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Automotive Glass: A Brief History of Its Development and Use

4 hours 21 min ago
Automotive glass has to be stronger, better and safer than any other type of glass on the market. Read on to find out how and why. The post Automotive Glass: A Brief History of Its Development and...

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What Is Synthetic Blend Oil?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:13
Have you ever found yourself staring at a motor oil display at your local shop wondering: What is synthetic blend oil? We've got the answers. The post What Is Synthetic Blend Oil? appeared first on...

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Types of Car Differentials and How They Work

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 23:30
Some types of car differentials are designed to simply allow for wheel slip, while others are designed to counteract it or even accentuate it. The post Types of Car Differentials and How They Work...

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Kraus to Drive BMR’s No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:44
Bill McAnally Racing announced today that Derek Kraus will drive the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry for BMR in 2018, as he contends for the championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West....

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Know-How Notes: All About Zip Ties

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:03
Zippity-doo-da, zippity-yay, I’m gonna organize some wiring today! Cable ties, or zip ties as they are more commonly known, may be one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind.  Invented...

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Blower Motor Replacement: When Good Parts Go Bad

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:21
If the air in your car stops blowing, a blower motor replacement may be in order. The post Blower Motor Replacement: When Good Parts Go Bad appeared first on NAPA Know How Blog.

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BMR Teams Honored At NASCAR Championship Awards Ceremony

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:21
The three Bill McAnally Racing drivers who dominated competition in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West this year garnered the top series awards at the NASCAR Night of Champions celebration on Friday...

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Distracted Driving Prevention: A Balancing Act for Car Companies

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 16:01
Car companies are turning to technology to tackle distracted driving prevention. The post Distracted Driving Prevention: A Balancing Act for Car Companies appeared first on NAPA Know How Blog.

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Winter Driving Techniques: What’s Changed With Modern Vehicles

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 16:18
Winter driving techniques are simpler than they once were, thanks to modern automotive technologies. The post Winter Driving Techniques: What’s Changed With Modern Vehicles appeared first on...

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I Have a Stripped Oil Drain Plug! Help!

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:55
A stripped oil drain plug can quickly lead to engine failure. Luckily, even the worst-case repair isn't too tricky. Here's a closer look at this vital part The post I Have a Stripped Oil Drain Plug!...

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NAPA IndyCar Driver Rossi Competing in ‘The Amazing Race’

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:10
via INDYCAR.com photo credit: INDYCAR Photo – Chris Owens INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 7, 2017) Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly have been friends for years, and sometimes housemates since both joined the...

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Know-How Notes: Punch & Chisel Guide

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:24
Working on your own vehicle means having a lot of different tools, going far beyond those found in the typical tool kits and kitchen drawer. When it comes to specialty tools, there are many different...

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Moisture in Headlights Doesn’t Have to Mean It’s Time for Replacement

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:19
Moisture in headlights can affect night vision, but here's how to deal with the problem before it gets out of hand. The post Moisture in Headlights Doesn’t Have to Mean It’s Time for...

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Bad Body Control Module? Here’s How to Tell

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:11
Dealing with strange lights, sounds and other problems? Here's how to diagnose a bad body control module before it sidelines your vehicle. The post Bad Body Control Module? Here’s How to Tell...

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How To Use JB Weld ExtremeHeat

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:26
Some of the most difficult to repair parts are the ones that must endure very high temperatures. Sure, the engine block may hit 180-220 degrees, but that is nothing compared to the extreme heat...

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Is Your Timing Cover Gasket Failing? Here’s How to Tell

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 04:17
The timing cover gasket is located deep in your engine, so it isn't easy to diagnose. Here's a look at how it works and how to tell when it's failing. The post Is Your Timing Cover Gasket Failing?...

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4 Car Paint Maintenance Tips to See You Through the Fall and Winter

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 15:43
As the seasons change, contaminants are likely to tarnish your top coat. These car paint maintenance tips will keep your vehicle shining and corrosion free The post 4 Car Paint Maintenance Tips to...

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Do I Need New Struts? 3 Symptoms of Suspension Problems

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:15
If your suspension is acting up, you may be asking yourself: Do I need new struts? Here's a look at 3 common symptoms of strut issues. The post Do I Need New Struts? 3 Symptoms of Suspension...

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When and How to Clean an EGR Valve

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 23:39
This small component does a huge amount of work to keep NOx emissions at bay, so learning how to clean an EGR valve is a critical maintenance task. The post When and How to Clean an EGR Valve...

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Right-Hand vs. Left-Hand Driving: Why Do Different Countries Drive on Opposite Sides of the Road?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 23:27
Why do different countries drive on opposite sides of the road? Here's a look at the history behind right-hand vs. left-hand driving. The post Right-Hand vs. Left-Hand Driving: Why Do Different...

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