• Summer car trips are fun with proper maintenance

    5 Tips for Keeping Your Car in Great Shape This Summer

    Posted 12 July 2016 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    When the heat of the summer hits, you’re probably thinking about ice cream cones and swimming pools—not about checking your tires. However, the higher temperatures, dusty atmosphere and stop-and-go traffic associated with summertime driving can really take a toll on your vehicle. Routine and preventative maintenance can help increase your chances for successful summer travel. Keeping a solid maintenance routine will also help your car last longer and demand a higher resale value when the time comes. Some of these suggested maintenance items can be done by yourself, but some are more complex and require a skilled mechanic.

  • How to fix rust spots

    How to Fix Rust Spots on Your Car

    Posted 7 January 2016 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    You’ve done what you could to prevent rust, and you’ve been checking for it regularly. So, what happens if you actually find a spot of rust on your car? Read our seven steps to fixing rust spots to find out.

  • Wash your car to prevent rust

    How to Prevent Rust from Forming on Your Car

    Posted 6 January 2016 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    Rust is one of the most obvious signs that a car isn’t being taken care of, because proper care can usually prevent it from ever forming. You can keep your car looking new and shiny by following these four rust prevention tips.

  • Sand down any rusty spots on your vehicle

    How to Check Your Car for Hidden Rust

    Posted 4 January 2016 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    Rust can quickly take over a vehicle and leave you without a safe car. Like a particularly nasty weed in a garden, rust spreads quickly once it has a foothold on your car. The key to keeping your car rust-free is to remove it when you see the first signs of rust taking hold. Read our handy guide for 5 simple steps to checking your car for rust, and what to do if you find it.

  • Tire pressure saves money on gas

    Smart Ways to Save Money with Maintenance in the New Year

    Posted 30 December 2015 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    If it’s not properly maintained, your car can start to feel like a money pit. Over and over, you’ll have to pay for small repairs and issues like blown tires, blown fuses and malfunctioning sensors. Having some basic maintenance done, especially in the winter, could save you big in the long run by helping you avoid repairs, or even in the short term, by improving your gas mileage.

  • How to Spot Ice on Roads

    The 5 Big Myths about Roadway Ice

    Posted 23 December 2015 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    It’s hard to put winter driving tips to good use when you’re not sure when you’ll need them. Everyone knows basic facts about roadway ice, but some of our actual practices aren’t as safe as we’d like to think they are. Read on for 5 myths about roadway ice so you can be a safer winter driver.

  • 15 Tips for Driving on Icy Roads

    15 Tips for Driving Safely on Icy Roads

    Posted 21 December 2015 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    Driving on ice or snow is a much different experience than driving on traction-friendly dry pavement. Before you venture out into a snowstorm this season, brush up on your winter driving skills with these 15 tips.

  • What to do when you're stuck in snow

    Stuck in Snow? Here's How to Get Out

    Posted 17 December 2015 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    Eventually, it’s going to snow. And when it does, there’s a decent chance you’ll have to get your car out of snow, whether snow’s accumulated around it overnight or you’ve ended up partially in a snow bank. Before you brave the winter weather, read our guide on how to get out of a slick spot.

  • Essential winter survival kit items

    10 Essential Items for Your Winter Car Emergency Kit

    Posted 16 December 2015 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    Despite the unseasonably warm weather, you'll probably be driving on a snowy road sometime soon if you haven’t already this winter (here’s looking at you, Chicago). When you do, you should be prepared for any road emergency you might find yourself in. A great way to do that is by creating a winter survival kit with everything you’ll need, almost all of which can fit into a backpack and stored in your trunk.

  • Winterizing your car

    Winterizing Your Car

    Posted 27 November 2015 12:00 AM by J.D. Byrider

    Tis the season for unexpectedly waking up to frost-covered windows, which means it’s time to winterize your car before the snow starts really setting in. There are a number of things you’ll need to check, from your tire pressure to the type of engine oil you’re using. However, putting in a little effort now could save you a lot of money and hassle when the weather gets even colder.

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