Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category
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?(more…)
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.(more…)
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?(more…)
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.(more…)
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.(more…)
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?(more…)
New or Used: Which is Better?
Perhaps the biggest question to people ask themselves when buying a vehicle is “new or used?” Both have their pros and cons, but they’re aren’t quite equal. We’ve listed a few reasons below why one option is superior to the other.
Today we answer:
Should I buy a new or used car?(more…)
What type of vehicle is best for new drivers?
Having a new driver in the house can be exciting and terrifying all at the same time. You are excited that your child can now drive himself or herself to sports, theater, or other practices every day, but you also now worry about him or her driving alone on the road. You really want to make sure that the vehicle your child drives will keep him or her as safe as possible. Keep reading as we explore what type of vehicle is best for new drivers! (more…)
How do I change my windshield wipers myself?
You are going down the road when it begins to drizzle rain and a little bit of snow. Not a big deal, you simply turn on your windshield wipers. However, this creates a big smeary mess and it is very difficult for you to see through your windshield. It is time to change your windshield wipers! We have put together a brief guide below that answers the question, “how do I change my windshield wipers myself?” (more…)
Ford dashboard warning lights and what they mean
Have you ever had a dashboard warning light turn on, and you did not know what it meant? Did you know if you could make it home, or if you should head right to the mechanic’s shop? Keep reading to learn about the Ford dashboard warning lights and what they mean. (more…)