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! →


Nighttime driving is more dangerous than driving during the day. According to the National Safety Council, traffic death rates are three times greater when the sun is down. Don’t leave yourself in the dark when it comes to the kind of defensive driving techniques you can use to make driving in the dark or at Read on! →


Think that cars and trucks are the only vehicles on the road that need to occasionally be detailed? Think again. Motorcycle care has evolved to the point that there are numerous techniques and specialty products that help clean, protect, maintain and accommodate a motorcycle’s unique needs. Here’s how to detail a motorcycle like a pro, Read on! →


Biodiesel fuel is an arguably more environmentally friendly alternative to the “petrodiesel” most diesel cars run on. Some forms of biodiesel are already manufactured and sold commercially in the United States, while others are do-it-yourself specials. Is biodiesel a legitimate alternative to petrodiesel, or should you keep the vegetable oil out of your gas tank? Read on! →


There’s an old wives’ tale that claims that if you shift an automatic transmission into neutral while the car is in motion, the engine will explode, or at least become a screeching, bellicose little person. But as experienced driving instructors can attest, a shift to neutral at speed will not only not destroy the engine, Read on! →