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How to winterize your car in 8 easy steps

By finn on December 15, 2015

Winterizing your car is easier than you might think and can help you avoid the hassle (and cost!) of a breakdown in cold, harsh winter weather. You never know, it might even save your life.

To get expert know-how, we asked...

Flat Tire

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True or False: You Can Drive on a Flat Tire

By Carolyn Hauck on September 28, 2015

This is the type of true or false question you’d like to know the answer to without ever having to find out for yourself through experience: If you get a flat tire while driving can you drive on the flat?

The answer lies in modern technology and Gary, a mechanic on...

Used Car

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3 Hot Tips for Buying a Used Car

By Carolyn Hauck on September 24, 2015

Deciding to purchase a used car can be a rewarding experience. With a little research, you can get the car that’s right for you at a price that’s right for you. However, the big worry with used cars is that you’ll drive off the lot or away from someone’s house with a lemon. We asked...

True or False: Low tire pressure impacts fuel efficiency

By Carolyn Hauck on August 18, 2015

Assuming you’re like most people, you have a laundry list of tasks and errands to do each week. Also, like most people, checking the pressure on your car’s tires probably isn’t on that list. But should it be?

It sounds a little crazy, but does low tire pressure affect...

True or False: Your car needs higher octane gas

By Carolyn Hauck on June 18, 2015

Ever wonder when you pull up to the pump if you should be paying for premium gasoline instead of your usual regular? Especially when gas prices are high, that extra 10-25 cents you could pay on higher octane fuel can start to add up, so is it really worth it or even necessary? To...

Road Trip

Summer Road Trip Checklist

By Carolyn Hauck on June 02, 2015

Few things represent the carefree days of summer better than the road trip.

And to make your travels truly carefree, take care to follow the below tune-up basics offered by Mr. Hamman, a top Technician on JustAnswer before you journey off.

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What to consider when buying a car

By Carolyn Hauck on May 05, 2015

Buying a car—either new or used—can be an overwhelming task. But with a little research and preparation, you can make a decision and drive home with a car you and your family will love.

Most people start the process by first narrowing down a price range and deciding whether or not to buy...

Oil change

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The 3,000-mile oil change myth

By Carolyn Hauck on April 28, 2015

Still changing your car’s oil every 3,000 miles? You might want to think again.

According to oil experts and car manufacturers less frequent oil changes have become the norm and it’s outdated information that keeps people returning to service stations for oil changes every 3,000 miles....

Car in Snow

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How to avoid potential car issues in winter

By Jessica Klimczak on November 18, 2014

As winter approaches, you need to make sure your car is ready for the change in weather and temperature. If you live in a snow laden area, it is important to take extra precautions before the winter arrives by performing what mechanics call the “winter maintenance” service. The first...

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How to winterize your vehicles before winter arrives

By Jessica on October 23, 2014

Winter is only a few weeks away and whether we like it or not we need to take certain steps to protect our cars and boats before the cold weather sets in. We asked an automotive service technician on JustAnswer the best way to protect our cars and boats in the winter months.

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