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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 Pep Boys Promos and Coupons

Planning to do a change oil? Let the Pep Boys folks do the job for you and save up to 30% off. Valid until 04/30/2021.

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Best Tire Buyer Deals and Coupons

Purchase a set of four selected General tires and earn up to $70 rebate. Offer valid until 04/30/2021.

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Best Goodyear Tire Coupons and Deals

Head off to the nearest Goodyear and let them help you with standard alignment to save up to $15. And up to $35 off on a 3-Year aligment. Valid until 05/02/2021

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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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How to Get a Deal on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

No, but it does offer a 25% off discount to not only active military, but veterans and their families. How much does SiriusXM cost? The base price for subscriptions is $16.99 for SiriusXM Select, $21.99 for SiriusXM All Access and $10.99 for SiriusXM Mostly Music, without any applicable discounts.

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

That store also offered “90 Days Same as Cash”. I bought the set on those terms. However, this merchant sold the note to a finance company. I received s payment book in the mail a couple of days later and the payment coupons went well beyond 90 days and when I calculated the interest, it was sky high.

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Dealer says can't replace factory glass matt battery with

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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When to pay for alignment &

alignment measurements = left alignment = 0.09 (nl range 0.08-0.25) right alignment = -0.11 (0.08-0.25) after 5 mos / 6K miles of wear on 4 new Michelin tires, left front tire outer = 9mm, inner = 8mm right front = 8,9 right rear = 7,8 left rear = 7,8 2003 Passat w/46K miles, plan to drive until it becomes unreliable. never had alignment done. got 40K miles out of factory tires before

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Best Car Shipping Companies in 2021

You can set yourself up to get the best price by shopping around to at least three different shipping agencies, trying to ship between major cities if possible, shipping during off-season times (winter), and choosing a cost-effective shipping method like open truck transport. We did a comparison of costs for our ‘66 Jeep CJ5.

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Best Tires for the Lexus RX350

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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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

We have a 1986 Peugeot 505 Turbo Wagon. We love the comfortable ride and the nice features. 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.

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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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Best Tires for the Subaru Crosstrek

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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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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Blog Post Will airbags work even if the ignition is off

Dear Tom and Ray: Does the ignition key have to be on to make the air bags work? Or will they work even if the ignition is off? I would think the latter is the case so that if one had motor trouble and pulled off to the side of the road, the bags would protect them in case they're hit while sitting in the parked car.

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

TOM: Well, Mrs. Smith, our philosophy has always been to turn the air conditioner on in April, and turn it off in October. But the answer to your question is that it doesn't matter. When the starter is engaged (when you turn the key to the start position), all of the major accessories are momentarily turned off

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Best Places to Buy Tires Online and Save Hundreds

In one of a series of wrong decisions, Sears sold off the chain of 226 stores in 2003, leaving it to prosper ever since. NTB offers a wide range of popular brands and unlike some of its competitors, there aren’t any weirdo off-brands in its stable.

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Best Tires for the Toyota Tundra

The Tundra 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. The OE tire for this trim is either the Bridgestone H/T D684 or the Yokohama Geolandar

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Blog Post

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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Best Car Accessories and Parts Deals from Amazon

Car Care. Microfiber Towel ($6.99) - Say hello to your shiny vehicle witht the help of this product. Antimicrobial Cleaner ($12.74) - Stay protected while keeping your car clean and free of germs. 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System ($11.69) - See better at night with this 3 easy steps process, it only requires as little as an hour to remove scratches and restore cloudy, dull lenses.

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Blog Post Brakes On, Brakes Off Car Talk

And it's hard to imagine a scenario where you'd need the parking brake to be off when the car was in Park. Or need it to be on when the car was in gear and you're trying to accelerate. So I suspect you'll see more automatic parking brakes in the coming years. It makes a lot of sense.

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Best Tires for the Nissan Titan

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

The Mini Cooper S uses it, though of course that’s a BMW in all but name. Nissan calls it SynchroRev Match, and claims to have invented it. Porsche likes it, too, as does General Motors for the Camaro, Corvette and Cadillac ATS-V. On the Corvette Stingray, for instance, you flick a steering wheel-mounted switch to turn it off.

