Common Causes of Car Air Conditioner Problems
Now that summer is gone and fall is rolling in, you may find yourself in that strange seasonal limbo: using your car’s heater in the morning and the air conditioner in the afternoon. After the long, hot summer, you may notice that your AC isn’t working quite as well as it used to. Some of […]
How to Maintain Your Car & Keep It Running Smoothly
With the economic downturn of the last several years, more and more people are opting to fix and maintain their older cars instead of trading them in for a new set of wheels. There are even statistics to back this up. For example, Experian Automotive lists the average age of vehicles on the road today […]
Can You Get an Auto Repair Loan?
Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote,“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”(1). But if you own a several year old car, you can also add “car repair” to that short list. Sometimes, those necessary repairs can be quite costly and buying a new car isn’t always the best or cheapest option. So […]
How to Check Your Car's Coolant Level
How to Check Your Car’s Coolant Level Keeping your engine coolant reservoir at manufacturer recommended levels is critical to your car’s operation. Without the right amount of coolant, your engine can overheat, leaving you stranded by the side of the road and stuck with a totally unnecessary towing bill – not to mention, a potentially […]
Top Problems Women Face When Going to the Mechanic
I think almost everybody faces some element of anxiety when they visit their auto mechanic. But after talking with many female friends, coworkers, and family members of mine, it seemed like their anxiety rode a little higher. So I wanted to get it down on paper – well, internet paper – what some of their […]
How to Handle Driving on Black Ice
Driving in winter conditions is just like driving in the summer. Well, with the exception of the possibility that you could hit ice and lose control of your vehicle. Oh, and steering and breaking are done differently in inclement weather. Come to think of it, driving in winter conditions is absolutely nothing like driving in […]
What To Do If You Hit a Deer
You see them all the time – signs indicating “Deer Crossing Ahead.” And while a part of you may think that encountering a deer while driving 65 miles per hour is nothing to ever really worry about, the fact is that it happens to plenty of people. Unfortunately, there are 1.5 million deer versus car […]
Do's and Don'ts for Safe Winter Driving
Winter can be a scary time for driving, especially if you happen to live in a state where the powder flies and the winds blow hard. If you’re one of the lucky who gets to spend your winter basking in the sun and fun in San Diego or Miami Beach or somewhere with a similar […]
5 Most Dangerous Roads in America
It’s never too soon to start planning your next big road trip. The next time you do, however, take into consideration the following list of the five most dangerous roads in America – then map your route accordingly. The last thing you want when you’re out and about taking in the sights is to come […]
Tire Comparison: What You Need to Know Before You Buy Tires
One of the most confusing things about buying tires is knowing precisely what kind of tires your car needs. But we’re not talking about size here, or even tread type – but performance rating. Depending on what you drive, your car may require tires that are specifically rated to perform well at and above certain […]
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