This has been a relatively mild winter, and New Englanders are just about to say “Hello” to their first significant snow storm of 2015. According to experts, New Englanders are about to be immobilized with the arrival of several feet of heavy white snow, which can make driving pretty scary. It’s always best to stay […]
The “Polar Vortex” buzzwords are making headlines this week as temps plunge across the country. Winter’s always tough on cars, and among the parts most susceptible to cold is your battery. Don’t wind up stuck with a flat battery in the shivering cold. Here are a few tips to help winterize your car battery. Replace the battery […]
Your car’s tires are among the most expensive vehicle-maintenance items you’ll have to cover. Tires are also among the most important safety features. Most of us would never dream of sliding behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
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 […]
Those of us living in snowy states have a lot to consider come first snowfall. Chief among those things is what to do in the event of a breakdown in the middle of a snow storm. If you’ve taken your smart pills and have prepared a plan well in advance, you won’t have anything to […]
People love abbreviations and shortenings of language. It’s almost as if they can’t be troubled to speak an additional three syllables. Sometimes it can be fun and cool to bestow a catchy nickname on your favorite person or thing. But there are some abbreviations that simply shouldn’t be allowed. One perfect example is “e-brake.” When […]
If you’ve never done it before, figuring out how to jump a car battery can be a bit intimidating. First, there are those incredibly scary looking cables with clamps on the end that look a lot like torture devices. Second, there’s the car battery itself, which doesn’t exactly look like your average harmless D-cell. But as it […]
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