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Tag: DIY Auto Repair

Headlights: What You Need To Know

Car and truck headlights are something you can’t do without. Not only is it illegal to drive at night with headlights that aren’t working properly, it’s also dangerous. They don’t just help you see, but they help other driver’s see you. Headlights are vital to your safety while driving, so keep that in mind when you replace them. Should I Replace Both of My Headlights When Only One is Dead? It’s(…)

How To Remove Bumper Stickers

Maybe you just realized that that your bumper sticker from the last Presidential election is a little outdated. Maybe you want to sell your car, and it would be an easier sell without the bumper stickers on it. Maybe you recently bought a used car or truck, and are not crazy about the Punisher skulls on the rear bumper. Or maybe you just got the bumper stickers peeled off, but they left(…)

Cleaning a Car Battery

Learn how to clean a car battery with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Car breakdowns are those events that always occur at the most inconvenient times. The good news is that you have the power of prevention on your side. One of the ways you can protect your vehicle is by keeping the your car battery clean and free of corrosion buildup. A good rule of thumb is(…)

How to Gap Spark Plugs

Many DIY auto repair mechanics aren’t aware that there is any such thing as gapping a spark plug. Some know about it, but don’t know how to gap spark plugs. Some think it doesn’t matter. At any rate, most people just assume that you buy the plug, put it in, and you’re good. In some cases, this will work. The engine will fire and run just fine. However, your engine is(…)

Exhaust: Why Is My Car So Loud?

It’s probably happened to all of us at some point. One day, you start your car or truck and it sounds like a T-Rex. After one nearly-maddening trip to and from work, you wonder: “Why is my car so loud?” You may already be thinking that it’s a problem with your muffler, but how can you be sure? Well, first it’s important to understand that there are a lot of(…)

How To Install A Car Battery

If you ever wondered how to install a car battery, or if you want to do it yourself, we have a quick step-by-step process to help you. You only need a few basic tools, and it may only take about fifteen minutes to do. Learning how to install a car battery is a great start if you’re a beginning DIY auto repair mechanic. Before we show you how to install a(…)

Repair or Replace? When Can a Tire be Repaired?

Find out if your tire can be prepared or if you need to look at new tires for sale. You may have had a flat tire before, brought in into a repair shop to have it fixed and been told that it needed to be replaced. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a tire unrepairable, Blain’s Farm & Fleet has your answers. We’re here to help you figure out if(…)

How Often Should I Test My Car Battery?

The car battery is one of the most important parts of your car. Without it, you won’t go anywhere. Your battery will eventually let you down and leave you stranded if you don’t take care of it. There are a lot of things that can cause your battery to fail, and many of them are gradual and easy to miss. So, you need to check your battery regularly. Most manufacturers recommend(…)

How To Clean Battery Corrosion

If your car or truck is having a hard time starting, or if it’s not starting at all, check your battery for corrosion. Battery corrosion is a natural part of using a lead acid battery. When the battery gets hot enough, or while it gets charged as you drive, gas from the acid escapes through the vents or through joints or cracks in the case. The gas reacts with the(…)

Automotive Lighting Buyer’s Guide

Use our buyer’s guide to find the automotive lighting that fits your needs. Automotive lighting is important. We need headlights to see the road at night. We also need them (and tail lights) so other drivers can see us. We not only use lights to increase visibility, but to also signal, brake and let other drivers know what we’re doing with our vehicle. With so many uses, and so many choices for(…)

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