Your car’s alternator is a generator. It’s the link between the gas tank and battery, converting mechanical energy from the serpentine belt into electrical energy that tops off the battery and powers on-board devices. It is important that your alternator works correctly, or the battery charge will run out more rapidly. Rather than becoming stranded, Read on! →


Gasoline fires are no laughing matter, even if people do find the strangest ways to endanger themselves with the increasingly expensive petroleum product. Take one Daytona Beach, Fla., man who rigged up a plastic gas can to be his car’s fuel tank – all he did was set up the gas can under the hood, Read on! →


Have you been staring at that check engine light for months? Bust out your OBD-II scanner, and you’re likely to find that you have a failed oxygen sensor. Luckily, an O2 sensor isn’t difficult to swap out. He’s how to replace an oxygen sensor with minimal work. The oxygen sensor’s job A car’s oxygen sensor Read on! →


The Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it would be recalling nearly 700 of its 2013 Lexus GS 350 models because of a software issue that could cause steering wheel problems. The recall also includes some two-wheel drive F Sport grade Lexus GS350s. Steering wheel may be off-center According to Toyota, the software Read on! →


Cold winter weather inevitably leads to a frozen car door lock, no matter how well you’ve winterized your car. That’s why it’s a good idea to know about de-icing your car lock. You can deal with a frozen lock yourself, using only standard household items. Have a frozen car lock? Don’t panic The first rule Read on! →


Imagine there are cracks in your car’s vinyl dashboard. If you think covering them with masking tape and coloring the tape to match the dash is copacetic, shake yourself. Real vinyl dashboard repair isn’t difficult, and it’s cheap. True, it’s more expensive than masking tape and a magic marker, but it should be. Go cheap Read on! →


There are some additions and upgrades you can make to your vehicle to make regular maintenance and repairs a little easier. To make changing oil easier, a car owner can install a remote oil filter. The premise is simple enough; you install an adapter kit onto the normal location of the oil filter, and run Read on! →


When you are preparing your car for driving in the summer, there are a wide range of systems you should check out. One that is often overlooked, though, is tire pressure. The tires on your vehicle are where the rubber meets the road, so they are worth spending a little bit of time on. Here Read on! →


In the first part of this piece we saw how important it is to make a used car look as a attractive as possible before offering it up to potential buyers. Now we will look as some further steps to take to make sure that your pocketbook gets the maximum padding as compensation when saying Read on! →


Looking to fill your winter with the excitement of a ski trip? If you’re like most people, you’re going to need good wheels to get you to the hill. That’s why it’s important to know the best car for a ski trip. Here are some ideas to bring you and big powder together. MPG, ABS Read on! →