel vapor lines to the canister, the electrical harnesses, and the fuel tank...
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Can you fix a bent frame? If so, how?
Depending on the severity of the damage to the frame, this may or may not be able to be fixed. There are shops that have frame machines that are able to correct small damage to frames, depending on the make...
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Fuel door release open
Hey there. This is an electrical release mechanism, consisting of the switch in the glove compartment, and a solenoid that is inside the fuel door itself. Starting with the fuse for this circuit, follow the "power trail" to see which...
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My truck won't rev past 1000 RPM
The mass air flow sensors are known to go bad on Nissan Titans. The symptoms you are describing point to the MAF not working properly. Check to be sure you have reconnected the new one correctly, proper continuity and grounds....
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1988 Chevy C60 dump truck. Grinding noise from transmission while in gear
You might want to remove both PTOs first. They may be seized or have bad bearings. You may also have burned out the input bearings. The transmission will need to be removed and torn down to see what the damage...
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The truck is riding hard
When you say the truck is riding hard, I have seen many of the suspension struts binding causing a hard ride. They do not shift to smooth ride and may stay stiff. Replacing the shock/struts fixed the issue with ride....
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How do I remove the tailgate of a 2012 Dodge Ram?
Removing the tailgate can give you more storage space in the bed of your truck. Here’s how to remove the tailgate. Lower the tailgate. Remove and disconnect the rear camera and wiring harness. Remove the tailgate support cables. To...
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Recommendation about most reliable pickup trucks
Toyota is the most dependable. I remember seeing a '99 Tacoma with a 4-cylinder engine and standard transmission. It had 800,000 miles on it and it was still running pretty good. They make solid trucks. There is no arguing about...
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Trunk won't lock
Hello. When you say the trunk won't lock, I am assuming that the trunk lid will latch closed but you are able to open the trunk after remotely locking the car. If your car is equipped with keyless ignition, be...
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What is making this noise?
Your description of engine knocking at idle with your 2007 Ford F-150 5.4 Triton engine is a common complaint for owners of this engine. I recommend you have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, do some preliminary checks to...
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Bad frame rot, is it worth the repair?
Greetings and thank you for writing in about this problem! This is a well-known concern for this generation of Tacoma. Toyota is well aware of the issue and has provided a recall for this concern (TSB LSC-90D). The original recall...

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