DIY Helpful Tips
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.