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Installing a Reusable Air Filter – D-I-Y

Changing your air filter is one of the easiest Do-It-Yourself (D-I-Y) car maintenance tasks. You can get it done in ten minutes or less.

Your vehicle’s owners manual will specify a replacement interval. It might be fifteen thousand, twenty thousand, or maybe even thirty thousand miles.

If you drive in dusty conditions, it should be changed more frequently.

Most air filters are throwaway items. When they get dirty, they get tossed. The K&N Air Filter is different. K&Ns are high-quality reusable filters. When they get dirty, you clean them and pop them back into the engine bay. K&Ns are designed for improved airflow and to last a vehicle’s lifetime, with the proper maintenance. This can save hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of your vehicle if you keep it for a long time.

Disclaimer: This video was sponsored by K&N. I’ve had K&N filters in other cars in the past and I’ve wanted to pick one up for my Honda S2000 for a while now. When the opportunity to produce this video presented itself, I jumped on it. K&N filters are high-quality products.
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How to Save Money on Car Parts and Supplies

I’ve spent a whole lot of money on car parts and supplies over the years, and I’ve learned (the hard way) how to control costs. While the game was built to extract profit from the unwitting, the Internet leveled the playing field. A little knowledge goes a long way. If you do just a little bit of homework before you head out to the store, you’ll get a better deal and keep more cash in your pocket.


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How to Read OBDII Codes with an iPhone

Do check engine lights freak you out? Want to know what’s going on before you bring you car into the shop?

Some folks get extremely upset when the Check Engine light comes on in their car. Sometimes it’s a big deal. Sometimes it’s not. What gets people riled up is that they think they have to go back to the dealer to get those codes read. And you know what? That’s not true anymore.

If your car is getting lousy gas mileage and there’s an engine light lit up on the dashboard, take note. Your car may be trying to tell you something. A quick scan can tell you exactly what’s wrong.

Reading error codes is no big deal these days, thankfully. Every vehicle manufactured after 1998 has an On Board Diagnostic (OBD) port under the dash. Anyone can access their vehicle’s OBDII port with the right gear. There’s no need to rely on the dealer or repair shop for a quick scan.
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