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What To Know About Prius Maintenance

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Whether you already own a Toyota Prius or are looking to add one to your garage, it's important to understand this vehicle's maintenance needs. Let's take a closer look at the Prius and how to keep it in tip-top shape!

What To Expect When Visiting an Auto Repair Shop

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If you've never been to an auto repair shop or are trying to choose a new one, you might not be sure what to expect. Here are a few things that are likely to be part of your experience--and a few things that shouldn't be.

All-Weather vs. Snow Tires: Which Do You Need?

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It's that time of year again: The air is getting crisp, the leaves are turning brilliant colors, and everyone is enjoying their favorite autumn beverages. With winter right around the corner, it's just about time to pull out your snow clothes--but is the same true of your snow tires? Let's compare all-weather and snow tires to decide which is better for your vehicle.

Tire Maintenance

The simple truth about tires is that they're a big deal.

Tire Pressure and Temperature Changes

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With autumn and winter right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about all your cold-weather responsibilities--like pulling those coats from the back of your closet and stocking up on snow shovels. However, as you're enjoying the cooler weather, don't forget about your vehicle. Temperature changes can have a big impact on things like tire pressure--which is what we're covering in today's tire service FAQs.

When To Replace Your Tires

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As a responsible vehicle owner, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about maintenance. After all, you know that your car, truck, or SUV will take good care of you as long as you take good care of it. But how do tires and tire service fit into that maintenance routine? Let's find out.

Which Car Parts Need Routine Replacement?

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Daily driving causes a lot of stress on car parts. And while vehicles are designed to handle all kinds of driving habits, your car is bound to wear down over time. It’s safe to say that we all want our cars to last as long as possible, and proactive maintenance is the key to a long-lasting vehicle. Let’s talk about the car parts that need routine replacement and how often you should get them changed.

How Do I Know If I Need Shocks or Struts?

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Anytime we climb behind the wheel, we typically don’t think about how the car works and why…until it doesn’t. This can be especially true with shocks and struts. We don’t pay attention to how smooth a car drives until it starts to bounce us all around. But once that happens, it can be impossible to ignore. So, what are shocks and struts anyway? And how do you know when to get them changed? In this article, we’re breaking down everything you need to know.

How to Beat High Gas Prices By Maximizing Your Fuel Efficiency

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Skyrocketing gas prices are one of the biggest stresses on people’s finances each year. And while the price rise may be out of our control, one thing you can control is the way you drive. How you drive directly impacts the number of miles you can squeeze out of a full tank of gas, so it’s important to be strategic about your driving habits. Here’s how you can start saving money at the pump each year.

Everything You Need to Know About Engine Repair

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Car engines are an incredible piece of engineering. We can think of it as the heart of our cars. While it beats, it gets us where we want to go, whenever we want to get there. And if it dies, so do our vehicles. But beyond that, drivers typically don’t think about their engines too much, which is why it feels troubling when something related to the engine goes out. What does it mean? How bad is it? Do I need to see a mechanic? Let’s talk about everything you need to know about engine repair.

A Guide to Spark Plugs: Everything You Need to Know

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Spark plugs may be small, but they pack a serious punch. After all, spark plugs have to provide enough power to fire up the ignition and start your engine. And if spark plugs fail, your car won’t start. So what causes spark plugs to wear out? And what are the signs you should look out for? We’re here to talk about everything you need to know about spark plugs.