If you have a passing familiarity with your car, you know there are many fluids it needs to run correctly. Gas is one, of course, and oil. But also, your vehicle needs coolant to run correctly. If all you know about coolant is that you need to add more when your mechanic says it is […]
Your radiator is one of those parts of your car that you don’t think about much until there is a problem with it. But when it wants to, it usually has no problem getting your attention. The radiator, thermostat and water pump make up your car’s cooling system, and if there’s a problem with it, […]
You might think about it every time you pull up to the gas pump. What grade fuel should I use? Can I just go for the 87-octane the lowest price option? Is there really a difference in gas grade? Here’s what you need to know.
Negotiation is a huge part of buying a used car. The seller expects it, and most buyers do it. The first price a used car seller offers is rarely his rock-bottom offer. Also, when it comes to used cars, while there are some guidelines as to what different models are worth, each vehicle is different […]
The black box. You have probably heard of it in reference to airplanes usually, unfortunately, after the plane has crashed. Perhaps you are wondering if there is such a thing as a land vehicle black box — specifically, do cars have black boxes? Here’s what you need to know.
The opportunity to drive for the first time is one of the most exciting milestones of a teenager’s life. Being able to drive represents freedom, independence and the first step to adulthood, so that first car is a big deal. Your teen, of course, would love to have the most expensive, cool-looking, sporty new car […]
If you take your car to the mechanic for scheduled maintenance/tune-ups, you have probably been told that you need a radiator flush. But is flushing the radiator really necessary, or is the service largely unnecessary? What does radiator fluid do, exactly, and when do you need your radiator flushed? What Does Radiator Fluid Do? Radiator […]
One of the problems you want to avoid when it comes to your car is having your engine coolant mixing with your oil. This can cause serious damage to your car, and if you discover it happening, you need to address it immediately. But first off: how do oil and coolant get mixed together and […]
Cars have a rich and interesting history. Even with modern day vehicles, there’s still a lot that people don’t know. Find out some interesting facts below! 1. Despite how cool and high-tech dashboards are getting, they date back to some of the earliest days in driving history. They were actually just wooden boards that were […]
Used cars have their advantages, and just because they carry the “used” title doesn’t mean the process needs to be a total crap shoot. Perhaps you’re looking for a reliable choice for your teen, or just a way to avoid paying an unnecessary amount of money to get that new car smell. Buying a used […]
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