FTC Approves Final Consent Order Against BMW of North America
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order against BMW of North America LLC, whose Mini division allegedly violated the Magnumson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers BMW would void their warranty unless they ...read more
How Often Should You Change Your Cabin Air Filter?
The cabin air filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding in ...read more
Are Winter Tires Necessarily
Throughout the years, one of the questions I am repeatedly asked is “Are winter tires really necessary?”. The short answer is...”no”. The long answer is, “that depends on how fun and exciting you think it is to be stuck in ...read more
What Are The Oil Grading Types?
Premium Conventional Oil: This is the standard new-car oil. All leading brands have one for service level SL, available in several viscosities. The carmakers usually specify a 5W-20 or 5W-30 oil, particularly for lower temperatures, with a 10W-30 oil as ...read more
5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 4
Fog-Proofing Your Windshield
Put shaving cream on the inside of your windows and then wipe it off. Shaving cream has a lot of the same ingredients that commercial defoggers have, and it leaves a layer on the window to keep the fog off.
Fill a ...read more
5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 3
Wiper blades frozen to your windshield?
Soak a soft cloth with full-strength rubbing alcohol and wipe each blade. The alcohol will keep the blades from sticking to the window so they'll function properly even on the coldest day of the year.
5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 2
Increase headlight visibility
With the harsh weather and road conditions, headlights are especially important during the winter. Cover each light with toothpaste and rinse off with warm water. This will drastically improve the clarity of your lights and is MUCH inexpensive than the ...read more
5 Clever Car Tricks for Winter – Part 1
Icy windshields messing with your morning?
Who likes scraping off ice—especially when you're in a hurry? Save yourself the trouble and rub a raw onion half on your windows and windshield the night before a big freeze; this strange little car ...read more
Can I put any type of coolant in my car?
Years ago, when full service gas stations were common place, the attendant had only one option for topping up coolant in your car, it was green. Today we have multiple choices of coolant, each which their own specific concoction to ...read more
The Surprising Ways Dealers Make The Most Profit Off You
As much as people obsess about negotiating the lowest possible price for a new car, that’s not where car dealerships make the most money.
That would be the Service and Parts Department, where you’re probably not going to be able to ...read more
Top 7 Tips To Take Good Care of Your Car
Regularly scheduled maintenance and lubrication using the manufacturers recommended type and formulation of oil, grease and liquids is what will do the trick. Replacing normal wear-and-tear parts such as timing belts before they break is also a good path to ...read more
Tips on how to maintain the value of your vehicle
Most car owners never worry about the resale value of their vehicle until it comes time to sell it. The value of your car can be maintained throughout the years you own it by following a few simple rules. How ...read more