Great Ideas to Keep Your Car Clean and Organized During Summer Roadtrips

road trip2If you are like many other families across America, you will soon be loading up the car and heading to the coast for a vacation. Traveling long distances can place a great deal of pressure on your car, especially if you have kids or pets in the backseat. The following tips will help you keep your car clean and organized throughout your vacation travels, so that you can focus on what really matters: staying safe and having fun. Continue reading

Are You in the Market for a High Mileage Car?

w126Some of us can last two weeks on a single tank of gas, while others drive hundreds of miles a day and practically know the gas station attendants by name. If you find yourself in the latter group, then you are probably in the market for a car that will run reliably to 200,000 miles and beyond. A new research study from could help make your shopping process a bit easier. According to the study, which evaluated the 13 million used cars sold last year that ranged between 1981 to 2017 models, only 1.3 percent of average vehicles lived long enough to witness 200,000 miles on the odometer. By far, the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Suburban, and Toyota Sequoia hit 200,000 miles more frequently than any other vehicles on the market. Continue reading

These Used Cars Offer Ultimate Reliability

Volkswagen Beetle Buying a new car straight from the dealership isn’t always an option, and more than ever consumers are choosing to invest in used cars that save them money while still making it possible to drive away in something they feel proud of. Of course, with any purchase, new or used, consumers want to know that they are investing in a vehicle that will serve them well, consistently transport them without problems, and remain reliable for years to come. Continue reading

Everything You Should Know about VW’s Recalls

2434365 - safety recall notice against a white background Imported German cars are a source of pride for their owners, and brands like Mercedes, BMW, and Volkswagen are known around the world as attractive, high quality cars. However, every car runs into problems and has the need for improvement at some point. Volkswagen is no different, as proven by its recent 600,000 car recall. Even if your car isn’t a Volkswagen itself, this recall still may impact you because the Volkswagen Group sells Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, and other passenger cars. Here’s what you need to know! Continue reading

A Quick Guide to German Import Autos

10075772 - limoOwning a specialty import car is a badge of honor for many Americans, especially if that import car is of German origins. From Audi and BMW to Porsche and Volkswagen, each German car offers its own benefits and luxury features. If you’re in the market for a German import auto, this guide will give you a brief summary of your options. Luxury with a Capital L Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz are brands that have become synonymous with luxury and sophistication. Their mottos alone depict their commitment to the most advanced car designs possible. For the example, the Audi motto “Vorsprung durch Technik,” or “Progress through Technology,” is the core belief that inspires the design and development of every Audi vehicle. BMW automobiles are known as “The Ultimate Driving Machine” thanks to their signature design elements that make an unforgettable first impression with distinct and elegant shapes, advanced engineering, and cutting edge technology. Mercedes-Benz, meanwhile, boasts “luxury that goes beyond the vehicle” with innovation, exhilaration, and power. If you want a car that looks and drives like a true beauty, then invest in an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes. Continue reading

The Problems You Face as Your Car Ages

26827384 - old car in laneA car’s health is very similar to a person’s health: as your car gets older and racks up more miles, it is at risk of needing different repairs and replacements to continue functioning at optimal levels. Of course, regular maintenance helps minimize emergency situations, but it’s just about unavoidable that your car will face some problems as it ages. A Consumer Reports survey asked readers to note the problems they faced when their cars were three, six, and nine years old, and the results are clear. Suspension, brakes, and power equipment cause the most problems for cars that are nine years old or more. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Goes Electric

37611927 - mercedes benz sign close-upFierce competition keeps the automobile industry constantly evolving, and at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its newest plan to keep customers satisfied: a Generation EQ electric SUV. Going Electric Electric cars are growing in popularity because they do not rely on gasoline like traditional automobiles. Instead, electric cars are propelled by one or more electric motors that take electrical energy that is stored in rechargeable batteries. Unlike gasoline, electric motors offers cars instant torque for strong and smooth acceleration. Better yet, electric cars are 300% more efficient than regular cars with internal combustion engines. Continue reading

Can That Body Damage Be Fixed?

50531184 - crashed carYour car is your baby, but sadly she isn’t indestructible. Maybe a large piece of hail got the better of your roof, or perhaps a shopping card collided into your passenger door. Whatever the source of the damage, there is probably a way to fix it so that you can return to admiring your flawless vehicle. Grab the Plunger If you find a minor dent on your vehicle, the first home remedy you can try is to grab your toilet plunger from the bathroom and give it a go. Just wet the plunger’s end, place it right on the dent in question, and pull gently to see if you can pop it back out. This solution is as cheap and easy as you can get, but it won’t work on all dents. In situations with a more serious dent, it will be worth the money to buy a dent puller. Continue reading

How to Handle an Overheated Car

17709924 - a smokey car engine shows signs of a lack of maintenance.We’ve all experienced that laptop or cell phone that stopped functioning properly due to overheating, and while it caused inconveniences, it was nowhere near as troublesome as a car overheating. Here are the basics of what you should know about that steam pouring out of the hood of your car. Possible Causes Your car might be overheating for any number of reasons. The most likely cause is low coolant, since coolant is responsible for flowing through the engine and cooling everything down, especially during highway driving. If not the coolant, it could be that your vehicle’s fan isn’t working correctly. This is particularly likely if you drive an older car and your fan belt is broken. Other possibilities include that your radiator is clogged or your coolant is leaking. Continue reading