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Advantages and Disadvantages of Modern Cars

Back in the 1970s, the newly established Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued standards for vehicle emissions that all American car manufacturers were required to meet. Because of this mandate, car makers began using electronic equipment to control vehicle functions.

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Auto repair estimates

When it comes to auto repair estimates a number of people are always confused as to the kind of factors or elements used in determining the figures. This is surely not farfetched as you can get all of these at your finger tips. A deep appreciation of such factors and elements would go a long way to help you understand the figures or values you get and question any anomalies discovered thereof.

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Keep your car tires cool in summer heat

Record heat has raised more than temperatures this summer, as the nation struggles to retain its cool. Just as heat takes its toll on people and electric bills, it also impacts car reliability and safety. By some accounts, tire blowouts are on the rise, creating dangers for travelers. But you can reduce this risk, if you follow some simple maintenance tips.

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Car Diagnostic Tools

Car diagnostic tools range from low gear that you might already have in your toolbox to the high-end expensive equipment used by professional automotive technicians. Although cars have been tending more and more towards computer controls and diagnostic equipment in recent years, it is still important to start with the basics.

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How to Fix Oxygen Sensors

Oxygen sensors--also called o2 sensors--are used by your vehicle's computer to monitor and adjust the air-to-fuel ratio being pumped into your engine. These sensors are designed to be "disposable;" that is; you will never find an o2 sensor that will remain in operational condition over the lifetime of your car.

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Signs of a Bad Automatic Transmission

The transmission is undoubtedly one of the most crucial parts to a vehicle, because the problems occur with the transmission can be expensive, inconvenient and time-consuming. A bad automatic transmission normally presents a series of signs and symptoms, including grinding in gear changes, excessive gear noise, difficulty shifting or a burst smell from the fluid.

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How to Maintain and Extend the Life of Your Car's Tire

Today, we're going to talk about how to maintain your tires to protect your investment in the rubber which is on your vehicle. Do you know that tires are petroleum product? It is obvious most of you assumed that it come from rubber, don’t you? Therefore, the prices for them do vary with the oil market. The higher the oil prices are the more you're really going to pay for your tires. So, I'm going to tell you some tips about how to really keep an eye on what's going on with your tires and maintain them in a proper ways.

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How Much Does it Cost for a Wheel Alignment?

Wheel alignments are very important to ensure the balance of your car. It can prevent your vehicle from uneven tire wear and poor gas mileage. A wheel alignment is highly recommended by auto professionals because it can improve your car’s performance. The purchase of new tires, suspension deterioration can cause your vehicle to be out of alignment.

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Car Maintenance

Maintenance is something most of us ignore, until our vehicle stops functioning, and then we wonder what went wrong. Maintenance is one of the most serious aspects of ownership. It determines the longevity, capability and reliability of whichever vehicle you drive.

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