Category: Do It Yourself

Do I Really Need My Brakes Flushed?

Image via Flickr by Thomas Nes MyhreGo ahead. Admit it. Whenever you take your car to get serviced, you’re afraid you’re going to get swindled and told to replace everything under the hood for no good reason. The people who do this give good mechanics a bad name.

6 Smells That You Need to Learn

Understanding these painless ways to diagnosing your vehicle is the first step to learning how to work on your own car. Bypassing the need to disassemble an engine bay to discover a problem well save plenty of time so you can get back to watching Amazing Race.

How to Repair a Leaking Sunroof Yourself

Image via Flickr by goshesheThere is nothing worse than a leaking sunroof. It makes a mess and it is never fun to sit in a wet seat, but a leaking sun roof can also permanently mar your car’s interior. You risk staining and even mold. Depending on the location of the leak, electrical components could… Read more »

6 Winter Safety Items to Keep in Your Car

Image via Flickr by Kai SchreiberYou never know when your car will break down or when you will become stranded on the side of the road. There is never a good time to get stuck in your car, but it is much more dangerous when it happens in the winter. However, if you prepare and keep… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Car

Image via Flickr by BossiWhen you’re ready to take on spring cleaning tasks, don’t leave your car out of the cleanliness equation. From a shiny exterior to a spotless interior, keeping a clean ride is just as important as keeping a clean house. Here is a glove box full of tips that’ll help you effectively… Read more »

Essential DIY Jobs for Car Owners

Image via Flickr by First Stop – Bridgestone UK’s Tyre Retail NetworkThe high cost of routine car maintenance can tempt many Americans to skip their scheduled services. However, this can be a costly mistake, as the annual bill for accidents resulting from poorly maintained vehicles tops two billion dollars. You can stay safe and save… Read more »

Are You Destroying Your Car?

Image via Flickr by AJ HillSo you finally purchased a new car. Now what? Unfortunately, for many car owners, that question never gets answered. Bad maintenance habits alarmingly depreciate the value of cars. Not to mention, purchasing a car, especially if opting for a new car, generally falls second only to a home in investment… Read more »

How to Check Your Oil

Guy checking his own oil.Cars are now made to be able to go a lot longer in between oil changes. Where it used to be we needed our oil changed every 3,000 miles or so, now are designed to go as long as 5,000-7,000 miles. This makes it even more important for you to take… Read more »

10 Beautiful and Challenging American Roadways

Summer is in full swing and many people are packing up the cars for a family road trip. Taking to the open road is an American tradition and this great country has some amazing roads for driving enthusiasts. We’ve scoured the Internet for the top roads across the United States for our readers. While Virginia… Read more »