Ants in Your Car? (Here’s How to Get Rid of Them)

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If you’ve ever struggled with ants in the home, you know how frustrating they can be to get rid of. Unfortunately, home is not the only place that these unwelcome guests can set up shop. Vehicles are another place that can host ants for a long time. Ants are clever little creatures, and quite tough … Read more

How to Get Skunk Smell Out of Your Car

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Despite the utmost caution, you may eventually experience the dreaded skunk encounter while driving, especially if you live in a rural area. Whether the vehicle hits a skunk, drives on roadkill, or even just drives through an area where a skunk recently released its payload, the smell can permeate through the vehicle and cause a … Read more

4 Symptoms of a Valve Cover Gasket Leak (and Replacement Cost)

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As vehicles age, individual components within an engine wear down a little bit every time it’s being driven. When fluid is routed through hoses and lines, various types of gaskets are responsible for keeping things leak free. Unfortunately, these gaskets deteriorate and can eventually fail. One of the more common reasons for an engine oil … Read more

5 Causes of Squeaky or Skipping Wiper Blades

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Windshield wipers are cheap and simple components that are often overlooked during basic maintenance. When it starts raining after a long sunny stretch, you want to make sure your windshield wipers work properly so you’re able to see out of the windshield. If your windshield wipers start squeaking or skipping one day, you’ll want to … Read more

9 Best Auto Glass Cleaners (That Actually Work)

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Keeping the windows of your vehicle clean can help you to manage challenging sun glare, reduce defrost times, stop squeaky wipers, and eliminate impairments to your vision. A good auto glass cleaner can make a huge difference when it comes to safety and an enjoyable drive. While cleaning the exterior of your car windows is … Read more

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire? (and How Fast Can You Go?)

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With enough years behind the wheel, one is almost guaranteed to eventually experience a flat tire. The occurrence of a flat is almost always accompanied by aggravation, as travels are delayed, and additional effort is expended to install the affected vehicle’s spare tire. However, a flat tire often leaves motorists with another quandary of sorts. … Read more

8 Symptoms of a Bad Coolant Temperature Sensor

Knowing the temperature is very helpful. If you are going outside, you look and see that it’s 28 degrees and you should grab a warm hat. While your car doesn’t wear cozy hats, it’s crucial that it constantly monitors the temperature of the engine while it’s on. That’s the job of the engine coolant temperature … Read more

How To Store a Car Long Term (and for the Winter)

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Everyone who uses a car for transportation has a daily driver, but what happens to the car that isn’t your daily? Many people have a seasonal car. Perhaps you have a convertible or a car with no roof that’s only enjoyable to drive when it’s warm and sunny out. Perhaps the roads are salted in … Read more