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Keeping Your Cool: How to Address Engine Coolant Before Things Go Wrong

Coolant is one of the essential fluids that keeps your car running at peak performance, but it’s also one that most owners tend to overlook until it’s too late. The best way to prevent getting stranded on the shoulder of a highway with a smoking engine starts with paying attention to your car’s coolant level. […]

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Why Changing Your Car’s Air Filter Is More Important Than You Think

To automotive technicians in training, preventative maintenance like changing your car’s air filter quickly become second nature. Plus, techs with firsthand experience working in a shop quickly learn that for vehicle owners reluctant to bring in their vehicles at regular intervals, the smallest maintenance items can become the biggest problems (see the dangers of forgetting […]

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How to Hammer Out Car Dents Completely: Tips from a Collision Repair Technician

When a car’s body is dented, the sheet metal’s integrity is altered. To rework it back to its original shape, collision repair technicians purposefully apply tools and proper techniques. Whether you’re embarking on your own DIY dent removal or just interested in seeing what the process entails from an expert’s point of view, the following […]

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Should You Use Aftermarket Auto Parts or OEM Parts for Your Next Car Project?

DIY auto enthusiasts are certainly no strangers to the performance advantages of aftermarket auto parts, but manufacturer-made parts also bring their own unique benefits. When you start a new project in the shop, do you consider both aftermarket and OEM parts or just automatically go for one over the other? For your next car project, […]

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How to Get Car Paint Off Windows

You’ve just completed what you believe to be a stellar, even paint job until you peel back your window coverings and see a pesky paint smudge smack dab in the middle of where you didn’t want it. Instinct tells you to run the wipers but not so fast: Doing so could make everything worse. Luckily, […]

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Where Tech, Tools, and Training Collide: How Auto Technicians Diagnose Your Car’s Mystery Symptoms

You’ve been hearing a strange chirping noise during your daily drives that started about two weeks ago. You don’t hear it all the time, though, only on a right turn or when you reach highway speeds. What could it all mean? Every day customers rely on automotive technicians to help them solve similar under-the-hood mysteries […]

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