Category: Car Care Tips

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…

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…