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How to Clean Your Engine

How to Clean Your Engine
You may be like most people and almost always keep both the interior and exterior of your car sparkling clean and never forget to get an oil change when it is time to, but did you know that cleaning your car’s engine is just as important? The engine and engine compartment need to be cleaned in order for the car to run as best it can. Below are steps to take in cleaning your car’s engine compartment and motor. Continue Reading »

How to Clear Foggy Headlights

How to Clear Foggy Headlights
Fogged up headlights are not only unattractive, but also potentially dangerous as restricted amounts of light are adverse in illuminating the road ahead. If your headlights are foggy, you may want to pick up a headlight restoration kit which is certain to improve visibility significantly. De-fogging your headlights only takes half an hour to an hour and the only tools you will need are electrician’s tape, a latex glove, a sponge, some old newspapers, water and a buffing wheel, although the buffing wheel is optional. Continue Reading »

How to Pass a Smog Check

How to Pass a Smog Check
Before you take your vehicle into a smog check, it goes without saying that your car should be in good working condition in order for it to have a decent chance of passing. If a car’s systems are all operating properly, it is more than likely that it will pass the check. However if you are uncertain as whether or not your car is in good enough condition, there a few steps you can take that are likely to help eliminate the need for expensive repairs and the likelihood that the odds of passing will be in your favor. Continue Reading »

How to Buff and Wax Your Car

How to Buff and Wax Your Car
Whether you have a vintage hot rod or an average, older run of the mill vehicle, waxing your car is something you should know how to do properly. Waxing your car helps to make your vehicle look better while also protecting the paint job’s lifespan. Knowing how to wax and buff the right way can help to save a significant amount of money in the long run. Continue Reading »

How to Change your Air Filter and Oil

How to Change your Air Filter and Oil
When it comes to the basic car care and maintenance, most people take their cars to the local Jiffy Lube and have to spend time waiting as well as money on services that do not require the help of car care professionals. Rather, if you are like most people, you should make a smart investment at your local auto parts store and change your own oil. Changing your own oil is not only cheaper, but also a good skill to acquire and habit to get into as doing so will help in keeping your car in the best shape possible, particularly when you decide or need to sell your vehicle. Cars have changed over the years, but not quite as much as you may think. If anything, changing your oil and air filter has become easier as technology has evolved. Performing car care and maintenance on your own may not be the same as it used to be however learning how to on newer cars has not changed. Continue Reading »

How to Protect Your Car's Interior

How to Protect Your Car's Interior
If you have any experience buying, selling and trading cars then you know how much of an impact maintaining the interior of your car has on the car’s resale value. The second a car leaves the dealership, the value starts to plummet. Car experts recommend regularly cleaning the car’s exterior year round and maintaining the car’s engine parts, but you also should be mindful of the condition of the interior just as well. Below are some useful hints that will help you to protect and maintain your car’s interior so that it will retain its value and stay in good condition. Continue Reading »

How to Spot Flood Damage when Purchasing a Vehicle

How to Spot Flood Damage when Purchasing a Vehicle
So, you’ve found a car you’re interested in buying. You’ve gone over the basic questions you need to ask the vendor, and you’re pretty sure that you’re going to be able to spot any obvious signs of wear and tear. But there’s an enemy you might not have considered: Flood damage - a dangerous consequence of harsh weather that could have costly, or even terminal, implications moving forward, and you’d be amazed how often it is never picked up. Continue Reading »

How to Save Money on Car Maintenance

How to Save Money on Car Maintenance
You don’t have to be a mechanic to save money on car maintenance, you don’t even have to have an extensive knowledge of cars, parts and engines to keep auto costs low. By taking the time and certain steps in caring for you automobile you can save lots of money in the long run. On the contrary, neglecting the maintenance of a vehicle can and almost always will end up costing you thousands of dollars, below are some things you can do to ensure that your car maintenance costs will be low. Continue Reading »

Simple Tips to Make Merging Easier

Most people who have been driving for some length of time think they have a handle on how to manage themselves on the road. However, this is not always the case. In fact, some people have been driving under false assumptions. One of these assumptions is that you should merge into the lane you want to be in as early as possible. Continue Reading »

How to Get the Most Bang for your Buck

The average American spends at least 2 and ½ hours a day in his car. Unless you’re a teenager, in which case you probably spend at lease 4-5 hours a day in your car! While that may not seem like much time, it’s enough time that warrants a little entertainment. While having a car stereo or a DVD player won’t help the performance of your car, it will sure make your ride more pleasurable while traveling to work or the grocery store. What you want installed in your car is a personal journey. What type of car entertainment system all depends on your taste. Do you want a stereo that plays loud music or do you want to go for the more obnoxious sound that will make everyone hold their ears every time you ride by? Continue Reading »