• How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)
    Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car.  Your SUV's air conditioning system needs ...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2022
  • That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)
    If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong.  After all, it never made that noise before, right?  The sound  you hear may becomi...
    Published on: Dec 26, 2021
  • In a Fog (Fogged Windows in Cold Weather)
    It's bad enough in cold weather when ice and snow block your visibility.  Add to that fog on the inside of your windows and you could be driving blind.  So here are a few tips on how to keep...
    Published on: Dec 19, 2021
  • Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)
    If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehi...
    Published on: Dec 12, 2021
  • Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)
    Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it.  They're called ball joint boots.  They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspens...
    Published on: Dec 05, 2021
  • The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)
    You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it.  We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign.  The fact is that unle...
    Published on: Nov 28, 2021
  • Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)
    If there’s one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, it’s the temperature gauge. It’s the one that may say C---H (that means “cold---hot”).  Or maybe ...
    Published on: Nov 21, 2021
  • Prepare Your Windshield for Winter (Wiper Blades and Fluid for Freezing Temperatures)
    Winter and freezing temperatures present challenges for different parts of your vehicles.  For example, winter tires give you better traction on snow.  But some parts of your vehicle that ma...
    Published on: Nov 14, 2021
  • The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)
    If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you.  No, really, it is.  So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repai...
    Published on: Nov 07, 2021
  • The Red Menace (How to Deal with Rust)
    Rust.  It's worse if you drive in places that use salt on the roads in winter, or if you spend time driving near a body of salt water.  But any vehicle has to deal with rust after years on t...
    Published on: Oct 31, 2021
  • Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)
    When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color.  Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees.  When those leaves get wet, you'd be surp...
    Published on: Oct 24, 2021
  • Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)
    Let's face it.  New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money.  It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking ...
    Published on: Oct 17, 2021
  • Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)
    It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked.  But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not ...
    Published on: Oct 03, 2021
  • A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)
    Distracted driving is bad, you know that.  Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror.  All bad.  But there's something else that causes more...
    Published on: Sep 26, 2021
  • The New Blade in Town
    If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new desi...
    Published on: Sep 19, 2021
  • Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)
    There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet.  They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant...
    Published on: Sep 12, 2021
  • Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)
    Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank.  Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it,...
    Published on: Sep 05, 2021
  • See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)
    It's happened to all of us.  We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing.  You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will swit...
    Published on: Aug 29, 2021
  • The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)
    So you thought you only had two brake lights.  Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle.  They're sometimes in the inside of t...
    Published on: Aug 22, 2021
  • Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)
    You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C.  Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches do...
    Published on: Aug 15, 2021
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