With the prices at the pump straining everybody’s pocket books, you want to make sure your car’s fuel efficiency is at its peak. Eliminating as much stop-and-go driving as possible, reducing your speed, no rapid acceleration, and cutting back on using the air conditioner can help, but there are several other things you can do to add more time between fill-ups. Continue reading Squeezing the Most Out of Your Fill-Up
You’re ready to purchase a used car. You’ve found the exact make, model, and year you’re looking for. The mileage is great, the car looks like it’s in excellent shape, and you even love the color. Before you pull the trigger and pay for it, remember that looks can be deceiving. It’s important to find the history of the vehicle first—you need to know where it came from.
You’re getting in the car to head to work, but when you trying turning your engine over all you hear is that dreaded clicking sound and your vehicle drags as it starts (if it starts at all). Now the big question is: is it the battery or the alternator? There are a few tricks to help you diagnose the problem. Continue reading Is it the Battery or the Alternator?
Keeping your Car in Check by Responding to your Check Engine Light
How often have you been driving around and your check engine light has come on? More importantly, how long have you been driving around with it on?
If your check engine light comes on, don’t ignore it! This is your car’s way of talking to you. It’s telling you anything from a loose gas cap to a serious engine problem that can leave you stranded. Continue reading Don’t Ignore the Light!
With rising gas prices you’re probably looking for ways to squeeze every bit of mileage out of your car before a fill-up. While doing so, you’re also probably paying more attention to what kind of gas mileage your vehicle is getting. However, before you believe your car has suffered a serious drop in fuel efficiency, have you sat down to calculate your actual gas mileage?
Calculating your actual gas mileage is really fairly simple. Here’s how you do it: Continue reading From “F” to “E”: Calculating Your Gas Mileage
If you’ve had the misfortune of having a car accident, often you will go to the repair shop your insurance company directs you to. But that may not always be your best choice. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and sometimes that can come at the expense of quality repairs.
For your auto body repair, you should insist on an OEM-certified shop like Quanz Auto Body.
Understanding OEM Shop Certification
OEM certification is a certification bestowed by a car manufacturer to a repair shop that meets their standards for: Continue reading What Is an OEM-Certified Auto Body Repair Facility and Why Should You Choose One?