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

March 14th, 2022 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…

How to Replace an Alternator in a Car

March 14th, 2022 by
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CarHop isn’t just a great source for affordable used cars—we’re also here to offer helpful DIY car repair tips, like how to replace a car alternator. Once you’ve tested your alternator and determined that it’s the culprit (rather than a faulty starter), you can reference the video below and follow these simple DIY steps to…

Learning How to Change a Windshield Wiper is Easy

March 14th, 2022 by
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Your windshield wiper blades are going to break down over time, so it’s generally recommended you change them once every six months or so. If you don’t, you’ll start suffering from visibility issues and possibly even see scratches appear on your windshield. Luckily enough, learning how to replace windshield wipers is easy with this wiper…

5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

April 16th, 2020 by

Why pay more than you have to? These grocery tips can save you a bundle. 1. Where you shop If you only go to your local grocery chain for everything, you might be missing an opportunity to shave some dollars off your bill. Aldi is a great alternative in many cities. Their approach to providing…

How to Clean a Car with Dryer Sheets

July 23rd, 2019 by
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Dryer sheets can do more than freshen your clothes! You can use their odor-eliminating power to your advantage when cleaning your car. From freshening the scent of your car’s interior to removing dead bugs from the exterior to reducing pet hair, dryer sheets are all-around good news for your used car. Learn how to clean…

How to Clean Your Car Dashboard

July 19th, 2019 by
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Your dashboard is one of the first parts of your car’s interior you — as well as your front-seat passenger — see when entering the vehicle. However, the dash is often overlooked during routine car cleanings. If you’re wondering how to clean a car dashboard, CarHop is here to help! Check out our guide below…

How to Remove Stickers from a Car

July 16th, 2019 by
Closeup of "F" (for France) sticker on windshield of red car

Whether you’re not so fond of that Sci-Fi show you used to watch, or your kid got creative with their sticker booklet, removing stickers from your used car can help keep it looking its best. Fortunately, keeping your vehicle sticker-free is easy with the correct products and a little elbow grease. Read on to get…

How to Remove Dog Hair from Your Car with Rubber Gloves

July 10th, 2019 by
Driver riding with dog in passenger seat

In a perfect world, you could cart your four-legged friend around all day with no need for car detailing. But, if you want to keep your used vehicle looking its best, you have to stay on top of picking up dog hair — and usually, that means getting creative. Wondering how to remove dog hair…

How to Wax Your Car Using Hair Conditioner

June 21st, 2019 by
Car being sprayed down with a hose

Need to make your used car really shine on short notice? Maybe you’re attending an event or having guests and want your car to look its best? If you don’t have time to properly hand wax a car, never fear. Instead of wax, use hair conditioner! It’s easy, affordable, and it works. For extra sparkle,…

How to Clean Air Vents in Your Car with a Paintbrush

June 11th, 2019 by
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You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment to keep your used car‘s air vents clean. Air vent cleaning can be done with tools you can either find around your house or purchase for cheap at the local dollar store or craft store. For example, you can use a soft foam paintbrush to gently remove dust,…

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