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Best Advance Auto Parts Coupons

Get 20% off your next order with email signup. Can’t find an Advance Auto Parts coupon code that’s right for you? Don’t worry. If you’re a first-time shopper, you can get a 20% off Advance Auto Parts discount code for signing up for its email list. To get started, head to the Advance Auto Parts website.

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Best Discount Tire Coupons and Deals

$70 Off Cooper Tires Instantly save $70 when you purchase a set of Cooper CS5 or Cobra Radial GT Tires, and get an additional $80 rebates by mail when you …

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Best Jiffy Lube Deals and Coupons

You show up, hand the associate your money—and one of these awesome discount coupons—and you’re down the road faster than you can say "check engine light." And it's not just about oil changes. Jiffy Lube takes care of all your car maintenance including brake work, alignments, tire rotation, and replacement and cooling system service. 20

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Best Tire Rack Deals and Coupons

Purchase a set of four selected Kumho tires and receive a $50 Tire Rack Prepaid Mastercard mail-in rebate. Valid until 07/31/2021. Eligible tires: Ecsta PA51, Ecsta PS31, Ecsta

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Best Pep Boys Promos and Coupons

25% Off on Selected Batteries. $25 off on selected batteries, plus fee battery testing. Valid until 07/31/2021. Get Deal.

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Best Goodyear Tire Coupons and Deals

15% Off on Tires. Limited time only! Save 15% on any tire purchase at Goodyear's website. Valid until 07/15/2021. Use promo code TIRES15 at checkout. Get Deal.

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Best Car Insurance Discounts

Up to 8% off for two or more vehicles; up to 13% off for bundling home, life and auto. 10% off with 3 years accident-free, 25% off with 5 years accident-free. Progressive. 15% discount. 5% off for bundling auto/motorcycle/RV policies; 12% off for two or more automobiles. Average $145 discount using SnapShot program.

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Advance Auto parts has an AGM battery for your Sonata for $221.99. They also have a 30% off coupon code SCW447 that will reduce the price to under $156. …and I believe their employee will swap the batteries for free (free labor that is), but I warn you the quality of the work might be proportional to what you pay for labor.

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How big of a rip off are "Buy here, pay here" car lots

The $199.00 a month for 24 months is pure profit for the lot. 1 Like. Mustangman September 10, 2018, 12:54pm #14. These buy here pay here places are much like payday lenders or pawn shops. They provide a service that is in demand to …

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Best Car Accessories and Parts Deals from Amazon

16" Universal Anti-Slip Cross Wrench, Lug Wrench - Having a wrench at your car's glove compartment would be very handy in case of a flat tire. Tire Pressure Gauge - 60 PSI - Always check your tire pressure before heading off, to avoid unexpected blowouts while you're on the road. Editor's note and disclaimer: Car Talk is supported by our fans

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Blog Post Do I REALLY need to replace that busted

RAY: But we know there are lots of people who choose not to replace heat shields. It can cost 20 bucks to just tear it off, versus maybe $200 to install a new one -- if you can even buy the piece you need individually. TOM: And your dealer might know that -- based on the area in which you live, the kind of driving you do or your preference for

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How to Get a Deal on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Cancel Offer 1. $99/yr ($8.25/mo) Call the customer service line and cancel. This obviously only applies to current subs. If you’re on the phone, refuse this deal. Cancel Offer 2. $60/yr ($5/mo) Refuse the $99 deal. Once you’ve refused the $99/yr offer, ask for a $60 a year deal, paid up front for a year.

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Blog Post 'Don't Top Off, Bill' Car Talk

I took his letter to mean that if his tank holds 16 gallons, the pump was shutting off after adding only 8 gallons or 10 gallons. So I don't think Bill is a serial topper-offer. I think he had a genuine problem just filling his tank.

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However, after only 28,000 miles the turbo burned out. Thankfully, it was under warranty but the dealer tried to blame us by saying that we didn't let the engine idle long enough before turning it off. When we bought the car they told us to let it run for about 15 seconds. After it burned up they said we should have run it for 45-60 seconds.

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Blog Post Can an oil cap really, truly, shoot off your

RAY: There's really no other way for it to come off. There is a small amount of positive pressure in the crankcase, but not enough to "blow off" an oil cap that was properly tightened. TOM: I suppose it's possible that the cap was stripped or broken, or that it's particularly hard to screw on in this vehicle (we don't know, because we don't see

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Best Places to Buy Tires Online and Save Hundreds in 2021

Tire Rack - Tire Rack is simply the king of online tire retailers. The Indianapolis, Indiana-based company got its start mail ordering tires through multi-page ads in all the enthusiast magazines. When the internet really began to take off, Tire Rack was the first retailer to capitalize on the fact that we were all goofing off online when we were supposed to be working.

