Can Windshield Wipers Freeze?
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Can Windshield Wipers Freeze?

Ah, wintertime. A beautiful time of year for some, but a potential nightmare for others.  Your car gets no exemption from wintertime. In fact, your car and its ‘extremities’ take a huge beating during the winter. Windshield wipers may take some of the most brutal punishment of all. So, can your windshield wipers freeze?  Yes,…

Driving in Hot Weather-How to Prepare Your Car for Summer

Driving in Hot Weather-How to Prepare Your Car for Summer

Winter is over, the sunshine and higher temperatures are a welcome change to what you have been going through.  While it hasn’t been easy on you; it’s been no picnic for your car either. The cold-cranking starts, the salt, sand, frost heaves ( you hear me New England); your car has taken a lot of…

Tire Traction Mats-Which is Best For You
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Tire Traction Mats-Which is Best For You

Nothing can ruin a day like getting stuck somewhere you don’t want to be.  Getting your car stuck can happen at any time of year and in places, you wouldn’t expect.  Where are you traveling too? Are driving down a gravel road or do you have the possibility of an icy commute in the morning? …

Homemade Traction Mats – Easier Than You Think
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Homemade Traction Mats – Easier Than You Think

Wait, whaaaa?  You can make these yourself?  Absolutely, in fact over here at “How to get your car unstuck”, I mention carrying a 2×4; I always had one with me during the winter months. My level of success varied with a plain 2 x 4 but this was a rudimentary DIY traction mat, although with…

4 Dead Car Battery Tricks to Get Your Car Started
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4 Dead Car Battery Tricks to Get Your Car Started

You are all set for a weekend road trip, a well-deserved vacation, a night out, or just heading off to work.  You get in your car, buckle up, put the key in the ignition and turn it….. And you get click, click, click…click, click, click, you aren’t going anywhere.  What do you do now that…

What to do When Your Car Overheats- 3 Quick Steps
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What to do When Your Car Overheats- 3 Quick Steps

    There is nothing like cruising around with your friends on a hot summer day and all of a sudden you have white steam billowing from your hood, your car makes a funny noise and then quits running.  An overheating car is not an uncommon problem, but a potentially dangerous one. Of primary concern is safety,…