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Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors

Is It Time for New Fuel Injectors? A fuel injector is part of your vehicle’s fuel system. Fuel injectors are the component that spray the fuel into the engine. These are controlled by the vehicle’s engine computer (ECM), which controls how it sprays fuel into the engine, following purposely timed intervals and patterns that help

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How to Tell if Your Brakes Are Bad

Identifying Common Brake Problems Squeaking, Squealing, Grinding, Shaking Your brakes need to be fixed. As many car owners know, when issues with the brake system arise, they present themselves in a multitude of ways. Over your vehicle’s lifespan, you will likely experience a number or different issues specifically related to the brakes. While these repairs

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Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive

Know the Differences Between FWD and RWD The differences between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are important factors to consider when buying a car. If you’re buying a new car, there are all kinds of options these days, including all-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, traction control, full-time, part-time. The advantages and disadvantages between FWD and RWD

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Signs of a Damaged Exhaust System

Here are some reasons your exhaust system is acting up. The exhaust system has a lot of parts that can be damaged. From the cylinders through the manifold to the catalytic converter and beyond. Your car’s exhaust system is a network of connected pipes and parts designed to filter and route emissions from the engine

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Tips for Affordable Car Maintenance

Save Money & Time With These Easy Tips Maintaining your car so it is safe and reliable doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Having a car can be fun, and it definitely makes life easier, but when it starts to malfunction or break down, it can be a costly hassle and a safety

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Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection

Check before you write that check. Before you spend your hard-earned money on that used car, have it inspected by a certified mechanic. To protect yourself in a private party transaction, or even if you’re buying from a car dealership, experts agree that used cars must be inspected before final purchase negotiation. The ordinary car

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Some Causes of Smells Coming From Your Car

5 Things Your Nose Can Tell You About Your Car Besides that new car smell, there are fairly few odors you experience in or around your car that are pleasant. Your nose knows when something is foul or amiss. Some smells are pretty telltale of a certain condition, while others might present a little more

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Dangerous Driving Habits To Avoid

10. Parking in Illegal Areas Despite the fact that most parking areas are monitored fairly closely, drivers continue to park where they shouldn’t  This includes handicap parking spaces, red zones, along curbs outside of clearly-marked legal parking hours, and so on. Having your car towed can be expensive, so even if you’ve gotten away with illegal parking in

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April is National Car Care Month

This is very important to us here at AAMCO, seeing as we put the care back into car care.  While AAMCO considers every month car care month, April is the official National Car Care Month according to the non-profit Car Care Council. The councils purpose is to educate consumers about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance

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Signs Your Battery Needs to Be Replaced

Slow Engine Crank It takes a lot of power to get your car started, and all that power is produced by the battery. Once the car is started, the alternator keeps the car battery going by replacing the power used to start the engine and run your vehicle’s electronic accessories. When you put the key

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Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors

Signs of Bad Fuel Injectors

Is It Time for New Fuel Injectors? A fuel injector is part of your vehicle’s fuel system. Fuel injectors are the component that spray the fuel into the engine. These are controlled by the vehicle’s engine computer (ECM), which controls how it sprays fuel into the...

read more
How to Tell if Your Brakes Are Bad

How to Tell if Your Brakes Are Bad

Identifying Common Brake Problems Squeaking, Squealing, Grinding, Shaking Your brakes need to be fixed. As many car owners know, when issues with the brake system arise, they present themselves in a multitude of ways. Over your vehicle’s lifespan, you will likely...

read more

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