Car Flipping: For You?Car flipping is a thriving business subculture. The premise is simple: buy a car, improve the car, sell it, make a profit. For independent-minded folks who want to make some money in an energetic, dynamic environment, car flipping may be an exciting--not to mention lucrative--side career. Here are some flipping basics.
Restoring Your Car After an AccidentWhen you’ve had an accident, getting your car back in working order can be appear daunting. Where should you take it? How do you know whom to trust? Is there anything you can do on your own? What else do you need to know? Here are some tips to keep in mind when you set out to resuscitate your old, broken beast.
Tire SafetyTires are of one of your car’s most valuable assets. It takes strong, heavy rubber to propel your 4,000 pound vehicle over rugged roads and stay safe. No tires are indestructible, though, and if you want to keep driving, you’ll need to get some tire smarts. Here are few key things to know about keeping your wheels happy.
Family CarOn the one hand, you don’t want to spend an hour packing up the car for a short drive. On the other hand, you don’t want your little ones screaming and crying for the duration. Packing kids into the family car is an ordeal no matter how long the trip; errands to the grocery store can be just as painful as road trips to visit grandparents when you don’t have the supplies to keep your babies safe and satisfied.
Some Things to ConsiderOld cars bring new problems to your life. We would all love to simply drive that old beast into old age, never needing to stop and consider our car. Unfortunately, time and wear inevitably set in and drag our vehicles toward the junkyard. We see our neighbors’ flashy new cars and wonder if the time is right. At the same time, we all know someone who’s kept a 30 year old car running like a dream through the years; proper care can ensure a very long auto life.
13 Serious Mistakes in Car MaintenanceJust as neglecting your health can land you in serious health problems, ignoring the little faults in the performance of your car can result in big trouble along the line. With the economy being none too stable, cars are being used longer than normal and car owners are resorting to DIY repairs mostly.
Keeping Your Car Clean in the ColdWinter is hard on your car. Snow, ice, temperatures, and road salt all work together to give your beloved car a sub-zero assault. Your car’s body, windshield, mirrors, wipers, tires, and gas tank all take a big beating from November to March. Here a few things you can do to keep your car on the road and in one piece throughout the long, cold winter.
How Drivers Can Identify Black IceThe winter season is dangerous for motorists because of the weather conditions that accompany this time of year. While rain, snow, and ice are dangerous driving conditions, an even more dangerous condition to look out for is black ice. Black ice is a tricky shade of ice that often hides in shade and shadows.
Parking Decks? Consider the Risks.Parking decks are popular places for motorists to leave their cars. Parking decks—also known as parking ramps—are big and easy to use. They also have room for a huge amount of cars. These traits make car decks ever-present in modern society, and as a result most people use parking decks without a second thought.