How to Change the Oil in Your Car
Changing your engine oil is the single most important thing you need to do to ensure your car keeps running. Neglecting to do this can cause your existing oil to turn to sludge, eventually choking and locking up your engine. Oil changes are simple procedures that you can pay to get done in a relatively quick […]
Essential Items for Your Car
Stuff happens. It’s an unavoidable fact of life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t arm yourself in advance for unforeseen circumstances. Whether you’re driving across town or taking a cross country voyage, there are a handful of things you should never hit the road without. Here’s a checklist of the top 8 most important items for […]
Repairing a Leased Car – Who Is Responsible? What Do You Need to Do?
Buying a car is an enormous responsibility, and not just financially. There’s also the burden of having to choose a car you know you won’t fall out of love with in the next ten years. For those of us who don’t like the idea of being stuck with the same car forever and who enjoy […]
5 Common Car Repair Myths: Busted
Buying into long held car repair myths won’t necessarily hurt your wallet. Whoever lost a fortune believing in the Loch Ness Monster or the Abominable Snowman? Cryptozoology enthusiasts who have sunk their fortunes into trying to prove the existence of these fabled creatures need not answer that question. However, there is one class of myth […]
What is a Car Repair Warranty?
Have you ever had to take your car back to a mechanic for a to fix a repair, only to be stuck with a new bill for services? You’re not alone. We see complaints all the time from vehicle owners whose repair jobs failed – and to make matters worse, the mechanic refused to cover the entire […]
Common Car Repair Issues for Hybrids
You don’t have to be a devoted environmentalist to buy a hybrid car. All you really have to have is a desire to save money on the rising cost of gas. If you do a lot of in-city driving, owning a hybrid car can get you as many as 50 miles per gallon. You also don’t have […]
Should You Repair Your Car Yourself, or Take it to a Mechanic?
Experiencing car trouble doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to be stuck forking over a huge percentage of your monthly earnings to a mechanic. In fact, there are a great number of repairs and maintenance issues that you can handle on your own, with only the help of a few tools and a strong dose of self […]
DIY Auto Repair: 4 Ways To Save Some Money
Owning a car can cost you a lot of money, even after it’s been paid off. Not only does the rising cost of gas make keeping your tank full an exercise in economics, but there are also yearly registration fees, property taxes (Excise tax) and insurance premiums to consider. Then there’s the cost of performing routine maintenance, […]
Top 5 Low Maintenance Cars
Buying a car is a long term investment. Unless you’re made of money, you’re going to want to shop smart – and that includes narrowing down your choices to the makes and models that are least likely to require frequent repair. Here’s our rundown of the top 5 low maintenance cars on the road. Top […]
How Long Should Your Car Repair Service Take?
Nobody likes waiting, but it’s an inevitability of life that comes with the territory of taking your car into a shop for repair. Sometimes, the drudgery of sitting around and twiddling your thumbs can be made a lot more bearable if you’ve got some idea of what kind of wait time to expect. But estimating […]
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