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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Tire Care

Posted on August 14, 2018 by James Florence

Want to get the most out of your vehicle’s tires? Of course you do. However, you may not realize all that this entails in terms of ongoing care and maintenance. To help you, we’ve created this comprehensive, “rubber meets the road” guide to tire care. In it, we’ll cover the following aspects:

  • Why tire care is important
  • Maintaining proper tire pressure
  • Rotating your tires
  • Wheel alignment and balance
  • Tire repair
  • Knowing when to replace your tires
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Maintenance Tips for Premodern Vehicles

Posted on July 05, 2018 by James Florence

Most of the cars and trucks you typically see on the road today were built within the last 25 years. With modern vehicles, maintenance tends to be pretty simple, thanks to improved technology and designated preventative maintenance schedules. In contrast, when it comes to premodern vehicles (whether vintage, classic or just plain old), maintenance can be a real challenge. Read more

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Video: How to Polish Out a Scratch on Your Car

Posted on January 11, 2018 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips on DIY auto body care. One of the tips provided was a procedure for polishing out a minor surface scratch on a car’s body. To see this procedure performed in person, watch this video by Tom Trago of Anchor Auto Body.

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Diamond Certified Experts: Auto Body Care

Posted on January 09, 2018 by James Florence

In order to maintain your car’s appearance, you’ll need to know how to properly care for its paint and clear coat. Photo: Coelho’s Body Repair & Auto Sales, Inc. (2018)

For many people, a car represents more than a mere means of conveyance. It might be a status symbol, a passion project or simply the result of long-term hard work and frugality. If any of these applies to you, you’re likely as concerned about your car’s outward appearance as you are about its internal components, in which case you’ll want to know how to effectively maintain it. To that end, we’ve asked six Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their auto body care tips. Read more

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Diamond Certified Experts: Under the Hood

Posted on September 12, 2017 by James Florence

A vehicle has several components that need to be maintained, from tires to brakes to suspension. However, the most critical of these components are found under the hood—namely the engine and transmission. We’ve asked eight Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to give their tips on caring for these vital organs of vehicle operation.

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Your Kid’s First Car: What Every New Driver Needs to Know

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Suzanne Carroll

What’s the perfect accessory to go with a cap and gown? A set of car keys. With graduation season upon us, many young people will be getting their first cars before heading off to college or starting their first jobs. A car allows a young person to experience freedom and independence, but it’s also a serious responsibility. School may be over for your child, but the life lessons are just about to begin. To learn how you can help teach your child to be a responsible car owner, read these tips provided by five Diamond Certified Experts.

How to buy a car
For many young people, an auto dealership may be where the car of their dreams crashes into the reality of their bank accounts. Read more

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More on Owning Electric Vehicles

Posted on September 04, 2016 by Suzanne Carroll

If you still have more questions about electric vehicles, follow the links below to learn more about specific government incentives, where you can plug in your new car and just how electric cars compare when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions.

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