How To Prepare Your Car To Pass A Smog Inspection

Automotive Blog

Smog inspections are done to make sure your car isn't emitting dangerous pollutants into the air as you drive around. If your car fails the test, you may have to get expensive repairs done before you can legally drive your car around. However, there are things you can do to help your car pass the smog test without spending a lot of money. Here are 4 things you can do to help your car pass a smog inspection.

16 February 2016

Did You Back Insto Something But You Don't Want To Make An Isnurance Claim?

Automotive Blog

You backed into something and the damage done to your vehicle isn't enough that you want to make a claim on your insurance, but you don't have a lot of extra cash to fix the damages. There are some ways you can try to save money. You don't want to pay top price for labor or parts. Instead, you want to avoid paying for brand new parts, or paying for the parts plus a markup cost at a local auto shop.

14 January 2016

Don't Ignore Your Vehicle's Towing Capacity Rating

Automotive Blog

Fifth wheel hitches offer you a safe and convenient way to carry an extra load with your vehicle. However, it's important to understand that the hitch doesn't work independently. A hitch cannot perform correctly if you aren't taking into consideration the towing capacity of your vehicle. Failing to realize this can come along with significant and costly damage to your car so make sure you aren't ignoring this factor. The Risks

21 December 2015

Battling Blowouts: Tire Care Concerns You Should Know

Automotive Blog

One of the biggest safety hazards that your tires face is the risk of a blowout. If you're not familiar with the fundamentals of tire wear and the risk of blowouts, there are a few things that you should know. Here's a look at a few things you should know about preserving the condition of your car's tires over time and reducing your chances of a blowout. Tire Inflation Issues

4 December 2015

Taking A Closer Look At Sneaky Signs Of Bad Spark Plugs And Wires

Automotive Blog

The engine has many small components that make it fully function, and spark plugs and wires are easily some of the most important. The spark plugs create an electrical spark that is carried through the wires, which is then converted into power through a combustion process. If either the plugs or wires are failing, there is no doubt that you will notice that something is not quite right with your engine.

16 November 2015

3 Possible Reasons Your Check Engine Light Is On

Automotive Blog

When you hop in your vehicle to go to work, school or grocery shopping, you don't expect to see a bunch of lights on the dashboard. You expect your vehicle to get you where you need to be without any problems. However, there is always the chance that something could go wrong and you could wind up having to spend money on repairs. In the event you find yourself dealing with a check engine light on your dashboard, there are a few things that could be to blame.

26 October 2015

Own A Pickup Truck? Two Reasons Why You Need A Bed Extender

Automotive Blog

Owning a pickup truck is always a good idea, since it gives you the ability to haul everyday items without having to rent a truck from another person or company each time you need to move something.  However, although most pickup trucks do give you more leeway when it comes to hauling due to the flat bed in the back, it may be worth your while to install a bed extender onto your truck as well.

12 October 2015

Essential Tips For Caring For Leather Car Upholstery

Automotive Blog

If your car's interior has leather components, it's important that you're caring for them properly. If you're using the same cleaning products on both leather and vinyl, there's a good chance that you're destroying the leather. This will leave you needing re-upholstery much sooner than you might have planned. Here are some tips to help you care for your leather properly. Clean It Properly and Frequently Leather absorbs sweat and moisture, retaining things like salt and debris from the moisture.

28 September 2015

Three Reasons To Consider Tire Replacement Over Canned Flat-Tire Repair Products


When you own a car, a flat tire is an inevitability. Nails and other sharp hazards can cause pinhole leaks that you won't even notice until they have left your tire deflated. If you're staring down at a tire that's flat as a pancake, you'll need to think about your repair options. Whether you are considering a single-use repair product to do the job yourself or a local mobile mechanic to replace the problem tire, there are a few things you need to know.

3 September 2015

Tips To Make Mack Truck Shopping Easier

Automotive Blog

If you are considering working as a truck driver, you will want to invest in a cab. Some companies will provide cabs, but they may not be in the best condition or they may come with company regulations. You do not have to purchase a brand new cab for your job, so here are a few tips to follow when you are ready to check out used Mack trucks for sale.

13 August 2015