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July 2013 - Helpful Car Maintenance Tips

Monthly Archives: July 2013

Quick Fix for Hazy Headlights: Clear Your Way for Night Trips


Replacing your car isn’t that easy, particularly if you don’t have enough dough for it. Some people opt to trade their cars for cash because it has become impractical to settle for expensive repairs.

However, just because you are driving an old piece of junk doesn’t mean you can’t keep it in style. As long as your car’s engine is working fine, the rest of the package can be managed to make it look good as new.

With this tip, people won’t need to sell their cars for cash simply because of expensive repairs.

Dumb Things NOT To Do To Your Car

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 43 years, shows some of the dumb things he’s seen people do to their cars. Visit Scottykilmer.com for answers to all your car questions.

Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance: Car Paint Problems



Car maintenance is one of the reasons people choose to trade their cars for cash. Sometimes, even minor repairs are so expensive that you’d rather trade off your car than bother with the expense.

Your Car’s Weakest Spot

Car paint is one of those “minor” problems that could cost you a lot. The paint is also one of the most vulnerable spots of your car, since typically anyone in the parking lot can do your car damage when you’re not around.

Having your car re-sprayed costs thousands of dollars, and it’s understandable that you might want to do it yourself. However, if you don’t know your way around car paints, you might end up doing more harm than good for your car.

Thankfully, minor touch-ups for light scratches can be made easily with only a few steps.

Car Maintenance for Dummies: Fix That Stalling Car

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Regular tune-ups are part of maintaining a car to keep it in top shape. If you don’t want to end up looking for someplace to sell your junk car, you better start figuring out how to take better care of your car.
One indicator that there’s a problem with your car is if you’ve been experiencing frequent stalls for the past few days (or weeks). If that’s the case, you don’t need to panic — your car is just in bad need for a tune-up.
If you don’t have the money to go to a car shop to have your engine fixed, here are simple to-do steps you could follow in order to fix your car yourself. These are minor tweaks you can do on the system to improve your car’s performance and stop those annoying stalls.
With this know-how, you won’t need to sell your junk car at the slightest problem you encounter.

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How To Quickly Check A Used Car For Purchase

Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 44 years, shows how you can quickly check out a used car BEFORE you buy a potential lemon. Visit Scottykilmer.com for answers to all your car questions.