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Routine Replacement Parts and Automotive Upkeep

Every automobile requires routine maintenance and upkeep, in addition to minor repairs from the occasional fender bender or parking lot accident. Although some parts for such routines are inexpensive enough to warrant new parts, often perfectly good parts can be salvaged from the unaffected portions of a new car which was wrecked beyond repair. You can generally save quite a bit of money by finding used parts when they will work as well as new ones.

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Five Myths About Used Auto Parts

Used auto parts might be excellent price-saving alternatives to factory-made parts, but negative myths still shroud their purchase in misinformation. If you want to upgrade your car with new parts, fear not. There’s no reason to fear the auto world’s much-touted rumors surrounding used parts. If you’re looking to buy, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’re dispelling the false truths surrounding used parts and cars.

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When It's Time to Replace Your Brake Components

Your car has a lot of components, but not all of them are easily maintained. Just like your gas mileage is impacted by how often you drive, your brake components revolve around consistent use. Your brakes are comprised of linings. As your brakes are pressed, your wheel discs are compressed. This creates friction, and friction degrades brakes over time. That said, degraded brake components can catch up to you. Stay on top of your breaks, and pay attention to the warning signs below.

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Five Big Benefits of Buying Used Auto Parts

Whether you’re installing used tires or are taking a trip to the junk yard, your decision to prioritized used auto parts is a big one. Used auto parts cost less, and they’re surprisingly durable. If you didn’t know, there are a wealth of benefits surrounding used installations. We’re covering five of them.

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Signs You Have a Radiator Leak

Your car's radiator has an important function. It helps to keep your car's engine from overheating. However, if the radiator has a leak, it may be unable to perform its job well. If your car's engine were to overheat, substantial damage can be done to the engine. This is why it is so important to know what the signs are that something may be wrong with your radiator and to take your car to an auto repair shop as soon as possible if you notice any of these signs. Here are a few of the signs that your car may have a radiator leak.

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Four Signs You have a Bad or Failing Radiator

The radiator has one job and it's an important one: to keep your engine from overheating. Internal combustion engines produce a lot of heat when in use. The coolant in your vehicle circulates through the engine and the radiator, absorbs the heat and uses the air passing through the radiator to cool it down. 

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How to Self Diagnose your Check Engine light

We've all been there. Driving home after a long day at work when all of the sudden that ominous check engine light shines brightly on your car's instrument panel. As questions of what the issue could be start popping into your head, all you can see are dollar signs. Especially considering most mechanics charge a premium just to diagnose the issue.

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Reasons Why You May Want to Replace a Car Door

Your car door is an important, yet overlooked, part of your car. It allows you to enter and exit the vehicle. However, there are times when your automobile's door may need to be replaced. Here are three reasons why a door may need to be replaced on your car.

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Is a Rebuilt Transmission Worth the Cost?

When your transmission is on the fritz, it may conjure thoughts about expensive repairs or even a new vehicle, but there is a better option. Rebuilding a transmission can save you a lot of money over the short-term, while keeping car payments out of your monthly budget. For many, rebuilding their transmission is worth the initial cost.

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Three Disposal Tips for a DIY Oil Change

Changing your own oil is a great way to save money and it is actually a lot easier than it sounds. But if not done properly, it can cause serious damage to your car and the environment. And once you're done changing your oil, what do you do with the old oil? At Ace Auto Parts, we have all the necessary tools and materials to make changing and disposing of your own oil a breeze.

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