Owning a Car: What Newbies Need to Know

  • 3 Signs Your Spark Plugs Are Going Bad

    28 December 2015

    Your vehicle has a lot of different components that come together to make everything work properly. When one of those components stops working, that can cause a whole host of problems for you. You want to figure out what is going on quickly to prevent any additional problems from occurring. If your vehicle doesn't want to start lately, it could be a problem with your spark plugs. To help you determine if this could be what is causing you all the problems, here are a couple telltale signs of bad plugs.

  • 3 Things To Know About Driving A Car With A Flat Tire

    11 December 2015

    If you discovered that one of your car tires was flat and had to drive to the nearest gas station to air it up, you may have caused damage to the tire itself, or to the damage to the wheel or other parts of the car. After this happens, you should take your car to an auto repair shop to have the tire and your car examined. Here are three things you should know about driving with a flat tire.

  • 3 Ways To Transform Your Clunker Into Your Dream Car

    18 November 2015

    If you have an old car that runs well, but the exterior needs work, then you should visit your nearest auto body paint shop. Have you heard of the show "Pimp my Ride"? You can have a makeover done on your vehicle without calling MTV. Here are three ways to transform your old clunker into your dream car. Get A Paint Job An auto body paint job can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of your car.

  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Leasing Semi-Trucks Instead Of Buying Them

    2 November 2015

    As someone who operates a business, you probably understand the joy of buying equipment for your business rather than renting it. Although it is often a good idea to buy things that your company will use frequently rather than renting or leasing, this is not always the case. For example, there are exceptions when you are talking about pricey equipment, such as semi trucks. These are a few reasons why you should be leasing the semis that your company needs rather than buying them.

  • 2 Tips To Help You Get The Most Money For Your Used Car

    16 October 2015

    When you're looking to sell your used car, you want to get the most money back for your investment.  Although you may think that the value of your car is pretty much set according to industry standards, there are things you can do to up the ante.  The next time you need to sell a used car, use this information to learn more about how to turn a better profit.

  • Steps To Take Before Recycling Your Vehicle

    23 September 2015

    If you have an older vehicle that you are no longer going to be driving, you may have considered bringing it to an auto salvage yard in exchange for monetary compensation. This is a wonderful way to recycle a vehicle so it can be used for auto parts or for the scrap metal it is made from. Here are a few steps you will want to take before bringing your vehicle to the recycling center so it is accepted without incident and so you maximize on the profit you will obtain.

  • 2 Features To Look For In A Commercial Truck For Long Distance Driving

    10 September 2015

    A commercial truck can be a great resource if you want to be able to start your own long distance trucking company. However, you are going to want to make sure that your truck has the right features so that you can get the most out of the experience, such as comfortable seating and a sleeping area. Comfortable Seating One of the most important features to look for in a commercial truck is comfortable seating, mostly because comfortable seating can help you make it through long hauls without ending up in pain.

  • Why Is Oil Becoming A Better Choice As A Home Heating Fuel?

    19 August 2015

    Improved techniques for extracting natural gas has lead to substantial price reductions. Unlike oil, natural gas doesn't have the infrastructure in the United States for export to world markets. Consequently, domestic use of natural gas for heating has increased, and consumers are having their oil furnaces replaced by those powered with natural gas. However, they may have acted in haste. What caused the drop in natural gas prices in the United States?

  • Tips for Taking Care of the Tires of Your Fifth Wheel RV

    3 August 2015

    A survey done in 2011 showed that there were approximately 8.9 million American households that owned an RV. One of the maintenance concerns for RVers is taking care of the tires so that the conditions of the tire over time are able to maintain safety and present less of a possibility of a blowout on the road. With 49 percent of mobile families having children who are under the age of 18, safety can become a major concern.

  • 3 Reasons to Replace Your Car's Brake Pads before Winter

    21 July 2015

    As you are preparing yourself for the winter season, it's probably common to think about any necessary changes that you should make to your car. For example, you might think about adding antifreeze to help prevent your car's coolant from freezing. You may not have thought about swapping out your brakes just yet, but many car owners find that it's smart to do so before the snow and ice start rearing their heads.