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Your Car's Serpentine Belt

Your car's serpentine belt is extremely vital. Learn how one belt keeps many parts in your car running smoothly, how often it needs to be replaced, and more.


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All-Season Tires vs. Summer Tires vs. Winter Tires
Tires

All-Season Tires vs. Summer Tires vs. Winter Tires

There are tire types for all kinds of drivers and seasons. Which one is best for you? Learn the differences between summer, all-season, and winter tires.


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Can I Put Smaller Tires On My Car or Truck?
Tires

Can I Put Smaller Tires On My Car or Truck?

Smaller tires may seem like a cheaper option, but can you put smaller tires on your car or truck? Learn the pros and cons of installing smaller tires.

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Do Pickup Trucks Need Winter Tires?
Tires

Do Pickup Trucks Need Winter Tires?

Which tires are right for your truck? It depends on what kind of truck stuff youre doing and where. Learn how to decide if winter tires are the right choice.

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Tires

Sun or Snow: Are All-Weather Tires Right for You?

If you're looking for year-round performance from your tires, you might want to consider all-weather tires! See how they compare and if they're right for you.

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Car Won’t Start? 6 Signs of a Bad Starter

How can you tell a bad starter is to blame for your car woes? Know the six symptoms of a bad starter, before it leaves you stranded on a busy day.


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Maintenance

Bad Spark Plug Symptoms

Engine idling roughly? Changing spark plugs could be the solution. Learn when to change spark plugs by watching for these bad spark plug symptoms, plus why its important to keep this part of your car in great working order. Trust Firestone Complete Auto Care!


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Car battery overheating
Batteries

Hot Battery Blues: Signs of Overheating and How to Cool Things Down

Learn how to spot car battery overheating in time and how to cool it down. Prevention is the best cure, but you may need a replacement if the damage has occurred.


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Batteries

Bad Alternator vs. Bad Battery: What's the Difference?

Think you may have a problem with your car's battery or alternator but aren’t sure which one's the issue? Learn how both work and how to tell if they've failed.


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Batteries

How to Jumpstart a Hybrid Vehicle

What should you do if your HEV battery dies? Actually… can you jump a hybrid car battery in the first place? Learn everything you need to know in this guide.


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Batteries

Get Charged: How to Disconnect and Connect a Car Battery

Are you ready to take car battery maintenance into your own hands? Learn how to connect, disconnect, and jump-start a car battery with this detailed guide.


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Batteries

How to Help Extend the Life of Your Car Battery—For Free!

Battery maintenance doesn’t have to be expensive. Staying proactive can help you maximize the life of your battery and wallet! Put these simple tips to the test.


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Batteries

How to Help Prevent 4 Common Cold Weather Battery Issues

Batteries can be affected by cold weather, but did you know these problems can often be prevented? Read on to learn how you can help avoid winter battery issues.


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Batteries

What to Look For in a Car Battery

It's battery replacement time — but do you know what to look for when purchasing a new one? Use this battery buying guide to make the right choice for your car.


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7 Things That Can Drain Your Car Battery
Batteries

7 Things That Can Drain Your Car Battery

Jumping for jumper cables every time you start your car? If your battery is always dying, check for these sneaky things that may be draining its juice.


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Driving

Truck Payload vs. Towing Capacity: What You Need to Know

Know before you tow! Get the most out of your truck by understanding truck payload vs. towing capacity, with help from Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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How to Clean Battery Terminals with Stuff You Already Have
Batteries

How to Clean Battery Terminals with Stuff You Already Have

Weak battery? Car won't start? Learn how to clean battery terminals to keep your car and engine running strong, from Firestone Complete Auto Care!


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Car Won't Start? Try These 3 Quick Tricks
Driving

Quick Tips for Troubleshooting a Car That Won't Start

Before calling for a tow, try these quick tips when your car won't start. Then head to Firestone Complete Auto Care to make sure it doesn't happen again!

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