In the past, we’ve discussed at length how the evolution of modern engines is impacting the way that drivers need to think about maintaining their vehicles. This conversation usually takes place in the context of small, low-displacement engines that get a major boost in power via turbocharger technology. If you’re unfamiliar, I recommend that you…

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Welcome to 2020! We’ve just kicked off a brand-new decade and for many of us in North America, that means driving around in frigid temperatures – sometimes during extreme inclement weather. If you’re like most people, you haven’t given much thought to the impact that driving in cold or hot climates can have on a…

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High Efficiency and High Airflow The best cabin air filter for use when driving in all climates is going to be a filter that offers exceptional filtering ability (often referred to as efficiency) while not being so obstructive that it dramatically impedes the flow of air through the car’s climate control system. Today’s vehicles feature…

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The search for a new car or truck can be a stressful experience. After all, it is a big purchase for many people and it’s a decision that most of us have to live with for at least a few years. Taking care of that nice new ride shouldn’t stress anyone out though. Sadly, that’s…

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Spring is here and that means changes to the weather (hopefully warmer weather), which usually allows us to get outside, work in the yard, clean up the house or garage, or open the pool. It’s the time of year when we start making preparations that will get us through the dog days of summer. Your…

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While it’s much cleaner today than ever before, the fuel in your vehicle’s gas tank still contains particles, sediment, and contaminants that can clog the fuel filter. The buildup of contaminants restricts the flow of fuel, which can subsequently cause engine problems.  Fuel filters serve a critical function within your car’s engine fuel system and…

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The traditional best practice for fuel filter replacement called for 30,000 mile change intervals.  It didn’t matter so much if someone was driving a gas or diesel fueled vehicle – the fuel filter had to be watched either way. As automotive technology has evolved and fuel has become cleaner, change intervals have been extended dramatically…

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As vehicle manufacturers look to improve the impact of vehicles and their parts on the environment, cartridge oil filters are becoming more common. For the professional installer, replacing a cartridge oil filter isn’t a difficult job, but there is slightly more risk when compared with the more common spin-on oil filter. Improper installation can lead…

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