Winter will be here before you know it, and if you haven’t yet learned about the hazards that the cold and dry weather play on our vehicles, then it’s time to learn a thing or two that could end up keeping you safe while also saving you money in the long run. Slick roads are […]
Author Archive: John Haines
Increasing Gas Mileage
With the price of gas so high, your car’s gas mileage matters. And there are several things that factor into your car’s mileage including weight, type and size of the engine, how you drive, and aerodynamics. Here are some tips on how to increase your gas mileage no matter what car you own. Don’t Be […]
As the temperature climbs, we all fix our air conditioning knobs accordingly to cool off. But what do you do if it doesn’t kick in like it’s supposed to? Car air-conditioners are great when they work and extremely frustrating when they don’t. You might not think about doing maintenance on your car’s air-conditioner, but it […]
Lane Departure and Crash Detection Systems
Self-piloted flying cars have been a staple of the futuristic world. While we have yet to see fully automated, flying vehicles, we are starting to see small doses of automation with Lane Departure and Crash Detection systems becoming more and more prevalent in new vehicles. These are both called passive safety systems, which means they […]
How Does an Automatic Transmission Work?
Automatic transmissions are by far the most popular transmissions for vehicles. In fact, automatic transmissions are now so ubiquitous that many people don’t even know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle. But this wasn’t always the case. In the past, all vehicles were made with manual transmissions, but as technology advanced, the automatic transmission […]
What’s That Fluid?
Cars are tricky, unnerving things. They creak, they jostle, they bang, and they leak. It always seems like when they do leak, they pour. For those of you out there who aren’t too educated on the different types of fluids running through your car, it’s time to study up. Or maybe you’re already experiencing a […]
Oil Viscosity Grades
When you buy oil, you need to get the right grade for your vehicle. Different engines require oils with different viscosity grades. There are plenty of different grades out there and putting the wrong oil into your vehicle could possibly cause problems. Look in your owner’s manual for guidance on which oil you should have […]