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How to remove hard water spots and mystery film

Water spots and unknown filmy residues are common problems that can plague even the most cared-for car. Hard water, characterized by its high mineral content, leaves behind stubborn deposits that can etch into your car’s paintwork. These spots, if left untreated, can worsen over time and become increasingly difficult to remove. In addition to hard water woes, a variety of environmental contaminants and airborne pollutants can accumulate on your car’s surface, forming a hazy, filmy

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tire bush

Don’t scuff your rims, choose the right tire brush

Let’s face it, cleaning tires can be a thankless task. You battle grime, sweat through the elbow grease, and then… disaster strikes! Scratches mar your beautiful rims, leaving you with a pit in your stomach and a hefty repair bill looming. But fear not, the secret to sparkling tires without sacrificing your rims lies in the humble but mighty tire brush. This unsung hero, when chosen wisely, becomes your magic wand, banishing dirt and leaving

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Disc brake technology

How to Choose the Best Brake Pad Compounds Today

The brake pads are the muscle of your vehicle’s braking system. When you hit the brakes, they clamp the brake rotors, creating friction that transforms your vehicle’s kinetic energy into heat. The pad’s area that comes into contact with the rotors is called lining compound, friction material, or just compound. These days, the most popular compounds are semi-metallic, organic, and ceramic. In this article, we will give you some insights about them, their pros and

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before and after plastic trim restoration

How to restore that faded plastic trim

Sometimes used cars need a little up keep or as I say “light restoration.” Faded black plastic is amongst the more common items that need to be restored. To have polished the paint and leave the faded plastic will detract from your hard work and overall look of the car.

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How to change your automatic transmission fluid

How to Check Your Transmission Fluid

In the past, checking the transmission fluid’s level and condition was as easy as removing an oil dipstick. At some point, automakers introduced “sealed transmissions”. Most of these transmissions are supposedly service-less and don’t have a dipstick allowing users to check the transmission fluid level. There are even some contradictions between user and service manuals. Sometimes, the user manual doesn’t include any service or fluid change schedule for the transmission, but the workshop manual does.

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save money on wiper blade replacements

How to save $$ on wiper blades

Keeping your windshield clear of rain, snow, and debris is essential for safe driving. However, wiper blades can be expensive to replace, especially if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to extend the life of your wiper blades and save money on refills. By following these tips, you can keep your windshield clean and your wallet happy.

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over due oil change symptoms

How long does an oil change take?

Regular oil changes are one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running smoothly and efficiently. Over time, oil breaks down and becomes contaminated with dirt and other debris. This can lead to engine wear and tear, decreased fuel economy, and even engine failure.

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Ultimate guide to Car Waxes, Sealants and Ceramic Coatings

It can be overwhelming the amount of products and information out there on exterior car care products. Just go into your local auto parts store and you can see almost an entire wall dedicated to them. So what gives? Why are there so many different kinds of car waxes, sealants and ceramic coatings? Well, this write up will hopefully answer these questions and a few more like: What are the differences? When do I use

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Rubber trim restoration

How to restore rubber trim on a car

The first eye sore was this white degraded rubber contrasted, on black and it was unevenly spread across the length of the car. This was first on my list of things to restore and I knew I couldn’t make it any worse. So a perfect place to experiment. Since this is a truck used for wheeling I wasn’t going to replace the rubber. Listed out is the process I used to bring this back to

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