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How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Change a Flat Tire

One DIY task that every driver should learn is how to change a flat tire. Follow the steps below to learn. Supplies Car jack Lug wrench Flares/reflective triangles Wheel block Owner’s manual Something to kneel on (like a floor mat) Steps                                               Pull over in a location that is as safe, flat, and solid as you can and turn on your emergency flashers. Set up flares or reflective triangles behind your car. Set your parking brake and put a wheel block…

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Changing Your Brakes: When Should You Replace Them?

Changing Your Brakes: When Should You Replace Them?

Brake maintenance is one of the most important aspects of vehicle ownership. Not only will replacing the pads make other brake components—including rotors—last longer, but it also reduces stress on your car. In the long run, regular maintenance can actually increase resale value, especially if documented by a site like CARFAX. Changing your brakes can be easily performed by any mechanic; however, knowing when to take the vehicle in is vital. According to Cars.com, the life of your brakes varies…

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Car Maintenance Tips: Signs Your Tires Are Bad

Car Maintenance Tips: Signs Your Tires Are Bad

Especially now that it’s starting to get cold and having tires with good traction is more important than ever, it’s time to start looking for signs your tires are bad or worn out. Take a good look at your tires. There shouldn’t be any bulges, cracks, or gauges in the rubber; it’s a good idea to take it to your dealer to check for leaks. These are usually a sign of low tire pressure, which could indicate an air leak…

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