Michigan is known to have some of the most brutal winters in America, reaching record-lows of -37 degrees below. What usually starts just before Thanksgiving stretching far past Easter, Michigan winters are long, cold, grey and utterly devoid of sunlight for the most part. With the next one right around the corner, it’s definitely a good idea to make sure your car is prepped and ready for the coming winter. Safety is our number one priority. Luckily, we’ve come up with a handy-dandy pre-winter car checklist to be your guide.
Thomas Fuller once said “health is not valued till sickness comes.” We keep ourselves healthy and our body in check by eating right, exercising and getting regular check-ups from our doctor. The same goes with our cars. Preventive car maintenance keeps your car in tip-top shape and helps you avoid any unexpected costs that can come when you least expect them. If you love your car as much as you love your body, keeping a regular service schedule on your calendar is essential.
First impressions last, and without a doubt, your car’s colors can make or break your street cred. Whether it be a historic Jaguar D Type green, a dark blue-green two-tone finish of a classic Ford GT40, or maybe the unique Jet Stream blue of a ZR1 – choosing the right paint for your dream machine can be a big headache. To aid you in putting the finishing touches on your beloved machine, we’ve put together some advice to help you choose the best color for your car.
If you love cars or just want to attend an incredibly amazing vehicular event, you have got to check out the Woodward Dream Cruise in Pontiac, Michigan. The original dream cruise started in 1995, and since then, it has blossomed into the biggest single-day automotive event in the world, attracting some 1.5 million people and acclaimed 40,000 classic cars. Now, if you’re looking to take part in the cruise itself, best to make sure that your car is geared up and ready for the ride. Luckily, we have some helpful tips lined up to make sure your car is the coolest ride at the cruise.
It doesn’t matter if you have a fast, sporty coupe or a practical, efficient hybrid – maximizing your gas mileage is still important. Gas prices seem to inflate as surely as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and everybody is feeling the crunch and being forced to find places to save money where they can. Today we’ve got a couple of easy tips and tricks to make sure you’re getting the most for your hard-earned money when you fill up your car.
Sick of your old wheels? Up for a challenge? Automobile junkie? Or simply looking to invest? Have you thought of trying your hand at car restoration? It’s easier said than done, believe me. This is not for the weak of heart. Car restoration projects can quite possibly eat up your time, money and energy. But if done right, the rewards far outweigh these costs. Imagine taking your new baby out on its first drive with its newly painted cherry red coat. Listen to its engine purr like a kitty having a good stretch. Picture yourself waving at your neighbors while they admire your new ride as you cruise along. Now snap out of it. It’s time to get your head out
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It is common for most of us to neglect a small chip or crack on our car’s windshield. What we don’t realize is that leaving them unresolved can lead to more problems in the future. Not only do we risk further damage to our windshields, it’s also aesthetically unappealing. On top of that, we are also compromising the safety of the driver, passengers and pedestrians. Our car’s windshield is designed to provide protection against the elements and also works as a support for our car’s frame. Windshields in the past were more prone to breakage and fell apart easier as compared to today’s counterparts. Modern windshields are sturdier, composed of two layers of outside glass with an inner liner of
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Have you or a loved one been in a recent car accident? If you are in the process of filing for insurance, then you are probably going through the tedious process of assessing the extent of damage to your car. While some damages are easy to spot, there are others that go beyond the surface and can only be seen with a trained eye. We recommend that you consult a professional mechanic when assessing these damages.
Spring is arriving and it’s time to wash off all traces of winter from your car. If you followed our winter care tips, your car should be in good shape. With just a few tweaks, it should be ready to hit the road again. To ensure that everything is running smoothly, you may want to follow these tips geared towards the coming spring and summer seasons. Nothing will put a damper on your plans quite like an unscheduled visit to the auto repair shop. Prevention is always better than cure so make sure to follow these March auto care tips and tricks.
Cars and children don’t always go well together. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that more than 30,000 car accident cases involved children ages 14 years and under between 2008 and 2011. These were non-traffic cases, meaning they occurred in driveways, garages and parking lots.