5 Causes of Squeaky or Skipping Wiper Blades

squeaky windshield wipers

Windshield wipers are cheap and simple components that are often overlooked during basic maintenance. When it starts raining after a long sunny stretch, you want to make sure your windshield wipers work properly so you’re able to see out of the windshield. If your windshield wipers start squeaking or skipping one day, you’ll want to … Read more

How To Store a Car Long Term (and for the Winter)

storing car for winter

Everyone who uses a car for transportation has a daily driver, but what happens to the car that isn’t your daily? Many people have a seasonal car. Perhaps you have a convertible or a car with no roof that’s only enjoyable to drive when it’s warm and sunny out. Perhaps the roads are salted in … Read more

7 Symptoms of a Bad Fuel Injector in Your Car

fuel injectors

Modern internal combustion engines operate with a precisely tuned balance of air and fuel. Fuel is delivered into the combustion chamber in very specific quantities through components known as fuel injectors. What is a Fuel Injector? A fuel injector is an electronically controlled device which sprays a fine mist of fuel under high pressure. The … Read more

Curb Weight vs Gross Weight (What’s the Difference?)

curb weight vs gross weight

Thinking about towing or hauling a heavy load with your new truck? There are some important terms relating to weight that you should keep in mind before you set out on your next adventure. If you’re going to be buying a truck soon, it’s important to think through how you plan to drive, where you … Read more

How to Reset a Check Engine Light

check engine light

You’re driving home from work thinking about what movie you’re going to watch when the kids go to bed when all of a sudden, you see a bright orange money light illuminate on the dash. Your heart skips a beat as you brace for the self destruct sequence. Wait… the car is still running the … Read more

Honda vs Toyota: Which Brand is More Reliable?

Honda vs Toyota reliability

Hondas and Toyotas both have an outstanding reputation for reliability. Both brands pride themselves in making vehicles that last a very long time, regardless of where or how you drive them. Which brand is the best overall? The answer really depends on the year, model, and a little bit of luck. What Makes a Car … Read more

Smart Car MPG – What Kind of Gas Mileage Can You Expect?

Smart car MPG

Smart cars are a quirky brand of urban vehicles designed to be as small and affordable as possible, all while maintaining great fuel economy. You will be hard pressed to find a smaller car with a better turning radius, especially in the American market. Despite their size, they are surprisingly roomy once you climb inside. … Read more