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Kimberlea Buczeke

Kimberlea Buczeke is an automotive expert at RepairPal, the leading online source of auto repair resources and estimates. With many ASE Master certified mechanics on staff who have decades of experience, RepairPal knows all the fine points of car repair.

Posts by Kimberlea Buczeke

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking When I Drive?

Our brake systems are critically important and, unless you have Fred Flintstone feet, you’re going to need them. When your brakes start making noise, you should first determine under what conditions and from what area of the vehicle you hear it.

Our brake systems are critically important and, unless you have Fred Flintstone feet, you’re going to need them. When your brakes start making noise, you should first determine under what conditions and from what area of the vehicle you hear it.

The Most Expensive (and Affordable) Cars to Fix This Fall

While auto repairs are an unavoidable part of car ownership, there are certain car models that could cost you surprisingly more than you expected.

While auto repairs are an unavoidable part of car ownership, there are certain car models that could cost you surprisingly more than you expected.

Help – My Car is Having Problems After Replacing the Battery!

It can be stressful knowing that you thought you found a solution to a car issue, just to be met with even more problems than you had before. RepairPal looks into two specific problems many car owners can experience after replacing their batteries.

It can be stressful knowing that you thought you found a solution to a car issue, just to be met with even more problems than you had before. RepairPal looks into two specific problems many car owners can experience after replacing their batteries.

8 Best Trunk-or-Treat Ideas for 2016

It's the spooktacular month of October and the RepairPal office is bubbling with excitement over Trunk-or-Treat themes! Get inspired with our favorites from Instagram.

It's the spooktacular month of October and the RepairPal office is bubbling with excitement over Trunk-or-Treat themes! Get inspired with our favorites from Instagram.

How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

Image courtesy of Pixabay We wish car batteries could talk and tell us when they're going to die, but sadly they can't. Your car battery is vital and allows your vehicle to start and function.

Image courtesy of Pixabay We wish car batteries could talk and tell us when they're going to die, but sadly they can't. Your car battery is vital and allows your vehicle to start and function.

Tips To Stay Safe And Get The Most Out Of Your Black Friday This Year

You may decide to stay in bed at home, or maybe participate in Cyber Monday from your computer, but if you do venture out on Black Friday, it’s important to stay safe, especially when you’re driving in the early morning hours of Friday or late on Thursday.

You may decide to stay in bed at home, or maybe participate in Cyber Monday from your computer, but if you do venture out on Black Friday, it’s important to stay safe, especially when you’re driving in the early morning hours of Friday or late on Thursday.

13 Best Gifts for Car Guys and Gals

Give the gift of car love this year. We’ve compiled some of our favorite automotive gadgets and gizmos for the driver in your life.

Give the gift of car love this year. We’ve compiled some of our favorite automotive gadgets and gizmos for the driver in your life.

What Causes Car Battery Corrosion and How Do I Clean It?

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Your car battery is extremely important allows your vehicle to start and function. Battery corrosion or acid leakage is a sign of a failing battery.

Image courtesy of Shutterstock Your car battery is extremely important allows your vehicle to start and function. Battery corrosion or acid leakage is a sign of a failing battery.

Tips for Safely Driving in the Rain

We've all been on the road in bad weather and know the tension driving in the rain can bring. The rhythmic thump-thud of the wipers and the feeling of the wet road under your tires.

We've all been on the road in bad weather and know the tension driving in the rain can bring. The rhythmic thump-thud of the wipers and the feeling of the wet road under your tires.

RepairPal's Tips for Getting Your Tires #WinterReady This January

Alright, so maybe you haven't been glued to our Twitter account all month long while we gave out great #WinterReady tips for your tires. No need to beat yourself up – we've compiled the list to make it as simple as possible to stay safe on the roads.

Alright, so maybe you haven't been glued to our Twitter account all month long while we gave out great #WinterReady tips for your tires. No need to beat yourself up – we've compiled the list to make it as simple as possible to stay safe on the roads.

How to Put On and Remove Tire Chains for Snow

With many different snow chains and cables out on the market, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are right for your vehicle, if your vehicle actually needs them, and/or how to install them correctly. One of the most common options for passenger vehicles is traction cables, which RepairPal KB installs on a 2003 Honda Civic in the video below.

With many different snow chains and cables out on the market, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are right for your vehicle, if your vehicle actually needs them, and/or how to install them correctly. One of the most common options for passenger vehicles is traction cables, which RepairPal KB installs on a 2003 Honda Civic in the video below.

Car Diagnosis Made Easier With RepairPal’s Symptom Guide

Many people are stumped when their car begins to make a strange noise or simply won’t start. They may end up immediately turning to a search engine, or going straight to a mechanic for help.

Many people are stumped when their car begins to make a strange noise or simply won’t start. They may end up immediately turning to a search engine, or going straight to a mechanic for help.

How to Read a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

Your vehicle identification number, called VIN for short, is a unique grouping of numbers and letters that sets your vehicle apart from others.

Your vehicle identification number, called VIN for short, is a unique grouping of numbers and letters that sets your vehicle apart from others.

Timing Belts: The Maintenance Item You Didn’t Know About

Many vehicle owners are unaware that they should be replacing the timing belt in their vehicle. In many vehicles, timing belts are considered maintenance repairs just like tune-ups, brakes, and oil changes.

Many vehicle owners are unaware that they should be replacing the timing belt in their vehicle. In many vehicles, timing belts are considered maintenance repairs just like tune-ups, brakes, and oil changes.

8 Simple Ways To Save Gas

Gas prices wax and wane, but it’s a major expense for anyone whose primary mode of transportation is a car. Whether you own your car outright, you’re paying for it in installments, or you’re leasing it, gas will be one of your most critical monthly expenses.

Gas prices wax and wane, but it’s a major expense for anyone whose primary mode of transportation is a car. Whether you own your car outright, you’re paying for it in installments, or you’re leasing it, gas will be one of your most critical monthly expenses.