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Wondering how does a clutch work? In manual and automatic transmissions, the clutch uses pressure to engage or disengage the transmission from the engine.
By Cheryl Bowman
Learning how to change brake fluid is the first step in the battle against brake corrosion.
By Don Bowman
Learn how to use Sea Foam Motor Treatment to clean your vehicle's engine.
By Stephanie Banfield
"Check engine" codes are your car's way of telling you what is wrong. In today's digital environment, these codes might be the only way to diagnose some engine problems.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Do you suspect that your vehicle has a bad water pump? Familiarize yourself the signs of this problem.
By Rose Clearfield
Learning how to check a car alternator is just the beginning of your journey into the heart of your car's electrical system.
By Don Bowman
Learn why Karl Benz's idea is still around 115 years later, powering utility vehicles, sports cars and motorcycles.
By Jamie Douglas
Catalytic converter problems can have a big impact on the health of the environment and the width of your wallet.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Head gasket repair cost is stratospheric. It is one of the most expensive car repairs there is. Learn how the price adds up.
By Maeve Rich
Cleaning EGR valves is essential if you're having a problem with your EGR flow.
By Don Bowman
Installing a car thermostat is a quick and easy fix that can save you from expensive heat related engine damage. For under $10 (plus the cost of engine coolant), a balky car thermostat can be replaced in less than an hour.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Symptoms of a bad catalytic converter should never be ignored. Learn how to spot them.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
How do ABS brakes work? They prevent your wheels from locking up at the worst possible time.
By Don Bowman
You pull up to a stop sign, and as you depress your brake pedal, the most horrible, shrill noise sounds out. What could have cause it?
By Minnie Chatterfield
Learn about the different types of automatic transmission fluids. There are more than you are probably expecting there to be.
By Rebecca Frank
The moment of truth has arrived! Your trusty, older model vehicle is finally giving out on you. What are your options?
By Jamie Douglas
The average cost of repairing a transmission varies, depending on the car and the nature of the problem. Learn some average costs and things you can do to save money in the long run.
By Cheryl Bowman
Changing disc brakes gets easier each time you do it. But you can skip to the advanced class just by following a few basic tips.
By Don Bowman
Changing a car thermostat  is inexpensive and easy to do.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Discover four ways to save money on car repair costs. From choosing a mechanic you can trust to doing the job yourself, use our helpful guide to cut down on car repair prices and put more money back in your pocket.
By Nicole Tomassetti
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