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Don’t Skip your Next Oil Change

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Don’t Skip your Next Oil Change

Skipping oil changes can have harmful consequences for your vehicle’s engine. Clean motor oil is essential to your engine’s longevity and keeping up with scheduled maintenance will keep your vehicle’s engine running longer and smoother. Oil changes are one of the most simply tasks a DIY mechanic can do at home, you simply need an oil filter wrench, oil, a drain pan and possibly ramps to drive the front of your vehicle onto to give you better access to the underside of your vehicle’s engine. Vehicle’s oil change range is between 3,000 and 10,000 miles depending on your manufacturers specifications....

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4 Tips to get your car ready for Fall

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4 Tips to get your car ready for Fall

  The end of Summer means cooler temperatures and possibly snow, here are 4 quick tips to get your car ready for the Fall and winter months. Wipers – NAPA recommends that you replace your windshield wipers every 6 months. Depending on where you live, you might need a thicker wiper for the snow and ice of the North. Don’t forget to change out your windshield washer fluid either with de-icer. Tires – Check the current tires on your vehicle for tread depth, if they need to be replaced, now is the time to do it. We also recommend rotating your tires...

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Car won’t start?

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Car won’t start?

Turn the key and the car doesn’t start? You may be tempted to blame the battery but it could also be your alternator. Always check your battery first, turn the key switch to the on position and see if any dashboard lights come on. If the lights come on, on the dashboard, and your headlights are dim, the battery may be just low and needs a charge. Next, open your hood and check you’re the connections on your battery, if there is excessive buildup on the terminals, you will need to clean those. First, disconnect the battery cables then clean...

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Keep Your Windshield Clean of Bugs

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Keep Your Windshield Clean of Bugs

  Tired of all the bugs and debris on your windshield? Keep your windshield clean with a few simple steps from NAPA Auto Parts. First and foremost, make sure to wash your windshield thoroughly and wipe it dry. Then you can apply various products like Rain-X water repellent, Prestone Bugwash, Sea Foam Bug-B-Gone or other products available at your local NAPA Auto Parts. Rain-X Water Repellent is typically used for helping to repel rain from your windshield but it can also create a much needed bug barrier. It makes your windshield much easier to clean and is far less likely...

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Windshield Chip Repair on a Budget

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Windshield Chip Repair on a Budget

A lot of chipped windshields can be easily fixed from home with a few simple tools. Windshields are made of multiple layers of glass and rubbery transparent surfaces. When chips occur, it’s almost always the outer layer that has been comprised. Your local NAPA Auto Parts is proud to carry chip repair kits that include a syringe filled with an epoxy or acrylic solution that will be used to fill the crack in the outer layer of your windshield. Before you apply the solution, make sure to clean the area thoroughly of any dirt and debris then allow the area...

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