do winter tires use more gas

Do Winter Tires Use More Gas? And 2 Reasons Why This May Be The Case

Do winter tires use more gas? In my experience, ‘YES’, winter tires affect the gas consumption of your vehicle. However, this needs to be qualified. One of my vehicles had non-studded winter tires; the other had oversized studded tires. While both used more gas in the winter. One used far more than the other, read…

Are Winter Tires Good in Rain? YES! Find Out Why

With winter approaching, it’s time to start thinking about swapping out the summer tires for the winter tires. But every once in a while we get that errant rainstorm and you may be nervous about putting your winter tires on too soon. So, you may be wondering are winter tires good in the rain? In…

Why Do Car Tires Go Flat When Not Used

3 Reasons Why Car Tires Go Flat When Not Used?

If you are here reading this article then you most likely have parked your car for a period of time, come back and find that your tire or tires are flat. Now you are wondering, ‘Why did this happen? Those tires were in good shape.’ Well, I am glad you are here. We are going…

Car hitting pothole

How Do Car Tires Become Unbalanced – 5 Reasons Why and What To Look For

Have you ever heard of a frost heave? If you are from the Northeast you know what I am talking about. They are terrible little booby traps the road sets for you in the spring. Randomly the pavement dips down and you don’t know it until your head hits the roof of your car as…

what to know before you use jumper cables

4 Things You Need to Know Before You Use Jumper Cables

Well, it’s finally happened, you go to start your car and you get the click of death or worse…nothing at all. Your car battery is dead and now it’s time to bust out those jumper cables you have been carrying around with you. Before you call your friend to bring you a donor car, there…

Jumper Cables in Grey Scale

Do Jumper Cables Go Bad? What You Should Know!

‘It depends on your definition of “bad.” Obviously, it’s not ideal if they’ve corroded and you’re stuck with a messed-up connection. But cables don’t necessarily go bad; they can become less effective as time goes on, but only if the cables deteriorate enough to require replacement. So cables can become less effective with time, but…

Jumper Cables

Do Cars Come With Jumper Cables? 3 Things You Need to Know

We have all seen it. A red and black lifeline extending from one car to another. Hopefully, restoring life to a dead car battery from a live one. Yes, the jumper cables can be a lifesaver…if you have a set. All too often, however, you find yourself without a set of jumper cables when you…

Best Cleaning Agents For Windshield Wipers

What is the Best Cleaning Agent To Clean Windshield Wipers With? 6 Suggestions

Windshield wipers are one of the most important parts of your car. They allow you to see clearly when it’s raining, snowing, or sleeting outside so that you can drive safely. But what many people don’t realize is that if their windshield wipers are dirty, they won’t function properly and will leave streaks on the…

Windshield Wiper FAQ's

Windshield Wiper FAQ’s-6 and counting!

I think we often take windshield wipers for granted; they are sort of out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Until something goes wrong or we need to replace them. Here are a few frequently asked questions about windshield wipers that I hope you find useful. How Do I Know If Windshield Wipers Are Compatible? How can you prevent your…

Clix Wiper Blades Review

8 Reasons to Buy Clix Wiper Blades-My Review

Finding the right wiper blades for your vehicle can be time-consuming. Which one is right for your vehicle? You can spend time in the store looking through the dreaded windshield wiper book to find the correct size. Or you can use the in-store “computer” to find which wipers are right for your car. But those…