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How often do I rotate my tires?

A good time to rotate your tires is when you get the oil changed, assuming you do that at least once a year and more often if you drive, say, more than 10,000 miles annually.

Unless you drive fewer than about 7,500 miles per year, you should probably rotate tires every six months or so.

Why does my car backfire?

A car may backfire for several reasons, including low fuel pressure and bad ignition wiring. The backfire can occur in two places, at the rear of the car in the exhaust pipe and inside the intake manifold.

"Backfiring" is usually caused by a spark plug "sparking" when it isn't its turn and the exhaust valve is open.

How do you test the brightness of my headlights?

Headlight lenses naturally become cloudy over time and diffuse the beams of your headlights, which impairs your visibility and makes you harder to see too!

Park on a level surface five feet from a building wall or your garage door, and turn your headlights on. The pools of light from your headlights should be nice and bright white. If they seem yellow or dim, it’s time to replace them.

How do you remove scratches from a windowshield?

The easiest is to fill the scratches with an acrylic scratch remover. Some of the "glass wax" type products can minimize the scratches a little bit ... depends upon the severity of the surface. It's not very practical to polish the windshield out with abrasives to an optically smooth surface again.

How long does a car battery last?

A strong, healthy battery is essential to the proper operation of your vehicle. A battery can last four to five years with proper care, although battery failure can occur in as little as three years in hot climates.

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