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Road Trip Tips

Posted: 06/02/2012 - Summer is just about here, let the road trips begin! Before you head out have a mechanic give your vehicle a once over to make sure it's road worthy. Once the vehicle is ready, here are a few tips to use along the way.

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Retired Tires Recycled, Keep Rolling In Many Forms

Posted: 05/18/2012 - There are almost 300 million tires replaced every year and as you can imagine, that many tires is going to start to stack up a little over time. Years ago, less than 20 percent of tires were reused, but these days that number exceeds 80 percent and it’s rising every day.

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Reducing Sun Glare While Driving

Posted: 04/07/2012 - Let's take a look at some ways to reduce sun glare while driving and we will start with your visor.

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Don't Be Fuelish

Posted: 03/24/2012 - Fuel systems start with putting gas in the tank and there are a lot of fumes associated with all of that gas.

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Support In Your Hood

Updated: 03/10/2012 - Many newer vehicles have what’s called lift supports on the hood and/or the rear gate. These supports hold up all of the weight of the hood and/or lift gate when you open them up. The supports don’t require any maintenance, but over time they will wear out. And when they wear out, you'll know it.

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Used Parts Can Be Just As Good, Save You Money

Posted: 02/25/2012 - Buying parts for your vehicle can be expensive, but you do have at least one option that can save you some big bucks. Used parts can cost a fraction of what new parts do and you can find them at a vehicle salvage yard.

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Preventing Pesky Leaks

Posted: 01/28/2012 - Engine oil leaks can leave a filthy mess on your driveway, but they can be eliminated for a price. That price can vary, depending on the location of the leak.

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Stop And Check Your Brakes

Posted: 01/14/2012 - Let’s talk about some of the main brake parts on your vehicle and what usually needs to be serviced as you rack up the miles.

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Driving Toward Less Stress

Posted: 12/31/2011 - Happy New Year! The Auto Guy has a few New Year’s resolutions for you to work on related to reducing your stress while driving.

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Spark Plugs

Posted: 12/03/2011 - Spark plugs are one of the most important things on your engine and here’s why: Air and fuel are mixed inside the cylinders of your engine and at just the right moment the spark plugs fire, ignite the mixture and power is produced. But how does that spark get to the spark plug in the first place?

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The Starter, For Starters

Updated: 11/18/2011 - Many years ago, people had to turn a crank on the front of their car to get it started. Luckily now, you simply turn the key and a starter kicks in and starts the vehicle. But a starter is a part that wears out over time and you might have some troubles when it does.

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Stability Control And You

Posted: 11/05/2011 - Many newer vehicles have antilock brakes, traction control and stability control and they all share some of the same parts and sensors. Stability control will be standard on all vehicles starting next year.

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Time Now To Winterize Your Vehicle

Updated: 10/22/2011 - It’s always recommended to get a bumper-to-bumper check for your vehicle at least once a year and right before winter is actually a good time to do that. Here are some of the main things that should be checked before the cold weather really hits.

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What You Should Know About Air Bags

Updated: 10/09/2011 - Air bags have come a long way over the years, but people still have a lot of questions about when they are supposed to deploy and where they are located.

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Repairing Hail Damage

Updated: 09/25/2011 - It’s been a few years since our area really got hammered with hail, but it happened about a month ago. In fact, some of the hail was baseball and softball-sized and that can do a lot of damage. Let’s look at some of the ways to repair hail damage.

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What Lies Beneath

Posted: 09/10/2011 - While driving you probably don’t even realize what’s lurking behind some of the interior panels, but there are all kinds of things back there from electronics to speakers.

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Riding On Air

Updated: 08/28/2011 - One of the most important things that your engine needs to run correctly is all around us. It’s air! That’s right, air is mixed with fuel inside of your engine, then your spark plugs ignite that mixture to produce power. In fact, there is a lot more air going into your engine than gas. So you better pay attention to all of the parts that are related to getting the air out here inside of there.

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Staying In The Zone As Kids Go Back To School

Updated: 08/14/2011 - Time for the kids to go back to school, which means there will be more traffic in school zones and children walking in our neighborhoods. Here are a few tips to help keep them safe.

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Where's That Noise Coming From?

Updated: 07/31/2011 - Drivers bring vehicles in every day because they are making a noise. If you have a noise, the Auto Guy recommends doing some homework before coming to the shop. That will help the mechanic find the problem more quickly, which can save you money.

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Don't Drive Through the Water Hazard

Updated: 07/18/2011 - Unfortunately, flood water is going to be around for a long time, and sooner or later you might run into a situation where you need to drive through some water.

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The Wheels of Independence

Posted: 07/03/2011 - The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America, so today I want to celebrate some of the vehicles that have been made over the years that remind us of our great country.

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Stripes by Types

Posted: 06/20/2011 - Stripes and lines are used on roadways all of the time, but sometimes we forget what the heck they all mean.

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