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Fuel Filters 101: What You Need to Know About This Important Automotive Component

Just like the food and drinks that we consume on a daily basis are washed, cleaned, processed, and prepared, fuel that enters a vehicle’s engine must follow a similar pattern to ensure peak operating efficiency and effectiveness. That’s where a fuel filter enters the picture, as it’s a crucial middleman of sorts between the gasoline …

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Fuel Additives: What You Need to Know

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) already requires all fuel that’s sold throughout the country to contain certain amounts of additive deposits as a means of keeping costs down and the nation’s reliance on foreign oil minimal. The fuel that’s currently sold at gas stations throughout the U.S. is also designed so that any …

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Air Filters 101: What Role They Serve, How to Change Them and the Leading Brands

There’s no question that a vehicle’s engine is the key cog that drives it. A healthy engine runs clean, performs well and ensures a vehicle achieves the best possible fuel economy. An unhealthy engine, on the other hand, is the opposite. Engines need a few key components to run well. They need spark plugs, which …

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Spark Plugs 101: Everything You Need to Know About This Crucial Automotive Component

Sometimes, the most important things are ignited by a single spark. When it comes to a vehicle’s engine, it needs a way to fire – and yes, it’s much more complex than putting your key in the ignition and turning it. Engines need a spark of electricity to ignite, and that’s why spark plugs are …

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How Do I Check the Transmission Fluid?

Next to your engine, your vehicle’s transmission is the most important component to maintain. When it comes to the engine, basic maintenance consists of ensuring your vehicle receives oil changes every 3,000 miles or so. And while oil is the key cog that helps an engine run smoothly, transmission fluid is the lifeblood ingredient of …

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