Check Engine Light: Myths And Facts

Check Engine Light

You’re driving along and suddenly your Check Engine Light comes on. What does it mean? Check Engine Light, Check Engine Soon Light, Service Engine Soon Light, Engine Light, Engine Management Light, “whatever” you want to call it, simply means that your vehicle’s computer system has detected a problem. Depending on the year, make, and model, it may be related to … Continue reading

You Can Check Your Shock Absorbers

check your shock absorbers

Are you wondering if your shocks are shot? With a little guidance you can learn to check your shock absorbers on your own. Bouncing down the road one day it occurs to you that things are just not what they should be. The road you are riding on is as smooth as glass, yet your car is jostling up and … Continue reading

4 Tips for the Best Car Wash

best car wash

4 Tips for the Best Car Wash It is amazing how many people don’t know how to get the best car wash, much less polish and wax their cars. Many people use products that were never intended for their car and others use products and equipment that should only be used by properly trained professionals. Some never even wax or … Continue reading

Weber Carburetor History

weber carb

The Weber carburetor was designed to be totally adaptable to any size engine, for any purpose, at any altitude. There is no such thing as taking four of these out of their boxes and bolting them onto an intake manifold, and away you go. It simply isn’t done that way. This carburetor was intended for serious tuners and performance enthusiasts … Continue reading

How to File An Auto Insurance Claim

File An Auto Insurance Claim

It’s bound to happen. Sooner or later, if you drive long enough, you’re likely to have some sort of automobile accident. With luck, it will be minor. But irregardless, knowing how to handle an auto insurance claim can possibly save you thousands of dollars. If you are involved in an accident, particularly in moderate to severe accidents, the first thing … Continue reading

Replace your own alternator: How-to

If you’re reading a how-to replace your own alternator article, it can only mean one thing.  You’ve had a bit of bad luck with your vehicle. If you’re looking to replace your own alternator, the story may go something like this.  It’s Thanksgiving, and you’re about to drive 25 miles to your family Thanksgiving dinner, when half-way there the battery light in … Continue reading

What Does this Dashboard Light Mean?

dashboard light tire pressure

Many drivers can’t identify the mission-critical dashboard lights in their vehicle Almost half of drivers would not know what to do if their car’s tire pressure or brake system warning light flashed, and almost 20 percent of people don’t even know what the low-fuel light means, according to an Insurance.com survey. Insurance.com commissioned a survey of 2,000 drivers asking them to identify definitions … Continue reading

5 Tips for Driving in Snow

Welcome to Winter! Driving in snow, ice, and cold can be especially challenging to the body and mind, as well as to important items in your life, including your car. Is your vehicle ready for winter? If not, there are some things you can do to help ensure that your car will start on cold mornings and survive even the … Continue reading

Tips on Buying Brake Calipers

Brake Calipers

When buying brake calipers online parts supply stores like Carparts.com makes it easy to compare the different options available. Prices range depending on the type of vehicle. Some companies have repair kits that are offered for you to do it yourself, but the availability of the repair kits depends on the model of the vehicle. Most of the time, they … Continue reading

6 Earth Friendly Auto Tips

Earth Friendly Auto Tips

Last year saw a turning point in which Earth-friendly alternative-fuel and hybrid vehicles profited from extra attention and an expanding market share. In addition to that, the AAA Great Battery Roundup collected more than 20,000 used vehicle batteries and disposed of them in an environmentally sound manner. But you don’t need to have old batteries lying around or buy a different vehicle to protect the environment. According … Continue reading