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Drive Reliably by Understanding Gaskets

People care about safe, reliable driving. Unfortunately, many don’t understand how important gaskets are to make this possible. Today, we’re going to take a look at what these mysterious objects are, what they’re for and how to keep them healthy.

Gaskets are really just a seal, made of layers of metal (often copper or even better, steel), with a coating of rubber or something like it. They’re flexible and keep fluids and air where they belong.

Unsurprisingly, most vehicles have lots of these, but the most important ones are pretty simple on purpose. Oil pan gaskets…

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Why Truck Lift Kits are So Popular

When we see a truck high off the road, we often think it’s a teenager trying to look cool. However, lifting trucks has become very popular through the years by drivers of many ages. The manufacture of lift kits has made it easier to lift your truck, so it’s high off the ground. Stop at Kyners Auto Sales and see what we have in the way of lift kits and lifting supplies.

Lift kits started off being popular during WWI because they allowed soldiers to drive through rougher terrain. They then became popular for their “cool” appearance. Today…

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Learn How to Jump Start a Car Like a Professional

In order to jump-start a car quickly and easily, it is always a good idea to have safety goggles, gloves, and jumper cables in the trunk just in case. Move the two vehicles nose-to-nose, turn off the engine and shut the lights off on both cars. Open the hoods, make sure the batteries are close enough the cables can reach.

The red cable goes to positive on the good battery and then positive on the bad battery. The black cable goes to negative on the good battery and then any exposed metal you can find on the car with the…

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How to Properly Clean Your Car's Headlights

Restoring your car's headlights to their natural shiny state and transparency can be done with a few simple agents around the home. For example, toothpaste can be used with a rag to clean off the exterior of your headlights. You simply dab a bit of toothpaste on the rag and wipe down the exterior to remove the dirt and discoloration.

If you want to use something stronger, why not try insect repellent? Insect repellent is actually used by many to clean headlights due to the chemical properties of the spray. However, you do not want to get this stuff…

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How to Know if Your Vehicle's Exhaust is Leaking

You want every component in your vehicle to work correctly. You need to know that the whole vehicle is working well together. If you have a problem with your exhaust system, you should have that looked at. Know how to check for a leaking exhaust system.

If you hear a hissing noise or a popping sound when your vehicle has its engine running, that may be a sign of a leaking exhaust system, and it is something that you should have checked out. If you notice that your steering wheel is vibrating in a new and weird way, that may…

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Tire Pressure Warning Light Triggers

Seeing your tire pressure warning light suddenly come on can make you feel a sense of doom. It can be endlessly frustrating to wonder what's triggering the illumination as well.

If you observe illumination, you can consider a host of possibilities. Immoderate tire pressure can in many cases trigger illumination. It's critical for any and all drivers to concentrate on tire pressure matters. Tire pressure that's inordinately high can lead to all types of headaches. Tire pressure that's inordinately low, on the other hand, can do the same. Correct tire pressure upkeep can give you more…

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Having A Transfer Case Gives You True 4-Wheel Drive

Two-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and 4-wheel drive vehicles all operate differently. Obviously, this is most prevalent when it comes to the transmission. One component that is exclusive to the true 4-wheel drive vehicle is the transfer case.

While the 2-wheel drive vehicle has just the transmission and one differential and the all-wheel drive vehicle has a front, rear, and center differential, the 4-wheel drive vehicle has 2 differentials and a transfer case. When the driver switches from 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive, the transfer case engages and power is then sent to both...

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Keep Tires in Good Shape and Stay Safe

If you experience an issue with one of the tires on your vehicle, that can cause trouble for you and put you in danger. You should keep quality tires on your vehicle and make sure that the tires are inflated with just the right amount of air.

Your vehicle should let you know how much air needs to go into your tires. You can often find that information on the door of the vehicle. Fill the tires properly. If you would like to test the treads on the vehicle, stick a penny into the tread of the tire. If you…

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How Getting a Full Tank of Gas Helps in Cold Driving Conditions?

Most drivers don't concern themselves with the gas tank in winter until the low fuel indicator comes on. These are a couple of benefits you might want to familiarize yourself with as the freezing temperatures arrive. More air and less gas in the tank can cause condensation to form. Those water droplets crystallize in freezing temperatures, which could clog the fuel line and starve the engine of needed fuel.

If you are constantly driving around with low fuel, trouble could happen if you get stranded in the middle of the night due to being stuck in the snow. Without…

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Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles Is Too Often

The automotive engineering industry has seen some big advancements over the past decades. One effect of this is that engines can now go longer without having their oil changed. In most cases, the old advice to change your oil every 3,000 miles is overkill.

How, then, do you know when to take your car in for an oil change? One excellent method is to simply consult the owner's manual that came with your vehicle and followed the recommendations. For drivers who are not interested in estimates and guesswork, the best option is to manually check your engine's…

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