No one enjoys paying for gas, but it’s a necessary expense if you want to drive. The good news is that, while you’ll always have to pay the pump, there are several ways that you can cut back on fuel consumption. The two previous posts have already discussed four methods, and this entry concludes the series by offering two final gas-saving tips. Get the most out of every drop of gas by adhering to these guidelines. Continue reading
Why pay more when you could pay less? No one relishes spending money on gas, especially if prices are higher than normal. The last entry discussed how doing simple things like driving responsibly and using the manufacturer-recommended oil grade can significantly increase your fuel-efficiency. Below are two more simple tips. Continue reading
Most new years bring about several well-intentioned resolutions that start strong in resolve, but are normally forgotten by March. This year make a resolution that you’ll actually be motivated to keep: saving money at the gas pump. Continue reading
The previous two entries have discussed several ways to winterize your car. This entry wraps up the miniseries by explaining how to assemble something that every car should have—a roadside emergency kit. Continue reading
The previous entry launched a three-part series about how to winterize your vehicles. Last time we discussed how to care for the inside of your car, and this entry will explain how to prepare your car’s outside for the imminent cold. Continue reading
With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, everyone is gearing up for colder weather by digging out old sweaters, stocking up on hot chocolate, and caulking the windows to avoid the cold winter drafts. As you prepare yourself and your home for the colder temperatures, make sure to remember your car, too. Getting any auto repair issues looked at now could save you from being stranded in the bitter winter cold.
This article begins a three-part series on how to properly prepare your car for the hazards of winter, and we’ll begin by talking about how to winterize the inside systems of your car. Whether you find it mysterious or enthralling, what goes on under your vehicle’s hood is critical to the health and performance of your vehicle. So, as temperatures drop and winter approaches, it’s important to give your car’s insides some TLC. Continue reading
We’ve all seen the unfortunate travelers on the shoulder of the road, with their engine hoods propped up or their car jacks in hand. Perhaps you’ve even been that person. If you wish to avoid that outcome, below are some auto repair tips that can help prevent you from getting stranded. Continue reading
Wheel alignment is the process of squaring up the angles of your vehicle’s wheels so they are perpendicular to the ground and tracking in a line parallel to one another. This is an extremely important component of your car. The wheel alignment process may appear to be simple, but this is a job that is best left for the professionals.
Older cars get out of alignment when suspension components and springs begin to sag. This is often because the vehicle’s wheel alignment has become crooked from hitting potholes, misplaced curbs, and objects in the road. Continue reading
The general rule of thumb regarding your vehicle’s oil is to get it changed every 3000 miles. While there is nothing wrong with this oil change routine, however you may be getting one done more frequently than needed. Different cars require different car maintenance. You can determine when you need an oil change based on today’s oil technology, your specific driving conditions and individual manufacturers recommendations. Continue reading
There are a number of things every dad wants; unfortunately an auto tune up usually falls second to their children and wives expenses. With Father’s Day just around the corner, this year get him something the wants but wouldn’t buy himself, like an auto repair. Here are a few car related gifts you could get dad from Auto Specialty of Lafayette, Inc. Continue reading