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Your tires are literally the only things between your car and the hot asphalt, so it’s important to know what a safe tire looks like. Driving on bad tires puts you and your passengers at risk for accidents, slows down your fuel economy, and impedes your car’s handling. Check the Tire Wear The standard test […]

Have you purchased a new car only to discover you’ve had nothing but breakdowns, hassles, and unexpected expenses since you drove the vehicle off the lot? If so, you may be wondering if the lemon law can help you remedy the situation. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have lemon laws on the […]

Now that winter is gone and spring is on its way, it’s the time of year when you can actually go outside without getting blanketed by snow and able to walk without sliding down the sidewalk. There are many things that need to be thought about when making this seasonal transition, and getting your car […]

You probably know that you need to get your oil changed every so often and your tires rotated every six months. You may not worry too much about your brakes, but brake pads should be inspected for wear and tear every time your tires are rotated and replaced when necessary. If you’ve never had your […]

Even if you drive a car that boasts decent mpg, you probably still grimace when you pull up to the gas pump and see the price per gallon is approximately a pound of flesh and part of your soul. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do to get the most out of every […]

Many of us have run into a flat tire at one time or another. A flat tire doesn’t always come on suddenly from a blowout, a flat tire can be the result of a tire leak. If you can find a tire leak first, it can prevent you from being stuck on the side of […]

Many of us consider our vehicles to be a prized possession, so when you find a scratch on your car it can be infuriating! Even if it may have been your fault from some careless backing. Odds are a scratch is a unsightly blemish that you want removed as soon as possible. There is good […]

It’s  a long, hot summer… but now is the perfect time to get your car or truck ready for the upcoming driving season. Most seasonal car maintenance requires the help of a professional mechanic, but we’re going to give you five do-it-yourself tips to help get your vehicle ready for the fall (and save you […]

Believe it or not, changing your oil is an amazingly easy task. When you take your car someplace to have the oil changed, you’re mostly paying for the convenience of someone else doing it. If you have the basic supplies at home, the cost of an oil change is minimal. In fact, it is just […]

When you have an aging vehicle, eventually your brakes will need some attention. Fully functioning brakes are essential for safe driving. Your vehicle should stop when you hit the brake pedal. If you’re having brake problems, it’s vital that you resolve them immediately – it’s obviously extremely dangerous to drive with faulty brakes. While drivers […]