If you know how to change a flat tire, you’ve achieved one of the basic steps in automotive literacy and have my permission to pat yourself on the back for a moment. If you don’t know how to change a flat tire, however, there’s no time like the present to learn. Most us aren’t driving Read on! →


Let’s just say that you’re having a little bit of trouble with a leaky sunroof. It pops, it scrapes and it cries. You love water, but not all over your head, lap and the leather upholstery of your sweet baby on wheels. Work must be done immediately, as winter is on its way. Here’s some Read on! →


Timing belts and timing chains are kind of like gravity, in an odd way; for the most part you never see or hear them, but things wouldn’t work without them. It’s one of the most vital pieces of an engine and as such, the unaware should be made aware. Timing belts vs timing chains Some Read on! →


If you’ve been following Car Deal Expert’s series on basic maintenance and care of your vehicle, you’ve learned some essential elements of car care that will help keep your vehicle running for all of its natural span. Here are some additional tips for dealing with engine oil, filters, valves, spark plugs, hoses and belts. Remember, Read on! →


A number of relatively cheap and relatively easy upgrades for performance are out there, and one of the more common suggestions is the cold air intake. The principles behind how it works are relatively sound, on paper, but do they actually work? Cold Air Intakes Boost Horsepower…For Science! The general principle behind how cold air Read on! →


Auto unveiling used to be the exclusive domain of car shows. With social media like Facebook and Twitter, however, automakers are able to transform the experience into customizable entertainment for new car enthusiasts far and wide, notes Automotive News. Automotive marketing in an on-demand world “On demand” has become a common element in today’s entertainment Read on! →


Dealing with winter sucks, especially regarding one’s car, but there are some fantastic winter car “hacks” (since that’s the term people use now) that can make things easier. Employ a few of these and you should experience much less aggravation, at least until you get on the road and have to deal with the worst Read on! →


E-85 fuel, a blend of ethanol and petroleum fuel, has been touted as a crossover fuel solution. E-85 fuel has had a rough start, but it can be a viable option for fueling your car. Understanding how E-85 is made, how it works and how it can be used is important in this changing fuel Read on! →


You’ve left the headlights on overnight, and now your car’s engine won’t even crank. However, try it again an hour later and you hear some life or maybe even get the engine to turn over. What’s going on with that 12-volt lead-acid car battery? How car batteries work Most standard auto batteries work in the Read on! →