Car Care 92
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, […]
Remember the old days when people would take their cars in for a “tune up” once in a while? These days, you really don’t hear that term being used much anymore. Is the reason just because the lingo is outdated, or is there more to it than that? Is there such a thing as a tune-up […]
If you never thought of your car as a living, breathing thing then this blog post might change your mind about that. For example, did you know that your car needs to breathe clean air in order to operate efficiently? It’s true. Without that air, you’re going to spend more money at the pump and […]
If you’ve ever had a conversation with an auto mechanic about a wheel alignment, you’ve likely heard terms like “toe in” and “toe out” bandied about as if the definition is common sense. It is, but generally just to mechanics, and those already schooled in the fundamentals of wheel alignments and alignment toe. If these terms confuse […]
Has your car been sounding a bit louder lately? How about a lot louder? This could be a telltale sign that your exhaust system need attention, especially if you haven’t been keeping up with regular maintenance. Here are a few tips to help you determine if your loud exhaust system needs simple repair work or if it […]
Summers were made for road trips. But everybody’s favorite time of year can also be fraught with hazards, especially when it comes to the heat. Hot summer days can sometimes leave you with an overheating car. When that happens, you could find yourself stuck by the side of the road waiting for a tow truck […]
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