As harsh winter weather rolls in, auto repair shops are inundated with a 25% increase in customers requesting emergency service. The emergencies are the result of freezing weather contributing to major vehicle problems. Honestly, a lot of these troubles could have been avoided. Help yourself out. Prior to the weather taking a turn for the worst, request the preventive maintenance necessary to reduce the chances of winter-related damage to your car.
Your vehicle comes equipped with a "Check Engine" light on the dashboard. When this illuminates, your first thought will be that something terrible is happening to your vehicle. There are actually a few smaller fixes that allow this light to come on. Here is a summary of some of the reasons why your "Check Engine" light has come on and what you can do to take care of these troubles.
A lot of stock is put into the perceived dependability of a vehicle, mainly based on its age, make and model, and applicable warranties. Owners of newer cars may feel like their vehicles are almost guaranteed to remain running, because they believe that only older junkers become inoperable without warning. Mechanical failure may or may not be more prominent in older vehicles, but roadside emergencies happen for other unexpected reasons as well.
You've been telling your kids they're almost old enough to ride on the back of your motorcycle for years and now it's finally time. While bringing your child along on a motorcycle ride can be a scary proposition, it's actually quite a safe thing to do as long as you are an experienced rider and take the right precautions. Here are four ways to keep your kids safe while allowing them to enjoy the thrill of the open road:
Winter often signals the end of riding season for motorcycle enthusiasts. The combination of icy roads and cold weather make rides difficult to enjoy and dangerous to take. That means, for most people, winter is the time when motorcycles need to be stored. Whether you're keeping your motorcycle in a warm garage or out in the driveway, there are a few steps you'll want to take before your motorcycle goes into storage.