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What is a Tune-Up, and Why Does It Matter?

Engine feeling sluggish? Time for a tune-up! But what does a basic car tune-up consist of? Discover everything you need to know about vehicle tune-ups here.


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Maintenance

What is a Tune-Up, and Why Does It Matter?

Engine feeling sluggish? Time for a tune-up! But what does a basic car tune-up consist of? Discover everything you need to know about vehicle tune-ups here.


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Maintenance

How Long Can an Electric Car Sit Without Charging?

Do electric cars lose charge when parked? How long can an electric car sit without being driven? Learn how to store your EV for extended periods of time here.


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Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Spark Plugs

What do your car’s spark plugs even do? And how do you know when to replace them? Get these answers and more in our comprehensive guide to engine spark plugs.


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Maintenance

A/C vs. MPG: Does Your Car A/C Use Gas Or Electricity?

Have you ever wondered if your car’s A/C uses gas or electricity? This guide explains how your air conditioning works, how to maximize efficiency, and more.


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Maintenance

Why Is My Car Losing Power While Accelerating?

Discover why your car has little to no power when accelerating. From clogged filters to faulty ignition coils, we unmask the culprits of poor acceleration.


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Maintenance

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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Maintenance

Your Car Won’t Start & You Hear a Clicking Noise

Does your engine click but never turn over? Learn how to troubleshoot a car that won’t start and makes clicking sounds. We’ll help get you back on the road.


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Maintenance

How Long Can I Drive With My Gas Light On?

Running your car on empty might seem harmless, but it can cause major damage. Learn how long you can drive on empty, what can happen to your engine, and more.


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Maintenance

7 Signs of a Bad Alternator to Watch For

You know your alternator is important. But do you know what happens if it wears out? Check this list of common signs to look for if your alternator is failing.


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Maintenance

Why Does My Car Have Condensation Inside?

Have you ever noticed that your car fogs up inside, especially when it’s cold outside? Why does that happen? This guide will explain why and how to fix it!


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Maintenance

How to Take Your Car Out of Winter Storage

Confidently revive your car after winter storage with this expert guide. From oil changes to battery checks, ensure a smooth start to a thrilling spring drive!


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Maintenance

How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last?

You know that they’re fuel efficient, but do hybrids last longer than regular cars? Learn what to expect from your hybrid and how to extend its longevity.


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Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Your Car’s A/C

Get to know your car's A/C unit & find out exactly how it keeps you cool. Think it needs service? Find out when to bring it to an expert for an A/C check!


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Maintenance

The Symptoms and Causes of a Blown Head Gasket

Is white smoke coming from your tailpipe? You may have a blown head gasket. Learn what causes head gasket failure, how to prevent it, and how much repair costs.


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Driving

Is Towing Bad for Your Car?

Whether you’ve got a powerful diesel truck or a zippy crossover SUV, towing takes a toll on your vehicle. Learn about maintenance, towing capacity, and more.


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Maintenance

Stop and Go Driving: 5 Effects Traffic Jams Have on Your Car

Stop-and-go traffic is already frustrating, but did you know that it can cause car problems, too? Learn how and what you can do about it in this helpful guide.


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Maintenance

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

What Is A Car Alternator And How Does It Work?

Your alternator does W-O-R-K. Learn what an alternator does, plus how to spot car alternator problems with help from Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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Maintenance

What to Do (& Not Do) When Your Car Overheats

Learn what to do when your car engine overheats and why it happens, with Firestone Complete Auto Care. We share our best tips for staying safe and getting things fixed.


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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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Bad Fuel Injector Symptoms: Do Yours Need Cleaning?
Maintenance

BAD FUEL INJECTOR SYMPTOMS: DOES YOURS NEED CLEANING?

Dirty fuel injectors mess with your engine's internal combustion processes, leading to a variety of issues. Learn what happens when fuel injectors go bad.


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Driving,Maintenance

8 Car Noises: What They Mean & If You Should Worry

Find out which car noises are cause for concern and which ones you can tune out, from the engine whisperers at Firestone Complete Auto Care!


