Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

What does smoke coming from my exhaust mean?

Monday, April 26th, 2021
exhaust coming from car

4 color types of smoke that can come from your exhaust and their meanings 

Seeing any type of smoke coming from your vehicle can set off a bunch of alarm bells in our heads. We will be covering what certain colors could mean and what you should do if you see them.  


How can I avoid car sickness?

Friday, April 23rd, 2021
woman with car sickness

Car sickness prevention tips 

Motion sickness is a very common occurrence for those who are sensitive to repeated motion. This happens due to a disturbance of the inner ear. To help prevent motion sickness in a car, we have found some tips. Keep reading to learn more.  


Thinking about car camping? Here are some tips before you do so

Monday, April 19th, 2021
camp site illustration

Car camping tips 

We are starting to see more people opting-in for the van life and who can blame them after the pandemic? If you are itching to travel but don’t want to pay the hotel or Airbnb prices, car camping can be an option. We have some tips to think about before you head out on the road, keep reading! 


What is a differential?

Friday, March 12th, 2021
close up to a differential

Different types of differentials 

We all try to understand the basic components of our vehicles from the battery to the tires. One part of the vehicle you may not have heard much about is the differentials. These parts use power from the drivetrain in the engine to power how the wheels perform. There are four types of differentials used in the auto industry – open, locking, limited-slip and torque-vectoring. Keep reading to learn more about each of these types of differentials. 


Tips to keep in mind when driving with children

Friday, March 5th, 2021
child in car

Vehicle safety tips for children 

Driving with children can look a little different compared to when you just drive by yourself. We have gathered up some tips that you should keep in mind when you drive with children. 


Will my car be okay to get washed when it’s cold outside?

Friday, February 19th, 2021
iced up car

Winter car washing tips 

As the snow keeps falling and the temperature stays low, our vehicles take a beating. The salt from the roads could cause potential harm to your vehicleAs a way to protect your vehicle, car washes every few weeks should be on your list of to-dos. Keep reading for some tips on having your car washed in the winter. 


Should I drive for Uber, Door Dash or any other driving gigs?

Friday, January 29th, 2021
map with cars next to it

Pros and cons for driving a gig company 

With any type of job you may take on, there will be some pros and cons. Today we will be covering some of the benefits and disadvantages of driving for gigs like Uber, Door Dash and other companies. Keep reading to learn more. 


What should I put on my driveway in the winter?

Friday, January 8th, 2021
snowy driveway

Advantages and disadvantages of salt vs sand on your driveway 

Winter is in full motion now and there is some debate on what to put on your driveway to keep it from staying icy. We go through the different options of sand or salt to help you choose which option may be best for you.  


Do I opt-in for rental car insurance?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
person unlocking car

Rental car insurance tips  

Now that the holidays are in full swing, many people will be traveling. As a way to keep the mileage on your personal vehicle low, renting a vehicle is a good option to take. There are so many options to choose from and sometimes you may wonder whether or not the full coverage insurance is worth getting. Keep reading and we will get into reason why you may or may not need rental car insurance. 


Tips and tricks for traveling during the COVID-19 for the holidays

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Toy car with trees and a winter scene

Traveling tips during the pandemic 

While it is recommended to stay home and celebrate the holidays virtually, surveys conducted have found many people still plan on traveling for the holidays. About 72% said they would drive, so we have created a shortlist of some tips for traveling during the pandemic.