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Our Complete Guide to Removing Mud From Your Car Carpet

June 16th, 2023 by
Mud on a Car Floor

Muddy car carpets in your vehicle happen all the time. Whether you enjoy off-roading, are out in the rain, or have active kids who love playing outside, you’ll get mud on your vehicle’s carpets at some point.  When mud dries on your carpet, it can turn into a stubborn stain that’s hard to come out….

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Say Goodbye to Foul Vehicle Cabin Smells Once and for All

June 2nd, 2023 by
Car Air Freshener in a Perfume Bottle

Have you been dealing with unpleasant odors or smells in your car, truck, or SUV? You’re not alone! Vehicle cabin odors may come from a wide range of sources, including spilled food and beverages, smoking, pet accidents, kid accidents, diaper changings, and more.  Fortunately, there are ways to remove these smells permanently so that you…

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How to Pack Your Trunk or Cargo Area Properly

May 18th, 2023 by
View from inside the trunk of a car

Packing your trunk or cargo area involves more than just putting groceries in the back. Whether you’re going on a road trip, moving to a new home, or simply shopping for weekly groceries, packing your trunk or cargo area properly represents a vital step to make sure your items stay safe. You don’t want to…

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How to Drive Safely With a Roof Rack on Your Vehicle

May 8th, 2023 by
SUV With Roof Rack

Ready for that summer road trip? Heading to your favorite camping or lake destination? Maybe you could use extra storage space in your vehicle. Having a roof rack on top of your vehicle can be incrediblybeneficial. You must remember one important thing: While a roof rack expands your cargo capacity, it requires some adjustments to…

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How to Drive in Windy Conditions

April 12th, 2023 by
Riding in Car with the Windows Down

Sometimes, you start on a road trip, and the weather is idyllic, the sun is shining, and there are no snafus. But then the weather changes as you drive to another region or the conditions deteriorate. If you ever find yourself in windy conditions, you may have to change your driving habits just a bit….

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How Are Various Car Parts Recycled?

April 5th, 2023 by
Pile of Tires Waiting for Recycling

Over the course of owning your vehicle, you take it into the shop or dealership for regular maintenance. You might need new tires after 50,000 miles, a new battery after 75,000 miles, and oil changes every 5,000 to 10,000 miles.  Once a technician removes certain parts or fluids from your vehicle, they typically get sent…

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Discover the Highest Prices Ever Paid for Cars in History

March 16th, 2023 by
Ferrari Sports Car

Car enthusiasts love their cars. Every once in a while, a single car makes headlines for selling really high at an auction. We’ll look at the highest prices ever paid for cars in history. Related Post: Fascinating Vehicle World Records Context of the Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold at an Auction As you might expect,…

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How Do Vehicle Aerodynamics Change Gas Mileage?

March 9th, 2023 by
Aerodynamics of a Car in a Wind Tunnel

The aerodynamics of your vehicle can change the fuel efficiency of your gas tank. One key measurement comes from the coefficient of drag, a number between 0 and 1 that quantifies how the air moves around your vehicle as it travels down the road. The lower the coefficient of drag, the better your car moves…

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What Factors Into the Price of Gasoline in Springfield, MO?

March 2nd, 2023 by
Woman pumping gas into her car

Gas prices can fluctuate up and down based on several factors throughout the year. Many factors determine how much you pay at the pump for gasoline and diesel. The next time you fill up your tank, think of these things that go into the costs it takes to drive your vehicle with regular fill-ups. Related…

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Top 9 Common Problems Your Car Faces in Cold Winter Weather

February 16th, 2023 by
Winter vehicle on a road with the tire

Cold winter months can take a toll on our bodies and our cars. Humans can get colds, sniffles, and the flu. Cars also face challenges in the winter due to cold temperatures, ice, and snow.  Discover nine problems your vehicle might encounter when it’s cold outside. Related Post: Winter Tires FAQs 1. Lower Air Pressure…

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