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Cleaning Your Headlights Yourself With Simple Ingredients

If you don't drive much at night, you may not notice that your headlights aren't shining brightly. There are a few home remedies that can help you brighten your headlights on your own.

Two DIY methods to brighten your headlights are toothpaste and insect repellent. Put some toothpaste on a wet rag and rub down the headlight plastic or glass. Try a similar method with a rag and insect repellent, but make sure it includes DEET. Don't let the repellent get on your car's paint as it may damage the finish. 

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Important Safety Checklist for Towing Any Size Vehicle

Regardless the size of the vehicle that you will be towing, it is important to work through a safety checklist to ensure you don't have any incidents on the road that could have been avoided.

Always check that the weight of the towed vehicle is evenly distributed. Too much weight on one side could be problematic around curves. Have someone sit inside your vehicle and depress the brake pedal so you can make certain all the lighting is connected the right way. Check the flashers too and directional lights. 

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The Basics of Servicing Your Differential

Checking or changing the lubrication oil in your differential is actually easy if you drive a light truck. Even though it sounds easy to do, this procedure will help you avoid differential problems when on the road, so don’t take it for granted.

Now, if your wheels were to rotate at the same speed, your car would jump-skitter, because the outer side of the tire is faster than the inside. To balance this phenomenon, the differential is made in three different types, including torque-vectoring, limited-slip, and open versions.

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Keep Your Car from Overheating

If you’ve found coolant in a puddle underneath your vehicle, you may have a leak in your cooling system. Keeping your cooling system and radiator working is an easy way to keep your engine running smoothly.

A hot engine can damage critical components. The cooling system keeps the engine cool by moving coolant through the hot components. The radiator takes the heat and sends it to the outside air. If coolant levels are low or the cooling system isn’t working properly, the engine will overheat.

Coolant leaks are easily found by service people during routine maintenance, so following…

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Are your tires putting you in danger?


Many vehicle owners overlook the condition of their tires when they are checking to see if their vehicle is ready to drive. We all know that having tires in good working condition is important, but how do we know when it is time to replace them?

The answer is that it is time to replace your tires when the tread depth reaches 4/32 of an inch. This sounds technical, but don't worry! You can check this yourself quite easily. First get a quarter. The top of Washington's head is 4/32 of an inch from the top…
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Schedule a routine oil change today

It’s easier than ever to know when you need to have the oil changed in your car. Most late model vehicles have digital displays that show your engine's oil percentage and the remaining life of your oil. Modern engines tell you when to change the oil based on mileage and actual condition of the oil based on your environment.

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Dirt can build up in your oil and it's not good for your car’s engine. Over time, heat and other environmental factors can cause oil to break down. Here at Sheehy Fo

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Are You Ruining Your Paint by Touching it Too Often?

There's dust on your brand new Ford Mustang! You're out in public, and its glossy shine is not as shiny as it could be! What do you do?

If your answer is to pull a rag out of the trunk and wipe it off immediately, you might be doing long-term damage to your paint.

Autoblog's Larry Kosilla says that the number-one mistake he sees in his work as a…

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Can a Car Battery Die in the Summer?

Everyone knows car batteries tend to die in the winter, but what about in the summer? Yes, if you have an old car battery, then it might just breath its last gasps of life when the blistering summer heat rolls into town. This would be a problem because the car battery is one of the essential components of a normally functioning car. If your car battery is malfunctioning, then you might not be able to operate your windshield wipers, turn on the air conditioner or even start your car, which could potentially leave you stranded. To prevent this from happening…
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Be Aware Of The Importance Of An Oil Change

Drivers everywhere should be aware of how important it is to have their oil changed on a regular basis. The oil is important for helping to lubricate the engine and all of the many moving parts. The oil is also responsible for keeping the engine at a cool and even temperature which helps prevent it from overheating and breaking down. When oil levels become low or when oil becomes dirty and filled with residue it can greatly affect how well the oil will work. In order to prevent this from happening it is important to have your oil checked and…
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