Taking a Summer Road Trip With the Kids? Plan Ahead, and You’re Well on Your Way

summer road trips with kidsEven if you’re an experienced solo road warrior, going on a summer road trip with kids can present some challenges. It takes a bit more work to keep little ones safe and happy while staying strapped into a seat for long periods. Continue reading

Pressure, Rotation and Alignment: The 3 Keys to Tire Longevity

tire pressure, rotation and alignmentA new set of tires can be a significant investment. High-quality tires for a speedy sports car or rugged SUV can easily run over $500 per set and are sometimes more than $500 per tire. So if you can extend the life of your tires and not have to buy a new set, you can save some serious cash. Continue reading

Your Noisy Brakes: They’re Telling You Something — Do You Know What?

noisy brakesHaving noisy brakes on your car could indicate a problem or just be a minor annoyance. Considering how important brakes are to your safety, though, you’re better off knowing exactly what your noisy brakes are trying to tell you. Continue reading

How Mileage Milestones Affect the Value of a Car

value of a carThe resale value of a car goes down slightly with every mile it’s driven. The decline in value doesn’t follow a straight line, though. There are certain mileage milestones that have a bigger impact on the value of a car, causing the price to temporarily take a steeper dive. Continue reading

Common Auto Repairs That Aren’t That Hard to Avoid

common auto repairsMany common auto repairs are, to a large extent, preventable. And since even common auto repairs can cost you hundreds of dollars at the repair shop, an ounce of prevention can certainly be preferable to a pound of cure.  Continue reading

Spring and Summer Driving: Keep Your Car Safe and Comfortable as Temperatures Climb

spring and summer drivingThe spring and summer driving season is here, and the rising temperatures affect more than just the mercury in thermometers. Your car feels the effects of warmer weather almost as much as you do. Continue reading