Car Care 88
Clutch replacements can hit your bank account. Hard. With average estimates for clutch replacement ranging between $500 and $2,500 (depending on what you drive), it’s one of the most expensive repairs you can have done. To avoid this particularly nasty fate, it’s important to do everything in your power to extend your clutch life. How to […]
Buying new tires should be an easy task. Just roll into your tire shop of choice, let the experts do their thing, and drive away with confidence. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go so smoothly. There have been many cases of shops installing the wrong type of tire. The lesson? Don’t leave all of the decision making […]
All of us have learned to love our car brakes. We hover our foot over the pedal, gently tap..tap..tap.. to slow down, and occasionally we SLAM them to the floorboards to stop on the dime. Yes, we need them and love them because they have prevented many fender-benders and have extended the lives of many […]
You love a clean car, it’s a good feeling. A clean car has a direct impact on its value over time and more importantly its operation. Let’s face it, with freezing temperatures, the last thing you need is an ice luge down the driveway – you’re not hosting the Winter Olympics! Why is it important to […]
For some, winter brings dicey road conditions and nervous driving. For others, winter weather doesn’t alter their desire for a road trip. On the East Coast, people travel to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and other northern destinations. They don’t want to be prevented from skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, ice climbing, or partaking in any other fun winter activities. While […]
Picture this: Snow is falling and the temperature is below freezing. You are at work, or the mall, or over the river and through the woods. Anyway you are far from home as you climb into your car with the hope that it starts right up and gets you going without a hitch. Much here […]
We visit the doctor for an annual check-up, we should do the same with our cars. The doctor checks weight, blood pressure, pulse, vaccine updates, especially when cough and cold season approaches. Essentially there’s an inspection of the body – and then she makes recommendations on steps to improve any deficiencies or problem areas. The same should […]
It’s tough to really point to any part of your car or truck and say “This is the most important thing to keeping your car running.” Think about it. Without oil, your engine seizes. Without coolant, it overheats. Without a battery, it will not start. And without air in your tires, you’re not going anywhere. […]
You don’t need to visit an auto mechanic to check your engine oil and add more if needed. But you might need someone to help you choose the right kind of oil to use for your car. If you’ve ever walked into an auto parts store and visited the oil aisle, you’ll see more brands […]
Sometimes you have to get creative when it comes to saving money on car maintenance. If you’ve tried every trick in the book and you still feel like you’re shelling out way too much money a year on keeping your car operating smoothly, it might just be time to replace it altogether and trade down, […]
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