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Blue car with hood open, broken down on country road
Maintenance

SIGNS OF A TRANSMISSION TROUBLES

Spotting a transmission issue early on could help prevent expensive repairs. Learn the basics and watch for these 8 signs of transmission troubles!


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Maintenance

Car Rattling Noises Explained

Car rattling noises have you shaking in the driver's seat? Learn how to locate the issue, which part might be failing, and how to spot the problem in time.


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Maintenance

Why Does the Inside of My Car Smell Like Gasoline?

The smell of gasoline inside your car is always alarming — is it a fuel leak or just something minor? Learn what could be causing it and where to go next.


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Maintenance

Drip! Drip! Two Common Reasons Your Car May Be Leaking Water

Is your car leaking water? Learn the causes of automotive water leaks, from A/C condensation to fluid loss, and find solutions to keep your ride in top shape.


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Maintenance

Feeling the Heat? 6 Causes for Your Car A/C Not Working in Hot Weather

Is your A/C non-functional or blowing hot air? It’s time to pinpoint the problem. Learn about common A/C failures and where to get yours repaired or replaced!


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Maintenance

5 Signs of a Bad Ignition Coil

Experiencing sputtering, stalling, and misfiring? Your ignition coil could be the culprit! Learn about the common causes and symptoms of ignition coil failure.


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Maintenance

How to Ensure Your Car Has a Clean Bill of Health

What is a car health check, and why do I need one? Learn about comprehensive car care now, and get help staying on top of it at Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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Maintenance

Hang On Tight! 5 Symptoms of Bad Motor Mounts

Don't ignore the warning signs of bad motor mounts! Vibrations, weird noises, and engine movement could mean a bigger problem. Stay informed with this guide.


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Maintenance

How To Financially Prepare For These 8 Unexpected Car Expenses

Car broke down? No money for repairs? It's time to get creative. Learn how to navigate unexpected car repair expenses and plan for them in the future.


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Maintenance

Post-Winter Care Your Transmission Craves

Post-winter car care is important — just don’t forget about your transmission! Here are some ways to care for your transmission once the weather has warmed up.


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Maintenance

6 Common Suspension Problems and How to Spot Them

Are you experiencing suspension issues with your vehicle? Here are six common suspension problems, how to spot them, and how to get a smooth ride again.


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Maintenance

It's Time to Winterize! How to Get Your Car Ready for Colder Weather

Car maintenance in winter is essential. Prepare your vehicle for the cold weather and icy roads ahead with these tips for how to prep your car for winter.


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Maintenance

5 Electric Vehicle Maintenance Tips

EVs often require less maintenance than hybrid or standard cars, but that doesn't mean car care is less essential. Keep your EV in top shape with these tips.


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Maintenance

What Are the Symptoms of Bad Oxygen Sensors?

Oxygen sensors: you’ve likely heard of them—but what do they do? Learn what an O2 sensor does, how to tell if yours is going bad, and why you should fix it fast.


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Maintenance

4 Signs That Your Car A/C Needs to be Recharged

What is an A/C recharge, and how do you know if your car needs one? Check out these four signs that it may be time to schedule your A/C service at Firestone.


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Maintenance

What's the Difference Between Electric and Hydraulic Power Steering?

Power steering is one of the most useful features of modern driving, but it can vary. Learn the difference between electric and hydraulic power steering here.


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Maintenance

8 DIY Car Repairs Most People Should Never Do at Home

When it comes to car repairs, certain services should always be left to the experts! Schedule your appointment if it’s time for any of these services.


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Maintenance

Here’s What Can Happen if You Ignore Your Manufacturer Suggested Maintenance Schedule

Dirty oil, squeaky brakes, worn-out tires–the little things add up! Here's why you shouldn't ignore your scheduled maintenance and what can happen if you do.


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Maintenance

Should I Repair My Car or Replace It?

Your car needs major repairs, but is fixing it the best solution for you? Here's what to consider when deciding whether to repair or replace your old vehicle.


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Maintenance

What Types of Regular Car Maintenance Services Should I Focus On?

