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How NOT To Save Money on Your Car!

It doesn’t take an accountant to recognize that it costs more money to operate a vehicle than it did a few years ago. This may cause some motorists to try saving a few dollars by using cheap gas delaying needed maintenance. “That’s a classic case of false economy,” says Rich White, of the Car Care Council, “and it’s no surprise that these ‘money-saving’ measures can cost big money in the long run.” Substandard fuel is one cause of the knocking or pinging sound, commonly known as a spark knock, usually heard when accelerating or climbing a hill. Whether or not you’ve heard the noise, read on. Like the tree that falls in the forest, the sound could be there, but never reaches your ears. Technically known as “detonation”, this noise results from … Read entire article »

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