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How to Replace Your Struts

When it’s time to replace your struts, you have two options: 1. Take your car to the mechanic, and prepare to pay for costly parts and labor.2. Buy the struts, do the work yourself and save a boatload of money. BuyAutoParts.com is a great place for do-it-yourself mechanics to find quality parts at low prices.…
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Is it Time to Change Your Diesel Fuel Injection Pump?

If you made a list of all the “It’s time to replace” things about your car, where would the diesel fuel injector pump rank? When it’s time to replace your tires or time to replace your windshield wipers, there’s no doubt that it needs done. But other (typically more complex) components aren’t as easy to…
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4 Common Diesel Fuel Injection Pump Problems

Fuel injection pump performance is closely tied to engine performance. If your vehicle has a fuel delivery issue, it will literally starve to death. Fuel injection problems, therefore, are one of the most pressing engine issues to deal with. Whether you’ve experienced fuel injector failure or not, it helps to understand the fuel injector pump,…
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20 Things You Should Keep In Your Car This Winter.

Have you winterized your car? Snow tires, fresh oil change, fluid refills, battery checks – they’re all important, no doubt about it. But have you really winterized your car? To put it another way, have you winterized your trunk and glove box? No, we’re not talking about a trunk key deicer, a holiday-themed glovebox cover…
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How to Prep Your Car for Winter

Here’s a seasonal saying you don’t hear too often, but is still 100% accurate: winter is hell on your automobile. And that might be putting it mildly, because winter weather (for a large chunk of the country) is anything but mild. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, ice and snow-related accidents are responsible for…
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How to Save Money at the Mechanic’s with Affordable Car Parts

If you’re not planning to do it yourself for your next car repair, you can still save money at your mechanic’s shop. Is this really possible? Yep, it’s true. While labor costs usually contain the bulk of your mechanic’s bill, there are “padded costs” within the parts & components breakdown. And while this upcharge may…
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Ever Wonder How to Recharge A/C? Keep Reading!

There’s nothing quite so annoying and uncomfortable as getting into your reliable old car on an especially hot day and finding that the air conditioning’s just not what it used to be. It’s easy to give up on it and assume that it would be too expensive or too difficult to fix, leaving you in…
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How to Spot a Radiator Leak from a Mile Away

If your radiator has ever failed while driving, you probably already know the signs of a coolant system leak. Many times, a small leak becomes a major problem, which is followed by an overheated engine. And when your engine overheats, you’re officially out of luck – at that point, you should have one of the…
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“How Much Do Car Parts Cost?” Resource Pages Offer Valuable Cost Data on Common Auto Parts and Associated Labor

At BuyAutoParts.com, we’re always looking give our customers added value. Aside from affordable auto parts, our team of auto component specialists recently compiled informative, easy-to-use cost pages for 14 common auto parts. Ranging from A/C compressors to wheel hubs, these pages offer comprehensive price analysis, labor estimates, OEM part numbers, and other useful information. The…
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What is Your Timing Belt Noise Telling You?

The timing belt is one of the most underrated performers in your car’s internal combustion engine. Often out of sight and usually out of mind – timing belts are one of those engine components that evades attention right up to the moment it doesn’t work – the timing belt’s job is to make sure the…
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