3 Reliable Used Cars and SUVs You Can Buy
No one want to buy a lemon. While buying a used car is a good way to save lots of money, there are stories all over of buyers accidentally getting bad cars. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Here are three of the most reliable used vehicles you can buy. Below, you’ll find various models and model years listed with their J.D. Power Quality and Reliability scores.Read the rest of this entry »
Getting Pesky Cigarette Smoke Discoloration Out of Car Upholstery
Maybe you recently found a used vehicle for a great price, but the upholstery has cigarette stains all over it. Or perhaps you are a smoker and are looking to thoroughly clean out your car before you sell it. No matter why you’re here, we can help.
Here’s how to get cigarette smoke and nicotine stains out of your vehicle’s seats.Read the rest of this entry »
Corolla Model Years: Which Ones Should You Get?
The Toyota Corolla is the most-produced vehicle on the planet, with over 43 million units made and sold. As a result, there are a lot of used models out there. However, not every Toyota Corolla was made equal. The 2002 and 2009 Corolla models were notorious for engine and mechanical problems, for instance.
So then, which model years of Toyota Corolla are the best ones to buy?Read the rest of this entry »
Quick Fix: How to Roll Up a Stuck Power Window
Here are two ways to get your stuck windows rolled back up. However, these fixes are just bandages: they don’t fix the actual problem. They should be used to roll your windows up the one time before you get your power window motor replaced.
That being said, here’s how to roll up a stuck power window.Read the rest of this entry »
Manual Transmissions: Do They Get Better MPG?
When it comes to cars, there’s a lot of “common knowledge” stuff that gets thrown around as indisputable fact. The problem with this, though, is that cars have changed drastically over time. Something that is high-tech one year, can be completely irrelevant a couple of years later. Yet, this “common knowledge” car advice still hangs around. One of the most famous bits of advice is that manual transmissions give better fuel economy than automatics. Is that true?
Do manual transmission vehicles really get better gas mileage than automatic ones?Read the rest of this entry »
Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car: The Essential Items to Keep in Your Car
Winter is coming! Or winter started yesterday, rather! That means dark nights, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. If you drive a lot, then you need to be prepared.
Here are the essential items to put in your car winter emergency kit.Read the rest of this entry »
Warming Up an EV While It’s Plugged In: Can You Do It? Is It Safe?
There’s a lot of to stuff to learn when it comes to EVs. While there have been many different innovation over the past century when it comes to automobiles, their fuel source has remained (fundamentally) the same. For instance, you’re not supposed to start a car while it’s hooked up to the gas pump.
How about EVs? Can you start an electric vehicle while it’s plugged in?Read the rest of this entry »
Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires for Winter Months: Which Should You Buy?
If you’re here, then you’ve likely heard someone say “You need winter tires!” Or maybe it’s the opposite: “Winter tires are a scam to get more money of our you! Don’t buy them!” So, which is it? Are winter tries really that big of a deal? Or are the all-seasons on your car already good enough?
Take a look below to see whether you should get winter snow tires or if all-seasons are good enough.Read the rest of this entry »
2020 Honda Hybrids and Their MPG Ratings
Honda made four different hybrids for the 2020 model year: the CR-V, the Accord, the Clarity, and the Insight.
Which 2020 Honda hybrid has the best mpg? Take a look below to find out.Read the rest of this entry »
Do Plug-in Hybrids have to be Charged to Operate?
Plug-in hybrids occupy a strange space in automotive market. They’re more complex than regular hybrids, but not quite the same as all-electric vehicles. Auto companies often advertise their plug-in hybrids with claims of “100 MPGe” and “30+ miles electric range.” That makes sense for an EV, but not for a hybrid. That begs the question:
Do you have to charge a plug-in hybrid for it to work?Read the rest of this entry »