If you are headed out for a long trip away from home or need to put your car away in safe storage for an extended amount of time, you’ll need to know that you cannot just park it and walk away. Beyond security concerns, there are several things that need to be taken care of […]
Breaking up is hard to do, especially if your “love” has four wheels. Yes, we Americans are infatuated with our rides, so much so that one-fourth of us give them names according to a seminal 2013 Nationwide Insurance survey. That attachment, however, can come with a steep financial cost, especially if your car is old, […]
Ski season is in high gear. From the slopes at Lake Tahoe to the resorts of Colorado and New Hampshire, it looks to be a record-breaking season. However, that means more resort-bound travelers could be breaking down on the way to their favorite resort. The most common reasons cars get stuck in cold weather? Most […]
By Walter Hamill Winter is right around the corner. Depending on where you live, colder weather and shorter days will bring some driving challenges. Don’t wait to winterize your car if you haven’t done so yet. This is also a good time to prepare yourself for the need to change your driving habits with the change of seasons. A […]
Looking to improve your gas mileage and squeeze out more mpg from the car you drive? Watch this week’s Carfax Friday Video for helpful advice on how to spend less money on gas by following these 5 tips.
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By Walter Hamill An engine oil change is a relatively simple service. It’s widely touted as the single most important part of your car’s maintenance schedule. There is a good reason for this. Nothing will shorten engine life faster than missed oil changes. But how can you tell when you should change your oil? Advances in technology […]