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Battery Maintenance

Battery Maintenance

Tools You Need: Wrenches, corrosion-removal fluid, wire brush, rags Time to Complete: 20 minutes Estimated Cost: $5 car battery test The key to keeping your car running smoothly and efficiently is a good battery connection. Just a few specks of crunchy white residue...
You can Change your Spark Plugs

You can Change your Spark Plugs

Tools You Need: Ratchet or socket wrench, 12″ socket extension, spark plug socket Time to Complete: 20 to 30 minutes Estimated Cost: $10 to $15 spark plugs mechanic Most spark plugs need replacing after about 30,000 miles, but check your owner’s manual to see if your...
Change Your Air Filter

Change Your Air Filter

You need a new air filter for your car every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. You can pay a mechanic and give up your car for a day, or you can replace your air filter at home in about ten minutes. First, find your filter under the hood of your car....
Rotate your Tires & Get a Wheel Alignment

Rotate your Tires & Get a Wheel Alignment

Not Rotating Tires/Neglecting to get This can be a simple thing to overlook because you can drive for quite a while without getting an alignment or rotating your tires. Although it might seem like everything is fine, having misaligned wheels can result in real issues....
Not Using Filters as Recommended

Not Using Filters as Recommended

Filters need to be as clean as possible in order to work optimally. Clean filters keep dirt particles and other contaminants from entering your vehicle’s fuel, engine or air conditioning systems. Dirty air filters can lead to a host of issues ranging from causing poor...
Don´t Drive when the Engine is Overheating

Don´t Drive when the Engine is Overheating

Even automotive experts have admitted to being guilty of this. They also say that this is not the wisest thing to do. An engine, by nature, gets extremely hot when it runs, requiring a cooling system to avoid overheating. When that system fails (and it can happen to...