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|

Winter Driving Tips – Adding Antifreeze to Washer Fluid

In the winter, especially if you live in a cold-weather climate, it is of utmost importance to keep your vehicle's anti-freeze at the proper levels. If it is not, you run the risk of water freezing in your engine and causing catastrophic damage. The same logic then would seem to apply to your windshield washer [...]

February 17th, 2012|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answer. Episode 6: Audi Extended Warranty

"I'm a Chevy man." "Ford all the way!" "I could always see myself in a Mercedes." We all have personal attachments to car companies. There is just something about a certain make or model that speaks to us. It could be the perceived rugged dependability of an American truck, the eco-friendly nature of a Japanese [...]

February 10th, 2012|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Warranty, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answers. Episode 2: Mercedes Benz Extended Warranty

In this week’s episode of “Wondering About Warranties”, Pat Goss talks about luxury vehicles. People who choose to buy luxury vehicles pay more so they can enjoy technologically advanced innovations like wireless communication devices, navigation and audio systems, 10-way power adjustable seats, dual-zone climate controls, rain-sensing wipers, and striking wood interior trim. However, just because [...]

November 9th, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, Car Warranty, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

Wondering About Warranties? Pat Goss Has Your Answers. Episode 1: CARCHEX Complaints

When the factory warranty for your vehicle has expired, you know it is time to purchase an extended auto warranty to protect yourself from costly repairs. However, we here at CARCHEX know that extended auto warranties can be very complex and in some cases difficult to understand. That is why we have created a brand new [...]

November 4th, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX>CARCHEX complaints, Pat Goss|

Stump Pat: Episode 7 – When To Fill Gas Tank – Day Or Night?

In the CARCHEX series finale of “Stump Pat” we meet a Baltimore local named Libby. A friend of Libby’s recently told her that she can get more fuel for her money if she fills her gas tank up when the air temperature is cooler. The reason being that cold gas is denser than warm gas. [...]

October 3rd, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

“Stump Pat” Episode 6: Will Regular Or Premium Gas Extend A Car’s Life

Passing the driving test for the first time and getting a new car is an exciting and thrilling occasion in a teenager’s life. Most of us can remember the freeing feeling we felt when we could finally drive ourselves wherever we wanted. In our 6th episode of “Stump Pat” we meet the youngest of our video [...]

September 23rd, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, CARCHEX, Pat Goss, Safety And Driving Tips|

“Stump Pat” Episode 5: How To Fix A Power Window

In this week’s episode of the CARCHEX video series, “Stump Pat” we remain on the hunt for real people with real questions for  MotorWeek’s “Master Technician” Pat Goss. In our travels we meet Matt from Philadelphia, who can’t seem to get his power windows to work right. Can “America’s Trusted Mechanic” stay grounded and figure [...]

September 16th, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Automotive Technology, Car Tips, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|

“Stump Pat” Episode 3: Land Rover Bolts & Sizing

In this week’s episode of the “Stump Pat,” we remain on the hunt for real people eager to help us stump MotorWeek's “Master Technician” Pat Goss with their automotive questions. Only a TRUE car expert would know the answers to the kind of complicated and detailed questions CARCHEX fans are asking! CARCHEX found Nick from [...]

September 2nd, 2011|Categories: Auto Maintenance & Repairs, Automotive Technology, CARCHEX, Pat Goss|