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A summer road trip highway

Summer Essentials For Your Toolkit

Summertime and the living’s easy. But it is also very hot, which means heat takes its toll on vehicles and drivers alike. You can’t change the weather, but you can prepare for it. The following checklist covers the summer essentials that belong in your car’s toolkit. This is also a good time to replenish your…

A man driving on a summer day. There are five major things to check when preparing your car for summer. From checking your car's tires to checking the air conditioning system, here's what you should do if you're getting ready for summer.

How To Prepare Your Car For Summer

Wondering how to prepare your car for summer? The season’s warm weather can be hard on your ride, placing stress on everything from its air conditioner to its battery. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help your vehicle cruise through the heat without breaking a sweat. Read on to learn how to get your car ready for the dog days of summer. The tasks listed below are easy to…

A coolant cap on a car. There are three major types of coolant, which include HOAT, OAT and IAT. Here's how to tell the difference between the three and four things to know about HOAT.

What Is HOAT Coolant? 4 Things You Need To Know

Engines are complex machines with rapidly moving metal parts and small clearances. And as such, they generate a lot of heat. You already know that coolant is an integral part of keeping your engine from exploding, and you probably also know that you have multiple coolant options that aren’t interchangeable…

A car's battery. No one likes being stranded with a dead battery. Here are six easy tips to follow that will help you preserve the lifespan of your car's battery.

How to Preserve Car Battery Life

Your car battery is weak and you don’t know what is draining it. Likely, a combination of reasons is a factor here, including extreme weather and your driving habits. With care, you can extend battery life beyond the usual few years that it’s expected to last. We’ll take a look at how to preserve car battery life in an effort to reduce the risk of you someday becoming stranded.

An engine oil filter. If you've ever wondered what you need to change your car's engine oil, here are the essentials.

Changing Your Oil: The Essentials

Changing your oil regularly is the cornerstone of good car maintenance. It’s not the cleanest job, but just about anyone can do it. So read up on some tips and tricks to make the job easier, then gather the following tools and supplies and get to it.