Three Surprising Causes Of Car Paint Damage

Paint and finish protect your car's body, but they are also susceptible to some forms of damage. Apart from the usual tree sap and birds' droppings, there are other things that can also interfere with your car's beautiful finish. Here are three examples of these threats: Automatic Sprinklers It's surprising that the same water you use for washing your car can damage its paint, but it's possible. If you regularly park your car near a sprinkler, then you will soon be dealing with paint damage. [Read More]

Demystifying Your Car's Emission Results

A vehicle's emissions test checks the amount and number of pollutants coming out of the exhaust system. Besides being a requirement in some states, an emission test can also reveal a lot about your car's condition. For this to happen, the tests must be made at different stages of the engine's operation. Here are four stages of engine operation, and what the emission results may mean in each case: Idle [Read More]

3 Reasons Why You Should Change Your Car's Air Filter At Your Next Oil Change

Are you scheduled to get an oil change soon? If your mechanic provides good service, he or she will likely check other areas of your car, including your lights, your fluids, and your air filter. It's not uncommon for a mechanic to actually bring out an air filter to show the customer just how dirty it is. It might be tempting to decline a new air filter, as you may not want to pay the extra expense. [Read More]

What To Know About Repairing A Damaged Windshield

If your windshield is damaged, you're probably wondering if you can repair it or if you have to replace it. You may also wonder if it's safe to drive your car with a damaged windshield. Since the glass plays an important role in keeping you safe while you drive, you don't want to take any unnecessary risks. Here's what you need to know. Repairing A Crack Or Chip If the damage is fairly small, like what you would see if a truck throws a small rock against the glass, you might be able to repair it, whether the glass is chipped or cracked. [Read More]