Do Salt and Sand Help Gain Traction on Snow and Ice?

Getting stuck in the snow can be frustrating, so if you need to clear the driveway or road quickly, next time try using kitty litter, salt, or sand. Video Transcription Alright kitty litter, sand, and salt; using them to gain traction. Well yeah they do work and they work quite well in some circumstances, but [...]

January 24th, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Safety And Driving Tips|

Snow Driving Do’s and Don’ts

Now that winter is officially in full swing, it is important to remember some winter driving safety tips. This article from Ford offers a list of driving safety Do’s and Don’ts so you stay safe on the roads this season. - DO allow a few minutes to brush and scrape your vehicle. Clearing windows is [...]

January 15th, 2013|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

New Year’s Car Care Plan – 5 Tips

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to take better care of your vehicle? Here are a few tips to ensure that at least your car will stay fit in 2013. Video Transcription All right, New Year’s Resolutions for your car. One thing is for sure: you ought to make the resolutions, number one, and [...]

January 3rd, 2013|Categories: Auto Warranty, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

We all have done New Year’s resolutions, but maybe this year you should consider some New Year’s resolutions for your car to keep it running for many years more. So while you may resolve in 2013 to be in better shape or to read more, think about resolving to be a better car owner, as [...]

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

How To Pick The Correct Car Headlight

There are all different kinds of headlight bulbs out there, so how do you know which one to choose from? Video Transcription: Well, essentially on modern automobiles there are three types of headlight bulbs. The standard one is the old-fashioned halogen bulb that's been around for quite sometime now. Then the upgrade from that is [...]

November 9th, 2012|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Safety And Driving Tips|

Proper Car Headlight Maintenance

With the end of Daylight Savings on Sunday, it's going to be getting darker a lot earlier. Make sure you can see and be seen on the roads. Here's how to restore and maintain your headlights. Video Transcription: Alright, restoring headlights is a little bit more complicated than what you might see on TV. There [...]

November 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Safety And Driving Tips|

Can You Mix Tap Water with Engine Coolant?

Is it really a big deal if I use tap water in my coolant instead of distilled water? What is the difference anyway? Video Transcription: All right, is there a winter and a summer coolant? Actually, no. The coolant in the car, and it is called coolant now not anti-freeze, is year round. You use [...]

October 18th, 2012|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Safety And Driving Tips|

Pros and Cons of Trading in a Vehicle

There are many advantages of trading in a car, mainly because it is much easier than trying to sell it yourself. Instead of listing an ad, meeting different potential buyers, and negotiating price, consumers who decide to trade in their car simply come to a pricing agreement with a dealer. An article from cars.com explains [...]

September 26th, 2012|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest, Car Tips, CARCHEX|

Driving Safely with School Buses and Pedestrians

It’s that time of year. As summer ends and another school year begins, it is important to properly share the road with school buses and pedestrians. ConsumerReports.org gives some safety tips for motorists when driving near school zones and school buses. Here’s a few things to keep in mind: When backing out of a driveway, [...]

September 5th, 2012|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Safety And Driving Tips|

Does Air Conditioning Affect Gas Mileage?

It’s natural to want to crank up your car’s air conditioning on hot summer days, but is it true that the AC uses more gas? Does wind resistance have an effect on gas mileage? Video Transcription Do I save more gas with the AC on and the windows up or the windows down and the [...]

August 17th, 2012|Categories: Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Safety And Driving Tips|