Convertible Maintenance

What is the one thing everyone overlooks when maintaining their convertible? Video Transcription Well, of course the outside of the top needs to be kept clean. Now there are different types of materials used in convertible tops so you have to follow the directions in your owner's manual for the type of material on your [...]

May 9th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Accessories, Car Tips, CARCHEX|

Convertible Top Care

Convertible tops look great when a car is new, but they won't stay looking nice for long without proper care. Fabric, clear plastic and vinyl are far more delicate and vulnerable to radiation, acid rain, and the elements than painted surfaces. Sunshine can be especially damaging. Here are some tips from eHow to keep your [...]

How Do I Know if My Car has Pothole Damage?

What are the signs that my car might have pothole damage? Video Transcription Well, the things that you would feel or see, of course physical damage you could look at the tire you could look at the wheel and so on. You would also want to raise the car up in the air and look [...]

May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Safety And Driving Tips|

When To Change Brake Fluid

Do you know when is the right time to change your brake fluid? Should you do it yourself? What type of brake fluid should you use? You have questions, Pat Goss has answers. Video Transcription Alright when do you change brake fluid, when do you flush the brake system? See essentially changing brake fluid and [...]

April 25th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

When & How To Rotate Tires

Is your car showing signs that it is in need of a tire rotation? If so, your tires might already be damaged. In this video, Pat Goss explains how proper tire rotation can double or triple the life of your tires. Video Transcription Alright, what signs tell you that you need a tire rotation? Well, [...]

April 18th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

Effects of Potholes on Your Car

When roads weather, potholes sometimes form on the surface. When a car, bicycle, or motorcycle rides over one of these bumps, serious harm can be caused to your vehicle The Damage Potholes Do Potholes can cause damage to your cars suspension and steering components, as well as the tires and rims. Under- or over-inflated tires [...]

April 16th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

Taking Your Car Out of Winter Storage

If you're lucky enough to have a collectible car you only drive in warm weather, here's how to properly take it out of winter storage. Video Transcription Alright, you stored your collectible car for the winter. Now you want to take it out and drive it. The weather is getting nice and it's that time. [...]

April 11th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs|

The Difference Between Manual And Automatic Transmission Fluid

Is there a difference between manual and automatic transmission fluid? Video Transcription Is there a difference between manual and automatic transmission fluid? Well, in some cases yes. But many, many manual transmissions--of course there aren't that many of them left anymore--but many of them use automatic transmission fluid. This is so that they'll shift easier, [...]

April 4th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

How do you know when it is time to change your transmission fluid? Video Transcription Alright, when is the time to change transmission fluid? Well, that is typically 24,000 to 30,000 miles or 2 to 3 years. The fact of the matter is the transmission fluid breaks down and it gets dirty over time. So, [...]

March 28th, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs|

How to Check Transmission Fluid

Checking your transmission fluid used to be as easy as using a dipstick, but these days it's a little more complicated. In this video, Pat Goss explains why it's not really a do-it-yourself job anymore. Video Transcription How do you check the level of the transmission fluid? Well, for all of those of you who [...]

March 21st, 2013|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs|