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Helpful car maintenance advice and useful tips on all things car-related

Getting your car windows tinted this summer can do a lot to keep the sun's glare and heat at bay. The tint can also provide a sleek, mysterious look from the outside while blocking out harmful UV rays that fade your interior.

Driving around with your convertible top down is one of the perks of summer weather. The wind and the sunshine will put a smile on almost any drivers face. Convertibles are a great deal of fun, but there are some additional steps that you’ll need to complete in order to reduce damage and depreciation on your car.

In the midst of summer, we are welcomed with warmer weather and much more sunshine. But with this great weather comes one of the more bothersome issues drivers are faced with: the ‘“Summer” car. The “Summer” car is when your vehicle has been sitting in the direct path of the sun for an extended period of time, causing the interior of the car to increase in temperature drastically.

Summer is in full force and your car’s air conditioning is going to be totally essential to your driving comfort. We’ve all tried to drive in a car with broken A/C before, and it’s not a pleasant experience – nobody wants to get in their car and feel like they’re stuck in a sweat lodge.

Everyone knows that regular maintenance is an important safety decision for your daily driver, but most don’t consider that regularly washing your car can be just as important! In some ways, this is obvious. Mirrors and windows, for example, can’t properly function for the driver when covered by road dust and mud...

The summer months are hard on the engines of cars. The extreme heat of summer causes wear on mechanical components of cars. Weather can also cause problems with tires, brakes and the engine. If you want your family to be safe on the summer road trips, it is important to do summer car maintenance.

Every region has its own unique set of driving expectations and California is no exception. Though visitors may be uninformed, local drivers and law enforcement will still expect them to know how to follow the less than clear rules of the road.

Did you know that Earth Day is on Saturday this year? April 22nd is a day to celebrate the amazing planet we live on and make strides to help protect it. No matter how you plan on spending the day, it’s always a good time to practice driving green when it comes to your car.

When learning to drive at 15, I quickly noticed that if I wanted to park the car in front of the house, one of the first things I was going to have to learn is how to parallel park my grandmother’s sedan. This is the exact moment my sister gave me some of the best advice of my life on how to parallel park, which I will now share with you.

Car theft is a total nightmare for a car owner. One moment your car was there, safe and sound – the next, it’s gone. Car theft is inconvenient, and many stolen cars are never recovered. And unless you have comprehensive car insurance, you may not be covered for the value of your car.