How Do I Prepare Car For Winter – 8 Tips

How Do I Prepare Car For Winter – 8 Tips

What do I need to get my vehicle ready for winter? I recommend doing these things in preparation for the winter weather, because it will help to prevent problems and breakdowns.   What I usually do before winter, is I have someone check my cooling system. Radiator, hoses, water pump, heater core, coolant tank and flush the system. Mechanics can pressure test the radiator to check […]

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Hot Weather and Tire Issues

Hot Weather and Tire Issues

When was the last time you checked your spare tire? Do you even have one in your vehicle? If you do, check the tire pressure on it or have someone who knows help you to do that. It loses air after awhile and you want to make sure it’s properly inflated in case you need to change a tire and use that one.   You […]

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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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Hot Weather Tips – Summertime Driving

Hot Weather Tips – Summertime Driving

Tips for Keeping it Cool   Summer is a time of extreme hot weather. Cars in hot weather that are not maintained properly tend to overheat easily or have other issues. After going through a rough winter, and all that excessively aggressive de-icer stuff they put on the roads, which tends to eat through things like aluminum coolant lines (air conditioning), brake lines, the body, […]

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Last Minute Winter Storm Purchases – Be Prepared

Last Minute Winter Storm Purchases – Be Prepared

Storm Preparation   Most people wait until last minute, usually during a winter storm, to replace wiper blades, bulbs such as headlights, tail lights, turn signals, license plate, and back up (reverse) lights, batteries and other things.   Wiper Blades   Working in the auto parts business, the store would pretty much get cleaned out of wiper blades. We would also have to install them as they […]

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Prepare Vehicle for Winter – Checklists

Prepare Vehicle for Winter – Checklists

Winterizing Your Vehicle Winter is a harsh and cold time of the year, especially in New England or in colder areas, such as the mountains or northern states/countries.   You should always prepare for winter, as you would for summer. The similarity is that both seasons are extreme in temperature. Winter is cold and summer is hot. There are many things you may want to […]

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