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Waxing your car too much can lead to build-up and unattractive clouding. If you use a wax paste on your new car, it may damage the clear coat applied by the factory. If you use synthetic wax on your car, it won’t hurt the clear coat or paint, but the more you put it on your car, the more it will cloud over time. There are actually quite a few conflicting reports saying that waxing…

Heated seats are a great luxury for those who live in cold climates, but it can be tough on your wallet if you’re not careful. A heated seat can also help on days when your back and body are achy. If you love your heated seat, then you’ll want to find a way to keep it working. While you probably don’t want to try to fix it yourself, there are a few tricks that you…

I’ll admit, the back seat of my car often hordes a collection of empty coffee cups, wrappers, and receipts. But, if I’m being honest, the closest my car would get to a “trash can” was a worn-out grocery bag, at least until I discovered just how helpful an actual trash can in my car is! But it turns out there are a ton of car trash cans on the market. You can buy them; you…

You recently got a great deal on a used car. You had spent so much time inspecting the exterior as well as the seats, the dashboard, and the floors that you admittedly forgot to look over your head. It’s only once you do that you realize the car has several cigarette burns in the ceiling. Now what? To repair burn marks on vehicle upholstery, follow these steps: Select a patch that’s the same material and…

Motor oil is an essential component of your vehicle. Just like your heart requires proper blood flow to function well, your engine needs the right type of oil to keep it running smoothly. This leads to the question “What happens if you put the wrong oil in your car?”. Motor oil goes from the basic, conventional varieties to the higher-end synthetic types. If you put the wrong oil in your car, and you move from…

You want your car to be a well-oiled machine. However, oil is not the only essential fluid that your car needs to function. Your coolant levels are also extremely important. When they suddenly start to go low, this is usually one of the first signs that you have a faulty water pump. This begs to question, can you drive a car with a bad water pump? It is never recommended to drive a vehicle with…

It is simple mechanics. Your car battery is what starts your vehicle. However, it is the alternator that keeps it running. For the unfortunate souls who realize that this vital part of the vehicle is failing, how long will a car run without an alternator and what can you do to elongate the vehicle’s ability to function? Without this essential component, your car will only function for up to two hours and as little as…

Perhaps you were driving from the grocery store loaded down with frozen waffles, or maybe you were going the kids to a soccer game when it happened. Regardless of how it happens, you know the second you hear the thud of the hubcap on the road that you need to get your hands dirty and change a tire. But what if you open the tool kit and find that you don’t have the tool to…

As a busy mom, you’ve probably felt like a personal chauffeur for your kids at one time or another. From school, you drive to soccer practice, to dance lessons, and then it’s time to pick up dinner. Dirt, food, pet hair, you name it, can get embedded into your seats, and chances are it’s time for a cleaning. If you have perforated leather car seats, you may be wondering what the best way to clean…

Oh, darn. You had thought that your water bottle was closed, but it wasn’t. It spilled all over the interior of your car. Or maybe your kid had a spill in the backseat, or you forgot to roll up the windows and it rained. No matter what caused it, you need to dry your soaked car seats ASAP. How do you do it? Here’s how to dry a wet car seat: Sop up excess moisture…