One of the more bothersome challenges of winter is removing ice from your car’s windscreen on frosty mornings. Here are some tips on how to prevent and remove windscreen ice. Preventative Measures The old proverb that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure definitely holds true when it comes to ice on…

Is your engine overheating? Most engines are designed to operate within a “normal” temperature range of about 195 to 220 degrees F. A relatively constant operating temperature is essential for proper emissions control, good fuel economy and performance. But problems can arise that cause the engine to run hotter than normal, resulting in engine overheating….

Like going to the dentist, auto repair is an experience most motorists want to avoid. It’s inconvenient, it’s expensive, and for some people it’s downright scary because they fear being taken advantage of or ripped off. Motorists who have little mechanical knowledge feel especially vulnerable because they often don’t know what’s wrong with their car,…

What are the most often replaced auto parts? The parts that may have to be replaced on your vehicle will depend somewhat on the year/make and model of your vehicle, the kind of driving you do, the number of miles you put on your vehicle annually, and the climate where you operate your vehicle. Normal…

Most late model cars and light trucks use a Start button instead of an ignition key to start the engine. The Start button must receive a coded signal from a Smart Key fob before it will start the engine when you press the button. If nothing happens, it may mean one of several things: The battery inside your key fob…

Coolant Change Today’s long life engine coolants have a service life of five years or 100,000 to 150,000 miles, which ever comes first (not last). Consequently, the coolant is NOT a lifetime coolant that never needs to be checked or changed. After five years, the corrosion inhibiting chemicals in the antifreeze are usually worn out….

How to Get Good Car Repair Advice When you need car repair advice, where do you go? The internet? Ask friends or family? The public library? An auto parts store? A dealership service adviser? Your local repair shop? Where you search for car repair advice and whom you ask may or may not get you…

If any of the warning lights come on while you are driving, DO NOT IGNORE THEM! Immediate action may be necessary to prevent damage to your vehicle, a breakdown or an accident.   Oil pressure warning light The oil pressure warning light comes on if your engine has lost oil pressure or oil pressure is…

Prepare your car for winter With winter approaching, a few minutes’ maintenance could see your motor through the worst the weather has to offer. Plummeting temperatures and poor weather mean the number of breakdowns can more than double throughout the winter months. So before the worst winter weather takes hold, read our top tips for basic motor maintenance that will see you…

If you haven’t opted for any car service plan yet, we will explain why having one makes a complete sense. In this post, we will discuss what a typical car service plan may involve and how registering for one can bring in benefits. Choosing a car service isn’t any luxury in today’s time. You just…

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