In most engines, there are anywhere from one to four belts that run some of the most basic parts of your engine. The belts are easy to forget about — they don’t require attention as often as oil changes — but they are incredibly important. What is the best way to care for and change Read on! →


If it isn’t already, your car’s paint job will eventually be scratched – it’s almost inevitable. Having your car resprayed when just a touch-up is required is a huge waste of money, so car owners should learn how to fix car paint scratches themselves. Assess the damage If the scratch appears thin and white, it Read on! →


Other than a home, a new car may be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make; and other than your house payment or rent, your car loan is likely to be your largest monthly expense. That said, when it comes to serious damage or loss, standard auto insurance policies sometimes do not provide all the financial Read on! →


Running an internal combustion engine is, speaking in terms of energy use, expensive. Even the most efficient gas-run engines use only about 38 percent of the stored energy of gas for powering the vehicle – the rest becomes waste heat. Engines are designed to operate within a relatively narrow range of temperatures, and if an Read on! →


Mounting your vehicle’s spare tire – which is alternatively referred to as both the donut spare and the space-saver spare – in the event of a flat tire is a common occurrence. The small spare is not intended as a long-term replacement, however. So how long can you drive on a spare tire? The answer Read on! →


Whether you’re in the market for a car, SUV or pickup, you’ve likely come across this question at one point or another: What’s the difference between 4WD and AWD? Both distribute power to all four wheels of a standard vehicle, as opposed to the standard front- or rear-wheel drive of 2WD vehicles. If you live Read on! →


You know it will happen eventually — your windshield will develop cracks. In the worst case scenario, it could even shatter. This is, of course, a serious safety issue, as an airbag won’t protect you from flying glass if the windshield breaks while you’re driving (such as during a collision). Neither is it advisable to Read on! →


Recently, Car Deal Expert shared information regarding how to deal when your car has trouble with its power locks. Assessing such things may require removing the inside car door panel to take a closer look. While this may sound like a daunting task, the reality is that when it comes to fixing car door problems, Read on! →


Smartphone users are accustomed to having thousands of apps from third-party developers at their fingertips, and they want similar features when it comes to in-car apps. While the new wave of in-car infotainment systems don’t have quite as much selection yet, systems offered by automakers like Toyota, Ford and Austin Motor Company will soon provide 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! →