Car Care 88
It goes by many names, depending on where you are and who you’re talking to: smog checks, emissions tests, dirty-polluter threshold exams. Okay, we made that last one up – but it sounds pretty legitimate, doesn’t it? Whatever you call it – a smog and emissions test is a requirement in almost every state. But […]
If you think winter is tough on you, imagine what it can do to your car. At least you get a break from the ravages of the cold weather by sleeping indoors at night. Your poor car, on the other hand, has to endure the icy kiss of winter on a nonstop basis. Follow this […]
Some people are so frightened by the idea of driving in winter that they simply don’t do it, instead opting for public transportation or snowmobile. Just kidding about the snowmobile part – but the public transportation part isn’t a bad idea, if you can swing it. Some people just use a different car in the […]
You crack open your driver’s side door and hop onto the icy surface of your car seat, all clattery teeth as you shiver through another frigid winter morning. Eager to get some warmth, you shove the key into the ignition and turn. Your car’s engine sputters, then dies before it’s even had a chance to […]
Did you know that your car’s air conditioning can come in handy during the winter months? No, we’re not talking about your ability to weather a sudden and highly unlikely heat wave in the middle of January. Instead, we’re talking about using your air conditioning unit to stay safe on the road. How does it […]
People don’t usually think to wash their cars in the middle of winter. After all, who’s going to notice if your car could use a wash underneath all that snow and ice melt? The thing is, winter can be one of the most damaging times of year for your car’s exterior. Between road salts marking […]
Some people swear by rear wheel drive cars, until the weather starts to turn. In ideal conditions, a rear-wheel drive car can give you optimum road performance: your back tires do all of the powering, while your front tires do all of the steering. The problem is, on icy and snowy roads, that can be […]
If you’re terrified of driving in snowy weather and are in the market for a car, you’re probably thinking you won’t be truly safe unless you can afford to buy a tank. If so, we’ve got some good news for you. You don’t need a tank to stay safe on the road in winter, just […]
You know that driving in winter conditions can be scary and tough, but did you know that driving in certain states during the winter is particularly dangerous? In a way, it makes sense because of course some states have colder weather, more snow and ice and therefore treacherous roads for travelers on a regular basis. […]
If you live in a warm state like California, your mechanic probably doesn’t know much about salt residue and the problems that it can cause. If you live in a cold weather state, however, your mechanic can tell you all too well just how bad salt can be. Do yourself a favor and read how […]
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