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Wiper-Blade Inspection; 5 Questions to Ask

Many OEMs and wiper manufacturers recommend replacing the wiper blades every six to 12 months. However, wiper life can vary greatly depending on region of the country and the conditions under which the vehicle is operated. The only way to know is to inspect the blades.

TPMS Basics

Approximately 95% of TPMS-equipped vehicles use a direct system, with sensors attached to the wheel itself.

Engine and Transmission Mounts Keep Noise and Vibration at Bay

Engine and transmission mounts are among the most inconspicuous components on a vehicle, hidden away underneath the car, doing their job without any fanfare.

Steering Toward an Electric Future

The hydraulic rack and pinion is slowly giving way to a fully electric design.

Return of the Turbochargers

They’re back in vogue – and they’re smaller and more efficient than ever.

Regular or Premium?

Premium gasoline can improve fuel economy – but not as much as you might think.

An Ignition Coil for ‘Every Purse And Purpose’

Like many aftermarket parts, ignition coils come in a wide variety of quality and price points.

Staying Current on Batteries

Batteries have to keep up with the increased power demands of today’s high-tech vehicles.

When Bearings Go Bad

A humming sound coming from one of the wheels is a telltale sign of a failing bearing.

Gaskets: Good Seal, Happy Customer

Today’s gaskets use high-tech elastomers, multi-layer steel and other
advanced materials to keep fluids and vapors where they’re supposed to be.

WATCH: Is It OK to Drive with a Leaking Head Gasket?

Most of us have been in a situation where we know there’s a problem with our vehicle but we just don’t have the time – or money – to get it fixed today.

Preventive Maintenance: Getting Customers Ready for Summer Road Trips

Today, car owners must follow the recommended maintenance schedules to keep their vehicles in tip-top condition.