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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…

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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…

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…

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How Does EZ Battery Reconditioning Work? A Real User Review

Quick Overview of the EZ Battery Reconditioning Program The EZ Battery reconditioning program is exactly what it sounds like.  It is an E-Book that teaches you how to recondition a variety of different types of batteries. Including; Lead-Acid Batteries (Car Batteries) Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) & Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries (Also used in cars & trucks)…

car battery vs alternator

Bad Car Battery Vs. Alternator-4 Signs to Tell the Difference

Click click click….click click click…Oh no, the click of doom! You’re in a hurry but your car isn’t cooperating.  But, ‘what the heck?’, you just replaced this battery; why isn’t your car starting? This is always fun, especially when you’re in a hurry and need to get to work or drop the kids off.  However,…

Car covered in snow

Should I Let My Car Idle Before Driving?

I remember growing up and watching my parents run outside to “warm-up” the car before we went anywhere if the temperature dropped below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. In those days, they would let the car idle for at least 5 minutes. I never understood the concept of that.  This guide will discuss the pro’s and con’s…

SUV driving down snowy Road

How Often Do I Need To Wash My Car In Winter?

Living in Maine during the winter was no easy task, for so many reasons. One of which was the abuse that winter inflicted on my cars. And one of the most egregious assaults was on the cleanliness of my vehicles. Dirt, salt, and calcium chloride out a nice white layer of metal-eating film on my…

Tire pressure in cold weather

What Should My Tire Pressure Be In Cold Weather?

I remember my first winter in Maine. One cold morning I went outside to go somewhere and one of my tires was flat and I couldn’t figure out why. Little did I know how the cold affects my tire air pressure. Ideally, the tire air pressure in cold weather should be between 30 and 35…