311 Blog Posts From the Tips Tag


Everything You Should Know Before Buying a Second-Hand Car

Everything You Should Know Before Buying a Second-Hand Car

You can save a great deal of money buying a second-hand car. It is a fact that most new cars depreciate by as much as 40% in the first year. That being the case, it is easy to see why many people prefer to buy relatively new but used cars, rather than going brand new […]

Winter Guide – Protecting Your Car in a Garage in 10 Steps

Winter Guide – Protecting Your Car in a Garage in 10 Steps

Winter is here. That means the holidays are just around the corner. It also means that you need to get ready for nail-biting winds, a snow-filled driveway and below freezing temperatures. Just like your house needs to be prepped for the winter, your car too needs some tender loving care before being stowed away in […]

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for December 1, 2017

NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for December 1, 2017

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Folks nervous over timing of Trump’s infrastructure plan— –SCOTUS hears arguments on cell phone privacy – –Smog Checks Pointless for modern cars— –Schumer against any Federal Gas Tax Increase— –Albany, NY big time RLC revenue fail– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News […]

All-Season Tires, Winter Tires, or All-Weather Tires

All-Season Tires, Winter Tires, or All-Weather Tires

When you get a new car, or when you have to replace those worn-out tires, you’ve probably heard the terms “winter tires,” “all-season tires,” and “all-weather tires.” Many people think these are all the same thing, but in truth there’s major differences between the three kinds of tires, and choosing the wrong one can not […]

Oil Change Pratfalls

Oil Change Pratfalls

Changing a car’s oil is pretty simple — so it’s surprising it gets done wrong so often. Sometimes, by “professionals” . . . who actually aren’t. See that part above about “simple.” Many places that do oil changes (such as tire shops and quick-lube joints) do not pay trained mechanics to do them. Because trained […]