Headlights: Aim & Test Alignment

Headlights: Aim & Test Alignment

Have you noticed oncoming drivers flashing their lights at you or that your lights tend to illuminate the tops of trees along the roadside instead of the road? Then there's a good chance you need to realign your headlights. Driving with misaligned lights is extremely dangerous and should be adjusted as soon as possible. Headlights not only light up the driving path but help illuminate road signs and any animals or debris that might be…
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Properly Jump Start a Vehicle’s Battery

Properly Jump Start a Vehicle’s Battery

Put the key in the ignition, turn it, and nothing but a weird clicking sound? Your battery could be dead. Use jumper cables to jump start it. To safely use jumper cables on your vehicle, make sure the working jumper vehicle has as much voltage as the dead vehicle, and you hook up the cables properly (see steps below). How do I jump start a car safely with jumper cables? Find/Drive a good vehicle up…
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6 Auto Fluids to Check

6 Auto Fluids to Check

What fluids do I need to check in my vehicle? The six fluids you should check are Engine oil, Coolant (Antifreeze), Power steering fluid, Brake fluid, Transmission fluid (in an automatic transmission vehicle, not a manual), and Windshield washer fluid. Check these regularly to ensure proper vehicle function and longevity! Make a schedule and always watch out for unusual noises, odors, or vibrations. What is the purpose of the fluids in my vehicle? Keeping proper…
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Fuel Octane: Choosing the Right Gasoline

Fuel Octane: Choosing the Right Gasoline

Fuel Octane: Choosing the Right Gasoline What is octane rating? Octane rating is the measure of a fuel's ability to resist knocking, caused by the air and fuel mixture released prematurely in the engine, during combustion.   What fuel should I use in my vehicle? Check your owner's manual for the octane rating required for your vehicle by the manufacturer. You should choose that fuel when at the gas pump. Most gasoline vehicles run on…
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