\n\nThe recent cold snap – including a chilly 35 degrees in Los Angeles – is a good reminder to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter driving conditions.\n\nDuring a recent television appearance, “The Car Coach” Lauren Fix shared valuable tips to help ensure you don’t find yourself stranded on the side of the road this winter.\n\nNoting that 9 … Continue reading Brrr… It’s Cold Out There! Is Your Vehicle Winterized?
Fall is upon us and now — before the rainy season really sets in — is a great time to make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for the wet weather ahead.\n\nAlways an excellent resource for driving safety, our friends at AAA have produced Get a Grip: A Guide to Wet Weather Driving Techniques. … Continue reading Get a Grip with These Wet Weather Driving Tips
Summer’s in the rearview mirror and the rainy days of Fall are upon us. So, now is a good time to check your vehicle’s windshield wipers and replace blades that are hard, inflexible and/or cracked.\n\nAccording to VehicleMD magazine, “the majority of wiper blades are constructed with a rubber wiping element, which provides optimum friction to clear glass of water.” Rubber is a … Continue reading The Rain is Coming. It’s Time to Check Your Wiper Blades.
\n\nMany Volkswagen and Toyota owners – particularly those with 2010 or newer vehicles – are confused as to the type of oil they must use to maintain their vehicles’ warranties. Specifically, some don’t understand why an oil change provider will decline to put conventional oil into their vehicle’s engine.\n\nThis comes as no surprise to us because, in … Continue reading Do Volkswagens and Toyotas Require Synthetic Oil to Maintain Their Warranties?
Is there a musty smell to the interior of your car? Are your allergies aggravated when you drive? Does little or no air flow through your defrost vents? The culprit may be a clogged cabin air filter.\n\nDon’t be embarrassed if your first response was, “What’s a cabin air filter?” Most drivers know their vehicle has … Continue reading Cabin Air Filter: How Clean is the Air Inside Your Car?