Brake check, spark plugs, wiper blades, and more–what components do you need serviced and when? Here are the different types of car services and when to get them.


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Maintenance

What Does it Take to Maintain a Hybrid Vehicle?

Being a responsible vehicle owner means properly maintaining your car. But what exactly does it mean to maintain a hybrid vehicle? Here’s what you need to know.


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Maintenance

Watch Out for Ice! How to Wash Your Car in Winter

Car washes in winter are essential to ensuring your exterior doesn’t become damaged by salt, snow, and other nasty debris. Clean your car in winter with these tips.


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Maintenance

Why Is My Car Overheating in the Winter?

With freezing temperatures, you might think it’s unlikely for cars to overheat in the winter. However, it’s a real possibility. Here’s what you need to know.


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Maintenance

5 Car Parts You Can Clean at Home

You can safely wash your vehicle's exterior, but what about the engine bay or undercarriage? Learn which car parts you can clean at home and how to clean them.


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Maintenance

The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrid vehicles are gaining serious traction, and you may be considering making the switch. Before you do, learn about the pros and cons of this vehicle type.


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Maintenance

Top Ways to Care for Your Car With Over 100k Miles

Hit 100k miles? It’s time to check in with your vehicle! Here’s what to expect as your car ages and how to care for it with our 100k mile maintenance checklist.


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Maintenance

4 Factors to Consider with Electric Cars

EVs offer tons of benefits to drivers, but they also come with a few other considerations as well. Here are four scenarios you may face with electric vehicles.


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Maintenance

6 Hidden Issues That May Crop Up After a Fender Bender

Your car seems unharmed by the fender bender you've just had —  but is it? These six sneaky problems can go from bad to worse if they aren't caught in time.


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Maintenance

My Car Heater Only Works When I'm Driving the Car

Tired of your heater being hot and cold? If your car heater only blows warm air when you're driving and cold air when you're idle, these issues may be to blame.


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Maintenance

FAQs About Your Car’s Engine Air, Fuel, and Cabin Air Filters

What do your car’s fuel and air filters do, why should you replace them, and when do you know they’re bad? We answer all your fuel and air filter questions.


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Maintenance

Two Car Care Services You Can Do At Home (& Two You Shouldn’t)

Ready to be your own mechanic? Not so fast! Though there are a few automotive services you can DIY, there’s a bunch you should avoid. Here’s why!


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Maintenance

Help! I’m Stressed About Car Repairs

Car repairs can cause plenty of stress, but Firestone Complete Auto Care can ease your mind — and your wallet — when it comes to getting you back on the road.


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Maintenance

Radiator Problems to Watch for If You Want Your Car to Last

From leaks to overheating, a radiator demands attention when there's an issue. Learn about the most common radiator problems and what to do if they happen.


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Maintenance

Dash Lights Flickering? Here’s What They’re Trying to Tell You

Are your dashboard lights flickering? It could be a sign of trouble with your car’s battery or alternator! Learn what to do if your dash lights are flickering.


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FAQs

11 Reasons Your Gas Mileage Is Getting Worse and Worse

Not sure how to keep gas mileage up as your car gets older? It’s all about the right maintenance. Find out why your MPG is dropping and what to do about it.


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Maintenance

A Day in the Life of a Firestone Auto Technician

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a mechanic? We've answered all of your most pressing questions here with the help of Firestone's very own Ted Kobak!


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Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Work Truck Working As Hard As You Do
Maintenance

Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Work Truck Working As Hard As You Do

All trucks do stuff. But not all trucks do truck stuff! Follow these maintenance tips to keep your work truck working as hard as you, no matter what you do.

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Let the Miles Roll: 18 Romantic Road Trips for Two
Driving,Maintenance

Let the Miles Roll: 18 Romantic Road Trips for Two

The best way to celebrate love with your partner? Planning a road trip for two, of course! Let the good times roll with these romantic road trip destinations.

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Here’s What Can Happen If You Let Your Car Sit Too Long
Maintenance

Here’s What Can Happen If You Let Your Car Sit Too Long

Just because you aren't driving your car doesn't mean it will last longer! Learn what can happen if your car sits too long and how to get it back on the road.

