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|

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|

Spring Cleaning For Your Car

Spring cleaning usually refers to that time of the year where we roll up our sleeves to clean out and freshen up our home or office. To extend the life of your vehicle, you should try doing the same for your car. Here are some tips from How Stuff Works on spring cleaning for your [...]

Keys Locked In The Car? What To Do

It's happened to everyone--accidentally locking your keys in the car. In this video, Pat Goss shares the most effective and safest ways to get them out without causing any damage. Video Transcription Your keys are locked in the car. Now what do you do? Well, I recommend that you don’t use a coat hanger, or [...]

Stay Safe on Urban and Rural Roads

Driving demands full attention, concentration, and good judgment. This is true for someone who’s been driving for 35 years or for a teenager who just passed a road test. But driving in a big city poses different challenges from those you might face on rural lanes. If your trip takes you from an urban environment [...]

March 5th, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Road Trips And Activities, Safety And Driving Tips|

Gifts for Car Lovers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so it is definitely time to decide the perfect gift for the car lover in your life. Luckily, there are a number of gifts out there that fit every budget and will satisfy every car enthusiast. Travel Coffee Mug – Spilling coffee in a car can be a [...]

February 12th, 2013|Categories: Car Accessories, Car Tips, CARCHEX|