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How Often Should I Change Engine Coolant?

How Often Should I Change Engine Coolant?

By Rick Popely on June 2, 2017

CARS.COM — For some vehicles, you're advised to change the coolant every 30,000 miles. For others, changing the coolant isn't even on the maintenance schedule. For example, Hyu... Read More
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Toyota Announces Smorgasbord of New Engines, Transmissions

Toyota Announces Smorgasbord of New Engines, Transmissions

By Kelsey Mays on December 7, 2016

CARS.COM — In a move to change how its cars drive, Toyota announced wide-ranging plans to roll out new vehicle platforms and engines over the next five years. The automaker says it will of... Read More
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Ford Adds Mustang Performance Packages

Ford Adds Mustang Performance Packages

By Joe Bruzek on October 12, 2016

CARS.COM — Ford's performance accessory division, Ford Performance, is taking a good thing and making it better. New performance packages boost the power and torque of the 2015-17 Ford... Read More
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Which to Buy: 2017 Honda Accord V-6 or Four-Cylinder?

Which to Buy: 2017 Honda Accord V-6 or Four-Cylinder?

By Joe Bruzek on October 12, 2016

CARS.COM — Many mid-size sedans offer a more powerful engine instead of a base, economy-minded four cylinder. In the 2017 Honda Accord, a 278-horsepower V-6 replaces the standard 185-hp fo... Read More
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Should I Worry About How Hot My Engine Is Running?

Should I Worry About How Hot My Engine Is Running?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — You should be very concerned, because an overheated engine can be far more than an inconvenience. In extreme cases, driving an overheated engine even a short distance can destro... Read More
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Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — If your engine misfires, hesitates, stalls, gets poor mileage, is hard to start or has failed an emissions test, it clearly needs something, though a tune-up in the traditional ... Read More
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Do Fuel Injectors Need Periodic Cleaning?

Do Fuel Injectors Need Periodic Cleaning?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Cleaning fuel injectors is a service frequently recommended by dealers and repair shops, but unless there are noticeable signs of clogged injectors (such as a rough idle, stalli... Read More
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How Often Should I Replace My Accessory Drive Belt?

How Often Should I Replace My Accessory Drive Belt?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Most vehicles have a rubber belt on the front of the engine that drives accessories such as the air-conditioning compressor, power steering pump and alternator. If this accessor... Read More
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Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — No, you don't, according to every auto manufacturer we've talked to. The main advocates of the 3,000-mile oil change schedule are those who would profit by it: repair fa... Read More
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Do Cars Have More Than One Belt That Needs Replacing?

Do Cars Have More Than One Belt That Needs Replacing?

By Rick Popely on October 1, 2016

CARS.COM — All vehicles have an accessory belt that drives features such as the alternator and air-conditioning compressor, and perhaps the power steering and water pump. This belt is usua... Read More
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