Car Maintenance Archives

Here is the complete Honda Timing Belt and Timing Chain List. Some Honda engines are timing belt and others are chain. You need to know which one you have. A belt will need to be changed at regular intervals (usually at 90-120k miles) whereas a chain is generally good for the life of the engine and…

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At most gas stations you have a choice between three grades of gas: high, medium and low octane, commonly referred to as Premium, Plus and Regular. Most people assume that high octane is the best fuel, but unless you have a high performance engine you are completely wasting your money. Watch my video below: Let…

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Most people claim they want to have a good reliable car to drive in existential bliss, to enjoy the commute without having to worry about the check engine light suddenly illuminating or having any problems arise that distract us from our daily driving expedition. We want that our sturdy chariot magically transports us to our destination…

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Winterizing your car before the cold weather sets in should be a priority right now. Your car will be pushed to the limit with cold temperatures, snow, ice, road salt and freezing rain. It pays to prepare your car so you are not left out in the cold.   1/ Radiator Coolant Flush Coolant in your radiator…

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In this video I show you how to clean car carpets – the easy way. Whether you are just doing a weekend cleanup on your car, or maybe preparing to sell your car, it pays to clean the carpets and remove unsightly stains. The only things you need are a can of Tuff Stuff and…

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Following is the complete Toyota Timing Belt and Timing Chain List. Some Toyota engines have timing belts, some have timing chains. It pays to know what your engine has. Belts need to be replaced at normal intervals (usually every 90-100k on late model cars) or you will have hell to pay. Timing chains however are a…

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The Importance of Maintenance Records

This video is number “5 of 7” Used Car Buying Tips. During the car buying process you should see this video to help you understand the importance of knowing how to check a car for proper maintenance. Our video library is filled with “how to” inspection videos but this short introduction will give you a…

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How to Perform a Basic Engine Inspection – Part 2

Knowing how to inspect a car is a critical step when purchasing a used car. The video below (part 2 of 2) walks you through the car inspection. This easy to follow video, along with the accompanying vehicle inspection checklist, is all you will need to inspect your next car, no matter what car knowledge you…

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How to Inspect an Engine – Before Buying a Car – Part 1

Knowing how to inspect an engine on a car is a critical step when purchasing a used car. The video below (part 1 of 2) walks you through the car inspection. This video along with the accompanying vehicle inspection checklist is all you will need to inspect your next car, no matter what car knowledge…

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Importance of Dealer Maintained

This video is number “3 of 7” used car buying tips. During the car buying process you should see this video to help you understand the importance of knowing how to check for dealer maintenance. Our video library is filled with “how to” inspection videos but this short introduction will give you a very good…

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