The Cottman Man Blog: How often you should change your engine oil? Read on to learn about when your oil should be changed and other car maintenance tips!
Here’s Exactly What It Cost To Buy And Repair An Old Toyota Pickup Truck
A year ago, I had the urge to buy an old four-wheel drive Toyota Pickup. The boxiness of the body, the square stance of the off-road suspension, the no-frills interior, and the perceived reliability of an old Toyota—it all came together to create an irresistible combination. But is the craving to own one just the result of shallow nostalgic emotions, or can it hold up to your expectations?
Brake Pads: What You Need to Know
therry/iStock/Thinkstock Subject to tremendous friction and heat, brake pads wear down and must be replaced as part of a car's regular maintenance. In disc-brake systems, the brake pads are the friction material the caliper squeezes against the rotating disc, or rotor, to slow the wheel's rotation and stop the car. In drum brakes, the pads are called shoes How do I know when to change my brake pads and rotors? Squeaks, squeals and metal-to-metal grinding noises are typical signs you're past due for new brake pads and/or rotors. Other signs include longer stopping distances and more pedal travel before you feel significant braking force. If it's been more than two years since your brake parts were replaced, it's a good idea to have the brakes checked at every oil change or every six…
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.
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