Author Archives: cory

How to Protect Your Car’s Interior

Try to add up the hours you spend in your car. It’s a lot, isn’t it? Commutes, errand runs and road trips can have you sitting in those bucket seats for hours on end, and during that time, you and your passengers are actually living in the interior. That means smudges on the windows, scratches READ MORE »

Car Care Clips – Episode 1: Finding the Right Repair Shop

Episode 1 in a series of videos aimed at educating you in what to expect and what questions to ask when you go to your repair shop. Car Care Clips are released every other Tuesday.

Recharging Your Car’s Air-Conditioning System

Video provided by IDQ Operating, Inc.

Consumers Can Avoid Problems by Watching for Warning Signs

When it comes to your car’s safety, brakes top the list of systems that need monitoring. However, many people are unaware of the signs that indicate a car’s brakes may need maintenance or repair. When it comes to your car’s safety, brakes top the list of systems that need monitoring. However, many people are unaware READ MORE »

Spring Showers Bring Driving Safety Hazards

Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of spring. Worn out tires and windshield wiper blades are symptoms of neglected vehicle maintenance that put drivers and passengers at serious risk during the typically rainy months of READ MORE »

Hot Weather the True Culprit Behind Car-Battery Trouble

Summer is the season for major car-battery problems. Heat, not cold, shortens battery life, says the Car Care Council. Summer is the season for major car-battery problems. Heat, not cold, shortens battery life, says the Car Care Council. Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid READ MORE »

Cold Facts About A/C Refrigerant

How did we ever get along without air conditioning in our cars? It”s a feature we take for granted until, suddenly, it”s blowing hot air. In the past few years, many owners have discovered that fixing an inoperative air conditioner can cost a few hundred dollars or more, depending upon the make and model of READ MORE »

The Road to a Long-Lasting Automobile

Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine maintenance. Auto technicians say the key to keeping vehicles running well-today and down the road-is routine maintenance. Yet many drivers tend to stall when it comes to keeping up with some everyday auto-basics. A recent survey by the Car Care READ MORE »

Proper Washing And Waxing Add Value To Vehicle

More than one-third of car owners use damaging non-automotive products when washing their cars-products that could contain harmful detergents, abrasives and additives. And almost half of motorists don”t ever wax their vehicles. Motorists should avoid dish detergent, which contains harsh chemicals that, intended to cut through grease, will strip away the wax finish on your READ MORE »

Get Straight Talk About Auto Service & Repair

Does the thought of taking your vehicle to a repair shop make you break out in a cold sweat? For many consumers this activity can cause anxiety and often a bad decision to defer the necessary visit for minor service that can turn into an expensive repair later if neglected. A brand new video has READ MORE »