Category: Car Care Tips

Why Driving on Under-Inflated Tires is Bad

Chidi Ohiaeri autoguide.com Making the mistake of driving on under-inflated tires can prove to be more costly than you think. According to U.S. Department of Energy, ensuring your tires are always properly inflated can improve gas mileage by up to 3 percent and under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by about 0.2 percent for every…

Gasoline Caddy

How cool would it be to just fill up at home sometimes! Often on the way home from work the last thing I want to do is stop for gas.  Scratch that, I never feel like stopping on the way home. Just pulled the trigger on this unit, so we’ll see how it goes. Intend…

Three tips to extend the life of your tires

Ken Manchester minthilltimes.com Tires are one of the most important pieces of your car – not just because they actually let your move, but because they are one of the most important safety tools your car has. As the increasing amount of research and development of tires sends prices up and up, many people are…

Exactly Why You Need To Warm Up Your Car When It’s Cold

Jason Torchinsky jalopnik.com Much like the act of wearing live hamsters as a merkin, whether or not to warm your car up in cold, cold winter is something nearly everyone seems to have an opinion about. We’ve tackled the issue before, and I’m still on Team Warm, but there’s still a lot of controversy around…

What is a solenoid?

Dan Cooper mobiloil.com Your vehicle’s starter motor has the important job of starting the engine. But something also has to start the starter. And that something is the solenoid. In most automotive applications today, the solenoid is attached to the starter, with the two of them getting removed as a unit when necessary. How a…

Top Ten Car Care Tips

Mike Bumbeck autoMedia.com What you can do yourself to keep your car on the road If everything on TV were true, then keeping a vehicle running great, looking good, and lasting a long time would be the easiest thing ever. Advertising will tell us over and over that all we really need to do to…

Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car

carcare.org Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The following are six things that many motorists do that can harm their car and their wallet.6waysyouarekillingyourcar Ignoring the check engine light. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light…

Bad Driving Habits Wreck Cars

news24.com Different people drive their cars in different ways. But did you know there are driving habits that are bad for your car? Do you know that different cars have been designed to make use of different types of fuel, oil, transmission fluid, etc? Using the incorrect fluids may damage your car’s components as well…

Fall is the time to get your car ready for winter

Many safety tests require specialty tools and a high level of expertise, so getting a professional opinion is recommended. Ruth Morrison pressherald.com Have you heard the one about the guy who changed the air in his tires from summer blend to winter blend every fall? This inside joke for gearheads is like the ones about…