Putting Your Vehicle into Long Term Storage

If you have a vehicle that won’t be used for a long period of time, you may wish to put it into “storage”. This can be in your own garage, a self-storage facility or some other secure location. If you…
5 Urban Legends Concerning Your Car’s Engine Oil

Some urban legends are persistent and the ones about automotive motor oil may be the worst. You have undoubtedly heard many of them. In this article we will look at the top five urban legends concerning the motor oil in…
Using Nitrous Oxide

If you have a specialty car or race car, you may be wondering how to boost your engine’s horsepower for competitive advantage. Today there are a wide variety of performance parts on the market that will increase the peak horsepower…
Did You Blow a Fuse?

During the course of the ownership of a car, there’s a strong chance that a fuse will blow out. You’ll know when this happens because a device or component in your car won’t work. Engineers design cars to do this…
Is My Battery About to Die?

A common question mechanics are asked is: “When should my battery be replaced? I don’t want it to let me down?” Well, the answer is that it “depends” but a rough rule of thumb is that a car battery lasts…
Restoring Your Headlight Lenses

Most automotive headlight lenses made within the last 20 years are made of polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonate is a clear, hard polymer which is very popular because it allows manufacturers great design flexibility. Unfortunately, polycarbonate, like most plastics, can degrade over…
3 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car in Top Shape

Cars are a big-ticket item, so maintaining them well is essential. If you don’t, major and very costly repairs are likely to occur and the overall safety of the car could be comprised. To stay on top of this, here…
Buying a new or used car

When you are in need of a car, you have two choices. You can either buy a car that is new or used. Each one offers a separate set of challenges. Perhaps you are one of the many people who…
3 Major Tips on Finding the Right Car Dealer

When you are looking to purchase a new car, you have a lot of choices as to where to buy. Too many, some people might say! Your next car could come from a large, multi-brand dealership, a smaller single-brand dealership…