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Tire Size: Can I Use a Larger Size?

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Tire Size: Can I Use a Larger Size?

Before asking the question, "Can I use a larger tire size?", you should first ask yourself "Should I use a larger tire size?" Why is this important? While going to a larger size may give you that "big tire" look, changing your vehicle's tire size affects more than just cosmetics. Altering your vehicle's tire size can affect speedometer and odometer accuracy, handling, steering response and even safety issues such as tire load capacity. If done incorrectly, changing the tire size can decrease the safety of your car. If done properly, a larger tire size can be beneficial and even make...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Mechanic Better

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5 Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Mechanic Better

While some customers might treat mechanics with respect, others treat them with disregard. Whether it’s arguing over part prices or competence, here are 5 reasons you should treat your mechanic better. They are trying to make a decent living: Deceptive and crafty mechanics give the whole industry a bad name. People usually give negative reviews when mechanics or auto technicians gives an estimate. Many customers feel that the mechanic is trying to con them. However, the majority of mechanics just want to make ends meet. They work normal hours like an ordinary person and have family and kids. They are not trying to...

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Workers Day: Henry Ford's Touch

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Workers Day: Henry Ford's Touch

The history of the Labour Day, or International Workers' Day, goes back to May 1, 1886. On this day, labour unions in the United States of America decided to go on a strike with the demand that workers should not be allowed to work more than 8 hours a day. Nigerian workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade union Congress (TUC) Tuesday joined their counterparts across the world to celebrate this year's May Day. Workers day celebration around the globe today is that of mixed feelings as it leaves workers with a bitter sweet tale...

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Is It Ok to Use Larger Oil Filters?

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Is It Ok to Use Larger Oil Filters?

(Dear Mr Parts) QUESTION: I found a larger oil filter for my car with the same exact specifications, except for the length. The larger one is about 1.5 inches longer. With the extra size and more oil capacity, is there any reason not to use the larger one? My car usually takes a Purolator PSL14670. The bigger one is a PSL30001. Thanks   ANSWER:   We don't really recommend it. There's never anything wrong with the filter that comes with the car; it's designed to do the job. But with a larger filter, where everything else is equal, you'll filter...

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Why The Obsession With 20W50 Engine Oil?

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Why The Obsession With 20W50 Engine Oil?

Stop destroying your engines with cheap and unsuitable engine oils. Always buy the recommended oil for your ride...

 

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