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  1. Winter is coming! Snow Tires save lives. — November 17, 2016
  2. Four Reasons Why Extended Oil Change Intervals Warrant Better Filters — March 27, 2016
  3. Seasons Greetings — December 15, 2013
  4. Have you heard of “HYDROLOCK”? — March 2, 2013
  5. DIY bolt-on engine modifications — March 2, 2013

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Nov 17

Winter is coming! Snow Tires save lives.

      Winter Tire Safety Tips Transport Canada and the Rubber Association of Canada advise motorists to think about safe driving in winter. Vehicle handling will be improved when tires of the same type, size, speed rating and load index are installed on all four wheels. Snow Tires Tires marked with the pictograph of a peaked …

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Mar 27

Four Reasons Why Extended Oil Change Intervals Warrant Better Filters

Four Reasons Why Extended Oil Change Intervals Warrant Better Filters

Dec 15

Seasons Greetings

“We wish you health, comfort, and prosperity this holiday season. Season’s Greetings.”

Mar 02

Have you heard of “HYDROLOCK”?

                  Hydrolock (a shorthand notation for hydrostatic lock) is an abnormal condition of any device which is designed to compress a gas by mechanically restraining it; most commonly the reciprocating internal combustion engine, the case this article refers to unless otherwise noted. Hydrolock occurs when a volume of liquid greater …

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Mar 02

DIY bolt-on engine modifications

DIY bolt-on engine modifications can make our vehicles more powerful and more fun to drive, and there are lots of after-market companies that have come up with some great ideas. Thanks to their innovations, there are many changes you can make if you have the money and the time.   One bolt-on engine mod that …

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Mar 02

Can Motorheads DIY Garage save you money on car repairs with our concept? Yes we can!

The Economy is Driving More Car Owners to Do Their Own Auto Repairs, according to AutoMD’s “2010 DIY Report” Nearly 40% Doing More DIY than in 2008; 1 in 3 Report Saving over $1000 a Year; 84% of Those Who Usually Head to the Shop Likely to Attempt Repairs with More How-To Guides/Information Carson, CA …

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Mar 02

Wheel Studs and what you should know about them.

Wheel Studs and what you should know about them. Never use an Impact gun to torque wheel studs. Always use a torque wrench with the manufacturers recommended torque value. Over zealous mechanics without regard for “doing it right” use the impact gun to speed up their job which in the process over tightens the nuts …

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Jan 03

Quick car tip: avoid excessive idling.

Quick car tip: avoid excessive idling! We all like to slip into a warm car in winter. But leaving the car on and letting the engine idle burns up to 20% more gas. It also creates more wear and tear on the engine and reduces overall engine life. An idling car is also more vulnerable …

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May 27

Consequences of Over Revving….OOPS!

Consequences of Over Revving….OOPS!     These pictures show you what happens as a result of over reving your engine. Over revving an engine happens when you miss-shift or spin the wheels on slippery surfaces like ice and snow. This is a Honda Civic Engine. You can see the hole in the block at cylinder #2, at …

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May 17

DIY Shock or strut replacement

Replace Your Shocks and Struts Every 100,000 Km or 60,000 miles. You’ve probably figured out how to tell when your brakes or tires are wearing out. Shocks and struts are just as critical and they’re much more difficult to inspect. This can be frustrating, because your shocks and struts are safety-critical components that wear out …

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