Vehicle history reports are much like home inspection reports. They both give you details about the two biggest investments you will probably make. Just like you’d want to know if the home you’re thinking of buying has bad wiring, a damaged foundation or leaky roof, it’s important to find out if the previously owned vehicle … Continue reading Why You Should Take Advantage of a Free VIN Check Before Buying a Car
When your vehicle needs service, one of the first and most essential decisions you will have to make is where you will take it for repair. Unless you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer (which comes with its own challenges), you’ll have to choose between a dealership or an independent mechanic. Independent Mechanics Use Less-expensive Parts The main … Continue reading Should You Take Your Vehicle to a Dealership or Independent Mechanic?
A test drive plays a critical role when looking to buy a car. It helps you to evaluate factors like the operating state and roadworthiness of an automobile. Whether it’s a new or used vehicle, being attentive when testing can save you future nuisance and disappointment. Here are some vital things to look out for … Continue reading What to Look for During a Test Drive Before You Buy a Car
The wide selection of car models means there’s a car for everyone, depending on their preferences. However, finding the perfect vehicle to match your needs, budget and lifestyle can be tough, which is why most people buy a car that is similar to what they’ve had previously, or take recommendations from their friends. If you are … Continue reading How to Narrow down Your Search & Buy a Car that Meets Your Needs
When your vehicle’s fuel gauge drops to empty and the dashboard low-fuel light turns on, there still some gasoline left in the tank to drive on. Most drivers don’t know exactly how much gasoline is left and how far they can drive, though. While the possible gas mileage when the tank reads empty varies by … Continue reading How Far You Can Really Drive on Empty Depends on Your Car’s Gas Mileage
Tire rotation refers to tactfully transferring tires from one axle to another on either side of an automobile. Experts advise that this should be done routinely, as part of your regular car maintenance, although it is a common misconception among car owners that this service is not important. Here are some reasons to get your … Continue reading Is Tire Rotation Really Necessary for Proper Car Maintenance?
With warm spring temperatures in sight, most people start cleaning and decluttering to prepare their homes in anticipation of balmy days ahead. However, you should also make sure that you show the same attention to your vehicle to ensure it’s ready for warmer temperatures. Here are a few things to do to get your vehicle … Continue reading 4 Things that Should Be Included in Your Pre-spring Car Tune-up
In a recent survey, it was established that Americans spent an average of $2,000 on car repair in the last five years. Cars are a valuable asset, and owning one comes with benefits such as independence and flexibility. However, owning a car also comes with responsibilities. Due to the wear and tear of regular driving and … Continue reading Why Should You Take Care of Your Car?
Reading the odometer is often seen as the best way in gauging the health of a vehicle. Unfortunately, just looking at the numbers may not always be helpful, and there are many reasons for that. One of the most important reasons looking the odometer may not always helpful is that there is a difference between city … Continue reading Highway Miles per Gallon vs. City MPG: What’s the Difference?
Once you are used to the luxury of traveling at your convenience, it’s hard to imagine going a day without your vehicle. Any damage to your vehicle can not only render it unusable but cost you money. Regular car maintenance is vital to ensure that your vehicle is always in great condition. The purpose of a … Continue reading Vehicle Maintenance Hacks to Practice in Between Car Tune-ups