• Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)
    If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that it’s your brakes.  Most newer vehicles ...
    Published on: Jan 30, 2022
  • Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)
    Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why. Man...
    Published on: Jan 23, 2022
  • A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)
    Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side.  That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up.  These endure hundreds of open-...
    Published on: Jan 16, 2022
  • Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)
    Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by.  You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immedia...
    Published on: Jan 09, 2022
  • Motor Oil—The Synthetic Advantage (Synthetic oil vs Conventional)
    You’ve probably already heard that regular oil changes are extremely important for the health of your vehicle’s engine. That’s sound advice.  But what you might not know is when...
    Published on: Jan 02, 2022
  • Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)
    You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should.  You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed.  You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of.  ...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2022
  • What is a TPS? (Throttle Position Sensor)
    You know you have an accelerator pedal; step on it and your vehicle is supposed to go.  But did you know there is a part in your vehicle that keeps track of where the throttle is? It's called the...
    Published on: Dec 26, 2021
  • The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)
    Let's face it.  Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts.  And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need ...
    Published on: Dec 19, 2021
  • The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)
    They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it.  And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one c...
    Published on: Dec 12, 2021
  • The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)
    As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer.  Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes do...
    Published on: Dec 05, 2021
  • Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)
    You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C.  Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches do...
    Published on: Nov 28, 2021
  • Rear Window—Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)
    Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks.  But there is one thing that some ...
    Published on: Nov 21, 2021
  • When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)
    There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others.  One is the air bag light.  If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their...
    Published on: Nov 14, 2021
  • The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)
    So you thought you only had two brake lights.  Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle.  They're sometimes in the inside of t...
    Published on: Nov 07, 2021
  • Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)
    "I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahe...
    Published on: Oct 31, 2021
  • Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)
    No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you.  The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine.  If yo...
    Published on: Oct 24, 2021
  • The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)
    Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle.  When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from...
    Published on: Oct 17, 2021
  • Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)
    You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how imp...
    Published on: Oct 10, 2021
  • Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)
    Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts.  They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles.  Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your ...
    Published on: Oct 03, 2021
  • Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)
    If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to mo...
    Published on: Sep 26, 2021
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