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How Do I Prevent A Classic Car From Rusting?

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If you own a classic car, chances are caring for it is not so much a hobby as a passion. As such, you spend a great deal of time meticulously protecting your beloved from classic car maladies such as rust. Given the likelihood this common problem will invade Ol’ Ethel at some point, here are…
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Are Extended Car Warranties Worth It?

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Although you probably spent hours researching what type of car to buy and how much to spend, you might not know which add-ons make sense and what to avoid. Since extended warranty terms work differently for new and used vehicles, assessing their usefulness can be tricky. Here’s a breakdown of common questions to help you…
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Since My Car is Under Warranty, Do I Have to Take it to a Dealership?

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If your car still has a warranty, you might wonder if it requires dealership-only service to stay in-tact. Although many drivers assume their choices are limited when under warranty, the truth is coverage can’t be voided with a consumer’s right to choose affordable, convenient vehicle service. In short, automakers can’t require that certain shops perform…
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What Does The Tie Rod End Do?

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Let’s talk about tie rod end. Is this the first time you’ve heard of them? That’s okay. They’re one of the many unsung heroes in your European vehicle. To put it simply, tie rod ends are the connection between your vehicle’s front-wheel steering rack and steering knuckle and you have one on each front wheel.…
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How Do Hybrid Cars Differ From Electric Cars?

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We hear this question a lot at 610AutoHaus. Hybrid cars differ from electric cars in how they derive power. An electric vehicle runs on electricity only, whereas a hybrid will run on electricity and another fuel source. For those who only use their automobile to buzz around town in short excursions, an electric vehicle is…
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Do I Really Have To Replace The Timing Belt At The Recommended Interval?

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Despite what you might think, the timing belt plays a vital role in running your car’s engine; it makes sure valves open and close precisely. Unfortunately, since replacing it can get expensive, many owners skip this step in the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, but timing belt failure can damage the engine and lead to more expensive…
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Common Engine Problems And How To Solve Them

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As the lifeblood of every functioning vehicle, the engine needs to run smoothly. If unfamiliar with common problems that can arise with the engine, its maintenance can seem intimidating. Fortunately, certain problems seem to arise more often than others, and not all require expensive repairs. Here’s a list of the most common engine issues and…
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Why Oil Changes Matter

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Oil changes are an important part of every driver’s regular maintenance plan, but do you understand why they’re so vital? Below, you’ll find a breakdown of the top ways in which this routine task makes a difference in a vehicle’s performance. Oil Keeps the Engine Lubricated Engines work with an array of moving parts, all…
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How Does the Quality of Aftermarket Parts Compare to Original Equipment Parts?

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There is a lot of hype regarding aftermarket parts and how they stack up against original equipment parts. While specialty shops and dealerships generally use original equipment parts, many general mechanics prefer aftermarket parts. But is one better than the other? Does saving money mean sacrificing quality? 610AutoHaus explains a few things you should know.…
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The Different Motor Oils And How They Affect Your Car

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With different oils to choose from, how can you know which one is right for your vehicle? With several contributing factors, like driving habits, climate, engine age, manufacturer specifications, and engine type, the whole process might seem overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Here is a breakdown of each option and explanations about the…
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