Category: Car Care Tips

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…

What is a Tune-up?

Spark Plugs

What is a Tune-up? (and why you really shouldn’t ask for one) The word “Tune Up” is probably the most misused and misunderstood Automotive term. According to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary under the term “Tune-up” it says: “general adjustment to insure operation at peak efficiency. Before electronics came into the picture the term “tune-up” was applied…

10 Bad Driving Habits that Damage Your Car

Bad Driving Habits

Alex Leanse autoblog.com You know how important regular oil changes, tire rotations, and changing drive belts are for keeping a car running smoothly and reliably for many years. Perhaps you have a calendar for taking care of routine maintenance tasks, but the way you drive on a daily basis has a significant impact on the…

Driving a Car with a Manual Transmission?

Riding the Clutch

Driving a car with a manual transmission? Stop these bad habits now before they bite you in the wallet Brian Turner driving.ca Habits are hard to break, but what if they’re costing us money and inconvenience? Would a little change in behaviour be worth it? Here are a few examples of how we can unknowingly…

What Does SR-22 Stand For Anyway?

SR-22 Insurance

Heidi Wallis blog.esurance.com What in the world does “SR-22” actually stand for? We investigate. We have a confession to make. In spite of more than a decade in the car insurance biz, and with insurance experts in 14 different offices across the states, there are still one or 2 car insurance puzzlers that leave us…

Top 10 Bad Driving Habits That Damage Your Car

Bad Driving Habits

Elan McAfee yourmechanic.com Your vehicle is one of your most costly possessions, and it’s certainly one on which you heavily depend. So, you want it to last as long as possible. Even if you have the proper vehicle maintenance measures in place, there may be important day-to-day responsibilities you overlook that have a negative impact…