Now that your tires are all ready for winter, let’s stand up and continue our survey of things to do to winterize your vehicle. Winterize your battery The increased use of wipers, heaters, defrosters and lights in winter will tax a battery to a greater degree than at other times of the year. Batteries can Read on! →

Whether it’s Peterbilt, Freightliner, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack or Western Star, a semi truck is an 18-wheel, 80-foot, 40-ton, double-clutch machine of U.S. interstate highway commerce. For a quarter-million dollars, you can get your hands on a new bobtail truck and trailer. Here are 10 things that you didn’t know about semis, for those who don’t Read on! →

The low and uninitiated may see the terms “pushrod” and “overhead cam” advertised and wonder what it is and if it makes any difference at all. Perhaps not to the lay person and in their day-to-day drudgery, but it does make a difference mechanically, and also to a great many gearheads. And in this corner, Read on! →

The best way, of course, to get to somebody on April Fool’s Day is to get them where they live. So what is it that Americans cherish the most? What is so precious to us that even a satirical skewering will cut us to the bone? Why, our rides, of course. Here is a rundown Read on! →

In case anyone still thought it didn’t really, AC impacts fuel economy and performance. There are other things which can make fuel economy suffer in summertime, but turning on the air conditioning will sap a few miles per gallon. AC impacts fuel economy due to extra work Anyone ever hear someone say “I don’t run Read on! →

Summer driving requires a clean radiator to help your car’s engine beat the heat. Deposit buildup can clog the cooling system and lead to engine overheating that leaves you dead on the highway. Understanding how to flush your radiator and replace the antifreeze before that hot summer trip will save you money and frustration. Your Read on! →

As the search for better fuel economy motors on, it is curious that two very simple methods for boosting mpg are typically ignored. As mileage boosters, using high octane gas and stop-start technology could squeeze more from that tiger in your tank. Two fuel economy tricks, with obstacles While using high octane fuel and employing Read on! →

You know that your car’s engine needs clean motor oil to function properly. It helps transfer engine heat; seals gaps between piston rings and cylinder walls; and soaks up system contaminants and soot from the combustion process that can gum up an engine. If oil is left to sit for too long, it becomes saturated Read on! →

What is an extended vehicle warranty? In essence, an extended warranty is an insurance policy for vehicle repairs, a safeguard against unexpected future expenses. An extended warranty lengthens the term of your original factory warranty and sometimes supplements it. New vehicles come with factory warranties covering defects for a few years, typically a minimum of Read on! →

Basic maintenance of an automobile is something anyone can do. It’s not merely function, however. Form has a great deal to do with it. Here are some tips for keeping up with both exterior care care and interior car care so that the whole vehicle shines. Basic maintenance tips – Interior car care Borrowing from Read on! →