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Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked

The alternator in your car is a very important component: it charges your battery while you drive. If your alternator dies while you’re on the road, you only have a few miles to move to safety before you lose power completely. However, a dead alternator doesn’t have to catch you off-guard on the highway if you are taking care of it. Here are five signs for you to be aware of so you don’t end up stranded on your next road trip!  Continue reading “Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked” »

Strange and Unusual Automobile Laws Across the U.S.

Sometimes strange and unusual laws remain because lawmakers forget about them. Sometimes they get forgotten and no one remembers to change them. No matter why they’re still in effect, you can still get tickets for disobeying these odd laws. We’ve put together some of these laws so that you can be prepared if you find yourself suddenly pulled over in Alabama or New Jersey.

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7 Car Hacks For the Savvy Car Owner

We’ve all had a moment where we see a cool hack and wonder why we didn’t think of it first. We have some handy car hacks that will not only help you take care of your car but will also make you the talk of the neighborhood!  Continue reading “7 Car Hacks For the Savvy Car Owner” »

What Does a Mechanic Do?

 

It can be intimidating to take your car to the shop, especially if you’re unfamiliar with automotive terms. Understanding how a mechanic takes care of your vehicle will help you feel more at ease the next time you have to go to the shop for service or repair. Let’s explore the individual tasks that a mechanic does. Continue reading “What Does a Mechanic Do?” »

Ensure the Long Life of Your Classic Car

Taking care of an older car requires knowledge and impressive discipline. Maintaining the integrity of a classic car takes skill, but it’s a skill that you can master over time. If you’re persistent and patient, you will be an expert at antique car maintenance in no time.  Continue reading “Ensure the Long Life of Your Classic Car” »

How to Tell if it’s Time for a New Alternator

It’s your worst nightmare: you have somewhere to be and your car won’t start. There are various reasons that your vehicle won’t start but one of the main culprits could be a bad alternator. If your alternator is failing, it could be time to schedule an appointment for replacement. Keep an eye out for these common signs to see if the time is right to replace your alternator today: Continue reading “How to Tell if it’s Time for a New Alternator” »

How to Find the Right Mechanic for You

We all believe that honesty is the best policy, but what does that mean when it comes to auto repair and maintenance? Everyone has some sort of horror story about a dishonest mechanic, overpriced repairs, and unnecessary service recommendations. These bad eggs give the rest of us in the industry a bad reputation, but not all mechanics will try to cheat you.  Continue reading “How to Find the Right Mechanic for You” »

4 Car Questions for First-Year College Students

College is the beginning of many things: new experiences, new friends, and new challenges. Before you send your freshman off for orientation, they should be aware of their campus’ policy on bringing cars. Here are four auto questions to consider before your student goes off to college:  Continue reading “4 Car Questions for First-Year College Students” »

4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking

We discussed what to do if your engine overheats but did you know that a leaking radiator can cause major problems if your car does overheat? Your radiator is in charge of regulating your engine’s temperature, so if there’s not enough coolant, things can heat up pretty quickly. Pay close attention under your vehicle’s hood and look for these signs to make sure you catch leaks before they catch you. Continue reading “4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking” »

Top 5 Places to Go Off-Roading This Summer

It’s time to get those tires muddy! If you love off-roading adventures, we’ve found the best places to put your vehicle to the test. Explore these locations this summer to have a fantastic off-roading adventure.  Continue reading “Top 5 Places to Go Off-Roading This Summer” »

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