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Answering common questions about vehicle maintenance.

Grinding Noise When Braking? Common Sources & What to Do

Have you noticed your brakes are grinding? If so, you likely know you need to do something about it, but first, you need to know why this is happening. Some of the most common reasons you hear grinding when you’re braking includes worn-out brake pads, issues with the brake calipers, a damaged brake rotor, the …

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Alternator Overcharging: Signs and Sources

Your vehicle’s alternator has a few jobs. It helps to keep the battery fully charged and supplies additional electricity for operating other accessories (when needed).  It isn’t uncommon for your alternator to be weak and unable to supply adequate current. However, it’s also possible that the alternator is producing excess current. Some signs your alternator …

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How To Clean Car Windows Without Streaking

Clean car windows are essential for clear road visibility and improving your car’s aesthetics. And to most of us, cleaning car windows ranks high among easy automobile care routines. But few can do a thorough job without leaving streaks.  If you’ve been cleaning your car windows but are constantly frustrated by the streaks that seem …

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How To Remove a Sticker From a Car Windshield

It’s not unusual to have stickers on your windshield or other windows in your vehicle. Some grant access to parking areas, pre-pay tolls and enter gated areas, while others are used for decoration. Regardless of why a sticker is in place on the glass in your vehicle, you may want or need to remove it …

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What Does DOD Delete Mean?

Displacement on Demand (DOD) is a General Motors (GM) technology that improves your vehicle’s fuel economy by shutting down half of the engine cylinders under light-load conditions. It’ll then revert to full engine performance under heavy loads, improving gas mileage by 5-7%.  However, it has some significant shortcomings that may outweigh its advantages, forcing some …

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