How To Guides

How to Recondition A Car Battery-8 Simple Steps

I think sometimes we take our car batteries for granted.  They have no moving parts and remain largely unseen until something inevitably goes wrong.  That one time we go to start our car and it doesn’t want to do it.  Then the battery becomes the focus of our attention. Our first inclination is to run…

How to Prepare Your Car For Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Car For A Hurricane 11 Ways To Be Ready

At the time of this writing, the world is gripped in a pandemic and there is little else on the news. Nevertheless, time moves forward and we are approaching the dreaded hurricane season (we needed some good news, right?).  It’s coming whether we like it or not.   Rather than be caught unaware, now is the…

What to do when you have a flat tire

What To Do When You Have a Flat Tire-4 Things to Remember

It is very disconcerting having a flat tire, and sometimes you may not know what to do. This guide will take you through the steps of what you need to do when you get a flat tire. In addition there are some flat tire FAQ’s

Windshield Washer Stalk

How To Turn Your Windshield Wipers On-2 Easy Steps, With Pictures

It’s a dark and stormy night and you are driving home.  As the rain begins to fall you realize that you don’t know how to turn the windshield wipers on!  You can’t see, what are you going to do? Don’t fret, we are going to cover how to turn your windshield wipers on.  Generally speaking,…

DIY Emergency Car Kit for Winter

33 Items to Build a DIY Emergency Car Kit for Cold Weather

Driving in winter is dangerous enough. Help yourself out by being prepared. This is a comprehensive list of everything you need to prepare an emergency car kit for winter.

Driving in Hot Weather

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…

Homemade Tire Traction Mats-

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…

How to Charge A Jump Starter Pack

How to Charge A Jump Starter Pack

Charging a Jump Starter pack is a simple process. This guide will take you through the steps on how to do that.

What to Do When Your Car Battery Dies

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

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,…