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Preparing Your Teen For Car Ownership And Driving Experience

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When your teen comes to the age when they need to learn how to drive and care for a car, then you want to make sure everything is done in a manner that lets you know they are well-prepared for the entire experience. This way, you can feel better about sending your child off down the road in a car, knowing they are a competent driver and that they know how to care for their vehicle properly.…

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Auto Maintenance For Your Teen: How They Can Keep Their First Car On The Road Longer And Safer

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Most parents worry when their kids first get their driving license, because teenagers don’t always make the best decisions, whether it’s due to lack of experience or some other reason. You want your child to be as safe and as smart as possible with their first car and that probably won’t happen if they don’t know how to take care of the vehicle. Be tough about it now, so that your teen develops the habits that keeps their car running smoothly and gets them home safely every time.…

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Where & How Computers Fit into Your Transmission & Why it Matters

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In the fifties, sixties, seventies and even into the eighties, cars did not have computers or computer chips. Transmissions and gear controls did not rely on computers. They relied on automatic or manual controls to shift into gear. Then companies started installing onboard computers and computer chips in the mid- to late eighties. Now onboard computers and computer chips are standard in every car you can purchase in the last decade.…

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Preventive Maintenance For Auto Transmission Systems

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Auto transmission systems are notoriously expensive to repair or replace. That is why you need to do everything possible to ensure your transmission system doesn’t wear fast or experience frequent breakdowns. Here are some preventive maintenance practices that can help you do this. Service the Cooling System Overheating is one of the most serious problems your transmission system can face. Overheating can damage the transmission solenoid, damage the transmission band, and cause the transmission to slip, among other things.…

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Prepare Your Car For An Easy Sale

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If you are going to be selling your car, you want to make sure you present it to prospective buyers in great shape. The better your car operates and looks, the more you will be able to ask for it, and the faster it will probably sell. Here are some tips to getting your car in better shape before you put it up for sale: Make sure the tires are in good shape – Believe it or not, one of the first things many people like to do when looking at a car is point out the shape of the tires and see if they are going to need to be replaced soon.…

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Tips For Getting Your Car Insurance Company To Pay For Your Windshield Replacement

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If you need to have the windshield replaced in your vehicle, then you could be wondering about whether or not you will be responsible to pay for it. After all, you could be hoping that your car insurance company will cover the cost. These are a few tips that can help you get your insurance company to pay for your windshield replacement. Take Pictures First of all, any time that you are going to be filing a claim with your car insurance agency, it’s a good idea to take pictures.…

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How To Maximize The Collector's Value Of Your Modern-Day Muscle Car

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There’s no doubting that some of the modern-day muscle cars being produced will one day be as collectible as their retro counterparts from the 1960s and 1970s. That’s especially true when it comes to limited edition models such as the Ford Mustang Bullitt, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Just as the case is with classic muscle cars, the future collector’s value of your ride will highly depend on the condition of your car, as well as the records you maintain.…

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Chill Out: Signs Your Auto AC Is Malfunctioning

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While most people understand common auto issues like alternator trouble, cooling system issues, and oil change requirements, few people understand how to deal with their car’s air conditioning system. If your previously reliable air conditioning starts to malfunction, you need to be able to identify the problem and have it addressed. Here are a few common issues and tips to deal with them. Cold Air Is Intermittent When you run your car’s air conditioning system, it should blow cold air constantly while it’s running.…

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3 Problems With Older Brake Systems That Could Cause Problems With Auto Restorations

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When you are doing a car restoration, there are many different repairs that need to be done. The brake systems in older cars may have problems with wear, as well as design defects that affect performance and overall safety. During the restoration of your classic car, there are some repairs and improvements that need to be done to avoid problems. Here are some of the problems that affect older brake systems and need to be addressed when doing restoration:…

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Windshield Cracking? Don't Make These Mistakes

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Did something crash against your windshield and cause a small crack? If so, you’ll want to avoid making these mistakes. Not Getting The Windshield Repaired Immediately The best time to get a windshield crack repaired is when the damage is at its smallest size. Windshield damage can easily spread as you continue to drive your car, and the bigger the crack, the more likely it will be that you need a windshield replacement.…

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