The Benefits of Window Tinting

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You might have thought that tinted windows were only for limousines and fancy town cars. Well, you’re wrong. It’s now easier than ever to get this added benefit to your vehicle, whatever its size. What’s more, beyond looking the part, window film will bring many other advantages that make it worth the cost. Let’s look at those benefits. Here are a few from Alfa Romeo of Larchmont. Continue reading →

Tips on Choosing the Best Family Car

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Having a family means having multiple individuals with different personalities and needs all under the same roof. It’s no longer enough to just choose the car that Dad likes the look of, or that Mom thinks is the best value. We need a combination of factors when choosing the ideal family car. We’ve prepared a handy guide from Cars On Market to help you navigate your many choices by prioritizing the most important features. Continue reading →

How to Avoid Expensive Winter Repairs

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Jack Frost and his wintry hordes are on their way, and that brings both good news and bad news. The good news is that beautiful winter wonderland scenery is on the way, but the bad news is that the frigid weather brings numerous risks to your vehicle. Follow the tips below from Newark Chrysler Jeep Dodge below to ensure that you don’t get hit with an expensive repair bill this winter. Continue reading →

Autumn Car Care Tips

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The fall is, for many, the most beloved season. The soft, warm colors; the pleasant, cool temperatures; the pumpkin-spice lattes – there seems to be something to please everyone. Your car, on the other hand, having just emerged from the risks of the sweltering summer heat, now has a new set of challenges in front it that you have to help out with. Below is a guide from Winner Subaru to autumn car care. Continue reading →

Decoding your dashlight indicators

The dashboard warning lights glow and fade away after a few seconds, each time the car is started. However, if you notice the strange occurrence of the lights staying on, then it is time to get the vehicle checked as this indicates an important issue. Neglecting is a strict no-no – you should deal with it without delay. Here are a few tips from Central Avenue Hyundai.

When I see a light pop up on my dash, I am in a panic. How many of us actually know what they all mean and what they are all about. What do they mean, and whats wrong with the car. Continue reading →

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

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With the onset of fall, it is imperative that you take a good long look at your car when it comes to maintenance. Before the snow and ice create more problems, it is a good idea to make sure your car is in the best shape possible to avoid accidents or other damage from happening.

Here are some fall maintenance tips from Legacy Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram:

Check battery

A battery may be functioning fine in the late summer and early fall, but may fail when the temperatures drop this winter. Make sure your battery doesn’t have to be replaced. Continue reading →

How to know it is the Right Time for an Oil Change?

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Oil changes in a car is a must – neglect this issue and your car’s performance will slowly get affected. Eventually you might have to foot a costly bill to fix this problem, when an oil change would have sufficed in the first place.

Here are some signs from Reedmantoll Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Jenkintown that your vehicle might require an oil change:

Excess Vehicle Exhaust

Modern vehicles generally don’t release visible exhaust from their tailpipes, so if you see what looks like smoke trailing behind your vehicle, the change can indicate a serious issue. Commonly, excess exhaust indicates that the motor oil has become too old to function properly. Continue reading →

Regular Car Maintenance Helps to Save Money

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Most car owners tend to ignore the importance of maintaining their vehicle on a regular basis – they take it seriously only when there is a problem! But being pro-active with maintenance can help save a lot of money in the long run.

Here are some tips from Fullerton Maserati:

Tune Ups

Keeping the vehicle properly tuned can save well over $100 a year, as a poorly tuned car uses between 25 and 33 percent more gas in a year. Additionally, the price of a tune-up costs less than it will to repair a major problem caused by an improperly tuned engine.  Continue reading →

5 Questions to Ask before Buying a New or Used Car

 

Once you decide to replace your current car, the next question to ask yourself is: Should I buy new or used? Here are a few questions from Alfa Romeo USA of Larchmont  that can clear the confusion and make the decision slightly easier:

Do you have a down payment or a trade-in with equity?

If your credit is good, you may have fewer problems buying a new car with little or no down payment than buying a used vehicle. That is because many manufacturers offer incentives for new cars that simply aren’t available in the used-car market. These are typically in the form of rebates, cash incentives and discounted financing. Financing a used car will almost always require money down, whether in cash or a trade-in with equity.  Continue reading →