Archive for December, 2020

How to roll up a power window that is stuck?

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
Smiling person leaning out car window while holding keys

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.

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Do manual transmission cars get better gas mileage?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
stick shift gearbox

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?

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What to put in a car winter emergency kit?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Car stranded in snowy wooded area

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.

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Can you start an electric vehicle while it’s plugged in?

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
electric vehicle recharging station

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?

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Should I get winter snow tires or all-season tires for snow?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
two cars driving on very snowy road

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.

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