Articles about Car Ownership 101

Are you willing to spend the extra penny for added safety?
Of all the modern tech that carmakers equip their products with these days, there's one that's proven to be quite useful: tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). While it's not necessarily the make-or-break feature for car buyers, it'
A lot of us have been there
A lot of us have been there before: Your car starts acting up for whatever reason, so you take it to the nearest shop as soon as possible. The car's still running, so you figure this should simply be a quick
Were you able to stretch your ride’s legs the past few weeks?
A vehicle left stagnant for a long while is like a patient waking up from a coma-you can't expect it to just get up and running just like you left it inside your garage overnight.Leaving your car idle for
Here are a few tips on how to avoid and fix flat-spotting
When car owners are forced to prep their cars for long-term storage, there's a good chance they may miss the other important parts outside of the engine and car battery. Tires, for example, are often overlooked, especially since these are
Because times like these force us to keep our cars locked up in the garage
Have you been driving your car enough lately? Chances are, the answer is no. With the ongoing global pandemic that is COVID-19, you're also probably stuck at home like most of us.That means if you have a daily driver
These will help in keeping your car in good running condition
There are certain instances in a car owner's lifetime that he will need to leave his beloved steed locked up for extended periods of time. It's almost inevitable-you're lucky if you've never found yourself in such sticky
What else would you add to this list?
One of the best things about the holidays is having a lot of free time (or a bit, for the unfortunate few) on our hands. This means we have the chance to do the things we love that our regular day-to-
Here’s an easy-to-follow guide
It's a fact of car ownership that your vehicle's tires will sustain wear and tear-how bad and how quickly this happens depends on how you use them, and how often.Tires can be rather expensive and we tend to
If the need arises
Car alarms help deter crooks from stealing your car or any valuables you may have inside. It does that by blaring a loud siren or blowing the car horns, and immobilizing the car by shutting off the ignition and the fuel-injection
In case you’re up to the task
Have you ever had your car battery die on you prematurely? Before replacing it, it may be a good idea to give the car's electrical system a once over. The alternator charges the battery and supplies electrical energy to all powered
In three easy steps
Sometimes, your car may have the following symptoms: an irregular idle, poor fuel economy, lack of power, stalling, or a high-pitched hissing sound from the engine. These symptoms may happen one at a time, all at the same time, or in
Because we all want that squeaky-clean look
Water spots on a car-ugh!It's bound to happen sooner or later, unless you're one of those people who live and breathe car polish. In that case, this article isn't for you. This article is for us mere
In our climate, a car without a working A/C is a torture chamber
The air-conditioning (A/C) system of a vehicle is a closed system for exchanging heat from the inside of the cabin to the outside. This is accomplished by circulating refrigerant gas though a circuit of tubes into two large surface areas
Through six easy steps
Rearview mirrors on modern cars are attached to the windshield using special adhesives that create a chemical bond. The attachment is through a base plate that is glued directly on the glass, where the rearview mirror's stalk is clip-locked into
It’s a matter of push or pull
In densely populated environments like ours, car dents are a fact of life. We can take the utmost care of our cars, but there will be instances-whether it's out on the road or in a parking lot-when we'll
Ready your stomachs
Who hasn't spilled something inside their car? Very few car owners, we're assuming-which is fine, because hey, it happens to everybody at some point.A cup of coffee, a bottle of water, some fries, maybe...nothing too extreme. Every
In case you want to do it yourself
Universal joints-or U-joints-are located on both ends of a driveshaft on rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicles, or they could be used on both ends of the half-shafts. As the suspension travels up and down, they allow height misalignment
Wheel bearings in top shape are important to the smooth operation of your car
The subject of wheel bearings is already rather deep in the subject of car maintenance. Ordinarily, we just cover simple topics like tuneups and oil changes. But if you intend to keep your car for a decade or more-or drive it
Catch the issue before it’s too late
There's a red warning light on the gauge cluster of many cars that looks somewhat like a teapot with a drop near the spout. Obviously, it's not a teapot-it's an old-fashioned oil can. This particular warning light
Don’t worry—it’s hard to mess this up
When I was a kid, washing my car was something I did quite often. Back then, it was all the rage to have body-colored fender wells and to have them really clean. Just about every time I washed my car, I'
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