DIY Helpful Tips
Whether you bought your vehicle new or used, it’s a good idea to become familiar with the noises it makes when everything is operating properly so that you’ll know when something sounds abnormal.
For centuries, humans have been interacting with machines. Our sense of touch has enabled us to create and manipulate all sorts of devices; marvelous inventions that we’ve designed to make our lives easier, fun and more efficient. The vehicles we drive everyday are perfect examples. But what do we do when they break down?
Your sense of sight is one of the most effective of your five senses when it comes to identifying problems with your vehicle. Whether you’re driving, performing a scheduled inspection or just backing out of your parking spot, always be on the lookout for warning signs of potential issues. Here are a few of the most common ones.
The sense of smell can vary from one person to the next, but the odors vehicles emit are usually distinct and easily identified. If you get a whiff of an unusual smell coming from your vehicle, don’t ignore it. Here are eight of the most common automobile smells. You can use them as a guide to sniff out problems like a pro.
Before you roll up your sleeves to start your first DIY project, there are a few things you should know to help ensure your success.
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.
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.
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?
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.
With the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, most everyone’s attention is focused squarely on keeping their families and themselves healthy and safe.
For as long as motorists have been maintaining their automobiles, there have been numerous theories and ongoing controversy about which engine oil to use.
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?
While there are several battery construction methods, AGM and lead-acid batteries are the two most common.
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.