Should I Cover My License Plate Online? (Here’s Why You Might)

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If you’ve looked at cars online for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed that a sizable percentage of them have blurred license plates. Should everyone be redacting this information? After all, anyone in the general public can see your license plate while you drive down the highway. Many people think it is completely unnecessary … Read more

How to Dispose of Old Gas (The Safe and Legal Way)

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Keeping an extra canister of gas is handy for car emergencies or for gas-powered garden tools, but it’s sure to become an annoyance if it’s forgotten and left too long; old gas doesn’t burn well.  Gasoline is made up of several compounds, some of which are known carcinogens and highly toxic to animals, people, and … Read more

Seat Belt Won’t Retract or Pull Out? (Try These Tips)

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Modern three point seat belts are critical components of your vehicle’s safety system. In the event of a crash, seat belts hold you in place and gradually slow you down, reducing the risk of injury. Are you having trouble with one of your seat belts? Read on to see if there is an easy fix … Read more

13 Tips for Better Gas Mileage (Save Money on Fuel)

Fuel prices are skyrocketing to record highs this year. Although we have little control over the gas prices, we can control how much fuel we burn with some quick and easy maintenance tips. Why Is My Car Using So Much Gas? Some vehicles are inherently thirsty. This is often true of larger displacement engines and vehicles with AWD. … Read more

5 Reasons Your Door Won’t Close (And How to Fix It)

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The door of your vehicle serves many purposes. Not only does it block sound and weather, it is also a structural component designed to protect you in the event of a crash. A door that won’t close properly is potentially dangerous. If you were to get in an accident, the door could fly open and … Read more

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

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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

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