How Do Spinning Rims Work? Are they Neccessary?

You pull up to the stop light beside a car that looks like the wheels are still going, but you can plainly see that the car is stopped. What is this enigma in front of you? Spinning rims, my friend! Spinning rims give the appearance that the wheels are still spinning, when the vehicle is actually … [Read more...]

What You Can Do To Your Car to Save Fuel?

As gas prices inch up to record highs across the country, it's hard not to get frustrated every time you drive past a gas station only to see that the little numbers on the sign have gone up again. While most of us know that we can't directly do anything about the actual gas prices, there are some … [Read more...]

All About Alignment

When I was a kid, my mom drove fast. ("Safely, but quickly!" she liked to say.) She was pretty good about missing the pot holes, but every once in a while, one would sneak up on her and our mini van would rattle around like a ball in a pinball machine. She would look in the rear view mirror, shake … [Read more...]

How To Spot Worn Brakes

I think every one that is a driver of a car out there would agree that having brakes that work well on your vehicle is one of the most important parts of your car. Air-conditioning, power locks and windows and key-less entry are all things that are nice to have, but in the end, they don't determine … [Read more...]

Tire problems

When I was a kid, my mom drove fast. ("Safely, but quickly!" she liked to say.) She was pretty good about missing the pot holes, but every once in a while, one would sneak up on her and our mini van would rattle around like a ball in a pinball machine. She would look in the rear view mirror, shake … [Read more...]

Is it Safe to Drive on Any Sized Tires?

If you've been green with envy as others have customized the tires on their ride, there are certainly some reasons to consider making the move yourself as long as you understand the impact of changing your tires' size. The first and most important question is whether or not it's safe to drive on any … [Read more...]

Electric Cars Vs. Gas Cars

In the past, having a car that you plugged in every night might have seemed like something out of a Sci-fi movie, or something the radical environmentalists down the street did. Nobody really owns those cars, do they? As fuel prices edge up higher every time you pass a gas station, electric cars … [Read more...]

What Type of Gas is Right For My Car?

If you have been an automobile owner for any length of time, you have most likely stood at the pump and wondered what kind of gas to put in your car. What type of gas is right for your car? Does it matter if I skimp a little when times are tight and put a lower octane level in my tank? Or do I buy … [Read more...]