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Checking your tire pressure at least once per month is critical, especially during winter. Deflated tires could mean you’re wasting money on gas, and more importantly, they could put you and your passengers at greater risk of an accident. It’s important to remember that tires are the only thing that stand between your car and […]
You don’t have to be a devoted environmentalist to buy a hybrid car. All you really have to have is a desire to save money on the cost of gas. If you do a lot of in-city driving, owning a hybrid car can get you as many as 50 miles per gallon. You also don’t have […]
Unless you enjoy turning a wrench, car repair and maintenance is a necessary evil. Car repair estimates always seem so unfair and often include repairs that didn’t really seem necessary. The whole experience is taxing, but with this list of suggestions, we can help shrink your repair bills, ensuring a better experience and a well-running car for […]
Whether you live in Boston, where wellie boots are your constant companion, or reside somewhere where rain is less expected, most of us will have to drive in the rain many times in our lives. 23% of vehicle crashes each year are weather-related. Of those crashes, 74% occur on wet pavement and 46% occur during rainfall. […]
About 75% of drivers have experienced a flat tire. How many of those people were able to change it themselves? Changing a tire yourself can be an especially intimidating prospect, especially if you’ve never done it before. But here’s the good news: it’s not rocket science. Heck, it’s not even intermediate-level auto mechanics! Changing a flat tire […]
If you’re like the average American, your car was born the same year Apple’s iTunes store was launched, and when Janet Jackson had a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ at the Superbowl. In other words, the average car on the road is more than 11 years old, meaning your wheels are likely in need of regular love and maintenance. When […]
Summer’s here and the time is right… for blasting your car’s AC. But just because it’s hotter than heck outside doesn’t mean you should use your car’s air conditioner willy-nilly. There are actually a handful of best practices that you can employ to get the most out of your AC, ensuring longevity of life and […]
We all know you will need to replace your brake pads at some point, but because the life of brakes varies so greatly with the type of driving, we never know when is when. Here is a short primer for all drivers to understand when it’s time for a brake replacement. What to Look (Or Listen) For… […]
The dog days of summer are approaching, and with high temps and your AC pumping away, your car may be more likely to overheat, sending your car’s temperature gauge (and your blood pressure) off the charts. If you’re on the highway, in the middle of nowhere, or stuck in heavy traffic, and your car overheats, […]
For the uninitiated, keeping track of recommended car maintenance items can be daunting. There’s so much to know, in addition to high costs associated with a trip to the shop.Below is a look at some relatively low cost items worth keeping an eye on: your automotive filters. Here, we explain what they do, when and […]
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