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Blog Post Will airbags work even if the ignition is off

TOM: Now that you've suggested it, Vic, probably about 15 minutes. RAY: About a year ago when we first looked into this question, Ford was the only company whose airbags worked when the ignition was off. That's because the power to the air bag is wired separately from the ignition switch. TOM: But we've heard that more and more companies are

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Blog Post Should I turn off the AC before turning off

Turning off the air conditioner before you turn off the engine makes no difference to the air conditioner or the engine. RAY: He probably doesn't even know his advice is useless. He's in a remorseful, cathartic trance after the sale, so he really can't be held responsible for his actions. Just pat him on the shoulder and tell him to

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Best Tires: A Buyer's Guide for 2021

Off-Road: General Grabber X3 - The Grabber X3 is a maximum traction off-road tire with the guts to get you anywhere you want to go. Huge evacuation channels get the mud out, while the aggressive stone bumpers at the edge of the tread protect the tough sidewalls from punctures.

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automatic-transmission cars, when you take your foot off the brake, the car will start to move. That's due to the nature of an automatic transmission, which uses a fluid clutch. TOM: There are a few cars that won't move, owing to their inordinate mass, their extremely low idle speed, and in most cases, the fact that somebody left the parking

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Best Off Road Tires

Original Equipment Off Road Tires. Even if you purchased an off-road vehicle, you may decide that a change in tire is appropriate for your rig. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, for example, leaves the factory with 17-inch wheels and tires sized LT285/70R17 116/113 Q C.

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Best Tires for the Ford Ranger

Off-road – Many people choose to downsize wheels for off-road use to increase the vehicle’s shock absorption capabilities and bump traction on loose surfaces. On the other side of the coin, going up in wheel size has its benefits: Better handling – Slimmer profile tires makes for less rubber to move around.

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Wheel Alignment

I took my 2011 GMC Acadia in for routine maintenance at 22,500 miles. The dealer suggested I have the alignment checked (no charge) and I agreed. Sure enough, he reported that the toeing in the left wheel was off .25 of a degree, and the right was off about .19 of a degree. All the other measurements were OK. He wanted $100 to fix this. I declined for the time but would like to know if such a

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Hankook Tires Review

The Dynapro AT2 is an on- and off-road tire that provides solid traction and performance in nearly any conditions, the tires were developed with special three-ply designs that help resist punctures and prolong treadwear. Wide grooves evacuate water and improve wet traction, while the tread design provides awesome winter weather traction. Specs:

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Blog Post When Should You Turn Off Traction Control

TOM: And the only reason you might turn it off is when it's working too effectively. For example, let's say you're parked on top of a pile of snow. You step on the gas and the wheels start to turn, but they can't get much traction in the snow. The traction control does what it's supposed to do; it uses the brakes to stop the wheels from spinning.

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Best Classic Car Shipping Companies of 2021

Bargain Auto Transport. Bargain Auto Transport is, as the name implies, the lowest cost of the group here. There is $100,000 of added cargo insurance added for classic car transport, but their website and associated review sites have little negative feedback included and no accounts of what happens to customers when they do need to make a claim against that insurance.

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Blog Post The time-old ON/OFF air conditioning debacle

The time-old ON/OFF air conditioning debacle. Dear Car Talk | Sep 01, 1990. Dear Tom and Ray: I wonder if you can answer a question in order to solve an argument I'm having with my husband. Is it better for the car engine if you turn OFF the air conditioner before you start the car, and then turn it ON after the car is started?

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Blog Post Brakes On, Brakes Off Car Talk

Brakes On, Brakes Off. Dear Car Talk | May 08, 2020. Dear Car Talk: I swear my old Jaguar had a parking brake that automatically set when I put the car in Park, and released when I took it out of Park. This was very convenient, as I never had to remember to set or release it. And I never tried to drive away with the parking brake still on

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Blog Post Why the extra on-off button on cruise control

RAY: The extra on-off button is a safety feature, Tony. When cruise control first came out, there was only one switch, usually on the stalk next to the steering wheel. And some unfortunate drivers discovered just how easy it was to turn the cruise control on by accident.

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Best Tires for the Toyota 4Runner

The 4Runner SR5, TRD Pro, and TRD Off-Road trims come with 17-inch wheels and 265/70R17 tires. The OE tire for these trims is either the Firestone Winterforce 2 UV or the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S. The Limited trim comes with 20-inch wheels and P245/60R20 tires.

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Blog Post Rev Matching the BMW: Where's the Off Switch

Rev Matching the BMW: Where's the Off Switch? I’m driving the 2016 BMW 340i, and I love it. The three-liter TwinPower turbo six (with 24 variable-control valves) is a treat in this smaller platform. The car ($58,420 as equipped, with $13,000 in extras) has gobs of power, and the handling to keep it on the road. Plus it’s a handsome beast in

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When you turn off the ignition in your Escort, you're turning off the spark plugs, and when you stop sending spark to the cylinders, the car is supposed to stop running. RAY: One thing that could cause dieseling is an engine that's running too hot. If there's something wrong with the cooling system, if the timing is too advanced, or if it's

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Blog Post If You Want to Go Off-Road, Get a True SUV

If driving off-road is really something you're committed to, then do what your colleagues do: Get a used Jeep, or Bronco, or Tahoe -- or keep your current SUV -- and use that for your excursions. But you'll be surprised at how wonderful it is to get back into your crossover when you get back from Kidney Crusher Trail. Get the Car Talk Newsletter.

