Recent articles

How to Read Car Tire Size
Before Before you purchase a new tire for your vehicle, you need to know what size it is along with other specifications, such as tire service type and construction. If you don’t purchase a tire designed to work with your...
How Long Do Spare Tires Last?
A A spare tire is solely meant for use in an emergency, or as a short term replacement for a flat or damaged tire. It is not meant for everyday or extended use, and tire manufacturers have specific criteria for...
How Tires Work
You You know that tires are an important part of your vehicle and you can’t get anywhere without them. However, there is a lot more to this component on your vehicle than you may realize. What the tire numbers...
Why Do Tires Wear Unevenly?
Finding Finding out you need new tires often comes as a surprise and you may wonder how it’s possible that you need them already. You don’t speed. You don’t drive like a crazy person. You don’t mash the accelerator from...
How to Make Your Car Tires Last Longer
A new set of car tires is expensive. Make them last longer with frequent inspections, keeping them clean, and making sure the air pressure is correct.
How to Change a Tire
Knowing how to change a flat tire is a valuable skill if your car breaks down. Jack stands, road flares, and tire pressure gauges help tire changes.
How to Install a Car Alarm
Whether you just bought a used vehicle without an alarm or just decided to opt for the extra security, installing an alarm system into your car is never a bad idea. There are a number of practical benefits, and in...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump
Common signs include coolant leaks at the front-center of the car, loose water pump pulley, overheating engine, and steam coming from the radiator.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ball Joint (Front)
Common signs include clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front, and you may start steering to the right or left unintentionally.
How Does a Car Air Conditioning System Work?
Auto air conditioners serve well on hot summer days to make driving more pleasant by cooling the air and removing excess moisture in the car.
The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Maintain
Luxury cars, such as BMWs, are the most expensive and Toyotas are the most cost efficient. Driving style also affects car maintenance costs.
How to Get a Replacement Car Key
Lost car keys can be extremely frustrating. Try to find missing keys first, then call a local locksmith to see if they can make a replacement car key.
How to Recharge Your Car Air Conditioning
Car AC refrigerant has to be recharged occasionally. Add more refrigerant to your AC system to keep your car cool in hot weather.
How Can I Tell If My Tires Are in Good Shape?
Car Car tires only have a certain service life. A vehicle must always have tires that are suitable for normal driving conditions. Many people who live in colder climates have two sets of tires - one for winter and one...
How Do I Make My Tires Last Longer?
When When you buy a new vehicle or a new set of tires for your current vehicle, there is nothing like the experience of a quiet drive and confident traction. Unfortunately, that experience doesn’t last forever. Road noise begins to...
All About All-Season Tires
Depending Depending on the climate you live in, season changes can be slight or they can be extreme. Some areas of the United States have very temperate climates with a rainy season and a hot season. Others have a short,...
Top 10 Tire Safety Issues Every Car Owner Needs to Know
Car tires are vulnerable to punctures, flats, and other failures. If you see underinflation, overinflation, or uneven tire wear, get it it inspected.
How to Read Tire Size From a Sidewall
You You call around, looking for a price on tires, or maybe even brakes. The attendant on the phone asks you for your tire size. You have no idea. All you know about your tires is they are black and...
Should I Buy a Bidirectional Scanner?
Automotive technician jobs require mechanics to use bidirectional scanner to take as well as input information when diagnosing car problems.
How to Find Car Insurance Records
Buying a car is an exciting and challenging time. It’s possible to go through the whole process of buying a car, transferring the title, and obtaining car insurance without asking the previous owner whether there were any...
What Does the ABS Warning Light Mean?
The ABS light comes on due to anti-lock braking system issues. Causes include low brake fluid, a blown fuse, or abnormal signals from wheel sensors.
How Do I Prepare My Car for Summer?
Summer's Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic will take their tolls on your vehicle. Follow these tips to ensure optimum wellness of your car: Air Conditioning: Have your air conditioning inspected by a qualified technician. Newer models have...
Which States Love Electric Vehicles the Most?
The The electric car has been subject to a great deal of coverage in recent years, not least due to its growing popularity. Americans all over the United States have been making the jump to electric vehicles (EVs). There are...
How Far Can You Drive Your Vehicle on Empty?
Knowing how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank prevents getting stranded. Nissan Altimas can go the farthest when the low fuel light is on.
How to Find a GPS Tracker in Your Car in 5 Steps
Using the right tools and methods, check the exterior and interior to find a GPS tracking device in your car