Toyota Repair - How to Change the Door Lock Mode
Toyota Repair: How to Change the Door Lock Mode

If you own any recent Toyota model that has power locks and an automatic transmission, you have the ability to change the sequence for the locking and unlocking of the doors – as determined by the current mode.   This adjustment is not really a repair but will help you to “fix” the issue if […]

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Subaru Repair - How to Change Your Subaru Water Pump
Subaru Repair: How to Change Your Water Pump

To control internal temperature, the engine of a Subaru car utilizes coolant, pressurizing and pumping it within a water channel and radiator setup. Most automobiles have a block and head design. The Subaru, on the other hand, cycles coolant through the engine via water jacks surrounding a primary crankcase. The main pump is positioned at […]

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VW Repair - How to Change Your Key Fob Battery
VW Repair: How to Change Your Key Fob Battery

Has your VW key fob battery died, and you’re locked out of your car? Well let’s get you in. Please skip down to the next section, “How to unlock your Volkswagen car when the key fob battery dies.”   Volkswagen cars come with key fobs featuring buttons to unlock the vehicle and a flip-out key […]

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Subaru Repair: How to Change Your Transmission
Subaru Repair: How to Change Your Transmission

One of the most common Subaru repair needs is to replace the transmission. The first step of replacement, removal, is also necessary when you want to rebuild the transmission or need to switch out your clutch – so keep in mind those additional applications as you walk through the steps to change the part.   […]

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Consumer Reports Survey - Most & Least Reliable Cars
Consumer Reports Survey: Most & Least Reliable Cars

Both for car owners and carmakers, probably one of the most important pieces of media that comes out each year is the Consumer Reports Guide to Car Reliability. This study is critical for a couple of reasons: one is the Consumer Reports model (taking no advertising funds to maintain total objectivity). The other is the […]

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Why Support Locally Owned Businesses?
Why Support Locally Owned Businesses?

A study highlighted by the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) assessed two independent, locally owned businesses in Austin, Texas (record store Waterloo Records and book store Book People), finding that they recirculated over 200% more money into the local economy than the estimate of what a Borders Books and Music location would have given back […]

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11 Reasons You Should Be More Independent
11 Reasons You Should Be More Independent

The ability to become independent has changed during the digital era. Yes, we can find the answers to many of our problems and advice on how to accomplish tasks, directly from, well, anywhere – so we certainly don’t need to ask other people as many questions if we don’t want to. True independence goes beyond […]

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Why Honesty is the #1 Business Priority
Why Honesty is the #1 Business Priority

Popularity, happiness, youthfulness, timeliness, reliability, niceness, comfort, friendliness, innovativeness, uniqueness, and quality are all values that could be used to describe a business. Companies or brands can choose to embrace whatever values they want, and some qualities are deeper than others (quality having greater substance than youthfulness, for example).   What value do people appreciate […]

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How to Budget for Car Maintenance
How to Budget for Car Maintenance

Thousands of car accidents that occur every year in the United States are due to a lack of proper auto maintenance. Even back in 2004, the nonprofit Car Care Council estimated the total cost of collisions resulting from unperformed maintenance was more than $2 billion.   Plus, as we all know, maintenance extends the life […]

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14 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers
14 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Car Lovers

A nationwide poll found that cars are one of Americans’ top three possessions. While 21% of respondents listed their vehicles as their most important possession, 29% listed their homes, and 43% listed as their most important possession… their photographs.   Everyone of course values their personal items differently. Houses and cars were listed as the […]

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