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Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance can increase the lifespan of your vehicle. Regular vehicle maintenance can seem like a lot of work, but it will usually save you money in the end. In this section you'll find articles dedicated to vehicle maintenance.

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What size socket wrench do you need for an oil drain plug?

Before embarking on a project like replacing your car’s engine oil, you need to decide which size socket wrench you should use. Learn more about what size socket wrench you need for an oil drain plug from this article.


Do you really need to pay for that 30,000-mile service?

You simply love your car. You've been all over the place with it, but now you're staring at the 30,000-mile service — the first major check up on the vehicle. Is it worth it? See more »

10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

There are so many dangerous, irresponsible and downright ridiculous things you can do to a car while "fixing" it that it was difficult to narrow this list down to just 10 examples. See more »

How does oil recycling work?

Whether you're debating the need for oil independence or discussing the environmental impacts of oil drilling, there's no doubt about it: Oil is a hot topic of conversation. However, do you know the proper way to recycle it? See more »

6 DIY Automotive Repairs Anyone Can Do

As a long time automotive writer and enthusiast I am often amazed at the prices mechanics charge for simple repair work that most anybody could do themselves. Learn more about the 6 DIY automotive repairs anyone can do. See more »

6 Great Car Battery Maintenance Tips

Owning jumper cables is like owning a truck. When you own a truck, people seem to cozy up to you when they are moving. Learn more about the 6 great car battery maintenance tips. See more »

7 Ways to Make Your Whole Vehicle Last Longer, From Wheels to Wipers

Did you know that many insurance companies figure most vehicles on the road have only 10 years of useful life before being carted off to the junkyard? Learn more about the 7 ways to make your whole vehicle last longer, from wheels to wipers. See more »

There are a lot of lids in this fast-paced, modern world. There are lids for ketchup bottles. Learn more about could your gas cap be costing you money. See more »

DIY Vehicle Care: Spark plug vs. Fuel economy, Part I. In this aritcle learn the differences between spark plugs and fuel economy. See more »

Before embarking on a project like replacing your car’s engine oil, you need to decide which size socket wrench you should use. Learn more about what size socket wrench you need for an oil drain plug from this article. See more »

The noise you hear is not from gears grinding against each other, it's from the dog teeth on the gears. Learn why cars make noise when you shift gears poorly in this article. See more »