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10 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly
Driving,Maintenance

10 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly

Want to get more eco-friendly? Why not start with your car! Check out these 10 easy tips to help you and your vehicle be more environmentally conscious.

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What Happens If You Put Your Car in Reverse While Driving?
Maintenance

What Happens If You Put Your Car in Reverse While Driving?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you put your car in reverse while driving? Here's what would happen and what to do if it happens to you.

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3 Ways to Help Keep Your Vehicle On The Road Longer
Maintenance

3 Ways to Help Keep Your Vehicle On The Road Longer

Looking for tips to keep your vehicle on the road longer? Check out these 3 easy ways to help keep your car running and you in the driver's seat longer!

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Maintenance

Smell That? Learn What Happens If Your Cabin Air Filter is Dirty

Your vehicle's cabin air filter is more important than you may think! Here's what happens when it gets too dirty and how to know when it's time for a new one.

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Maintenance

Reasons Why Your Car Heater Isn’t Blowing Hot Air

Is your morning drive off to an icy start? If your car heater isnt blowing hot air, various underlying issues could be to blame. Learn what they are.

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Maintenance

What is Power Steering?

You might not think about it often. But without power steering, it would be pretty tough to turn your steering wheel! Find out what it is and how it works!

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Woman smelling a bad smell coming from the A/C
Maintenance

Why Does My Car A/C Smell?

Is there a strange smell coming from your A/C? Could it be an outside smell or something much worse? Find out what the cause could be and how to fix it!

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What Happens If You Drive With Low Coolant?
Maintenance

What Happens If You Drive With Low Coolant?

Coolant is one of your vehicle's essential fluids. Learn what makes coolant so important and what could happen if you drive with low coolant levels.


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Maintenance

What to Consider When Storing Your Car for Weeks, Months, or More

Your car needs care, even when stored. Dont just park it and forget about it! Learn what happens when you let a car sit and how to store yours properly.

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Maintenance

Easy Ways to Help Improve Truck Performance

Is your truck not doing truck stuff like it used to? Give it a refresh with these easy ways to improve truck performance. You'll be truckin' again in no time!

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Car muffler
Maintenance

Why Do Cars Backfire?

Does your cars engine sound like a shooting range every time you crank it? Learn what a backfire is, why it happens, and what you can do to fix it!

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Maintenance

Do Manufacturer Maintenance Schedules Really Matter?

Avoiding your car's recommended maintenance schedule won't save you money in the long run. Learn how following your vehicle's schedule can help save your ride!

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Driving,Maintenance

Why Is My Car Shaking?

Is that an earthquake or just your car shaking? It's probably not the first one. Find out what could be making your car shake and what you can do to fix it.

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Maintenance

How Often to Change Wiper Blades

Summer showers to winter storms, your wiper blades help you weather every season...until they dont! Learn how to tell if and when your wiper blades need replacing.

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Maintenance

Have You Heard About All the Firestone Credit Card Benefits?

Surprise car repairs? Dont choose between fixing your car and paying your rent! See how the Firestone Credit Card can help you get back on the road.

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Conventional vs. Beam Wiper Blades
Maintenance

Conventional vs. Beam Wiper Blades

Is your car ready to face winter head-on? Not without the right windshield wiper blades. Compare conventional vs. beam wiper blades to find the right fit.

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Maintenance

5 Things To Do Before Your First Winter Road Trip

Taking a road trip this winter season? Be prepared for icy roads, cold weather, and holiday traffic by checking these 5 things before hitting the open road.

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The Most Important Maintenance Tips for Diesel Engines
Maintenance

The Most Important Maintenance Tips for Diesel Engines

Diesel owners get to enjoy unique benefits from their engines, but they also face unique challenges. Learn how to care for your diesel engine with these tips.

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How to Keep Your Car Battery From Dying While Tailgating
Driving,Maintenance

How to Keep Your Car Battery From Dying While Tailgating

Dont let a dead battery keep you from game-day celebrations. Learn how to keep your car battery going even if the football game goes into overtime!

