Everyone has done this: You’re merrily driving down the road and you start hearing your car make a funny sound. You turn down the radio and listen for the sound again. Ignoring the sounds a car makes can have a detrimental effect on it. Best case scenario, something was slightly off and it was an [...]
Just as we prepare our home for the winter, getting our car ready for treacherous road conditions is just as important. The following information provides a few simple tips that will get your car ready for the snow and ice that will be here before you know it. Battery, Brakes, Tires These are three important [...]
Knowing that your car is serviceable and can be driven without worry about defective parts or some other condition that makes it unsafe is very important. This is a particular concern for anyone buying a used car. To be sure, there are many advantages to buying a used car. You can usually get a better [...]
Using the right motor oil for your particular engine is very important. When choosing the oil that you want to use, you must always take into account the viscosity of the oil that you are buying. Viscosity refers to an oil’s thickness and this must be appropriate for your engine. You can find the proper [...]
Anti-lock braking systems are most likely here to stay. Since car manufactures began installing them in the early 1980s, a number of commentators have challenged the usefulness and effectiveness of the technology. Those coming of age before the advent of ABS were taught to pump brakes when the car was sliding on a slippery surface, [...]
Vehicle engines require coolants to keep them from overheating. In the past, there was only one kind of coolant (anti-freeze) and that was the green liquid. Today, there are two: The green coolant and the orange colored coolant, which is also known as Dexcool. Let’s look at these more closely. The green coolant is an [...]
The shocks and struts on a vehicle take a lot of abuse on any given driving day. These parts impact how the vehicle “feels” and handles on the road and are very important. Knowing when to replace shocks and struts can help drivers keep their vehicles in top condition. Generally speaking, there is no set [...]
Taking your car on a long road trip can be a big deal for those that do not properly take care of their vehicles. Of course, nothing is going to be better for your situation and ensuring that you take proper care of your car leading up to your long road trip. Take the following [...]
Any consumer that has ever bought anything at a retail store understands exactly what an add-on is. Before you can pay for your sneakers at the register, they’re offering any number of extra items, like shoelaces, shoe cleaner, and socks. Now, you could either not need any of these items, or already have plenty of [...]
There are so many engine parts that can fail and need repair that keeping a consistent maintenance schedule is the only way to ensure your cars stays on the road. Sometimes, we overlook the parts that can have the biggest impact on our vehicle’s performance. The tires are one of the most important parts of [...]
- Strange Car Sounds Your Shouldn’t Ignore
- Everyone has done this: You're merrily driving down the road and you start hearing your car make a...
- Preparing Your Car for Winter Driving
- Just as we prepare our home for the winter, getting our car ready for treacherous road conditions...
- Importance of State Safety Inspection for Your Car
- Knowing that your car is serviceable and can be driven without worry about defective parts or some...