All About Car Belts and Hoses

Cars have become so reliable in the past few years that it can be easy to forget about routine maintenance. The problem with skipping this maintenance, though, is that you may end up stranded at the worst possible time. Maintenance failures can also lead to more expensive repairs that could have been avoided by preventatively… Read more »

Transmission Fluid – When to Flush and Why

Your transmission is one of the most important components of your vehicle. When working properly, the transmission acts as a sophisticated system that shifts gears to keep your car or truck operating smoothly. Transmission fluid is the blood of your vehicle – it’s even colored red! – so making sure that the system is clean… Read more »

Automatic Brakes to be Required by 2022

Automotive technology continues to emerge at a rapid pace every day, with many features that start out as premium, luxury options on high-end cars often becoming the new standard for all cars in just a few years. In the case of safety improvements, in particular, this is good for everyone. It was not too many… Read more »

Learn About Carburetors from this Vintage Film

Most car nuts know that the carburetor is one of the most critical elements of any vehicle, but do you know how it works? Better yet, have you ever had it explained to you by a cartoon character? Well here is your chance! Popular Mechanics recently highlighted a 1935 film, produced and presented to us… Read more »

Recent Study Identifies the Most Dangerous Driving Distractions

In today’s world, despite the technological advances that make our cars safer, we as drivers are more distracted than ever. The reason for attention being pulled away from the road is because of our phones and one recent study showed how dangerous the diversion they create can be. The Second Strategic Highway Research Program Naturalistic… Read more »

Want to Keep Your Car Running Smoothly for 200,000 Miles? Here’s How

It used to be that if a car made it to 100,000 miles, it was a sign that the owner gave it special attention and care. Those days, though, seem to be long gone, and high-mileage vehicles have become the new norm. As a recent article in Time magazine points out, the average car on… Read more »

3K, 5K, 15K? How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

For the longest time, the common rule for an oil change was doing it once every 3,000 miles. Over the past decade, however, recent automotive advances mean changing your oil that frequently is no longer necessary. For one consideration, oil life monitors have become more common on recent cars. These sensors actively check on your… Read more »

Five Reasons Your Check Engine Light Might be On

The check engine light in our cars can make drivers uneasy, especially when you don’t know why it has turned on. Here are the most common reasons why that pesky little indicator has lit up to ruin your day. Oxygen (O2) Sensor This part measures the amount of unburned oxygen in your car’s exhaust system…. Read more »

Filters – Fuel, Air and Oil, but What About Cabin?

Every automobile is made up of so many components it can be easy to overlook a part that needs to be repaired or replaced. This is especially true when there aren’t any obvious signs that something is wrong with your vehicle. One area of most cars that often gets ignored is the cabin air filter…. Read more »