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How Long will my New Car last?

Is a million mile car possible and how can you get one? New cars are expensive and when you purchase one how long it will last is one of your prime concerns. Years ago, 50,000 miles was " Old" for a car, and 100,000 miles was virtually unheard of. Today these are just milestones for a modern automobile and even 200,000 plus miles can be achieved. Three million miles is even possible, as a retired science teacher from Long Island, New York has discovered reaching that lofty number with his 1966 Volvo P1800. The fact that his car is in the record books is a clue that three million miles is not  typical but it does make the point that proper care and maintenance can prolong the life of your automobile significantly.

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats

Imagine this: You are driving down the road when you notice the temperature gauge in your car shift to hot or you notice smoke coming out of from under the hood of your car. Both of these signs are indicative of a car that is overheating. If you have never experienced this before, you may be unsure what you should do. Follow these steps if your car begins to overheat.

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How Are Engine Light Diagnostics Done?

Most cars have a check engine light. This light helps makes you aware of potential problems within your car that can be damaging to the engine. Often times, this is your first indication that anything is wrong, helping you to catch small problems before they turn into large ones. However, if you have never had this issue before, you may be curious as to how engine light diagnostic, or determining the reason why the light is on, happens. Here are three different ways.

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Can an Oil Change be Worth $10,000?

If $10,000 sounds like a lot to pay for an oil change it is, but that is the potential cost of replacing the engine in some new cars. That is also what could happen if you do not change your engine oil at the specified intervals.

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How Important Is a Summer Check-Up for Your Car?

How Important Is a Summer Check-Up for Your Car?

 

Very Important! Your summer plans will go much better if your car is in good health and a pre -vacation check up is a good start. Just like spring house cleaning, seasonal check ups for your car should be regularly scheduled events.

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Car's Air Conditioning System

One of the most frustrating things you can encounter is a broken air conditioner, especially during the hot summer months. Many car owners find themselves dealing with constant issues with their AC -- often because it isn't being well-maintained or regularly cleaned. The air conditioning in a vehicle is a fairly delicate and sometimes temperamental instrument, and routine maintenance is necessary to avoid expensive repairs.

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The Most Technologically Advanced Cars on the Road Today

Here we are in the mid-2010s and we still don't have flying cars as predicted as early as the early 20th Century, but car tech has come a long way, especially in the last 10 years. Semi- and fully autonomous cars are no longer dreams of science fiction; they are already on our roads today, making drivers, pedestrians and all other people on our roads today safer. 

Here are the four most technologically advanced cars on the road today:

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How can I Find a Reliable Auto Repair Shop?

If the red light on your dash board is flashing-what do you do? Finding an auto repair shop is easy but finding a reliable shop can be a challenge.

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What Do Your Tires Do For You?

Tires play a large part in your vehicle's overall health. Tires have an impact on your car's safety, smoothness of ride and fuel efficiency, which is why it is very important to keep your tires in good shape and replace them quickly when they are no longer usable. Take a look at some of the things that tires do for you, and learn more about how to know when it is time for new tires.

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Signs Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

When your tires are worn, they need to be replaced. If you fail to have tire replacement done when it is needed, your tires may blowout or the tread may wear so thin your tires slide on slick roads. Unfortunately, many of us don't know the signs that indicate tires have reached the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced. Learning these signs and periodically checking your tires for these signs can help prevent many tire problems you can encounter.

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