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Back to School
Back to School

Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is. The Car Care Council recommends that motorists brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its most efficient level before the school year commences and the onset of fall and winter weather.

Summer Road Trip Ready
Summer Road Trip Ready

Do you love exploring on the open road, driving until you find something interesting? Or do you prefer mapping your route to a chosen destination? Either way, by the time summer’s warm weather rolls around, that could mean that a road trip’s on your horizon.

Common issues  with air conditioners
Common issues  with air conditioners

What’s the first thing you do when you get in your car on a hot day? Probably roll down the windows and crank up the air conditioner. But what if your A/C is blowing hot air instead of cold? That is not what you want to happen on a hot day. Now what?

13 Best Road Trip Apps
13 Best Road Trip Apps

Whether you’re striking out on a day trip or making a cross-country trek, one of the keys to a successful road trip is being prepared. So in addition to checking your emergency bag, stocking up on snacks, and curating your playlist of road-ready tunes, make sure your phone has the latest apps to keep you organized, informed, and entertained you as you make your journey.

High-Mileage Engine Oil
High-Mileage Engine Oil

As you accumulate miles on your engine, what it needs to operate efficiently changes. Internal engine components begin to wear out and sludge begins to form.

Pandemic Car Care Guide
Pandemic Car Care Guide

With the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, most everyone’s attention is focused squarely on keeping their families and themselves healthy and safe.

Engine Oil 101
Engine Oil 101

For as long as motorists have been maintaining their automobiles, there have been numerous theories and ongoing controversy about which engine oil to use.

Engine malfunction warning light
Engine malfunction warning light

Don’t Panic … or Procrastinate

Ah, the golden glow of a Check Engine Light (CEL); more commonly known these days as the malfunction indicator light (MIL). Why does this simple dash light trigger so much anxiety in some motorists and go completely ignored by others?

Battery Healthcare
Battery Healthcare

While there are several battery construction methods, AGM and lead-acid batteries are the two most common.

timing belts
timing belts

Timing is everything! That’s especially true when it comes to engines. Let’s look at timing belts for traditional internal combustion-powered engines and why it is especially important to replace yours according to the manufacturer’s schedule.

 

DIY car emergency kit
DIY car emergency kit

Emergencies can (and do) happen to everyone. Whether it’s a summer road trip, a winter commute, or an excursion with the family, there’s never a good time to be stuck on the side of the road. Having a well-stocked emergency roadside kit – especially in the wintertime – can mean the difference between getting back on the road or being stranded for hours.