3 Tips to Keep Your Car Cool

May 21st, 2019 by
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Driving in hot weather can be almost as miserable as driving through snow or ice. Fortunately, there are plenty of great tips on how to keep your car cool — most of which are easy and affordable. From grabbing that shady parking space to investing in cooled seats, there are a lot of different ways to…

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How to Use Coca-Cola to Get Rid of Car Rust

May 10th, 2019 by
Patch of rust on a red car door

You’ve probably heard the old urban myth that Coca-Cola is so acidic it can remove rust from a car bumper. Like alligators in city sewers or fabricated words in the dictionary, this Coca-Cola myth is true! In addition to enjoying an ice-cold Coca-Cola on a warm day, you can use it to remove rust, especially…

How to Properly Jump Start a Car

April 12th, 2019 by
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Even if you’ve never had a problem with your vehicle, knowing how to jump start a car can save you time and money if the need ever arises! Relying on a jump start car service can be costly, and if you already have a pair of jumper cables on your person, the process itself only…

How to Make Car Air Fresheners From Scratch

April 5th, 2019 by
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Whether you’re gearing up for a road trip or just want to improve your daily commute, creating a DIY air freshener is a great way to enjoy a more relaxing, comfortable ride! There are several easy and long-lasting methods to choose from, and CarHop has created a step-by-step guide to each. Contact Us Method One:…

How to Fix Your Check Engine Light

March 29th, 2019 by
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You’re driving like normal when suddenly, you notice an amber glow from your dashboard. Your check engine light has popped on out of nowhere, and you have no idea what to do. Is your engine dying? Is your car unsafe to drive? Many drivers find themselves in a panic while wondering how to fix their…

How to Remove Car Dents with a Plunger

March 8th, 2019 by
Hand pointing to dent on car

Dents and dings can happen to the best of us, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with the damage forever. In fact, you might be able to fix minor body damage with a simple DIY approach. Find out how to remove car dents with a plunger in your very own garage, and bring…

How to Prepare for a Road Trip

March 4th, 2019 by
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Whether you’re headed to the mountains for a camping trip or a weekend in the big city, it’s important to know how to prepare for a road trip if you want your travels to go smoothly. So, what should you do before hitting the road? Here are some key road trip tips. Contact Us Taking…

How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter

February 6th, 2019 by
Mechanic uses a multimeter in order to assess the voltage of a car battery.

Using a multimeter to test a car battery is easy when you use this step-by-step guide from the team at CarHop. While we specialize primarily in used car sales at our many locations, we also are aware that it really pays to know what to look for when trying to make repairs at home. Find out if…

How to Fix a Chipped or Cracked Windshield

February 4th, 2019 by
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Whether you’re getting your car ready for sale or simply trying to restore it to like-new condition, there are plenty of DIY repairs you can perform—from restoring headlights with toothpaste, to removing scratches from your car, to removing dents with a plunger! Another important way to keep your car looking good is to fix windshield crack…

Having Car Starter Problems? Learn How to Diagnose & Replace Your Starter

January 17th, 2019 by
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If your car won’t start, there’s a chance you may need to perform a car starter replacement. Find out what might be wrong with your car starter, along with how to perform a car starter installation, with the team at CarHop. Whether your starter is acting up or you need to learn how to change…

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