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Small Car Repairs That Could Save You Big Money
Maintenance

Small Car Repairs That Could Save You Big Money

People say it's the little things that matter. When it comes to car care, theyre right. Find out which minor car fixes could turn into big savings.


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What’s Included in a Complete Vehicle Inspection?
Maintenance

What’s Included in a Complete Vehicle Inspection?

Take care of your car and itll take care of you. Learn what's included in a Complete Vehicle Inspection and how it offers a full view of your car's health.

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Feeling Sweaty? How to Make Your Car A/C Colder
Maintenance

Feeling Sweaty? How to Make Your Car A/C Colder

You want to feel the burn in the gym, not when you get in the car. If your car A/C isn't cooling quickly, try these pro tips from Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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Essential Car Maintenance Before a Long Road Trip
Maintenance

Essential Car Maintenance Before a Long Road Trip

Nothing ruins a fun road trip like car trouble. Take care of car maintenance before a long road trip to help make sure you reach your destination.

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Follow Your Nose! 6 Car Smells You Should Sniff Out
Maintenance

Follow Your Nose! 6 Car Smells You Should Sniff Out

Rotten egg, fresh gasoline, or eau de dirty socks? If youre dealing with a nasty car smell, your car may be trying to tell you somethingfind out what!


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Is Your Car A/C Leaking Water?
Maintenance

Is Your Car A/C Leaking Water?

Need a wet floor sign for your car? If youre finding wet spots inside your cabin, a faulty A/C may be to blame. Learn why, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Maintenance

Car Organization that Sparks Joy

Spring cleaning moves from the house to the car. This busy mom blogger serves up hertricks to clearing the clutter and organizing the trunk.

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Maintenance

How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

How do you get your car ready for the season after a long, hard winter? This blogger shares some of her favorite spring maintenance tips.

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Maintenance

From Muddy Mountains to a Clean Car

April showers bring muddy puddles for your car. Heres what works for this adventurous blogger to clear away the dirt.

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Maintenance

Clean Your Car - Without Working like a Dog

Dogs are mans best friend but they can make a mess of your car. See ways to make clean up fast and easy.

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Some of the Best Auto Services to Spend Your Tax Refund on Now
Maintenance

Some of the Best Auto Services to Spend Your Tax Refund on Now

Not sure what to do with your tax refund? Consider these auto services, from Firestone Complete Auto Care. They'll give you more bang for your tax refund buck!

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Why Is My Car Sputtering When I Step On The Gas?
Driving,Maintenance

Why Is My Car Sputtering When I Step On The Gas?

If your car sputters when you step on the gas, its crying for help. Find out what the issue could be and how to fix it, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.


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2 girls riding in a Hyundai Sonata
Maintenance

4 Important Maintenance Tips for Hyundai Sonata Owners

Do you drive a Hyundai Sonata every day? Keep your Sonata singing with these maintenance tips, from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Brianna Fernando, Firestone technician, working on a car next to the Firestone logo
Maintenance

How to Pay for Unexpected Car Repairs Over the Holidays

The holidays are just about the worst time to experience unexpected car repairs. Luckily, you have options, with Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Smiling man driving a Nissan Altima
Maintenance

6 Tips to Help Your Nissan Altima Last a Lifetime

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we know Nissan Altimas. Check out these six important tips to help your Nissan Altima last a lifetime (or maybe two!).

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Young woman driving a Toyota Corolla in winter
Maintenance

The 8 Most Common Toyota Corolla Questions, Answered

Everyone is asking, so we're answering! Get answers to the most popular Internet questions about Toyota Corollas, from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Maintenance

Tackle These 6 Fall Car Care Tips Before Traveling

Its Fall Car Care Month, which means winter is on its way! Make sure your vehicle is ready with these fall car care tips from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Firestone technician Alex checking the engine of a Honda Civic
Maintenance

Help Avoid Honda Civic Repairs with 4 Important Services

Drive a Honda Civic? Check out these important services you dont want to overlook, and turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for Honda Civic maintenance.


