Rust control treatment, frequently referred to as rustproofing, is a process of spraying a rust-inhibiting chemical on the underside and inside of your vehicle’s body, as well as any other rust-prone areas. Rust control may make your car last longer and save you money.
A saving, not a cost
With today’s higher prices for everything from auto insurance to gasoline, most of us are watching our spending. We may not be able to buy a new car every three or four years, which is where rust control can help. Having your vehicle sprayed annually may well double its lifespan, saving you thousands of dollars. Here’s how: Read more . . .
Got a red light glowing on your dash? Have no idea what it means? Trust us, you’re not alone. And now a company is here to help. AutoXray, a provider of automotive scan tools for professional automotive technicians and do-it-yourselfers has just introduced two new products geared specifically to those who have no mechanical expertise.
The new AutoXray CodeScout tells you what trouble codes are causing your annoying “Check Engine” light to come on and empowers you with that information before a costly trip to a Read more . . .
April is Car Care Month, and for good reason. Motorists can undo the wear and tear of winter driving and get their vehicles ready for summertime’s heat, humidity, and heavy stop-and-go traffic.
The experts at the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offer the following tips on getting your vehicle ready for summer. Read more . . .
You’ve emptied the trunk of golf clubs, backpacks, laundry, and that moldering dead body. You’ve shopped around for the best price for a tank of gas. You’ve formed a carpool. With gas prices soaring, what should a motorist do next to get the best fuel economy from their vehicle? The Automobile Club of Southern California says good driving, repair, and maintenance habits can help you achieve fuel savings of five percent or more based on average miles per gallon over 1,000 miles driven. Read more . . .
Myth or hoax: you should change your car’s oil every 3,000 miles? It has been an article of faith for car fanciers for years, but it might be just an old folk tale, like don’t swim within an hour after eating, or an itchy nose means you’re going to kiss Tom Cruise. In fact, given new data from a major car manufacturer, the 3,000-mile oil change may be a thing of the past.
If there’s one automotive truism car owners have been force-fed over the years, it’s the Read more . . .