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How do I program my Honda garage door opener?

Monday, October 26th, 2020
2017 CR-V parked in parking lot

Honda HomeLink Step-by-Step Instructions

Garage doors come in two different types: rolling code and fixed code. Depending on which you have, the setup process for your Honda HomeLink garage door opener will be a little different. We’ll show you how figure out which you have and how to program it.

Here’s how to program a Honda HomeLink garage door opener.


How long should a car loan be financed for?

Monday, September 21st, 2020
Person signing auto loan

Auto Loan Financing Rates: Which Ones Are Too Good to be True?

You’ve probably seen auto ads that try to entice you with taglines like “0% APR financing for 84 months” or some other number pretty close to 100. Just a few years back, the common loan length seemed to be 60 months, maybe 72. So, what gives?

How long should a car loan be financed for?


How to get bad smells out of cloth car seats?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
driver holding her nose because car smells bad

How to Deodorize Your Vehicle’s Cloth Upholstery Yourself

When it comes to detailing a car, a professional is always the best choice. But professionals cost quite a lot. So, whether you need a quick fix or don’t feel like forking over a bunch of cash, we can help.

Here are five cheap ways to get bad smells out of your car’s cloth seats.


Are alloy wheels better than steel ones?

Friday, June 26th, 2020
mechanic moving a big tire away from vehicle

Steel Wheels or Alloy Wheels: Which Should I Get?

When it comes to buying a vehicle, there’s one option that always seems like its just cosmetic: steel versus alloy wheels. When you stop to think about it though, it becomes apparent that that is not the case. Wheels are your vehicle’s point of contact with the ground. And if tires are important, then wheels are too. So, which should you get?

Are alloy wheels better than steel ones?


Should I get a newer car with few miles or an older car with more?

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
Odometer reading 447378

Used Vehicle Age and Mileage: Newer with Fewer or Older with More?

Some people swear by purchasing a 10 to 15-year-old vehicle, stating that they “don’t make them like they used to.” Other say that buying a 2 to 3-year-old used vehicle will give you the best bang for your buck without most of the used-car headaches.

So, which is it? Should you get a newer car with few miles or an older car with more?


Tips for financing a used car?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
car keys and cash on top of contract

How to Finance a Used Car the Smart Way

Many sources will tell you that financing a used car is a terrible idea. It’s not. You just have to be smart about it.

Here are our tips for financing a used car.


Are touch-less or soft-touch car washes better?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Car being rinsed after washing

Touch-less vs Soft-touch Car Washes

You may have experienced (or know someone who experienced) getting a vehicle damaged at a car wash. This may not be a big deal for some, but it can be for many. Especially if the vehicle that is damaged is a brand new one or a priceless classic. While the best option is always to hand wash a vehicle yourself, sometimes that’s either hard to do, such as during winter, or incredibly inconvenient.

If you find yourself needing to wash your vehicle and unable to do it by hand, a good thing to know is:

Are touch-less or soft-touch car washed better?


How to defog headlights?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
discolored headlight on old vehicle

How to Defog Your Headlights

If you’ve ever cleaned the windows in your residence, then you know how much of a difference it makes in letting light through. It may not seem like it would do all that much, but the difference is immediately noticeable. The same thing applies to your vehicle’s headlights. If you’re having trouble seeing at night because your headlights aren’t illuminating much, hold off on buying those MAXIMUM-BRIGHTNESS ULTRA-LUMENS CRYSTAL LED headlights that cost a fortune. Your headlights might just need a good cleaning.

Here’s our guide on how to defog your headlights.


How to stop tires from dry rotting?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
close-up photo of a used tire

Tire Care and Dry Rot Prevention

If you own an RV or trailer, then chances are you may have had a tire succumb to dry rot. It’s annoying to discover, a pain in the rear to fix, and replacements are pretty expensive to boot. So, what causes dry rot? Can it be fixed?

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So, today we’ll look at how to stop tries from dry rotting.


How do I change a flat tire?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
car without flat tire on asphalt road

Changing a Flat Tire: Step-by-Step Video Guide

We’ve all been there. On the side of the road. One tire completely flat. And as every new driver learns at some point, changing a tire on the side of the road with nothing by an emergency jack, a tire iron, and a replacement “donut” is intimidating. If you don’t know how to change it yourself, then a flat can mean being potentially stranded for hours. The cost of patching or replacing a tire compounds if you have to call a tow truck. We’ve found an excellent Edmunds video guide to run you through the basics of getting your car back on the road.

How do I change a flat tire?

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