Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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How Do I Know if My Transmission is Failing?

Top Signs that Your Transmission is About to Fail

If you’ve been driving for a while, you most likely know that your transmission can be one of the most expensive components to replace or repair. To make sure that your car lives a long life, you need to take care of the transmission. If your transmission goes, that might lead to you needing to get a new car when you’re not ready. So, how do you know if your transmission is failing? Keep reading for the top signs that your transmission is about to fail.

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How To Replace The Glass in Your Vehicle’s Side View Mirror

Your side view mirrors help you see other vehicles and obstacles while on the road. If the glass gets cracked or chipped, your visibility is compromised and you’re more at risk of hitting someone or getting hit by someone. Fixing the glass is simple and all you need is safety glasses, gloves, painters tape, and a new side view mirror. Below, we have shared a tutorial video on how to replace the glass in your vehicle’s side view mirror. Check it out so you can have visibility again!

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How Can I Prepare My Car for Spring?

How to Properly Wash Your Car to Prepare for Spring

Spring is hopefully coming soon, so we need to prepare. Every year, the snow and ice on the roads often lead to our vehicles getting covered in salt. If we don’t remove that salt, it can damage the undercarriage and lead to rust. Giving your car a good car wash after winter can help avoid damage. Below, we have shared a detailed video on how to properly wash your car to prepare for spring. Check it out so you can prepare for spring cleaning.

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What Do I Do If My Paint Gets Chipped?

How to Fix Chipped Paint on Your Car

No matter how new, or old, our cars are, we all like them to look nice. However, when we find a chip in the paint it can feel like the world is ending. Okay, maybe we’re being dramatic, but it does ruin the clean and shiny look we like for our cars. Luckily, you can fix your chipped paint by yourself. Join us as we teach you how to fix the chipped paint on your car.

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What Automotive Repairs Can I Do Myself?

Automotive Repairs and Maintenance You Can Do Yourself to Save Money

We all know that it can cost a significant amount of money to maintain your vehicle and keep it in its top shape. While there are some repairs and regular maintenance services that you should always bring to a trained technician, there are some you can do yourself. There are several automotive repairs and maintenance that you can do yourself to save money, so check out our list below! Our list will focus on repairs that can be done by people of all experience levels.

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What Tires Do I Get for My Car?

How Do I Know What Tires I Need to Get for My Car?

Our vehicles have several important components. One of these parts are your tires. Your tires need to be regularly maintained to function properly. This includes getting them rotated and balanced, checking and filling the pressure, and getting new ones.

If you have a newer model, you can often find search features that allow you to enter the make, model, and year of your car to get the proper tires for your car. However, it isn’t always that easy to find the proper tires for your car. Below, we have shared how to figure out what tires you need to get for your car.

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man scraping windshield in winter

How to Quickly Defrost Windshield in Winter

If you have to park outside in winter during a snowstorm or overnight, you know that your windshield will most likely be covered in frost. If you have the time to let your defroster do its job and melt away the ice, then there’s no issue. However, you don’t always have time and you need your windshield defrosted quickly. Below, we have included three methods for quickly defrosting your windshield in winter.  

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What Do I Do When My Car Gets Stuck in Snow?

Tips for Getting Your Car Out of the Snow

No matter how careful you drive when the road is covered in snow, sometimes you can hit a patch of snow that leads to you getting stuck. Sometimes there are helpful people nearby to help you get your car moving again. However, you aren’t always driving when there are several other cars on the road, so you’ll need to get unstuck by yourself. In this post, we will be sharing some tips you can follow to your car out of the snow. Read on to start learning!

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How Do I Change My Windshield Wiper Blades?

Simple Tutorial for Changing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

As a car owner, there are many parts that you know you need to change or refill every few months or once a year. However, there may be one part that you are neglecting to change as much you should due to it being difficult to change. We’re talking about your windshield wiper blades. While some windshield wiper blades can last up to over a year, when you live in an environment where you are using them more, it’s important to change them more often for improved visibility. If you’ve never changed your windshield wiper blades, check out the video we’ve included below for a simple tutorial on changing your windshield wiper blades.

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How Can I Stay Safe While Driving in the Snow?

Top Winter Driving Tips for Driving in the Snow

Winter can be a beautiful season. From watching the snow fall down into pillowy clouds to the serene quiet that appears after a storm, winter can be fun to watch. However, it is also one of the most dangerous seasons for driving. Between the snow and ice that ends up covering the road, we tend to see more accidents happen. Even if you’ve been driving for a while, it’s good to know the rules of driving in the snow. In this post, we’ve shared the top winter driving tips for driving in the snow. Keep reading to learn how you can stay safe this winter.

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