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How To Prep Your Car for Long-Term Storage

How To Prep Your Car for Long-Term Storage

There are a number of times when people need to store a vehicle for an extended period of time. Maybe you have a convertible that you love to drive in the summer, but winter is on the way. Or perhaps you're going to leave town for a job or an extended vacation. Maybe you are in the military and are being deployed overseas. Whatever the reason for your time away from the vehicle, you'll ... Read more
5 Tips for Choosing the Right Auto Body Shop

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Auto Body Shop

    Consider the Operation's Location and Overhead "Where you get screwed in our business is labor hours," Mallette explains. His shop charges $40 per hour for labor. But in ritzy parts of West Los Angeles, the per-hour labor charge is $60-$65. In wealthy Newport Beach, California, Mallette has heard of $90-per-hour labor charges. Large body shops with a lot of f... Read more
When Should You Change Your Oil

When Should You Change Your Oil

    Trust Your Oil Life Monitor In recent years, a number of automakers have installed oil life monitors of varying complexity in their vehicles. The more basic versions are more maintenance minders than actual systems. They're based on mileage, and switch on a maintenance light when the vehicle hits a predetermined mileage range. The more advanced oil life monitors, on th... Read more
Should You Fill Your Car's Tires With Nitrogen

Should You Fill Your Car's Tires With Nitrogen

    Why Nitrogen? The Get Nitrogen Institute Web site says that with nitrogen tire inflation, drivers will note improvements in a vehicle's handling, fuel efficiency and tire life. All this is achieved through better tire-pressure retention, improved fuel economy and cooler-running tire temperatures, the institute says.     This sounds great in theory but le... Read more
How Old — and Dangerous — Are Your Tires

How Old — and Dangerous — Are Your Tires

    What Happens to a Tire as It Ages? Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, Inc., compares an aging tire to an old rubber band. "If you take a rubber band that's been sitting around a long time and stretch it, you will start to see cracks in the rubber," says Kane, whose organization is involved in research, analysis and advocacy on safety matte... Read more
How To Find a Good Car Mechanic

How To Find a Good Car Mechanic

    We hear it all the time: "Where can I find a good car mechanic?" In the past, word of mouth was probably the best way to find an auto repair shop that would do the job right and charge a fair price. But now, a good mechanic might be only a few mouse clicks or touchscreen taps away.     Crowdsourced review sites have greatly simplified the search. He... Read more
Garage labour rates

Garage labour rates

• Surrey has most expensive independent garages • Powys has the lowest hourly charges • Independent garages 48.6 per cent cheaper than franchise on average The cost of having your car repaired has gone up due to rising labour rates, according to a Warranty Direct report out today. Labour rates were found to have risen most sharply at small, independent workshops, from an ave... Read more
Problem with a car repair

Problem with a car repair

Always ask your garage what they can do to help before you spend any extra money on hire cars or travel. For example, they might be able to offer you a courtesy car. A court isn’t likely to award you money if the garage offers services that you didn’t take advantage of. It’s a good idea to keep a record and receipts of any extra money you have to pay for travel while you&rsquo... Read more
Buying a used car

Buying a used car

    Make sure a trader is trustworthy If you’re buying from a trader (ie a business that sells cars) you should:     look for an established firm with a good reputation     look for a trade association sign (eg the Retail Motor Industry Federation or the Scottish Motor Trade Association) or a sign that says they follow the Motor Codes code ... Read more
How to Start an Auto Repair Shop

How to Start an Auto Repair Shop

    Most mechanics use their skills working for someone else. But if you have business skills and access to some capital, you’ll be in a good position to learn how to start an auto repair shop of your own. You should be aware that it takes a lot of hard work of course, so you’ll need to prepare accordingly.     One of the first things you will need to d... Read more
Five essential tips to ensure you don’t get ripped off at the garage

Five essential tips to ensure you don’t get ripped off at the garage

Visiting a garage if your car needs to be repaired can be a baffling and costly experience, especially for those with limited motoring knowledge. Even those who know their way around an engine can struggle as today's cars carry an ever expanding array of hi-tech electrical devices that require experts to put right. It leaves drivers relying increasingly on professional mechanics to put t... Read more
How To Properly Check and Fill Tires

How To Properly Check and Fill Tires

While it may seem like a mundane task, inflating tires is much more crucial to your car than you may think, and it results in a safer and more economical experience on the road. Your vehicle's handling also will be greatly improved as the larger a tire's inflated footprint, the more responsive and comfier the ride balance will be. Because it's National Tire Safety Week, it's the... Read more
How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter

How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter

Vehicle maintenance schedules vary on how often the air filter should be changed. On most Chevrolet engines, for example, the recommended interval is every 45,000 miles, but Ford says it should be done every 30,000 miles on many of its engines. Hyundai also says every 30,000 miles but shortens it to 15,000 for "severe" driving conditions, which includes heavy traffic in hot weather and f... Read more
How to Store Your Car for Winter

How to Store Your Car for Winter

From washing and waxing to detailing the interior, people baby their cars in all sorts of ways. But it's equally important to take care of your car before you put it into storage. Here are a few tips to make sure your car is ready to go when you are.     The Final Detail Thoroughly clean your car, inside and out, before storage. The last thing you want to do is put a car c... Read more
How to find a quality auto repair shop

How to find a quality auto repair shop

     The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the non-profit organization that tests and certifies the competence of individual automotive repair technicians, knows a thing or two about selecting a vehicle repair facility.     Whether you are new in town or you are just looking for a new shop, the experts at ASE offer some guidelines t... Read more
How to Care for Your Car

How to Care for Your Car

The most common question we hear from consumers is, “What do I need to do to take care of my car and avoid big repair bills?” Fortunately, the answer is simple: Establish and follow a regular vehicle maintenance plan. A maintenance plan is essential for protecting your automotive investment and maximizing the reliability and safety of your vehicle. Start with reading your vehicle... Read more

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