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|

Top 5 Presidential Cars

In honor of President's Day yesterday, here is a list of the top 5 cars owned by U.S. presidents. To see the full list, check out the article on cars.com. 5. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1939 Packard 12 This 12-cylinder Packard was such a unique piece of technology that Roosevelt said he couldn't do without it. [...]

February 19th, 2013|Categories: Auto News, Tips And Interest, Automotive Technology, Car Accessories, CARCHEX|

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|

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|