Know How & Events

  • November 18, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Old and failing spark plugs can cause a host of problems in your engine, and it should be expected that you’ll have to change them at least a few times during the life of a vehicle. Luckily, it’s a pretty straightforward DIY that requires close attention, but not many tools. With the right know-how and […]

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  • November 18, 2019 Mathew Keegan

    Some of the most successful people you know share one important trait: they’re always learning. Indeed, to excel at what you do, you must seek continuous improvement. The Japanese coined a term for this, kaizen, which means to make positive changes regularly. For the do-it-yourself mechanic, there are several ways to keep your car knowledge […]

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  • November 11, 2019 Carwise

    While stopped at a traffic light one day your car gets rear-ended by another vehicle. After the initial shock wears off, you get out to inspect the damage and check on the other driver. Much to your surprise, they take off and speed away from the accident scene. Looking down at your car’s crumpled bumper, […]

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  • November 4, 2019 NAPA Auto Parts

    Up until the late 1980s, most cars had a fairly straightforward throttle control. You stepped on the accelerator pedal which was connected to a cable that actuated a mechanical linkage mounted on a carburetor that moved a valve to adjust the vehicle’s fuel and air mixture. So in a nutshell, the harder you pushed the […]

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  • October 28, 2019 Blair Lampe

    Car batteries provide a vehicle’s life force. We rely on them to get our cars started and keep them running, to power helpful onboard accessories and even to charge electronic devices. The average car battery life can be anywhere from three to five years, but the exact time any given battery needs to be changed […]

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