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What Is My Vehicle’s Trim Level?

The trim level of your vehicle can denote which options it has. You might notice these badges on the trunk lid of cars you’re behind in traffic; Camry LE, Explorer Eddie Bauer, Camaro SS, etc. Sometimes that trim level will determine which part your vehicle has, since a higher-trim model might have a larger engine…
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What Is My Vehicle’s Production Date?

Sometimes an automaker will make a revision to a part mid-way through a model year, and you will need to check the production date of your exact vehicle to see if it was built before or after that switch happens. The production date is the exact date your vehicle rolled off the assembly line, and…
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What Are The Different Replacement Part Options?

Part Condition For many parts, we may have multiple options available. While there may be differences in price and warranty, the important thing to know is that they will all fit and perform the same; we just provide multiple options to satisfy every customer. OEM New: This is a brand new part from the same…
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How to Diagnose Car AC Compressor Failure

Air conditioning is something many people take for granted… until it stops working. It can be annoying if during a hot day, you reach down to crank up your AC and all that comes out is hot air. More importantly a bad compressor can be dangerous. If your compressor’s bearing goes bad, your engine can…
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How Much Does a Chevy Cruze Catalytic Converter Cost?

The first indication that the catalytic converter in your Chevy Cruze may need replacement would be a check engine light and corresponding P0420 code. On most vehicles, this is a pretty straightforward diagnosis that we have outlined here. But the Cruze is a relatively new car, and this error seems to be most common between 80k…
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Shelter in Place: What About Your Car?

Look, we’re just as tired as you are of every company you’ve ever given your email address to reaching out with their COVID-19 plan. But your car is probably one of your most valuable assets and potentially the most valuable if you aren’t a homeowner. Given the potential economic fallout from this global crisis, taking…
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How to Pick an Exhaust for Your Car

A new exhaust is a very common first modification for many car owners. While modern cars won’t see as much of a power increase from just the exhaust on its own, its still possible to improve the sound the car makes, and that’s a big part of the experience for a lot of people. But…
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What to Do with A P0420 Code

Your car’s catalytic converter is the centerpiece of the emissions control system, which unfortunately makes it one of the more feared and expensive potential repairs you may need. At its most basic level, the cat works as a filter on your exhaust system to reduce the pollution that exits your tailpipe. It’s designed to last…
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