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woman giving thumbs up out the window of a Toyota Camry
Maintenance

3 Toyota Camry Services You Don’t Want to Overlook

Check out these three Toyota Camry services you dont want to overlook. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for all of your Toyota Camry service and repair needs.

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Meet Our Techs: Brianna Fernando
Maintenance

Meet Our Techs: Brianna Fernando

The techs at Firestone Complete Auto Care are dedicated to keeping your car on the road but what makes them tick when theyre off the clock? Read more.

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Maintenance

4 Honda Accord Services You Don't Want to Overlook

If you drive a Honda Accord, there are a few important services you don't want to overlook. Stay on top of them to help avoid common Honda Accord repairs!

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How to Avoid 6 Common Car Problems on a Road Trip
Maintenance

How to Avoid 6 Common Car Problems on a Road Trip

Stranded on the way to work? Stressful. Stranded on a road trip? Beyond stressful. Drive free from car worries by getting ahead of common car problems with help from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Preventative Maintenance for High Mileage Cars
Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance for High Mileage Cars

High mileage cars are the norm, not the exception. In terms of mileage, 200,000 is the new 100,000. How many miles does your car have under its serpentine belt? Give your trusty car the preventative care it needs with these essential services.

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Why Does My Car Air Conditioner Blow Cold Then Warm?
Maintenance

Why Does My Car Air Conditioner Blow Cold Then Warm?

It's hot outside but cool in your car. Or is it? If your car air conditioner is playing tricks on you and doesn't blow cold air for long, it could be time to visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Find out what could be causing your car air conditioner to blow cold then warm!


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The Spring Car Maintenance Checklist You Need to See
Maintenance

The Spring Car Maintenance Checklist You Need to See

April showers bring May flowers, but also act as an important reminder that it's time for essential spring car maintenance. Help your car, truck, or SUV recover from winter's cold temperatures and harsh conditions with this five-point checklist from your friends at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Easy Fixes for Annoying Windshield Wiper Problems
Maintenance

Super Easy Fixes for 3 Annoying Windshield Wiper Problems

Troubleshooting windshield wiper problems is easy with Firestone Complete Auto Care on your side. Get simple solutions for smearing water, chattering wipers, and water droplets that won't wipe away. Then learn the signs it's time to replace your wiper blades!

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Check These 5 Car Fluids in Spring for the Best Performance
Maintenance

Check These 5 Car Fluids in Spring for the Best Performance

Spring cleaning isn't just for your home. After a long winter, your car needs some tender loving care too, especially your car fluids! Find out which car fluids are important to check between seasons and how the friendly technicians at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can help!

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10 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in a Car Tune Up
Maintenance

10 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in a Car Tune Up

Is your tax refund burning a hole in your pocket? See why spending it on an engine and car tune-up from Firestone Complete Auto Care can seriously pay off when it comes to vehicle reliability, performance, engine lifespan, fuel efficiency, resale value, and more!

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Is Your Car Getting the Preventative Maintenance It Needs?
Maintenance

Is Your Car Getting the Preventative Maintenance It Needs?

If your car's not getting these six services, it may not be getting the attention it needs to live a long life. What are they? Find out, from Firestone!


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How To Help Your Car Last 200,000 Miles or More!
Maintenance

How to Help Your Car Last 200,000 Miles (or More!)

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we know that odometers don't count miles. They count achievements. Help your car reach 200,000 or more with these services!

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Hood of blue car covered in autumn foliage and light mist
Maintenance

Goodbye Sun, Hello Cold! Your Quick Guide to End-of-Summer Car Maintenance

Jack Frost is just around the corner. Learn how preventative maintenance at Firestone Complete Auto Care can help your car stay strong, even in the cold.

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Car air conditioning system
Maintenance

Car Air Conditioning Repair: Troubleshooting

Your car's air conditioning is acting up, but you don't know what's wrong. Don't sweat it! Read on to learn about common A/C issues and stop by today!

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Car Exhaust Colors: What is your car trying to tell you?
Maintenance

White, Blue or Black: What Is My Exhaust Color Telling Me?

