• Always on Guard (TMPS)
    One of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running safely is to make sure your tires are properly inflated.  If one or more is vastly over- or underinflated, that has the po...
    Published on: Nov 06, 2022
  • Don't Blow a Gasket! (Valve Cover Gasket Replacement)
    When you head out to your vehicle after it's been parked and notice oil leaking underneath it, that's something to have looked at right away.  Oil leaks mean your oil level is probably low and ru...
    Published on: Oct 30, 2022
  • Steering You Right (Power Steering Signs of Problems)
    Nearly every modern vehicle on the road today has power steering, a wonderful invention that makes steering take far less effort than it did in the "good old days."  Today, we take our steering f...
    Published on: Oct 23, 2022
  • I Can See Clearly (Wiper Blade Replacement)
    Warm weather can bring severe storms, and when the rain is coming down hard, that's one time you really need to be able to see as clearly as possible out your windshield.  Having wiper blades tha...
    Published on: Oct 16, 2022
  • Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)
    Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times.  You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically.  There wer...
    Published on: Oct 09, 2022
  • Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)
    You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things.  Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights.  After they've been exposed to ultravi...
    Published on: Oct 02, 2022
  • Road Trip? Check! (Trip Inspection)
    After months of postponing travel far away from home, a lot of us can't wait to hit the road and scream "Road Trip!" again.  But how long has it been since the vehicle you're planning on taking h...
    Published on: Sep 25, 2022
  • A Clean Sweep (Fuel Injector Cleaning)
    Your vehicle gets its power from burning fuel, usually gasoline, and it counts on something called fuel injectors to send gas to the engine in a spray that is easy to ignite.  It’s a precis...
    Published on: Sep 18, 2022
  • TCB your PCV (PCV Valve Replacement)
    Your gasoline engine goes through some exhausting work.  Yes, it's truly exhausting, as in: it produces exhaust! And when your engine starts behaving like it's exhausted, such as running poorly o...
    Published on: Sep 11, 2022
  • Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)
    Let's face it.  New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money.  It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking ...
    Published on: Sep 04, 2022
  • Mercury Rising (Hot Weather Vehicle Concerns)
    The heat is on, and your vehicle takes a beating when it is.  Several of your vehicle's systems are under extra stress in hot weather, so here are a few to make sure are getting the care and main...
    Published on: Aug 28, 2022
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings
    Why are wheel bearings for Humble vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's CMC Auto Care post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how y...
    Published on: Aug 21, 2022
  • The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)
    If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things.  But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job.  A power out...
    Published on: Aug 14, 2022
  • Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)
    When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades.  You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jum...
    Published on: Aug 07, 2022
  • Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)
    We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's s...
    Published on: Jul 31, 2022
  • Cool Running (Water Pump)
    Your vehicle is like you in a way.  When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down.  And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump. Now, that's a bit of a misnomer.  It I...
    Published on: Jul 24, 2022
  • Take Charge! (Battery Testing)
    OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted.  Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up.  During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take ...
    Published on: Jul 17, 2022
  • How Tired Are Your Tires? (Tire replacement)
    Of the things you think about most, your tires are probably pretty far down the list. That’s understandable because today’s tires are engineered to do their job without needing you to pay ...
    Published on: Jul 10, 2022
  • Don't Neglect Your Spare (Spare Tire Care)
    If you've ever had a flat tire, then you know welcome it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape and easy to get to.  Problem is many of us don't even give our spare tire...
    Published on: Jul 03, 2022
  • Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)
    A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel.  When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch.&nb...
    Published on: Jun 26, 2022
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