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! →


If you live anywhere that gets all four seasons, especially snow, you really do need winter tires. No, this isn’t a shill for Les Schwab or Tire Rack but I will gladly accept money from them if they feel I warrant it. (I think so, but then again I would.) Some people think all season Read on! →


For the driver, surviving an auto accident is typically a matter of utilizing proper safety restraints. For a pedestrian, however, there are not a few thousand pounds of metal, plastic and fiberglass or a crumple zone to absorb the impact. Yet all need not be lost if a pedestrian is prepared. Learn how to survive Read on! →


Summer fun is just around the corner, and with it come the inevitable road trips that go with good weather and good friends. Preparing your vehicle for summer excursions is just as important as preparing it for the ravages of winter. There are a number of important steps you should take to ensure that your Read on! →


Cold winter temperatures mixed with precipitation are an icy recipe for your vehicle. Within just a few hours, your car can go from clean to ice-covered. While cleaning an icy car may see like a simple task involving heat or scraping, there are things you don’t want to do when you’re de-icing your car. Learn Read on! →


The auto industry has launched a major effort to produce plug-in electric cars. But several automakers already have hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road, even though the Obama administration’s energy secretary said it would take miracles to make fuel cell vehicles viable. For drivers who want to try a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, some Read on! →


It’s summertime, and the sun is making your car’s cooling system work overtime. If it has been a while since you last checked the fluid level in the radiator, then it’s high time you popped the hood. If you don’t have any coolant on hand, be sure to buy some. But when it comes to Read on! →


Advanced computer systems like MyFord Touch and similar devices found in cars like the just-announced Toyota Entune make staying connected to social media and your contacts via the in-car cloud both safe and easy. But as Popular Mechanics reports, it’s not just about Facebook, Twitter and friend-finding anymore. A new feature scheduled to appear in Read on! →


An effective used car ad is one that sells the vehicle and does so quickly. The best used car ads create the right impression so people who look at the vehicle see what they expect to see. 1 – Avoid generalities General terms like “awesome” or “loaded” are not helpful to people who are looking Read on! →


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! →