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Blog Post When Should You Turn Off Traction Control

I recently purchased a 1995 Ford Contour with traction control. On the dash it has a pushbutton switch to turn off the traction control. Nowhere in the operating instructions does it state when it's appropriate to turn off the traction control. Since the traction control is automatic, it operates only when needed. So why would you want to turn

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

Recently we took a trip, and because of an ongoing oil drip, my husband checked the oil, added a half-quart and then we headed home. After stopping and dropping off him and the kids, I headed out to my brother's house (10 minutes away) to pick up our dog. On the way there, I could see white smoke coming from the back of the car.

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Blog Post Does turning off the AC give my car a

As a result, when I merge onto a highway with a steep grade, and the AC is on, I will often turn it off long enough to accelerate to highway speed, then I'll turn it on again. I swear I can feel the car surge with added power when I flip off the AC switch. My wife, however, thinks this is silly.

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

And then, that last one sheared off and the wheel came off with it. RAY: And you should get down on your knees and thank your lucky stars that you were going 4 mph when it happened instead of 40. TOM: If you're sure that the guys who did the stabilizer repair removed only that one wheel, you can just replace those five studs and be fine.

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Blog Post Repairing a spark plug that broke off flush

Yesterday, my son broke off a spark plug in his 1989 Ford F-150 with a six-cylinder engine. It broke off flush with the hole. Egad! How do we get the rest of the spark plug out, and what other concerns must be kept in mind? -- Dave. TOM: Well, it depends on how he broke it, Dave. If he broke it by turning the wrench the wrong way (trying to

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Is it OK to use a garden hose to spray road dust off my

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a '91 Chevy S-10 pickup. Is it OK to spray the water hose on the engine to keep it clean of road dust? -- Grant RAY: Sure. Don't forget that whenever you …

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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.

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Best Car Insurance Discounts

Other Discounts. There are other significant discounts that you should be aware of before you go signing up with one insurer. Good Student: Insurers often offer discounts for students living in your home who keep up a decent grade point average. If your favorite art history major between the ages of 16 and 24 (24?!) keeps up a B average, you can get a significant discount on the cost of insurance.

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Best Tires for the Mazda CX-5

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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Best Tires for the Toyota Highlander

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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Best Tires for the Ford Explorer

Off-road – larger sidewalls on smaller wheels also help cushion when off the road and allows for more inflation variance for better grip when off-pavement. On the other side of the coin, going up in wheel size has its benefits: Better handling – thin profile tires have better road grip due to less play in the sidewall.

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Best Tires for the Toyota Tacoma

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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Best Tires for the Subaru Forester

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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Blog Post Disconnecting the EGR valve leads to EPA

My 1980 Chevy V-8 with 120,000 miles used to hesitate at take off, and buck at speeds above 50 MPH. I discovered that when I disconnected the EGR valve, the bucking disappeared and the engine ran great. I asked my mechanic if that was OK, and he said he didn't recommend it.

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Cheap Car Shipping

In fact, your shipper is going to remind you that the rules under which they operate mean you can’t fill the car up with anything. Don’t plan to ship back your stuff in the vehicle. You can certainly ask your shipper to confirm this, but shipping the vehicle empty seems to be the norm. And don’t top off

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Blog Post Some Options That Fit the Off-Road-Adventuring

Given the compromises you'd have to make to get a vehicle rugged enough to do serious off-roading, you should think hard about how often you're really going to do it. If it's just a fantasy, or a once-a-year thing, you're probably better off buying a car that suits your needs 51 weeks a year, like the Subaru, and renting a Jeep on your vacation.

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Blog Post Why would you ever turn traction control OFF

I own a '99 Pontiac Grand Prix with traction control, which makes sense to have in the Midwest, my fair region. There is a button on the dash that allows me to turn it off, should I desire to do so. I travel and rent cars frequently, and I've noticed that other makes that have traction control have an on/off

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Best Tires for the Mustang

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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Best Tires for the Jeep Compass

Top Replacement Tire Brands for Jeep Compass We are recommending three tire options for each of the four wheel sizes for the Jeep Compass. Our recommendations are based on budget, with the lowest-cost coming first, a mid-priced option with a little more value next, and the Daddy Warbucks, price-doesn’t-matter version for those who simply want the best.

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Best Tires for Ford F-150

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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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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TCs Off Road, Kent WA Car Talk

Don't let the company name deter you; these guys work on two-wheel-drive cars too, and very competently. I trust Terry and his mechanics without question. I can drop the car off, explain the problem, and come back at the promised time and find everything done--right--and suffer no invoice shock.

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