Preparing Your Car For Winter: 10 Useful Tips
As the first autumn leaves are finding their way to the ground below, we’re preparing for fewer daylight hours, stronger winds and lower temperatures. Although winter may still seem far away, chances are the first snowflake will drop sooner than we might expect. And while you can easily take out your winter coats, the scarves and gloves, there’s a bit more preparation to do when it comes to ...Read More
What is the Best Transmission Type for You?
Modern cars are full of choices, and it’s more than just selecting a manual or automatic transmission. With more choice comes the potential for making the wrong selection on your next ride. Here’s a quick look what options are available, so you’ll know what transmission type is best for you. Manual Manual transmissions are the original passenger car transmission, and are still ...Read More
Should You Buy a Modified Car?
Modified cars are some of the most interesting choices available on the used car market. Each owner has stamped a piece of their personality onto what was just another production vehicle. With these unique modifications comes some unique questions. Let’s take a look at buying a modified car. First off, let’s cover the basics. There are many types of modified vehicles, but they generally ...Read More
How To Fix Your Fogged Headlights
As a vehicle ages, it needs more effort to keep it looking new. The flawless paint gets chipped, the once black tires fade, and the clear exterior plastics turn cloudy. If your headlights are cloudy, hazed, and nasty, fear not; there is a simple fix. Several companies sell affordable headlight restoration kits that are quick and easy to use. First though, know that you didn’t do anything ...Read More
How To Be A Better Driver
There’s a lot of frustratingly bad drivers out there. We don’t need more, so prevent yourself from joining their ranks by being a better driver. There’s several techniques and methods, and some of them are even fun, so pick a few that work for you and commute in safety. Pay attention Stop updating your Facebook status, put down your iPhone, and just drive. This is a mental and ...Read More
How to Have a Great Time in the Salvage Yard
Salvage yards are all over the country, and can offer vehicles as different as ancient ‘20s iron, to last year’s hot new supercar. Whether you are looking to repair your daily driver, or just find good deals to resell on eBay, here are some tips on how to have a successful salvage yard run. Prep It’s usually good advice to follow the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared.” Before heading ...Read More
10 Essentials to Have in Your Car
Taking a few minutes to assess the contents of your car to be sure that it is equipped with the most practical and necessary items, can save you time and frustration in the future, as well as help to assure your well-being, on your short and long distance journeys. Some drivers have been thankful for their advanced planning when they have been stranded in an isolated location, and others have ...Read More
What are the Worst Lemon Cars Ever Made?
Automakers from around the world have been producing lemon cars since the inception of the automobile. Some lemons have proved to be total duds with not only terrible reliability, but also poor design and other reputation killing factors. Despite this, most lemon autos could have been great cars, if not for their costly reliability problems. The 1970-79 Chevrolet Nova is a good example of a ...Read More
Used Vehicle Shopping: Test Driving Steps You Need to Take
Getting a used vehicle is an excellent way to save money and experience independence. However, when shopping for a used vehicle, it is crucial that you test drive the vehicle for a longer period of time instead of quickly around the block. In fact, to help you get the most out of the experience, here are the steps you need to take when examining and test driving a used vehicle: 1. ...Read More
Are Cars Getting Bigger?
Are cars getting bigger in recent years? Yes, in the past 25 years or so cars have increased in size, although there are many contributing factors to this trend. First of all, there is likely a correlation between the rate of obesity and the ever increasing average size of cars and trucks. Obviously larger folks are going to prefer to purchase vehicles that comfortably accommodate their ...Read More