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PZEV — What is it?

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:47
PZEV is a term describing partial zero-emissions vehicles. The label was developed in California, but such cars are available nationwide. The post PZEV — What is it? appeared first on NAPA Know How...

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5 Car Wash Tips: Dos And Don’ts When Washing Your Vehicle

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 18:57
Washing a car may seem simple, but a few common mistakes could leave your paint or glass scratched. Check out these car wash tips to get it done right. The post 5 Car Wash Tips: Dos And Don’ts...

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Badge Engineering Explained

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:07
Badge engineering has long been a common practice in the auto industry as a way to save money and market products — even among competitors. The post Badge Engineering Explained appeared first on...

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How to Safely Trailer a Boat: 3 Helpful Tips

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:29
Whether you have a dinghy or a yacht, understanding how to safely trailer a boat to the water is vital. Here's a look at the most critical factors. The post How to Safely Trailer a Boat: 3 Helpful...

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How To Replace A Control Arm Bushing

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:19
All cars have wear items. These are sacrificial lambs that take the abuse of road driving so that the main components don’t have to. Many of these come in the form of bushings or joints. The...

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Discontinued Cars: 3 Ways to Face Maintenance and Repair Challenges

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:04
Without auto parts available, the challenge for owners to keep their discontinued cars running is daunting. Here are 3 tips to repair your orphaned car. The post Discontinued Cars: 3 Ways to Face...

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Air Conditioner Rattling: 4 Common Causes

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:56
There are many different causes for air conditioner rattling. Some are quick DIY fixes — others aren't. Here's how to tell the difference. The post Air Conditioner Rattling: 4 Common Causes appeared...

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Elliott Collects 13th Top-Ten Finish of Season at Michigan

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:37
Chase Elliott finished eighth in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway after battling inside the top ten throughout the 400-mile event. Elliott and the No. 24 NAPA AUTO...

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NAPA Team Captures Top-Five Finish in Knoxville

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:57
“The Big Cat” Brad Sweet and the No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS team finished fifth on Saturday night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. A non-points paying event, the Nationals is...

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Gilliland Battles Back after Flat Tire at Evergreen Speedway

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:33
A flat tire took Todd Gilliland out of contention for the win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 presented by Toyota at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, on Saturday....

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Sun Damage: Protecting and Repairing Your Car’s Upholstery

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 20:53
Sun damage to car upholstery can lead to extensive repairs; seats may need to be replaced or covered. Here's how to prevent and repair sun damage. The post Sun Damage: Protecting and Repairing Your...

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Can a Car Camera System Improve Your Drive?

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 16:48
Automakers have improved safety and visibility by leaps and bounds in the past decade, such as with the adoption of the car camera system. The post Can a Car Camera System Improve Your Drive?...

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Avoiding Potholes and Performing a Post-Impact Inspection

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:29
Potholes can cause extensive damage to your vehicle. Here are some tips for avoiding potholes and inspecting your vehicle after hitting one. The post Avoiding Potholes and Performing a Post-Impact...

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Know-How Notes: How To Use JB Weld KwikWeld

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 21:33
JB Weld has tons of products available for specific types of repairs, but the generic epoxies- JB Weld and JB Weld KwikWeld are the main types. This particular article is all about KwikWeld, the...

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How to Unlock a Steering Wheel: 3 Easy Tips

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 02:35
A locked steering wheel doesn't have to leave you stranded. Check out these three tips to learn how to unlock a steering wheel and avoid frustration. The post How to Unlock a Steering Wheel: 3 Easy...

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Summer Driving Fluid Check Essentials

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 02:21
Your summer fluid check should not be overlooked. Avoid a breakdown by checking your motor oil, car battery, washer fluid, brake fluid and coolant. The post Summer Driving Fluid Check Essentials...

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Prestone Partners with Ringbrothers to build Custom 1972 AMX Javelin

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 22:20
Prestone Products Corporation has been named an official partner of the RingBrothers, formalizing a relationship between the custom car builder and the premier purveyor of cooling system products....

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Broken Air Conditioning: How Not to Get Caught Sweating This Summer

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:46
Don't get caught sweating in traffic this summer with broken air conditioning. If your AC lacks its usual power, there may be a simple fix. The post Broken Air Conditioning: How Not to Get Caught...

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Sweet Scores Another Top Five at I-55 Speedway

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:28
Brad Sweet and the NAPA AUTO PARTS team captured their 41st top-five finish of the season Friday night at I-55 Speedway. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series headed to Pevely, Missouri, this past...

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Capps Maintains Points Lead while Preparing to Defend Championship

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:43
Ron Capps and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car team advanced to the second round of eliminations Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways near Seattle and maintain...

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