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What is a Car Tune-Up?

Vintage cars have a bunch of mechanical parts, such as ignition points and carburetors, that have to be constantly “tuned up.” But on modern vehicles, nearly all such components have...Read more


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OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0102 Code: Mass Air Flow (MAF) Circuit Low

Lately, you’ve been noticing that your car stalls or runs rougher than before. You eventually decide to use an OBD-II scanner to help you determine whether there’s an issue, and...Read more


10 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

It might be hard to find a silver lining in the situation our world is facing today, but here’s some good news: since social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been...Read more


Car Care Month & COVID-19: Prep Your Vehicle for Emergencies

April is National Car Care Month—and it’s less than two weeks away. Now, with the exception of our brave health workers and other frontliners who are working hard to fight...Read more


I have a leased car – all I’m interested in is keeping my costs to a minimum when turning it back in.

Assuming your lease is for 3 years or less. Under hood checks Once a month. New vehicles require less attention and most problems are covered by the warrantee, BUT if...Read more


Reduced Engine Power Mode: What Does it Really Mean?

Is your Chevy or other General Motors (GM) vehicle displaying “Engine Power Reduced” on the instrument cluster? Maybe the check engine light is on as well? Don’t panic and trade-in...Read more


Car A/C Maintenance Tips: 8 Rules to Stay Cool This Summer

With summer just around the corner, it's time to get ready for clear skies, glorious sunshine, backyard water hose fun... and heatwaves. You're probably well-versed on Newton's most famous law...Read more


Nine Tips so Your Gas Mileage Won’t Disappoint You Like the GoT Ending

With petroleum fuel becoming more expensive, car manufacturers are racing to engineer the most fuel-efficient cars. A good driver plays a big role to an automobiles fuel efficiency—and you can...Read more


10 Essentials: The Pre-Road-Trip Car Maintenance Checklist

Memorial Day weekend’s coming up, and we hope you’re just as thrilled as us for the opportunity to go on a road trip. (LA to Cayucos for this writer! Where...Read more



There are a number of replaceable filters in a car. They are listed in your owners manual along with recommended replacement intervals. If you live in a dusty area or...Read more


CAR CARE — What Must I Do to Take Care Of My Car?

What does your car mean to you? How you view your car may determine how well you tend to treat it. If you see it as a mere conveyance, you...Read more

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