One of the simplest car maintenance tasks to handle yourself is changing the oil. Along with replacing the oil filter, your oil change outlay should come in around $25, or typically half the cost of having your dealer or a service center do the work for you. We’ll take a look at how to change … Continue reading How to Change Your Oil
Your car isn’t working, so a call to your service center is in order. It is the second or third time this year you’ve been without your ride, presenting a major inconvenience to you, your family as well as to others. The writing is clearly on the wall: you need to replace your car. But … Continue reading Should I Repair or Replace My Car?
Car owners enjoy their rides and the benefits they offer, one of which is reliable transportation. The way to keep that reliability is to do the regular, scheduled maintenance for the car. The owner’s manual for most cars has specifics for the vehicle in question, but as a general rule, knowing the service intervals for … Continue reading Car Maintenance Schedules
Extreme weather can take its toll on your car. During the summer, triple-digit air temperatures are actually much higher inside your car and under your hood, making life miserable for people and machines alike. Hot weather can put your car to the test — here’s our list of helpful summer vehicle maintenance tips. It Starts … Continue reading Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips
The sound of a rock hitting your windshield is one of the most gut-wrenching noises. A big crack or large area of damage to your windshield necessitates a replacement, but a little chip in the glass can be more irritating than anything else. So what should you do? Don’t panic. Get all of your expletives … Continue reading Do I Need to Replace a Chipped Windshield?
The vehicles of yesteryear indicated what they needed if you were keen enough to look and listen. Trained eyes and ears could recognize when a hinge required a touch of grease or when a windshield-wiper motor was ready to expire. Identifying these developing mechanical issues kept you from being left stranded on the side of … Continue reading How to Use an OBD-II Scan Tool