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The Sugar in the Gas Tank Myth

The Sugar in the Gas Tank Myth

We’ve all heard the old prank. We’ve been conditioned to believe that putting sugar in our neighbor’s gas tank would ruin his car. Well, in a Mythbusters type of way, we wanted to put this myth to the test. First, let’s set the scene. Let’s imagine you are in fact a prankster and you have a complete disregard for other people’s vehicles. Before we proceed, shame on you. You should know better than to try to ruin someone else’s car….

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Five Warning Lights You Need To Know

Five Warning Lights You Need To Know

We all used to have to drive our cars around wondering if they were running alright. The second we would feel a few irregular bumps on the highway, we would panic and believe we ran over a nail. Whenever we began to feel hot, we quickly turned the A/C on and claimed the air was “not cold enough.” No matter what the paranoia stemmed from, our cars were never able to give us peace of mind. Until now. Nowadays, our…

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The 5 Easiest Do-It-Yourself Auto Repairs

The 5 Easiest Do-It-Yourself Auto Repairs

With some simple tools, the right knowledge, and the right parts, anybody can perform basic repairs and save hundreds of dollars per year. Follow these simple instructions to get started 1. Light Bulb Replacement Replacing a light bulb in your vehicle is usually a quick procedure that typically doesn’t require any tools at all. First, refer to your owner’s manual or inquire at a local auto parts store about the appropriate replacement bulb. Once you have the bulb, open up…

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3 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

3 Steps to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Summer has come and gone. Now we have somehow found ourselves deep into fall already. While the northern states of the U.S. begin to feel the traditional November snowfall, we figured it would be smart to review a few of the ways one can prepare their cars for winter weather. All you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps to prepare your car for the treachery imminently approaching this season. 1. Battery Make sure your battery is strong,…

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