Auto Body Problems

Auto body problems aren't always easy to spot. Diagnosing auto body problems sometimes requires a little know-how. In this section you'll find articles dedicated to teaching you how to diagnose auto body problems.

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How do I know when my tires need to be rotated?

Tire rotation isn't hard: It won't take you long and it's cheap to have done professionally. Still, it's something we often neglect to do. How often should you rotate your tires?


How do I know when my car needs to be realigned?

If your car persistently pulls you to the side of the road, it may be trying to tell you something. Relax. This simple service shouldn't cost you that much.

How do I know when my tires need to be rotated?

Tire rotation isn't hard: It won't take you long and it's cheap to have done professionally. Still, it's something we often neglect to do. How often should you rotate your tires?

How do I know when my tires need to be replaced?

Bald heads are OK. Bald tires are not. How can you tell when your car's rubber road-huggers need to be retired?

How do I know when my car needs a wax job?

Most people take pretty good care of their cars' insides, but they may neglect the outside. Why is it important to wax your car and how often should you do it?

Do modern car finishes prevent body damage?

Wouldn't it be awesome if your car wore some kind of protective armor that warded off scuffs and dings? Well, maybe it can.

How do I know if my car is airtight?

The idea an airtight car might initially seem appealing. After all, it would likely be very quiet inside and water tight, too. But is an airtight car really a good (or safe) idea?

Will my car's interior get noisier over time?

It seems that most modern cars -- with a few high-performance exceptions -- are designed to be somewhat silent inside the passenger cabin. But will your car's quiet interior get noisier over time?

Top 5 Reasons Your Car Is Vibrating

One thing is certain: If your car is vibrating, you know you've got a problem. But determining the root cause of that wobble or shake might not be as difficult (or expensive) as you may think.