Emissions tests are important, yet tricky tests that determine whether your car is safe to drive or not–not just for you, but for the environment as well. Failing an emissions test can result in the inability to drive your car until you fix the problem at hand and retake the test. As motor vehicles are...Read More
From short work commutes to long ones, new roads to pothole-filled ones, and everything in between, it’s no secret that your tires experience wear and tear throughout the years. The condition of your tires plays a very important role in the overall safety that your vehicle provides you with which is why it’s so important...Read More
There’s a common misconception that excellent car service can only be achieved at local car dealerships. While that statement is marginally true, big-name car dealerships will provide customers with reputable repair services, but at greatly inflated costs. On the other hand, there are many local auto mechanic shops that can do just as good of...Read More
As we slowly progress into the winter season, it’s essential that we not only prep our homes, but our cars as well. Freezing temperatures, icy roads, snow, and salted streets can prove to be challenging and even damaging to your vehicle which is why it’s so important that your vehicle is in the best post...Read More
Oil Change Murfreesboro, TN Typically, after 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it’s recommended that you take your car into the shop for an oil change. However, these number can change depending on the make and model of your vehicle, something your mechanic can better inform you on. While this is common knowledge, there are many car...Read More
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is an independent non-profit organization that specializes in the improvement of the quality of vehicle repair and service. To do so, members of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence will conduct a series of tests and certify various automotive professionals and companies that meet their standards....Read More
Engine Repair Murfreesboro, TN It’s no secret that most drivers don’t pay attention to their car’s engine until they hear it make unusual noises or experience strange vibrations. Due to this lack of awareness, if there is something wrong with our car’s engine, we don’t address the problem until the very last minute. And we...Read More
With the summer right around the corner, it’s time to start packing up your winter clothes and begin planning your fun summer activities and maybe even a vacation. But what better way to greet the summer than with a good, old-fashioned road trip? With endless sights to see and a taste for adventure, road trips...Read More
Service for Mufflers in Murfreesboro, TN Although they look as if their primary function is to expel exhaust, mufflers actually have many other functions that are beneficial to your automobile. As you drive your car around, your engine–though working efficiently–produces a lot of pulsating noise. This is due to the exhaust valves opening up and...Read More
Your vehicle’s tires are can be greatly affected by the ever-changing seasons. However, when the mild fall temperatures start to fade and the chilly winter season commences, we start to see the biggest changes in our vehicles, especially with our tires. Unfortunately, this is a factor that’s overlooked far too often, resulting in accidents, flat...Read More
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26 Mar Conserving Fuel
Adopting new and improved driving behaviors not only makes car travel safer, it can contribute to significant savings at the gas pump. Here are some simple ways you can improve your car’s gas mileage:
19 Feb What Exactly Is Horsepower?
We talk about it, fight over it, and wage online wars discussing how it stacks up from supercar to supercar, but do you actually know what horsepower is? Most think it’s what propels your car down the road, but that’s only fractionally correct.
I once read that when a car enthusiast explains their love of cars to a “normal” person, it sounds the same as someone who really loved washing machines explaining their passion. If you envision someone going on about the perfect vintage Maytag, it does seem a touch tedious.
But that’s not really fair, is it? A washing machine doesn’t harness the power of explosions to take you to triple digit speeds.
Nothing says movie nostalgia quite like the cars the characters drive, especially when the film involves racing of any kind. In many cases, these vehicles can become the visual icon for the entire film. They also become extensions of the characters themselves — they’re not just props, they become key elements of the character development.
Vehicles are machines, and like any machine they need maintenance. For most vehicles, regular maintenance begins at 5,000 miles and continues from there every 5,000-10,000 miles. Of course, checking your car on a more regular basis is even better.
Even for the most diehard gearheads and auto gurus out there, it’s impossible to truly know and retain everything there is to know about cars.
Holiday road trips always sound fun in theory, but let’s be honest: The irritation level can get pretty high in there about 30 minutes into the drive (especially if you’re traveling with little ones). Make this season’s car rides your most painless and festive yet with these super simple, plan-ahead tips.
With the amount of money we spend on the payments, maintenance, and repair of our cars, you’d think we’d have a better relationship with our vehicles. But understanding our cars—how they work, how to care for them, repair costs—can be overwhelming.
Pumping gasoline is a routine to which most people give little thought. Just stop at the gas station, pay, fill up and go. But have you ever wondered where the gas you buy actually comes from?
Flying cars may seem futuristic – but from commercial jetpacks to personal air taxis, they are already here. Here’s how they could transform the way we commute, work, and live.
One way to avoid a turkey of a Thanksgiving road trip is to make sure the vehicle you will be driving is running well. A 10-minute pre-trip check is a quick and easy way to help avoid the inconvenience of a breakdown many miles away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.
If you've ever driven west on Interstate 80 through Nebraska, you've seen one of the flattest and emptiest roads in America ... and you probably had some time to ponder life's most important questions. For example, why is the highway called "I-80," anyway? And why do some interstate names have one, two or three digits?
Shorter days, fatigue, compromised night vision, rush hour, and impaired drivers are some of the risks we face when driving at night. These risks become especially pronounced moving into the weekend, with fatal crashes peaking on Saturday nights, according to NSC analysis of NHTSA data.
The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. The Car Care Council recommends that car owners follow its Fall Car Care Month checklist and inspect their vehicles before the temperatures drop and severe weather hits.
No one wants to admit to being a distracted driver, but we’ve all texted, talked and eaten while on the road. The truth about distracted driving is that it doesn’t take much for our attention to be diverted.
Car batteries are the strong, silent member of the automotive team. They do their job regardless of heat, cold weather and the drivers who demand so much of them. While a battery that allows a car start at the first turn of the key is a joyful thing, it doesn't last forever.
We're always trying to figure out what the Golden Age of cars was, but the truth is that ever since World War II, we've lived in something of an endless Golden Age.
Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has announced the winners of its SMP “Women in Auto Care” Scholarship. The inaugural competition has presented two female students with $5,000 each.
An air cabin filter is an important component in any vehicle's heating and cooling system. It helps protect the passengers from contaminants in the air they breathe.
With gas prices remaining low, motorists should take advantage of their savings and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, says the Car Care Council.
Driving can be very stressful, particularly if you are stuck in heavy traffic or are an inexperienced driver, and this stress will eventually take its toll on the heart. However, researchers now confirm that there is a simple fix for this problem: listening to the right music while driving.
21 Aug Learn the ABCs of Car Care
Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is. The Car Care Council recommends that motorists brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its most efficient level before the school year commences and the onset of fall and winter weather.
It starts with Hot Wheels and garbage trucks and blossoms into something more. Brett Berk dives into the psychology of why you never stopped loving automobiles.
07 Aug Stop and Check Your Brakes
Brake Safety Awareness Month in August is the perfect time to have your brakes checked to make sure they are in safe working condition before summer ends and the school year starts, says the non-profit Car Care Council.
Only you can protect your family or yourself from defective or noncompliant vehicles or equipment that could pose a threat to your safety.
You may love the heat of summer, but you need to help your car keep its cool when temperatures rise. An engine that runs too hot can damage the vehicle and threaten your safety. Here are some tips we’ve compiled to help prevent your car from overheating:
Summer's arrival means your vehicle's air conditioning system is going to be under a serious strain before long. If you haven't had your system serviced in a while, now's the time.
Summer is the main season for “cone zones,” road construction where you will likely hit a bump or two, or come across loose stones and other hazards. These rough road conditions can be tough on a vehicle’s steering and suspension system and can throw out the alignment, while loose stones have the potential to damage the vehicle’s exterior or windshield, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.
Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value.