• Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)
    No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you.  The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine.  If yo...
    Published on: Jul 11, 2021
  • Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)
    You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how imp...
    Published on: Jul 04, 2021
  • The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)
    Let's face it.  Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts.  And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need ...
    Published on: Jun 27, 2021
  • Not So Cool (Air Conditioning Systems)
    There's nothing quite like getting in your vehicle on a hot day, switching on the air conditioning and having warm air blow out of the vents.  You may have had no problem for months and then, one...
    Published on: Jun 20, 2021
  • Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)
    Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts.  They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles.  Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your ...
    Published on: Jun 13, 2021
  • It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)
    If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to ...
    Published on: Jun 06, 2021
  • Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)
    You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine.  And you may know that if they fail… well, let's just say that there can be s...
    Published on: May 30, 2021
  • Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)
    We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's s...
    Published on: May 23, 2021
  • Out with the Old (Vehicle Parts that Wear Out)
    Some drivers don't pay any attention to their vehicles until something breaks.  Others take them into their service repair facility for maintenance even before a problem develops.  Still, ev...
    Published on: May 16, 2021
  • Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)
    Who thinks about their fuel gauge?  You probably don't… until it doesn't work any more.  Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the ro...
    Published on: May 09, 2021
  • Wired! (Battery Cable Service)
    Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery.  On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting.  But while it may be the battery itsel...
    Published on: May 02, 2021
  • The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)
    You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home.  You put your key in the ignition and… oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic.  The...
    Published on: Apr 25, 2021
  • That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)
    If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong.  After all, it never made that noise before, right?  The sound  you hear may becomi...
    Published on: Apr 18, 2021
  • Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)
    You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C.  Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches do...
    Published on: Apr 11, 2021
  • The Vivacious Vernal Vehicle (Preparing Vehicle for Spring)
    Most of us look forward to spring because the days are longer, the weather's warmer and we can finally get our vehicles into warm weather mode.  Here are a few things that will breathe fresh ener...
    Published on: Apr 04, 2021
  • Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)
    "I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahe...
    Published on: Mar 28, 2021
  • The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)
    You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it.  We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign.  The fact is that unle...
    Published on: Mar 21, 2021
  • No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)
    Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging?  Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina.  Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't...
    Published on: Mar 14, 2021
  • Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)
    We've all seen drivers who do things that—let's be frank—really irritate us.  They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place.  They ...
    Published on: Mar 07, 2021
  • Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)
    Let's face it.  New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money.  It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking ...
    Published on: Feb 28, 2021
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