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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.

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Categories: Car Parts Resources| Cars 101| HowTo

Five Major Signs of Alternator Problems

Trying to figure out if your car is having battery or alternator problems can be a difficult task, especially if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. In the long list of questionable car issues that are the result of two similar components (starter or battery? brake pads or rotors? muffler or catalytic converter? etc.), the battery and alternator rank high – perhaps more common than any other pair of auto parts.

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Categories: Car Parts Resources| Cars 101

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 following: a mechanic friend, responsive roadside assistance or the technical know-how to fix the problem yourself. (BuyAutoParts.com can help with your new radiator; we have hundreds in stock, all at prices well below other vendors).

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Categories: Car Parts Resources| Cars 101| HowTo

The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Removing a Radiator

When things get too hot in your car’s engine, it may be time to replace the radiator. The key factor here is your car’s temperature gauge. When it only registers a quarter to halfway up the dial, you’re OK. If the needle starts to creep up past the halfway indicator and approaches three-quarters, the sudden spike in temperature is usually due to two components: the thermostat or the radiator.

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Foggy Headlights? We Can Help with That

Cloudy or foggy headlights aren’t just a cosmetic problem for your car. Sure, they look bad – especially when just one headlight looks “off.” Aside from the appearance, foggy headlights are also a hazard waiting to happen.

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Categories: Car Safety| HowTo

Ready to DIY? Shocks and Struts Edition

Do-it-yourself projects can save a ton of money. When your hear about those DIY types, you’re probably thinking about home improvement projects – adding insulation to the attic, putting up fencing around the yard, installing a water heater, things like that. Who needs an “expert” handyman when many tasks can be done by you?

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Categories: Car Safety| HowTo| Suspension

Easy Car Repairs that YOU Can Do

When your car needs repairs, going to a mechanic can be a big pain. You can avoid the painful situation when you’re sitting in the waiting room, sipping on the “free coffee”, and KNOWING you’re going to be overcharged for parts and labor. Luckily, we were able to put together a list of easy car repairs, that you (yes YOU) can do right in your driveway.

Replace a Blown Fuse

Replacing a fuse is one of the easiest and quickest you can do. If all of a sudden some electrical components stop working all at the same time, It may be time to change out a fuse...

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Categories: Car Safety| HowTo