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Essential Vehicle Maintenance: Batteries

The other day we discussed how to properly check all of the fluid levels in your vehicle. Keeping an eye on all of your fluids is extremely important in ensuring the proper functioning and longevity of your vehicle. You don’t need to break down what an encoder motor is, or exactly how diesel injection pumps work, but there are other maintenance tasks that should not be overlooked. The first one we will talk about in this short series is the maintenance of your car battery.

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The Dirty Little Secret about Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles have gotten a lot of media attention over the last few years. The United States, with the rest of the developed world, have made a push to reduce emissions and improve air quality in our cities. We use things like O2 sensors and Air Fuel Ratio sensors, along with catalytic converters, in order to reduce the impact that gasoline engines have on the environment. Recently, companies have been exploring ways to abandon gasoline consumption all together and produce “zero emissions” vehicles in the form of electric vehicles, like the Nissan Leaf. Although people have thoughtfully explored the impact of producing the electricity needed to charge the battery, all of the green-enthusiasts are conveniently looking away from the real issue: the lithium ion battery itself.

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Do It Yourself: Vehicle Fluid Checks

There are many different fluids in your car that keep it running smoothly and accurately. The most commonly known are of course the engine oil and radiator fluid, but there are still other fluids that need to be properly checked and maintained to ensure the proper functioning and longevity of your vehicle. Many people don't know that there is oil in your AC Compressor - though you do not need to check it as part of regular vehicle maintenance.

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What is MPGe?

Greater environmental protection measures have led to a push for more fuel efficient vehicles. Along with the development of catalytic converters, air fuel ratio sensors, and O2 sensors for standard gasoline engines, automakers have looked for alternative ways to fuel our transportation needs. Most popular today are gasoline-electric hybrids, but more recently, fully electric vehicles have been in the spotlight as the most green and efficient option available today.

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How to Choose the Right Vehicle for You

Buying a new vehicle is very exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. There are so many options for car buyers today that the whirlwind of makes, models, trims, and options(like advanced turbos and superchargers) can be dizzying. Fortunately, taking a few things into consideration can help narrow your choices and help you make the right decision.

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What To Do If You're Involved In A Minor Car Accident

Any car accident can be very distressing - buying a brand new front wheel hub and then having it destroyed is never fun. However, if you are prepared it can help make a stressful situation more manageable. This guide is for cases in which there are no injuries to either party in the accident. If you are involved in an accident where there are injuries to either party, you must stop immediately and dial 911.

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How To Get Warranty Work Done at the Dealership

A great way to ruin your day is to have your diesel engine parts or diesel injection pump go out on you. It's even worse when the parts aren't warrantied; or worse still, when the parts ARE warrantied by the manufacturer but your local dealership doesn't want to warranty the parts for you.

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Rear-Facing Cameras Might Be Required by 2014

Last week we covered why it might be a good idea to install a dash cam into your vehicle. So many vehicles now come with a Car Navigation System and Center Module Screen stock, that adding a few cameras in the front and the rear can be easy and provide you with a range of benefits. Soon, however, automakers will not have a choice: rear facing back up cameras are set to be required for all vehicles made after 2014.

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The Importance of Having a Dash Cam

Have you ever thought about getting a dash camera? Most people are more concerned with whether their Oxygen Sensors are functioning properly, and that dash cams are just for police vehicles. The driver pointing out his dash cam.

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What Documents Are Important to Keep for my Vehicle?

There are several documents you are required to keep with you when you drive in the United States. It is easy to forget about necessary paperwork when driving – most of us are only concerned whether our CD Player and navigation units are functioning to make sure we are entertained and comfortable. However not having a piece of the necessary paperwork required for driving on public roads can leave you with a huge headache.

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