It can be a lot of work and attention to detail to get your car really clean…especially if it’s pretty dirty to start with…but here are some ideas for truly thorough cleaning that you may not have thought of!
--A cheap foam paintbrush can get into crevices (like A/C vents) that might be impossible otherwise. As you loosen up dust from these spots, keep a vacuum cleaner nozzle at work in your other hand to suck up the dust and prevent it from settling other places.
--A soft-bristled brush is perfect for cleaning around radio knobs and other buttons.
--While you’re cleaning, don’t forget to locate your cabin air filter and replace it. A dirty cabin air filter can lead to a lot of odd smells and stinks. Check your owner’s manual; cabin a ...[more]
We know that a lot of drivers are working pretty hard to make a dollar go farther and that the outlay for a full set of four tires – even inexpensive tires – can be considerable. That’s why we run across drivers pretty often who ask if it’s okay to just replace a pair of tires, then buy the other pair when they can afford them.
The answer is…yes, but…
You’ll really need to pay attention to the size of the set of tires that you’ve already got and go with that exact same size of tires for your new pair. Having mismatched sizes of tires on your vehicle can result in squirrelly and unpredictable handling and ride quality. If your existing tires are all-season, go with all-season tires. If they’re winter tires, go with winter tires. Ideal ...[more]
Your battery is an integral part of your vehicle. Without one, you can’t start and operate your car. All batteries wear out and need to be replaced sometimes.
Here’s five fun facts that you never knew about your battery.
- Your vehicle’s battery is always draining when the car is off. Your vehicle’s battery starts to slowly discharge when your car is not driven for a certain amount of time. Your battery may wear out while you are gone on a long trip, if you have your car in storage, etc. That doesn’t mean that your battery needs to be replaced. But if it won’t charge you might need to be.
- Your battery has water inside. And the water inside your battery sometimes needs to be added to. Don’t use tap water. Make sure you use distilled water or purchase battery fluid from an aut ...[more]