4 Things You Can Do to Help Your Older Car Pass a Smog Check

Automotive Blog

Older cars are far more likely than new ones to fail a smog check, but that doesn't mean if you own an older model you're automatically out of luck. In fact, there are several things you can do to make sure that your car is more likely to pass a smog inspection, which means you can keep it on the road for years to come. Take a look below at just four things that experts recommend you do before taking your car in for a smog check.

20 August 2015

Troubleshooting A Problem With Your Car's Cooling System

Automotive Blog

If your car has developed a problem with overheating, then a component of the cooling system is the cause. All internal combustion engines require cooling to function correctly, and when part of the cooling system fails to work correctly, then the engine overheats. Overheating can cause fatal damage to your car's engine. Follow these steps to identify the problem with your car's cooling system: Health and Safety Warning: Never open a hot radiator or remove a hot radiator hose.

5 August 2015

Auto Body Damage On A Low Value Vehicle: Fix Or Scrap?

Automotive Blog

If you've had a small collision and you aren't sure if the cost is worth making a claim on your auto insurance, there are a few things you want to do so you can make the best financial decision with the vehicle. First you want to get a police report of the accident and take pictures, so you can make an insurance claim if you have to. Next you want to take the vehicle to an auto body and mechanic shop to get an estimate for the damages.

22 July 2015

Transmission Problems in a Car: The Cause & How Repairs Can Be Made

Automotive Blog

Has your car suddenly started to pull a little when you are driving? The pulling feeling is a problem that can't be ignored, as it is a sign that your transmission may need prompt attention before it breaks down altogether. Find out below about how transmission problems can affect your car, as well as how a mechanic can make the necessary repairs. What Causes a Car to Develop Transmission Problems?

1 July 2015

2 Reasons Why Flatbed Towing Is The Way To Go

Automotive Blog

When you have a towing emergency, it's very easy to settle for any kind of tow truck simply because you are in desperate need of assistance.  However, making the wrong choice could end up costing you quite a bit of money in the long run.  This is why it's always best to go with flatbed towing.  Learning more about the benefits of flatbed towing can help you understand why this method is the best option for you.

18 June 2015

3 Tips for Buying a Used Car at a Great Price

Automotive Blog

Used cars are as hot as ever. Many people are in the market to buy a used car, which means that you might feel like you can't find a good deal. Even if the demand for used cars is high, you can still get into a good car for a good deal if you know what to look for. Here are a couple tips. 1. Choose a Car That Has a Recent Body Change

2 June 2015

First Time Adding Brake Fluid? What You Need to Know about Ratings

Automotive Blog

If you are considering doing a little car maintenance on your own, adding brake fluid might be one of the things that you consider taking on. However, not all brake fluids are the same, so you can't just go to the auto parts store and pick up a bottle or two. This guide explains what you need to know before you lift the hood and begin your work. Understanding the DOT Brake Fluid Ratings

15 May 2015

What's Your Engine Telling You: Signs Of Oil And Lubricant Problems

Automotive Blog

Your car's engine and transmission contain many different fluids, and each one serves a specific purpose. Unfortunately, many car owners don't understand just how important these fluids are to the car's operation, nor do they understand what to look for to spot potential problems. If you want to be able to identify the early signs of issues with your car's fluids, it's important to know what kind of physical changes can happen.

28 April 2015

When Should You Purchase Run Flat Tires?


One of the most frustrating parts of car ownership is the inevitable tire blowout -- often leaving you stranded on the side of the road while waiting for a tow truck, or forcing you to get down on your hands and knees to remove your shredded tire and put on the spare. Today there are several types of technology that can allow you to continue to drive even after a major puncture to your tire.

9 April 2015

Common Radiator Problems: 4 Problems You Need To Check Today

Automotive Blog

The radiator in your vehicle is connected to your cooling system, so it's important that it is running smoothly. However, there may be times when you need to get repairs done. One thing to keep in mind with a radiator is that if you complete these minor repairs, you won't be dealing with the bigger repairs down the line, or having to replace the entire radiator. Here are some common problems with car radiator to be aware of, including how you might know you are in need of a visit to your mechanic:

26 March 2015