Be “Green” with Your Gasoline


According to the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), motorists can help the environment and their own finances by incorporating a few good practices. Regular vehicle maintenance and better driving habits are two simple ways any car owner can go "green" -- both for the environment and one's own wallet. Here are a few specific, easy-to-implement tips from ... Read More

See and Be Seen


With it's during the dark days of winter or the rainstorms of summer, it's important to make sure your vehicle can be seen by others and that your visibility is not compromised. To stay safe on the road, take a few minutes to inspect your vehicle's headlights and wiper blades. Lights and wipers play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be ... Read More

The Check Engine Light — Your New Best Friend!


One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. When the check engine light comes on, it means that a vehicle system, such as the ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating properly, even if the vehicle appears to be running normally. You ... Read More

When it Comes to Car Trouble, Trust Your Nose


Most vehicles start out with a "new car smell," but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown. Here are six odoriferous warning signs you should never ignore: The smell of burnt rubber could be slipping drive belts or misplaced ... Read More

Protect Your Lungs While Driving


Anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies knows there's no telling when and where those triggers can set off a fit of sneezing or coughing and wheezing in adults and children. Whether it's inside your home or your car, asthma and allergy triggers are everywhere. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), "No city is free from asthma triggers and some cities are more ... Read More

Help Your Car Breathe


We play the odds with practically everything we do in life, whether it's something as mundane as turning on the tap for hot water or driving through a nasty thunderstorm at night. For example, the chance of dying from contact with hot tap water is 1 in approximately 5 million, and the chance of being killed by lightning is about 1 in 2.3 million! On the more positive side, the odds of finding out ... Read More

The Car Doctor is “In”


Automotive technicians are often compared to doctors. This comparison undoubtedly makes some techs smile and others grimace. But in the end, the two professions have a lot in common. It may surprise consumers to find that by choosing these professionals wisely, they can get better care at a better price. When it comes to choosing a repair shop, many experts extol the virtues of the clean ... Read More

Make a Car Care Resolution This New Year


Most people make New Year's resolutions. Resolving to lose weight and exercise can be tough ones to keep, but resolving to take better care of your car has never been easier with the free online custom service schedule from the non-profit Car Care Council. "Signing up for our free customized service schedule and e-mail reminder service is a simple way to help you take better care of your ... Read More

Talk About a “Parts” Car!


It’s one thing to restore a car. It’s an entirely different matter to build one in four days from the ground up out of mismatched parts. That’s exactly what the folks at Haggerty Classic Cars did this past October at the Hershey, PA AACA Swap Meet. Watch the time lapse video of this creation coming to life.   ... Read More

These Ain’t Your Normal Supercars


Once upon a time, supercars were defined by displacement and gasoline. Today, not so much. Take for example BMW’s i8 and Honda’s NSX, hybrid entries in the elite world of supercars. The guys at Carfection put the cars together in a head-to-head comparison, and the results might surprise you. ... Read More

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