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    Air Filters 101 – Automotive Air Filter Guide

    A gasoline engine needs three things to function: air, fuel and spark. Reduce or contaminate any one of those three components and your engine loses fuel economy, driveability, and performance. Additionally, if the air is dirty, the life expectancy of your engine is greatly reduced. We are focusing on the air component, specifically, keeping it clean […]

  • How to change your car’s battery

    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. Premature battery failure can occur as a result of chronic undercharging, overcharging, abuse, or vibration. Since modern […]

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    How to use a block heater to survive the winter

    Learning how to use a block heater is a rite of passage in Canada. You know you’re in a cold part of the world when you see little plugs dangling from the grilles of every car on the street. Have you ever wondered what those things are? Or exactly how a block heater works? It’s […]

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    How to safely and quickly recharge a dead car battery

    Discovering you’ve got a dead car battery after turning your key in the ignition and hearing nary a click from the starter is a frustrating experience. Luckily, there are many ways to get the juice back into your vehicle: booster pack, battery charger, etc… Though which one to choose depends on the situation. Check out the following […]

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    Oil Change and Oil Filter Replacement Guide

    Maintenance work, big or small, is essential to your vehicle proper operation. Changing your motor oil is the most basic maintenance to ensure that your engine will keep on working everyday you need it. It is important to know when to change your oil as it also depends on your location, your vehicle’s type and […]

  • How to replace brake pads

    These instructions will help you change brake pads on most popular vehicles. Be sure to READ them completely before you begin. Note: Most of vehicles are equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Brake Systems), a computer-controlled system that requires additional mechanical and electrical parts to prevent the wheels from locking up during braking. It may be necessary […]

  • Spark Plugs Replacement

    Why replace your spark plugs? Spark plugs are the heart of your vehicle’s engine. For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 48,000 kilometres. This may vary depending on the type and model of your vehicle. This brochure will help you replace your spark plugs […]

  • How to replace a starter on a car or truck

    Why replace your starter? If you try to start your vehicle and the engine turns too slowly, or not at all, the starter or solenoid may need to be replaced. Before replacement, make sure that the starter or solenoid is the problem. Have both checked if you have any doubts. Also check your battery and […]

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    How to check your oil and other fluids levels

    To keep your vehicle running smoothly, it’s important to check fluid levels regularly. Checking fluids only takes a few minutes. Learn how to check oil and other fluids by following the steps below. If you have any questions, please contact your nearest NAPA Auto parts store.

  • Inspect and change tires

    Changing a tire on a vehicle is not as difficult as it may look. Make sure you always have the necessary tools in your trunk or other accessible place in your car for those unexpected tire emergencies.