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Blog Post Today: The Difference Between Highway and Off

Mike and his family live in Doha, Qatar and his wife's daily commute could be made a lot shorter and a lot less stressful if she were willing to do three miles off-road each way. But she's worried that the off-road driving will cause premature wear and tear. Tom and Ray explain the difference in wear and tear for highway miles versus off-road miles, right here, but suspect

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Blog Post Why topping off the tank is a bad idea. Car Talk

TOM: When the gasoline in the tank expands and creates vapors, those vapors are absorbed by the charcoal. They're held there in the charcoal until the next time the car starts, and then the vapors are sucked back into the intake air, and burned by the engine during the combustion process. RAY: When you top off your tank, you take the chance

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How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car

It will cost you about $1,400 to $1,600 to ship a typical car across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, on an uncovered trailer. That estimated price range includes service fees and insurance and is for a 2015 Toyota RAV4. Our prices were provided by uShip and they included six auto transport bids.

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Jiffy Lube Engine Flush

My wife had the day off and took the car to Jiffy Lube for an oil change, and was sold the Engine Flush. It is a 2002 Subaru Forester with about 144k miles.

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Best Tires for the Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado Work Truck, Custom, LT, and RST trims come with General Grabber HTS highway/all-season tires as original equipment. These are sized as 255/70R17 112S with blackwalls. Silverado Trail Boss models usually include General Grabber APT tires as on/off-road and all-terrain options as factory defaults.

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Start-Stop Issue Puts a Damper on Super Subaru

Because using the defroster temporarily disables the start-stop system. When there's a large electrical draw, like the rear window defroster, the car's computer disables the start-stop system to keep the battery from being drained while you're stopped with the engine off. As an alternative, if you dig into your touch-screen menus, you'll find

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Best Tires for the Subaru Crosstrek

The current generation Crosstrek is sold in three trims with two tire sizes: The 2.0i and Premium come with 17-inch wheels and P225/60R17 tires. The OEM tire on these trims is a Yokahama Geolander G91F. The 2.0i Limited and Hybrid come with 18-inch wheels and 225/55R18 tires. The OEM tire for these trims is a Falken Ziex ZE001 A/S.

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Best Insurance with No Deposit

Many insurers will offer good students a discount so consider that before you let your kid blow off studying for your next test. And while college might take a chunk out of your savings, if your student goes to school more than 100 miles away, you may see a savings on your car insurance.

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Can hybrid engines start, even with the ignition off

I took my 2006 Honda Civic hybrid to a store for an oil change. The manager told me he could not do oil changes on hybrid cars, because the engine can start even with the ignition turned off and the keys out of the car. He said he needed lineman gloves and would have to disconnect the electrical system in my Honda or he could get a serious shock.

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Blog Post So, just why did the wheel fall off of John's

No. 1: The last time the wheel was off the vehicle, they did not put the lug nuts on tight enough. Good theory, but how was I able to go 3,000 miles before having an incident like this one? No. 2: The last time the wheel was off the vehicle, they put the lug nuts on too tight and stretched the studs to the point of almost breaking.

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Blog Post How do I get car wax off my windshield

keep wax off your windshield. And either way -- -whether they apply special non-. glass-adhering wax, or no wax at all -- -you're all set! TOM: So now that we've eased your worried mind, Randy, we hope you can relax and. enjoy the important hobbies you mention in your letter. Get the Car Talk Newsletter. cleaning.

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Blog Post Repairing a spark plug that broke off flush

TOM: What a mechanic will do is drill out the broken piece of spark plug, along with the existing threads. The result will be a smooth hole that will be bigger than the old spark-plug hole. He'll then use a tool to cut new threads for an insert, and the spark plug will …

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Best Tires for the Jeep Wrangler

When it comes time to choose the best tires for your Jeep Wrangler, you might get conflicting answers from different people you ask. The tires that came with your Wrangler will depend on the model, but most of the choices that Jeep made for the factory-equipped tires (original equipment, OE) were aimed towards striking a balance between ride quality, capability, fuel economy, and cost.

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Best Tires for the Lexus RX350

The current generation RX350 is sold in multiple trims with two tire sizes: The 18-inch wheels come with 235/65R18 tires. The OEM tire for this size wheel is either a Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus or a Michelin Premier LTX. The 20-inch wheels come with 235/55R20 tires. The OEM tire for this size wheel is either a Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422

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