The Way What of Automotive Batteries

Why is it that car batteries fail at the worst possible time? Of course, there’s no good time, but batteries tend to fail at the extremes of temperature.  The first really cold morning in winter kills many marginal batteries, often with no warning. Even worse, the summer heat combined with high underhood temperatures in late … Continue reading The Way What of Automotive Batteries

Do I Need to Winterize My Car?

Back in the day, winterizing your car or truck was a fall chore no one looked forward to. Although time-consuming and often expensive, winterizing was necessary to keep your vehicle safe and reliable. Thanks to advances in design and manufacture, today’s cars do not need anything but mileage based maintenance to remain safe and reliable … Continue reading Do I Need to Winterize My Car?

How to Defend Your Vehicle Against Rodents

Rodents love your car’s wiring! It’s true, rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels like nothing better than to climb up into your nice warm car and make a meal of your wiring harness. Air boxes make favored nesting areas for rodents, creating an unbelievable mess for us. Of course, this is nothing new. No one … Continue reading How to Defend Your Vehicle Against Rodents

How to Ensure Your Brakes are in Tip-Top Shape

Car braking systems have become quite complex. Most of today’s cars have braking control systems that virtually eliminate skidding. Braking effort is proportioned to individual wheels as necessary to stop in the shortest possible distance, while controlling wheel lockup. Cars have never been safer, and much of the credit belongs to brake technology innovation. It’s … Continue reading How to Ensure Your Brakes are in Tip-Top Shape

How to Choose Tires That Fit Your Life, Not Just Your Vehicle

It’s easy to determine what size tires will fit your vehicle. Tire size information is available in your new car owner’s manual, and is often found along with tire inflation recommendations on a label inside the driver’s side door jamb. Fitting tires to your life is not so simple. Do you have a long commute … Continue reading How to Choose Tires That Fit Your Life, Not Just Your Vehicle