Car batteries can go dead for all sorts of reasons. The battery can discharge if it’s not used, your vehicle’s numerous electronics can slowly draw the battery down, serious vibration caused by driving on washboard roads can literally break the battery’s internal components, etc. What’s more, even if your battery isn’t completely dead, a weak […]
Category: Maintenance & Repairs
9 Useful Car Detailing Tips for a Great Looking Ride
Detailing your vehicle pays off. Paint that’s maintained and protected stays vibrant and is less likely to rust. Everyone would rather ride in a clean, cared for interior than one that smells like week old drive-thru. Plus, when it’s time to upgrade, the time you’ve spent detailing your car can mean a better resell value. […]
Preserving the Life of an Older Car
Rev Up Your Old Car If you’re like me and driving a car that’s over ten years old, you probably love the car-payment-free life. But at over 200 thousand miles, my beloved Honda Accord is starting to show her age. I’ve always been good about regular maintenance like oil changes and tune-ups. But what else […]
Tips to Minimize Costs of Automobile Ownership
Car ownership can be very expensive over the long-term. With so many additional costs such as gas, oil changes, insurance, and maintenance, owning a car can really put a dent in your wallet. How can you control these costs? Here are some tips.
Body Shop Repair Process – Ask AccurateAutoAdvice.com
Alicia wrote in with a question about making some additional repairs on her vehicle: Recently, my driver’s side fender flare was ripped off and my vehicle was keyed. I reported the damage to my insurance company so it could be repaired right away. In addition to the damage, my vehicle’s paint job is starting to […]
How Often Do I REALLY Need An Oil Change?
Like most questions, the answer depends on who you ask. If you ask the manager at your local Jiffy Lube or your grandfather, they are going to tell you that your oil should be changed every 3,000 miles or three months. And while this used to be true, there have been significant advances in both […]
What Isn’t Wrong With Your Car: Commonly Misdiagnosed Problems
The difficult thing with car repairs is that they are not always cut and dry. In fact, many vehicle symptoms and diagnosis codes have a variety of possible causes. What’s more, there are a lot of myths flying around about vehicle problems and solutions. As an experienced automotive technician, I’ve found that the following ten […]
Should I Consider Buying a Used Transmission?
Transmission repair is an expensive endeavor, and a damaged transmission is often the cause of an otherwise good car going to the junkyard before its time. Yet the untimely demise of someone else’s transmission could be good news for you if you have the time and inclination to replace the damaged transmission with a used […]
5 Vehicle Fluid Levels You Shouldn’t Ignore
You’re probably always pretty good at keeping an eye on your gas level. In fact, watching gas prices, gauging how far you can get on a small amount of gas, and leaving room in your budget for transportation costs is something that we’ve all gotten used to doing over the past few years. There’s also […]
Is Your Mechanic Ripping You Off?
We aren’t all car-savvy, and some of us can get sorely mislead when it comes to our cars. Not everyone knows what every purr and growl of their car means. I’ve always been amazed by the guys that I know who can tell me every little thing that is wrong with their car (and how […]