Up until 1900 in Massachusetts, there were no laws governing the rules of the roads for any type of traffic—carriages, wagons, pedestrians—especially for the burgeoning numbers of automobiles. Not only was it confusing, but a mix of so many modes of transportation was also quite dangerous. For example, the first auto-related death in the… Read more
Under Pressure…Keeping Your Tires Inflated Will Make Them Last Longer and Your Vehicle Will Use Less Fuel Too!
Even if you have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), as equipped on many newer vehicles, you should check your tire pressures regularly, at least monthly. Most tires lose one pound per square inch (PSI) per month, assuming the temperature does not fluctuate much. If temperatures drop, tire pressures also drop. Every 10 degrees Fahrenheit… Read more
As you begin to perform maintenance on your car or truck, you might need to buy some more tools. Purchase your tools gradually, so that you gain the confidence to use the tools, realize their value, and determine your needs before buying more. To begin, you should have the following hand tools for basic vehicle… Read more
So, you’ve got a set of four new truck/car tires and you want them wrapped around the wheels that are already on your vehicle. It’s a common situation, but the trouble is your old bald tires; they’re still on the vehicle, right? If you happen to own tire irons, a big hammer and some sizable… Read more
The Ford Focus is one of the most popular vehicles on the road today, and it’s no surprise why: it’s economical, gets great mileage, and it still has that sporty flair. One common issue we see with the Ford Focus owners and enthusiasts is that they like to save money and do basic repairs and… Read more