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Posts from February 2010

New Feature: Trim & Engine Refinement

Posted on 25 February 2010, 8:21 PM PST by Frugal Mechanic under Features


We're excited to announce that we've made it easier for you to find the parts that fit your vehicle!  Last night, we launched a new feature on FrugalMechanic.com that allows you to refine your search by selecting your car's Trim and Engine size.   This means you can shop with confidence knowing that the parts will fit your specific vehicle.   No more guessing which oil filter fits your Mustang V8.

If you have any additional suggestions for new features that you'd like to see on FrugalMechanic.com, please let us know.


Ever Wonder How a Differential Works?

Posted on 18 February 2010, 11:28 AM PST by Frugal Mechanic under Interesting


Thankfully, your car's differential doesn't need to be replaced very often (if ever). It chugs along mile after mile without a lot of drama. Maybe that's why the inner workings of a differential are a big mystery to a lot of people (myself included). If you've ever wondered how a differential works, you gotta check out this video tutorial. Not only is it extremely easy to follow but it's extra cool because it was made in the in the 1930s, so it's got a lot of cool historical flavor (black and white, old-time music, etc).


Coupons! Coupons!

Posted on 8 February 2010, 5:50 PM PST by Frugal Mechanic under Features


We just added a new 'Coupons'  tab on Frugal Mechanic.   We've got a bunch of great money-saving coupons from the  most popular retailers including Rock Auto, Auto Parts Warehouse, and many more.   Be sure to check it out before you buy.  You could save yourself up to 30%!  http://frugalmechanic.com/coupons