Buying a car is exciting, but it’s also confusing and stressful. You might think that the confusion and stress would end once you find the car you want and settle on a price. Even after you’ve gotten that far, however, the process can be nerve-wracking because once you’ve negotiated a price, a dealer will ask Read on! →


Carburetors had long been a part of vehicle engines, but the last carburetors were used in United States engines around the early 1990s. With the death of the carburetor came the reality that idling a vehicle engine for more than 10 seconds is not worth the cost, environmentally or financially. When engines idle Engine idling Read on! →


It’s inevitable: Winter weather changes the relationship between you, your car and the road. That’s why it’s important to know the truth about winter car myths. Debunking the falsehoods about such things as visibility, engine issues and snow traction help you  focus on what’s important – staying on the road and out of snow berms. Read on! →


One of the first things the casual automotive fan might notice about the 2013 Ford Flex crossover is that the blue Ford oval is not immediately visible. The front and rear lift-gate advertise emphasize the make, rather than the model, a mark of the automaker’s brand research. Automotive News points out that Ford is in Read on! →


If you’re a gearhead or just someone looking for a vehicular project, you might be thinking about converting your car to electric. Electric car conversion is a project that some say could save you money and carbon footprint. There are advantages and disadvantages of electric car conversion to consider. What is electric car conversion? Rather Read on! →


It may be red or yellow, flashing or solid, a graphic or some words – but the “check engine” light is an important communication tool between you and your car. Usually, when the check engine light is off, you don’t even think about it. When it comes on, though, it is a warning from your Read on! →


Not everyone likes to, or can, do their own car repairs and maintenance. Modern lifestyle does dictate that some people just do not have the time to get under the hood, and some people simply do not know a thing about cars except to put it in “D” and step down. However, there are a Read on! →


You know you’ve thought about buying a used police car and many people do for a variety of reasons. They’re cheap, some are better cared for than most normal vehicles and they usually are cost-effective route to picking up some muscle. Buying a used police car sounds good on paper Hey, if buying a used 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! →


Driving can be dangerous, but it can be tempting to keep going when things go wrong. However, here are five times when you should, without a doubt, pull over immediately. 1 – Sudden loud noises Your car is not supposed to make any very loud or very sudden noises. If you run over something that Read on! →