Posts Tagged: "How It Works"

When To Use Your Parking Brake

It's glorified by Hollywood stunt drivers, overlooked by everyday drivers, and used constantly by people parking their cars on the steep streets of San Francisco. It's your parking brake! Find out when to use it so you can make the most of this important safety feature. Read More

How Does a Car’s Steering System Work?

We’ve come a long way from pulling on a horse's reins to steer our carriages. Today, all it takes is a small turn of the steering wheel! Learn how the most common steering system works and how proper alignment can help ensure safe and smooth steering. Read More

How Climate Impacts Your Battery

Find out how climate affects your car battery, and more importantly, how you can choose a battery that's made to withstand the weather of your location. Selecting the best battery for your vehicle can ensure you don’t get stranded during a heat wave or a blizzard. Read More

Battery 101: How Does A Car Battery Work?

You know your car battery is important, but do you really understand how it powers your engine, lights, and radio? Follow along as we break down the complexities of a battery and explain how car batteries work! If knowledge is power, you’re going to be in great shape. Read More

The Science of Engine Oil Viscosity

What is "viscosity" and why does it matter for your engine's oil? How do you even know where to find the viscosity rating of your motor oil? Put on your lab coat and follow along to learn how to read an engine oil label and see why it's important for your car's health! Read More

Car Safety Features To Be Thankful For

Vehicle safety features have come a long way since the first car was invented, and that's something we're grateful for year-round. While airbags and seat belts are obvious safety features we wouldn't want to live without, there are several high-tech features that have become game changers. From preventing accidents to protecting us when accidents do occur, these safety features are worth a nod of gratitude! Read More

My Vehicle Failed Emissions Testing: What Now?

When it‘s time to renew your tags, it’s unfortunately time to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). For drivers in many states, this process also requires supplying the DMV with a certificate proving your car has passed its emissions test. Sounds simple enough, right? But what happens if your car doesn’t pass? Read More