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If Your Car Battery Won’t Hold a Charge, Try These 4 Steps

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 16:07
There are several reasons why a car battery won't hold a charge. Here's how to use a voltmeter and a battery maintainer to get to the bottom of the issue. The post If Your Car Battery Won’t...

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Know-How Notes: All About Hoses

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 17:19
Git your hoses heeere, fresh rubber hoses heeere! Your vehicle is full of fluids and vapors, and the main method of moving those fluids and vapors is through hoses. You probably already knew that,...

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4 Modern Car Features That Aren’t So Modern

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 19:09
Not all modern car features are new ideas — check out the ones that reach back into the past for automotive inspiration. The post 4 Modern Car Features That Aren’t So Modern appeared first on...

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5 Key Racing Parts to Prepare Your Car for its First Track Day

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 22:56
The right racing parts for your first track day may not be what you think. The post 5 Key Racing Parts to Prepare Your Car for its First Track Day appeared first on NAPA Know How Blog.

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Oil Filter Comparison: A Brief History

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 04:54
Although it looks like a simple part, the oil filter has been through a few incarnations. Here's a quick oil filter comparison. The post Oil Filter Comparison: A Brief History appeared first on NAPA...

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How to Diagnose Car Leaking by Color and Smell

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:40
Car leaking can lead to extensive, frustrating repairs. Here's how to diagnose each leak before the problem wreaks havoc on your vehicle. The post How to Diagnose Car Leaking by Color and Smell...

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The Benefits of Intake Cleaning

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 23:34
By clearing out carbon buildup, intake cleaning can boost your car's performance and fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and stop engine knock. The post The Benefits of Intake Cleaning appeared first...

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What Is an Electric Axle?

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 21:26
The electric axle will soon transform the auto industry, delivering cost-effective solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles. The post What Is an Electric Axle? appeared first on NAPA Know How Blog.

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Know-How Notes: How To Use JB Weld ClearWeld

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 17:00
Sometimes you need to make a repair that is clear. You wouldn’t want to fix an acrylic fish tank with black epoxy, you need a clear product like JB Weld ClearWeld. This quick-setting epoxy cures...

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How to Choose a Car Maintenance Schedule: Normal or Severe Duty

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 20:50
The car maintenance schedule you follow will correspond to the way you drive, which may mean more frequent service than you'd expect. The post How to Choose a Car Maintenance Schedule: Normal or...

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Dealing With Worn Car Door Seals: 3 Easy Tips

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 17:49
Car door seals can wear out over time, but that doesn't mean you have to tolerate a wet, noisy cabin. The post Dealing With Worn Car Door Seals: 3 Easy Tips appeared first on NAPA Know How Blog.

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Replacing Disc Brakes — Five Pro Tips

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 17:29
Replacing disc brakes isn't as difficult as replacing drum brakes, but it may still require the help of an expert. Here are 5 pro tips to get you started. The post Replacing Disc Brakes — Five Pro...

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How To Use Prestone® HD 2in1 Cooling System Flush

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 22:00
One of the most frequently ask questions to our Prestone® technical team is; when and how often should I flush the cooling system in my HD truck? What procedure should I use to perform a cooling...

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Know-How Notes: Types Of Grease

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 22:19
Let’s talk about grease! No, not the stuff left over in the pan after broiling some burgers, real grease, the kind that makes your car do the things it needs to do. There are so many types of...

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Winter Preparation 2018 — Forget the Forecast

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 23:20
If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes. NAPA Know How suggests forgetting the forecast and making winter preparation plans right now. The post Winter Preparation 2018 — Forget the Forecast...

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NAPA AUTO PARTS Steps Up as Primary Sponsor for Brad Sweet’s No. 49 Car

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 16:30
NAPA AUTO PARTS and Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) have agreed to a multi-year partnership where NAPA will elevate its role as primary sponsor of Brad Sweet’s No. 49 car for the entire World of Outlaws...

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What is a CV Boot, and Why is it so Important?

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 23:42
What is a CV boot? It's a tiny, vital component of your drive train that could render your car unusable if ignored.

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Teen Driver Technology: Parental Tools to Keep Youngsters Safe

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 19:28
Teen driver technology is the new-fangled way to keep young drivers safe, providing monitoring tools for parents to evaluate and discuss driving behavior. The post Teen Driver Technology: Parental...

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Car Start Button Not Working? Here’s What to Do

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:32
Don't let troubles with a car start button stop you from getting back on the road! Follow these tips to fire up your ignition. The post Car Start Button Not Working? Here’s What to Do appeared...

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Automotive Glass: A Brief History of Its Development and Use

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:27
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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