Signs of Engine Mount Wear, Failure

Engine mounts are often overlooked when faults emerge or parts are changed. Further, they are paramount to reducing noise, vibration, and harshness. Moreover, they are essential to the longevity of the engine, therefore let’s understand why engine mounts are so important to any car. What are engine mounts? Briefly, engine … Read more

13 Smart Pointers to Aid Your Test Drive

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A comprehensive test drive is an essential element of the car-buying process, irrespective of whether you’re a first-time car buyer or someone who’s trading up to a brand-new vehicle. In either case, you probably want something reliable, and you might desire technologies such as Siri Eyes Free, a digital dashboard, … Read more

How Long Does It Take to Replace Struts?

how long to replace struts

Is your ride taking longer than usual to stop? Is it oddly bumpier? Well, I think it’s time to change your struts because the symptoms clearly mean they have gone bad. Luckily, you can replace them on your own or get professional help. So, how long does it take to … Read more

5 Reasons to Dump Your Car

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The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected car sales in the United States, particularly new vehicle sales. In 2020, consumer uncertainty had the largest impact, with many delaying their purchases. Beginning in 2021, the global semiconductor chip shortage restricted sales even as consumers proved they were ready to shop again. As … Read more

Fast Facts About Electric Vehicles, Battery Life

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Battery life and electric vehicles go hand in hand. As the main source for vehicle propulsion, an adequately working battery pack is essential. Just as cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other devices utilize lithium-ion batteries, so do most electric vehicles. Keeping batteries healthy will prolong use. In EVs, that can … Read more

4 Car Upholstery Cleaning Tips

You are an expert when it comes to keeping your car’s exterior looking great as you carefully wash it, add wax, and detail the wheels regularly. Inside, however, may be another matter, one that you’ve handled by occasionally vacuuming the seats and floors, and applying protectant across the dash and … Read more

How to Temporarily Fix a Cracked Windshield

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Who knew that one tiny pebble could cause so much damage? A small chip can soon expand, with a web-like crack slowly crawling across your windshield. Put off this repair long enough and your windshield may suddenly break, showering your interior with glass. You may be able to handle a … Read more

How to Lease a Demo Car

Buick LaCrosse

Savvy car shoppers know that if you want to save big bucks on a newer car, then buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a wise strategy. Certainly, the first year of car ownership brings with it the most significant drop in depreciation. Suddenly, that new car bought for $33,000 … Read more

Dialogue and Your Automotive Technician

It was hard enough for you to buy a car. Now, you have to tell your automotive technician what is wrong with it. Worse, the same suspicions and doubt you had with the salesman is how you are approaching the technician. You think that you will be misunderstood or, worse, … Read more

How to Make Your Car Interior Sparkle

Keeping the exterior of your car clean is not difficult. Regular washing and occasional waxing is pretty much all it takes. But, what about the inside of the car? People spend much more of their time inside the car than they do looking at it; a clean interior has a … Read more

When Should You Tune Your Car?

Most car owners leave the engine diagnosis to the pros. Today’s cars are sophisticated pieces of machinery that make use of such advanced technologies as direct injection, electronic ignitions, onboard computers and numerous sensors. Vehicles from the 1970s and earlier routinely required a tune up once every two years or … Read more