4 Symptoms of a Bad CV Axle (Half Shaft)

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All automobiles and trucks incorporate a method to deliver power from the engine to the wheels. This method for the majority of modern passenger vehicles (excluding most two wheel drive pickup trucks) involves the use of two or more constant velocity (CV) axles. In this article we will explain what a CV axle is and … Read more

How to Use a Floor Jack Like a Pro (Step-by-Step)

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Most car owners are well aware of the importance surrounding thorough vehicle maintenance and upkeep. After all, the purchase of a vehicle serves as a substantial investment and should be protected at all costs. From changing a vehicle’s oil to swapping out brake pads, there is plenty of periodic maintenance required of the average motorist. … Read more

Is It Illegal to Drive Barefoot? (or Just a Myth?)

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Somewhere along the line, this rumor got started that it’s illegal to drive barefoot. While we can’t track down any laws in the United States that make it illegal, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Just like driving with both feet can lead to problems, driving barefoot brings its own host of concerns that … Read more

Bank 1 vs Bank 2 (How to Locate O2 Sensors)

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During the 1970s, domestic automotive manufacturers began equipping their vehicles with a range of new and innovative components, intended to reduce exhaust emissions. This came in response to new governmental oversight of the era, which included the implementation of numerous environmentally conscious mandates. As such technology progressed, a number of sensors were designed to provide … Read more

Ants In Your Car? (7 Ways to Get Rid of Them)

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Creepy crawlies have no business being in your car—we can all agree on that. But the question remains: why the hell is there an infestation in the first place? Was it the peanut butter cup you dropped in that crevice in-between the driver’s seat and the center console? Or was it the soda-covered bottle cap … Read more

Riding the Clutch (Is It Really That Bad?)

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“Man, that footrest feels amazing,” your buddy says with a grin, driving your mint-condition 1969 Porsche 911. You continue observing the open road until the thought hits you “this car doesn’t have a footrest.” He was RIDING THE CLUTCH! Your heart stops. Imagine all the damage he could be doing! Fear not, dear reader, for … Read more

5 Causes of Tire Cupping (and How to Prevent It)

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As any motorist knows, tires are quite expensive, often costing as much as $1,000 per set. For this reason, most attempt to extend the service life of their tires, thereby maximizing the return on their investment.  However, irregular tire wear does occur on occasion, causing our tires to degrade faster than we would hope. Tire … Read more