White, blue or black, when should your car's exhaust color have you worried? Find out, from your friends at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Man's hands on steering wheel, driving with summer sun streaming through window
Maintenance

The Do's & Don’ts of Preventing Sun & Heat Damage to Your Car

Summer weather means plenty of sunshine, but how do you protect your car? Review these do's and don'ts, from Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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Maintenance

6 Essential Summer Car Care Tips

Get your car geared up for summer with these six essential services for smooth, safe driving all season long, from Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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How to Clean Hazy Headlights
Driving,Maintenance

How to Clean Hazy Headlights

Watch this video to see how you can make your foggy headlights shine like new with a little elbow grease, some toothpaste, a sponge, and water!

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Maintenance

6 Dashboard Lights You Don't Want to Ignore

These bright lights aren't for decoration. Learn more about a few of your car's most important dashboard lights, what they mean and how you should react.

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Driving,Maintenance

What Causes Engine Knocking?

Engine knocking is no joke & could signal a problem under the hood. Find out what could be causing this strange car noise & how we can help!

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Maintenance

6 Services Drivers Often Neglect, But Shouldn't

Find out which six maintenance services drivers most often neglect, but shouldn't for the health of their car. Keep your car running newer, longer!

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Maintenance

Easy to Learn Winter Car Care Tips

Get important car care tips for prepping your vehicle for cold weather, straight from one of Firestone Complete Auto Care's expert technicians in Wisconsin!

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Maintenance

Check Engine Light On? Here's What It May Be Telling You

Check engine light flashing? Find out why your check engine light may be on & what you can do about it, from the experts at Firestone Complete Auto Care!

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Maintenance

Tips From A Technician: How to Prepare Your Car For Winter

Get tips for preparing your car for winter, right from a trusted Firestone Complete Auto Care technician. With these tips, winter won't stand a chance!

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Driving,Maintenance

My Vehicle Failed Emissions Testing: What Now?

What do you do when your car fails its emissions test? Check out 3 common culprits of a failing score, plus when to head to Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Maintenance

Don't Sweat It! 3 Symptoms of Weak Car A/C

Check out 3 symptoms of weak car AC and dont sweat it with Firestone Complete Auto Care. Schedule your a/c repair today!

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Professional technician repairing vehicle at Firestone Complete Auto Care
Maintenance

Five Questions to Ask Your Mechanic

Car in need of repair? Ask your mechanic these 5 questions before taking your sweet ride to anyone other than the experts at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Maintenance

7 Summertime Car Problems & How to Avoid Them

Check out 7 summertime car troubles and learn how to avoid them with help from your friends at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Maintenance

How Your Exhaust System Works & How It Typically Fails

Check out how your exhaust system works, reasons why it typically fails, and when to visit the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care.

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Maintenance

Secrets to Fixing Your Car For Less At An Auto Repair Shop (without DIYing)

Learn the secrets to getting your car fixed for less, without doing it yourself, at the trusted car repair shop of your choice!

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Auto Repair Empowerment: How To Find Honest Car Care
Driving,Maintenance

Auto Repair Empowerment: How To Find Honest Car Care

Feel empowered when it comes to auto repair! Blogger and car enthusiast Kevin Watterson offers up his best advice for finding a trustworthy mechanic.

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Why Does My Car Air Conditioner Blow Cold Then Warm?
Maintenance

Auto A/C Service at Firestone Complete Auto Care

Problems with your car's air conditioner? Find out what A/C service at Firestone Complete Auto Care includes to make sure you and your car keep cool.

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Know your coolant cap and know your fluid flush and exchange schedule
Maintenance

Coolant, Transmission Fluid, and Fuel System Cleaning FAQs

Wondering how coolant & transmission fluid work? Need to know the benefits of getting your fuel system cleaned & how often to do it? Get answers here!

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Clean and well-maintained cars keep up with scheduled maintenance
FAQs,Maintenance

Common Car Maintenance Questions Answered

Answers to questions about how often your car needs service, how long your headlight bulbs will last, when's the right time to get wiper blades replaced & more.

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