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Wheel bearings in top shape are important to the smooth operation of your car
The subject of wheel bearings is already rather deep in the subject of car maintenance. Ordinarily, we just cover simple topics like tuneups and oil changes. But if you intend to keep your car for a decade or more-or drive it
Don’t worry—it’s hard to mess this up
When I was a kid, washing my car was something I did quite often. Back then, it was all the rage to have body-colored fender wells and to have them really clean. Just about every time I washed my car, I'
A simple DIY task
A vehicle's cooling system is essential in keeping an internal combustion engine in operating temperature. When the engine gets too hot, the system cools it down; when it's starting from cold, the system is designed to get it up to
These guidelines will save you a lot of trouble
Parking is something that every driver must master-unless they plan on never going anywhere with their car, that is. If you're a newbie behind the wheel (or simply someone who isn't so confident with parking), here are five universal
In case of emergencies
Did you know there's a way to keep a battery fresh for longer periods of time? It comes in the form of a battery tender. This one, produced by CTEK, "restores, charges and reconditions the battery using a patented multi-step
So you can remove that pesky dilapidated tint yourself
Window tints are some of the most common car accessories here in the Philippines. For the most part, window tint films are used to repel heat and UV rays from the sun. You can even consider it a necessity given how hot
A useful thing to know
Drum brakes, often only found on the rear wheels, are designed to adjust themselves every time you reverse and apply the brakes. A ratcheting mechanism does this automatically and moves the brake shoes a fixed distance closer to the drums as friction
It might seem a bit much, but this will do the trick
The stench of cigarette smoke easily sticks to clothing, regardless if you're the one smoking or not. Now, imagine that same smoke circulating inside your car. Simply put, that odor won't come off easily.If you regularly smoke inside your
Bonus: How to replace wiper blade refills
It's officially the rainy season. During summer, car wipers are taken for granted and we rarely check the condition of the rubber blades. At least not until a sudden downpour occurs and the streaking or skipping sound on your windshield suddenly
Because you can’t turn heads with dull rims, right?
Owning a car includes maintenance and repairs. Taking care of it, however, means more than just keeping it running-you have to keep your car clean, too.It really isn't that hard. You just drive into a nearby car wash and
For those who find it daunting
Learning how to drive is one thing, but mastering every facet of it is another. It's more than just stop-and-go movements-you have to know how to drive in more complicated scenarios as well. One situation in particular which
Because a dead battery isn’t always what it seems
It takes a while for an alternator to develop problems-ordinarily, they're good for about 10 years or so, barring any other issues. If this is of interest to you or you suspect you're having problems with your alternator, you
Watch out for these
While doing a routine close inspection under my car, I found chunks of grease on the inner barrel of my passenger-side front wheel and brake calipers-a telltale sign of a constant velocity (CV) joint with a leaking boot.The driven
Because it might be the reason why your car won’t start
It's another mundane workday. You settle into the driver's seat, turn on the ignition, and start the car. The starter motor cranks, but the engine won't fire up. Uh oh. There might be a dozen reasons for this annoying
A lot of times a replacement isn't necessary
Keeping what's under the hood clean is just as vital, if not more so, as maintaining what's outside. As such, you need to keep an eye out for dirty parts-what they look like, and more important, how to get
It’s an easy DIY procedure
I can remember when keys were keys-flat pieces of metal with notches cut into it. You stick it in a keyhole and turn it, and it unlocks a lock. Nowadays, most car keys come in the form of key fobs-basically,
It might be time to have it replaced
Most modern engines operate with what's known as fuel injection. This process puts fuel into an internal combustion engine via fuel injectors. Essentially, it atomizes the fuel under high pressure through a small nozzle. The system, which is controlled by the
Yes, it’s a possible DIY thing
Brake pads are one of the many parts that ordinarily wear out in a car. They're a regular maintenance item. If you hear metal-to-metal contact when you apply the brakes, that's probably the brake-pad wear indicator. It'
Because s*** just got real
The rainy season has officially begun, whether you like it or not. And to make sure our readers stay safe when the typhoons hit, we're handing out a new set of tips.We've already released tip sheets for driving in
Some of these might surprise you
Nobody wants their cars plastered with stickers they don't like. It could be village, school, or office stickers you can't do away with, or ones that someone else had put on your car before you acquired it, if it's
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