Tag: maintenance

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…

Winter Maintenance Tips – Tires

Winter Maintenance Tips tirerack.com Because winter tires typically have very aggressive tread designs they are more susceptible to the irregular wear that can be caused by suspension misalignment (or worn parts). Of the three normal alignment adjustments (caster, camber and toe) the camber and toe settings are the most important while caster settings have little…

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…

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…