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Winter and Summer Tires Head to Heads & Advice 

What You Need to Know About Winter and Summer Tires

Tires are among the most misunderstood components on a car. Sure, they’re all round and black, but there’s a world of difference between winter and summer tires, so it’s a good idea to understand exactly what makes them different. To illustrate what separates winter and summer tires, we turn once again to Jason Fenske and his Engineering Explained videos, which we’ve always found to be a great source for breaking down complicated concepts into layman’s terms. Now, the first thing you should know about winter and summer tires, as you might…

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Head to Head: 2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 Honda Pilot

Juggernauts- both literally and metaphorically- in the automotive SUV segment, the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2017 Honda Pilot butt heads more than a little on a variety of comparison topics. Many car buyers come to the table with a predisposition about which brand they would rather have advertised in their driveway. If you’re a fan of the eminently reliable Japanese automaker Honda, you’re likely to give the Pilot a little more of your time. On the other hand, if you’re a staunch American-brand buyer, the Explorer will be first,…

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Why You Should Never Drive on Empty

The average fuel pump replacement costs $1,000-$2,000. If you knew you could avoid shelling out this cash, would you? Most of us will answer ‘Yes’ while keeping this data retrievable somewhere in our mental filing system. But the truth is, we still are prone to procrastinate and selectively notice when the low fuel warning light kicks in. We hope to change all that by going a little deeper into why you should never drive on empty. How Fuel Pumps Work One job the fuel pump has is to distribute fuel…

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Head to Head: 2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4

Few automakers have ever rammed horns quite so fiercely as Honda and Toyota over the years. Both brands are known for offering reliable vehicles that focus on quality, affordability, and accessibility. From the Camry to the 4Runner, Toyota covers the full spectrum of the automotive segment in its year-to-year line-up. Honda has long countered with models like the Civic and the Pilot, with both companies constantly struggling to win the lion’s share of the market with their innovations and styling. Frankly, we love both Honda and Toyota- for that reason, this particular…

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Top Suspension Problems and How to Fix Them

If you avoid routes with rough roads because each bump sends a jolt you can feel in your bones, it’s time to face your potential suspension problems head-on. Identifying the suspension problem should not be difficult as you can troubleshoot it by isolating out the following suspension components: Shock absorbers/dampers and bushings: You can tell when your shocks are worn out by your car’s inability to stay grounded on the road when traveling over divots. Bumps may joust you violently from your seat. Even normal wear and tear of your…

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