Happy April Fools Day and, most importantly, Happy National Car Care Month. You may think of your car as a means to an end. If you’re like many of us, you might consider it an expression of your identity, or maybe even a member of the family. In fact, a Toco Warranty study found that […]
Your car wants winter to end just as much as you do. While you sit comfortably on your heated seats all bundled up in a warm coat, your car is completely exposed to all of the harsh winter elements – battling salt, slush, ice, snow and hail to get you where you need to go. […]
If driving on post-winter roads feels like you’re operating a Lunar Roving Vehicle across craters on the moon, you’re not alone. Along with spring flowers and showers come potholes. Cities like Omaha, DC, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, LA and Seattle (to name a few) are no strangers […]
Think about treating your car’s health similarly to how you treat your own health. No one enjoys going to the doctor (or the repair shop), but preventative maintenance is the key to longevity. If you give your car the attention it needs when it’s giving you signs that something isn’t quite right, then you’ll avoid […]
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 getting behind the wheel without buckling our seat belts. And in many cases, people make car buying decisions based on the availability of front- and side-impact […]
During the holiday season, every purchase seems to be magnified. The last thing anyone needs is an unplanned bill for car repair. Save yourself time and money by maintaining your car to avoid costly repairs. Below, we’ve outlined 6 ways to extend the life of your car by proper and proactive maintenance – thereby reducing […]
It’s already the end of August and you’re ready to head back to campus. However, one thing you may have forgotten to ask yourself is: is my car also ready for the upcoming school year? You may be reading this and saying “it’s just a car, what do I need to get ready?” Actually, there […]
Every time I drive my car, I always see people driving on under-inflated tires. They’re typically older vehicles (pre-2007) that are likely not equipped with a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). I try my best to alert the driver, but traffic congestion can make that difficult. Honking at someone to get his or her attention will likely […]
Here we are, November again, and it’s already getting below freezing here overnight in Boston. You know what that means don’t you? It’s the time of year that my wife starts hassling me about how her low tire-warning light, or tire-pressure monitoring/TPMS light is coming on every morning. I have a couple of tricks up my […]
Tips on Buying Tires – What Really Matters Tires are among the most expensive items on a car (Here’s what they can cost to replace). Unfortunately, they’re not easy to purchase. Last time, we discussed the major questions to consider when you buy new tires.We talked to Brandon Sturgis, Product Category Manager – Original Equipment Tires at Michelin to […]
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