Being able to diagnose the types of problems that can occur with a transmission switch will not only help you to maintain your car, but also to save money. Being aware…Read more ›
What Does a Muffler Do? Muffler Function, Maintenance, and Repair
What does a muffler do for your car? When do they need to be replaced? Here's a thorough explanation of your muffler and why it's so important.
How the Hyundai Ioniq Ditched Its Traditional 12V Lead-Acid Starter Battery
Every year, AAA answers 7.5 million phone calls from people whose cars are stranded due to dead batteries; these calls represent roughly a quarter of all AAA roadside assistance requests. We’ve all jumped, been jumped, and replaced batteries at $100 a pop every five or so years. Hyundai figures we’re all getting tired of it. […]
Driving and Maintenance Tips to Make Your Tires Last Longer
When you invest in a set of new tires for your car, you can make them last longer if you’re … Read More »
Auto Repair Experts on What to Do When Your Check Engine Light Is On
It’s a situation many drivers find themselves in: your vehicle seems to be performing fine, and suddenly the “check engine” light comes on. What now? Unless you’re a
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
Storing Winter Tires
Protect your investment! Learn how to properly store your winter tires so they're in perfect condition next year.
10 Cars That Can Run For Over 250,000 Miles
While just about any car these days can clock a quarter million miles if an owner throws enough money at it in terms of ongoing repairs and upkeep – some models tend to be more enjoyable to own and hold together better over the long haul than others. To determine which would be the most likely ne
What Does the Check-Engine Light Mean?
Share That is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle's emissions, ignition or fuel systems. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter, so you shouldn't ignore it. All cars and light trucks have onboard diagnostics that are supposed to detect engine-related problems that affect the emissions control systems The check-engine light (typically a yellow or orange outline of an engine with the word "Check") should come on for a few seconds every time you start the engine with other warning lights. If it stays on, that means there is a problem. If the check engine light is flashing, that usually indicates a misfire or other serious issue, and it should…
Tips for buying a used car
Buying a car is exciting. The features offered year in and year out are continuously evolving to fit the needs of drivers. When buying a used car, especially if you are not experienced with purchasing vehicles, it’s important to look out for the green flags that indicate a reliable automobile. Even those who are seasoned auto shoppers can benefit from a few tips to secure the best car at the best deal. Trustworthy advice For those who are new to the process, before even setting foot in a dealership it’s helpful to talk to a family member, close friend or someone else that you trust who has knowledge and experience in regards to purchasing a new car.