In the state of New Jersey, you are required to have your car emissions inspected every two years to maintain registration. Some vehicles require safety inspections as well. Although maintaining the bare minimum, as far as state requirements go, is acceptable, there are benefits of having your car inspected more than the legal requirements. Let’s take[Read more…]

Your car is a big part of your life. It gets you to work, school and friends and family’s houses. It’s important to keep your car running correctly so you can go about your day uninterrupted. To make sure your car is running properly, you should be taking it in for regular tune-ups. But how[Read more…]

Noticing a leak from your car can be alarming. The truth is most leaks aren’t dire but should be checked right away. Let’s take a look at some common car leaks and what causes them. Antifreeze An antifreeze leak is very common and you’ll most likely experience it once over the life of your vehicle.[Read more…]

The battery is the life force of your car. It’s the power behind turning your car on and many other essential functions. It’s important to take care of your battery, so that you can get the most out of your vehicle. The average car battery lasts between two and five years, but by implementing some[Read more…]

The very first cars invented in the 1880’s did not have any lighting systems, so driving was usually not done at night. Eventually, oil lamps were added but came with several safety issues as you might imagine. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that cars were equipped with an electrical lighting system. Today there are several different[Read more…]

Every fluid in your car has a specific purpose and role in keeping your car running smoothly and safely. It’s important to check these fluids regularly to make sure the level and quality are up to your car’s optimal standards. Here’s how to check the fluids in your vehicle. Engine Oil Oil is what keeps[Read more…]

When it comes to taking care of your car, it always helps to look for inexpensive ways to do things. There’s nothing wrong with trying to save money since owning and maintaining a vehicle can take a hit on your wallet if you’re not paying attention. An easy way to save money on car maintenance[Read more…]

When researching different vehicles before deciding on your next car, it’s essential to not only factor the purchase price into your budget, but also the cost of regular maintenance. Some cars are more cost efficient than others when it comes to maintaining and taking care of them. Let’s take a lot at some cars that are the most[Read more…]

Corrosion on car batteries is the primary cause of shortened life spans and subpar performance. Corrosion on the connections especially can cause shortages that can permanently damage it and cause your car to break down or not start at all. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of keeping your car battery connections clean. Even a[Read more…]

An automatic transmission is essentially the heart of your car. It controls the application of power to shift the gears while you’re driving. If you have a problem with your transmission, it can affect the entire vehicle. A transmission problem is a serious matter, and it should be checked by a trained mechanic right away. Fortunately, there[Read more…]