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Why Can’t I Get This Damn Dog Smell Out Of My Car?
I've taken half my Abarth apart trying to banish the dog stink, still no success.
How To Remove Tree Sap From Your Car
Catching and cleaning sap early is crucial to protecting your paint.
How To Read the da Vinci Codes on Your Tires
Tire numbers indicate size, speed rating, and many other things.
Walnut Blasting Your Valves Is Worth Doing As Your Direct-Injection Car Gets Older
The cleaner-in-a-can lasts a little while but a proper walnut blasting does so much more, and it's not that hard.
How To Find Your Car’s Safe Jack Points
This is conceptually simple but potentially dangerous – putting a jack under the wrong spot can do major damage and you definitely don't want a car falling off any kind...
Finding and Fixing One of the Most-Ignored Downsides of Modern GDI Engines
Carbon build-up can destroy an engine. Intake valves get gummed up with build-up, and then nothing works correctly.
There’s No Good Reason for New Cars to Be Sold Without Dipsticks but It’s Happening Anyway
This is my "get off my lawn" take on automotive technological progress.
What Is Dielectric Grease and How Is It Used?
We explain whether you need it or not.
This $15 Gasket Loves To Fail And Kill BMW N54 Engines
A $15 gasket could cost you this powerful three-liter twin-turbo straight-six altogether.