Chances are that when you have a flat tire on the side of the road, you will need a tire repair kit. In case of a flat tire, you basically have three options: you can call a tow truck, install your spare tire yourself or repair your flat tire on the spot. A tow truck may seem the easy way out, but it can be a very expensive option. You may have to wait a very long time until it arrives too or you may not be able to call one because there’s no cell phone service. Because many new cars don’t carry spare tires anymore, that may not be an option either. That’s why, in many cases, a tire repair kit is the quickest and least expensive option to get you back on the road in no time.
Diesel engines are well-known for their longevity and reliability. However, most diesel-engine drivers know that their robust engines can be sensitive to carbon buildup, water contamination, improper combustion and gelling in winter. This often results in difficult starting, excessive exhaust smoke and lack of power, not to mention premature engine wear.
Not windshield washer fluid but seat belts, airbags and good brakes probably come to mind first when car safety is discussed. However, choosing the right windshield washer fluid plays a crucial role in keeping your windshield clean to allow a clear view on the road year-round.
Your car engine’s oil filter has the all important job of removing all particles larger than 20-30 microns from the engine oil. Those minute particles consist of tiny metal shavings from normal engine wear. If they are not removed from the motor oil, they will constantly recirculate and act like sandpaper on your engine’s moving parts. This would dramatically increase engine wear.
It’s very important to choose the right motor oil for your vehicle to get the best possible performance out of your engine and to keep it running smoothly. Motor oil performs three major functions: it reduces friction (lubricates), it cools the engine and cleans the engine internally.
A car with a combustion engine produces a lot of heat when it’s running. Coolant, a mix of half antifreeze and half distilled water, is crucial to maintain the engine’s ideal working temperature and keep it from overheating in hot conditions and freezing in cold conditions. With the right kind of fresh coolant, a combustion engine will have maximum performance and longevity, with low fuel consumption. A badly maintained cooling system however, can lead to…
Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who’s passionate about cars? Whether they are obsessed with speed, sleek car designs, classic cars or the latest automotive technology, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best and most useful gifts for car lovers. From practical tools to stylish accessories, these items are bound to rev up their passion for all things automotive.
A car battery is essential to get your engine started and to run all the car’s electronics. If someday you end up with a dead car battery, you’ll have no other option than to replace it. So, what will a new car battery cost you? In this article, we’ll explain which factors can affect the cost of a car battery and how you can find the best battery for your car and budget.
Carnauba wax, polymer wax, paste wax, liquid wax, synthetic wax, natural wax, carnauba blend, paint sealant, spray wax… It’s clear as mud, isn’t it? All those fancy labels only make it harder to choose: Which is the best? Which is the easiest, fastest to apply? Which one…
We always look forward to bringing out our car cleaning kit to get all of that dust and grime off our cars and make them shine like a diamond. Passionate car people will relate to that. There’s nothing more satisfying than that first drive in a freshly washed and detailed car. However, there’s more to cleaning a car than wiping it clean with an old sponge, some dish soap and a random towel. You want to use the right products and techniques so you don’t scratch your car paint. The aggressive degreasing action of that multipurpose product won’t bring out that deep shine you crave either. With this random stuff, you’re likely to achieve the opposite effect and make your car…