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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Fighting the funk brought on by an animal decomposing inside your car engine can be hard, but not impossible. Here's how to do it.

By Dave Roos

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.

By Jacob Silverman

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?

By Ed Grabianowski

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

By Jonathan Atteberry

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?

By Charles W. Bryant

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

By Charles W. Bryant

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?

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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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?

By Patrick E. George

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.

By Akweli Parker & Cherise Threewitt