What To Do When Your Oil Light Comes On

One moment your driving down the road minding your own business and the next moment, the oil light comes on. You start to panic! You pull over and try to calm your breathing and stop your hands from shaking. Just breathe… Then it occurs to you! Look in the Owner’s Manual for information on the oil light. Reaching into the glove box or console, you find […]

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Washing and Cleaning The Vehicle – Warm Weather Tips

Washing and Cleaning The Vehicle – Warm Weather Tips

Car Cleaning Washing and cleaning a vehicle really isn’t rocket science. It gets dirty, full of pollen, covered in sand, the salt or chemicals put on the roads during the winter season (snow, ice, freezing rain). You want to keep the vehicle clean as it is part of keeping up the maintenance on it, not just the mechanical parts. There are other things that get […]

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Car Repair Safety Tips – Safety First

Car Repair Safety Tips – Safety First

Doing repairs yourself can save you a lot of money in the long run. Doing it the right way, and in a safe way, will help you to do these things easier and there will be no danger of the vehicle running you over when you’re under it or near it. If you’re doing an oil change for example, make sure you have the right […]

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Car Battery – For GM and Others

Car Battery – For GM and Others

Car and Truck Battery Vehicle batteries come in many different sizes and shapes.  The two different ones I’ll be talking about today are the Top Mount and the Side Mount battery and also the DUAL Mount batteries.  (There are also Gel batteries like Optima and Deep Cycle batteries for Diesel.) The battery is determined by the Year, Make, Model and Engine size of a vehicle […]

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Car Repair Manual – Do It Yourself

Car Repair Manual – Do It Yourself

Automotive Repair Manuals A vehicle repair manual is similar but different. The automotive repair manual is for doing extended troubleshooting, small and larger repairs by yourself. The owner’s manual gives you just the basic repair information such as fluid types, checking oil, brake fluid, radiator coolant, windshield wash fluid, the details of the vehicle (radio, interior lights, seat belts) and other information. This is called […]

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