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How to Check Power Steering Fluid (and When to Change it)

Check power steering fluid

There are a couple ways to change power steering fluid, depending on your technical know-how. Here’s how.



Maintenance Tips to Make Your Car Last Longer

Car maintenance

Good car maintenance is vital to keeping your vehicle on the road as long as possible and running as well as it can. Here are a few tips.



5 Expert Chainsaw Maintenance Tips

Chainsaw maintenance

Chainsaw maintenance requires a little time and know-how to keep your saws running strong and cutting well. Here are a few critical tips to follow.



Common Fixes for a Transmission that Shifts Hard

Automatic transmission

An automatic transmission can shift hard, jerk or hesitate for a number of reasons. Here’s what to look for to keep your vehicle shifting smoothly.



Do Coolant Additives Work?

Coolant additives

AMSOIL DOMINATOR Coolant Boost uses tiered-surfactant technology to reduce engine temperatures up to 25ºF (14ºC) while increasing warm-up times up to 54%.



Transmission Flush vs Fluid Change: Which is Better?

Transmission flush

Is a flush or pan drop better when changing transmission fluid? Learn the pros and cons of each method.



7 Expert Ice Fishing Tips with Pro Angler Pete Maina

Ice fishing walleye

Professional angler Pete Maina offers these ice fishing tips to maximize your chances of making your next trip out on the ice safe and successful.



What Motor Oil is Best for Winter? (And Other Cold-Weather Questions)

Car driving in snow during winter

Synthetics are a better choice when looking for a winter motor oil. They remain fluid in cold weather to ease cold starts and improve wear protection.



8 Overlooked Vehicle-Maintenance Services

Vehicle maintenance

These often-overlooked vehicle-maintenance practices can not only help avoid expensive repairs, they can boost performance.



What Your Motor Oil Color Means

Black motor oil usually means the oil is doing its job. Oil that looks like chocolate milk, however, points to serious problems.