Diesel fuel is priced moderately higher than gasoline but diesel has a higher energy density, i.e. more energy can be extracted from diesel as compared with the same volume of gasoline. Therefore, diesel engines in automobiles provide higher mileage, making it an obvious choice for heavy-duty transportation and equipment. Diesel is heavier and oilier compared … Read more Gasoline vs. diesel engine which one to choose?
How do I know whether my vehicle has ABS? 1) Read your owner’s manual.2) Check your instrument panel for an amber ABS indicator light after you turn on the ignition.3) When you buy, lease or rent, ask your dealer or rental car company or your service technician. How do I know if the ABS system … Read more Some Anti-Lock (ABS) Brake basics
Automobile insurance is meant to protect you against catastrophic losses, such as a major accident or the theft of a new car. But you should not overpay for more than you need. However, you should not expose yourself to large financial risks. While it’s common to carry liability coverage up to $300,000 per accident, that’s … Read more Understanding Auto Insurance – Factors that Affect Premiums
Driving along, you think you can squeeze by another couple of miles on empty or, you just haven’t seen a gas station in miles. Even worse, your car just dies. Try as you may to restart, the inevitable conclusion looms overhead: you’re stranded. This is never a fun situation, but if you are prepared, you … Read more Must Have items In case of a Car Breakdown
Next to your home, a car is probably the most expensive pre-owned purchase you will ever make. There’s a good reason finance companies ask you to perform a pre-purchase inspection on a home: a lot of secrets can hide behind new paint and shingles. The same is true of a used car; a lot of … Read more Buying a Used Car: How Not To Get Burned
This month we would like to discuss what to look for when choosing a repair facility. Today’s cars are more complicated than they were ten years ago, and cost more not only to own but also to maintain. With this in mind wouldn’t you feel more comfortable and secure taking your vehicle to a quality … Read more What to look for when choosing a quality Car Repair Facility?
To be honest there are so many things that could be causing your batter issues. It could be fuel related, engine electrical, transmission, or even just a simple tune item. Its summer time. Time for traveling to the mountains, camping, fishing, going to visit relatives, going to grandma’s house. I remember driving to my relative’s … Read more Dealing With Car Battery Issues
Nitrogen (N2) makes up the majority of the air that we breathe and is colorless, tasteless, and non-toxic. The next most common component of air is oxygen (O2). Together N2 and O2 make up approximately 99% of the air we breathe and traditionally fill tires with. N2 is a larger molecule than O2. Therefore, it … Read more Why should I fill my tires with Nitrogen?
The winter months are hard on your vehicle. Cold temperatures can affect its operation, while dirt and road-salt residue can cause problems with its physical condition. However, there are some simple checks and maintenance items you can do that will help your vehicle stay in top condition. Cold temperatures make it harder for an engine … Read more Winterizing Your Vehicle
Do you find that you are driving under pressure lately? It’s worse for your tires. Potholes, speed bumps, overloaded vehicles, searing summer pavement and traveling long distances all take a toll on your vehicle’s tires. Tires that are properly inflated to their specified pounds-per-square-inch (PSI) save lives, reduce tire wear and increase fuel economy. Tires … Read more What You Should Know About Tire Pressure