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13 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

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Modern vehicles are expensive, but one way to avoid headaches and purchasing a new ride is by properly maintaining your existing car or truck. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Not only can regular maintenance save you money but it can also prevent unexpected mechanical failures. Nobody wants to be stranded on the side of the road in the middle of the night during a thunderstorm. Keeping up with your vehicle’s needs is critical to a happy ownership experience and fortunately there’s quite a bit the average motorist can do to keep their ride running in tip-top shape.
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Let's see here:
A worthless Haynes repair manual, just use the internet.
Spark plug wires? Do any vehicles use these anymore?
Digital tire gauge, about as accurate as kicking the tires to check pressure.
K&N air filter: good for at least 20 hp, if not more.
Oil and filter are always good, but the only vehicles using 10w30 are industrial.
Inline fuel filter, are you kidding me? The filter has been part of the fuel pump assembly for the past 20 years...
Flush and fill radiator kit? Good luck finding a place to connect this. You have to disassemble half the engine to get to the heater core lines. Just open the drain on the radiator or pull the lower hose instead.
Just use the standard air filter, the aftermarket air filter kits are worthless...
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