Monthly Archives: January 2011

Recall Roundup: Is Your Car On This List?

As of December 2010, certain units of the following vehicle models are under recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address these potential issues (link to report is below the list): 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS for disabled front … Continue reading

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GM Ecotec Engine Ticking Noise – And What To Do About It

Here’s a GM Ecotec engine with an unusual ticking sound…. good for reference if you have say, a Chevy Cobalt or Cavalier, and it starts making strange noises. And maybe what you can do to fix it:

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The Only Reasons To Buy A Used Car

At the root of it there are only two reasons why people buy used cars: 1 (A) Less Money For Same Car Either making an affordable car more affordable or putting a formerly unattainable car within reach. This would be … Continue reading

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Shock Absorbers and Stopping Distance

Springs and shocks control the motion of each wheel of a car. Springs enable the suspension to move up and down over bumps and imperfections in the road. Shocks absorb and dissipate the energy from that motion. Without shocks the … Continue reading

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Wheel Alignment

This clip contains clear explanations of wheel alignment, toe, camber and caster. It also recommends that you should get your car aligned after rotating the tires, which makes sense. But if the interval is pretty short (say 7,500 miles) then … Continue reading

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