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5 Driving Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Engine

Did you know your driving habits have a direct effect on the lifespan of your vehicle? In fact, there are several easy ways to modify your driving habits to make sure your engine will last a long time.

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  • 10 Ways to Proactively Protect Your Engine

    10 Ways to Proactively Protect Your Engine

    Most drivers know that an engine needs a check-up every now and then. In fact, all engines require regular maintenance to remain in good condition. But do you know how to proactively protect your engine? See more »

  • 5 Benefits of an Engine Flush

    5 Benefits of an Engine Flush

    One of the services an oil change technician might suggest is an engine flush to clean the gunk out of your engine. While this procedure has the potential to harm an engine, there are some benefits, too. See more »

  • 5 Cheap Ways to Increase Horsepower

    5 Cheap Ways to Increase Horsepower

    If you're serious about increasing your car's horsepower -- and you have deep pockets -- your options are almost unlimited. But what can you do if you're on a tight budget? See more »

  • 5 Driving Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Engine

    5 Driving Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Engine

    Did you know your driving habits have a direct effect on the lifespan of your vehicle? In fact, there are several easy ways to modify your driving habits to make sure your engine will last a long time. See more »

  • 5 Engine Modifications to Improve Performance

    5 Engine Modifications to Improve Performance

    Have you ever considered finding out a way to make your car more fuel-efficient? Or do you just want to give the old heap some more kick? There are a few modifications you can make to improve engine performance. See more »

  • 5 Engine Oil Myths

    5 Engine Oil Myths

    Everyone knows that cars and trucks need engine oil in order to operate smoothly. But most people also know a few "facts" about engine oil that aren't necessarily true. Can you separate fact from fiction? See more »

  • 5 Innovations That Reduce Engine Vibrations

    5 Innovations That Reduce Engine Vibrations

    There are lots of reasons a car or truck can shake and rattle while it's on a roll; but engine vibration is one reason that deserves a little extra special scrutiny. See more »

  • 5 New Engine Technologies That Make Cars More Fun to Drive

    5 New Engine Technologies That Make Cars More Fun to Drive

    Whether it's a tiny city car with a direct-injected engine or a supercar with a "push to pass" hybrid booster button, these technologies promise that the future of driving will still be fun. See more »

  • 5 New Gas Engine Technologies

    5 New Gas Engine Technologies

    With all the hype about hybrid, electric and alternative fuels, it's easy to think the age of the gasoline engine is over. But the fact remains that the vast majority of cars are still powered by gasoline. See more »

  • 5 Symptoms of Oil Deposits

    5 Symptoms of Oil Deposits

    Poor diet and lack of exercise cause sticky deposits called cholesterol to block our arteries. But what's the culprit behind oil gumming up our engine? What are the clues an engine is harboring oil deposits? See more »

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