At some point, if you keep your car long enough, your battery will need to be replaced. It’s just the circle of battery life. You’ll never keep it going indefinitely, past the usual three to five-year time frame that most of them last. Still, there are strategies you can try, if you’re really interested in…

Have you ever felt like you were driving inside a blender? That is, your car started shaking uncontrollably? If that’s ever happened to you, you probably needed new shock absorbers. Shock absorbers do exactly what they say they do – they absorb shock, which means that you can control your car. Without shock absorbers, your…

If you enjoy murder mysteries, here’s one for you. Who is killing your car? And now the surprise ending – the murderer may be you. Unfortunately, even the best car owners can get lax in maintaining their vehicle. It’s very easy to take any vehicle for granted and forget all of the little things we…

So you’ve just paid off your car. It only took a million years, but finally, you can relax and not worry about monthly payments. For at least a week. Because you’re already thinking that you may need to buy a new car. After all, while it didn’t really take a million years to pay it…

It isn’t a topic anyone likes to think about, but someday, your car battery is going to die. If you’re lucky, it won’t happen to you when you’re in some random parking lot a gazillion miles from home. Fortunately, the car battery isn’t likely to die when you’re driving; the alternator keeps the battery operating….

Some easiest-to-ignore things in life are some of the most important to remember. You probably don’t think about your tire pressure much, but arguably, we all should. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire failure causes about 11,000 crashes a year. And some of those crashes are deadly. Even if they aren’t fatal,…

Driving in the fog is a unique experience and it’s far more dangerous to drive in the thick, soupy stuff than you likely realize. According to the Federal Highway Administration’s latest numbers, over 38,700 vehicle crashes occur annually as a result of the fog. Over 600 people killed every year because of it, and 16,300…

Among the many things that require routine maintenance on our vehicles are spark plugs.   If your mechanic says you need new spark plugs and you don’t understand why, the explanation of their importance may sound like a second language. Maybe you’d like to speak the language of your mechanic and have a sense of what…

It’s always fun to drive a new car off the lot. It’s not always fun to pay for it. In fact, paying for a car is unfortunately getting less enjoyable, for a variety of reasons. Cars are getting more expensive. According to the Kelley Blue Book, the average price of a new passenger vehicle jumped…

Catching a problem early is the best way to help prevent long-term damage. This is true of many things. For example, if you roll your ankle, you should ice it, elevate it and take some time to rest as soon as possible. Failure to do so could lead to a more serious, long-lasting injury.  When…

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