Ask AAA – Toyota Rav4 A/C Problem

A reader writes: I had the defroster unit replaced in my 07′ Toyota Rav 4 a few months ago. The dealership removed the entire front panel of the vehicle interior to replace the unit. It was very expensive, and just 3-4 weeks later on our first warm day AC is only blowing hot air out […]

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Tire Dressing 101 – All You Ever Wanted To Know About Tire Shine

When it comes to making a car stand out from the crowd, tire dressing is one of the “little things” that can make a big difference. However, tire dressing isn’t as simple as it seems. There are different types of dressing available with different finishes, and some of the dressings even help to protect your […]

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When To Replace Wiper Blades

Until you’re driving in inclement weather, it’s easy to forget about replacing your windshield wiper blades. In fact, windshield wiper maintenance is one of the most neglected tasks involved with car ownership today. But bad weather is hazardous enough without delaying your reaction time because you can’t see the road or obstructions, so don’t let yourself […]

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DIY wiper blade replacement tips

Choosing and Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades – DIY Tips

When it’s time to change your windshield wiper blades, you have a couple of options. You can have them replaced when you take your car in for its next oil change. You’ll pay more for the service than if you replace them yourself, but if you want to avoid the hassle of choosing and installing […]

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To Change or NOT to Change Transmission Fluid

The average automatic transmission is quite possibly one of the most complicated components on any vehicle. It also happens to the one of the most stressed components on the average vehicle, thanks in large part to the constant use and abuse it takes on a regular basis. Dozens of mechanical, hydraulic and electronic components work […]

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Why is My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light On?

If you haven’t run over anything pointy, and if your tires are in good shape, a “low tire pressure warning” light can be a bit of a mystery. While your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is designed to warn your whenever your tires have are 20% or more below  pressure, it’s not always reliable. Since […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Jump-Starting Your Car

Car batteries can go dead for all sorts of reasons. The battery can discharge if it’s not used, your vehicle’s numerous electronics can slowly draw the battery down, serious vibration caused by driving on washboard roads can literally break the battery’s internal components, etc. What’s more, even if your battery isn’t completely dead, a weak […]

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