Must Have items In case of a Car Breakdown

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

Buying a Used Car: How Not To Get Burned

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

Dealing With Car Battery Issues

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

Why should I fill my tires with Nitrogen?

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

Winterizing Your Vehicle

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

What You Should Know About Tire Pressure

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

Teaching Your Teen How to Drive

Too often, kids get a learners permit and never get to drive. Start your young driver in the neighborhood, in parking lots or other low traffic areas. After several weeks, let them drive in more traffic. Don’t expect too much at first, but don’t lower standards. Remember, what your children know about driving they have … Read more

Teenage Driving: what does it REALLY cost?

Putting a teenager on the road is more expensive that you probably realize. Along with the cost of a car, gasoline and upkeep, consider these facts: Insurance rates for teenage drivers are always higher than for other drivers because they pose a higher risk for vehicle crashes. Adding a teenager to the insurance policy means … Read more