Summer Heat Takes a Toll on Your Car’s Battery

  If you’re feeling the summer heat, so is your car’s battery. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council. When most motorists think of dead batteries that cause starting failure, they think of severe winter weather, but summer

Learn the ABC’s of Car Care

  Back-to-school season is the ideal time to review your ABCs; the ABCs of car care, that is. The Car Care Council recommends that motorists brush up on their auto care knowledge to make sure their vehicle is operating at its most efficient level before the school year commences and the onset of fall and

Car Care and Maintenance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips for keeping your car dependable while keeping yourself safe Consumers have many worries right now during the coronavirus pandemic. Somewhere on the list for some is keeping their car dependable, especially for those who work at “essential” businesses and need to commute. There are many basic car care tasks, such as checking fluids and inspecting tires,

Why your trip to the auto repair shop should happen sooner than later

If you’ve been delaying that car repair, Jenni Newman has some advice: Don’t wait to take your car to the shop. The coronavirus and its growing tally of sick and dead victims around the world have been roiling financial markets, prompting countless hand-washing reminders and ruining more than a few vacations, and that’s before anyone

Growth in the Need for Auto Mechanics

Automobiles have become increasingly sophisticated, incorporating technology such as hybrid or diesel engines, antilock brakes, computer microprocessors, multimedia entertainment systems and wireless Internet. In 2012, Rich Orban, manager of the General Motors Service Technical College, warned that the industry is bracing for a shortage of mechanics, reported “USA Today.” The growth in the need for

New Hampshire Becomes First State With Flying Car Regulations

New Hampshire Becomes First State With Flying Car RegulationsDid you know the classic cartoon series The Jetsons was set in 2062? That’s not as far off as we think. So the main question is, will we have flying cars before then? One state has taken a proactive approach. As Mass Livewrites, New Hampshire became the first state

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Top 10 Benefits of Doing an Apprenticeship

We’ve all been there. High school is over and your adult life has just begun, with friends and families urging you to take the next step as soon as possible. There seem to be only two options available: going to college or finding a job. However, it’s now that you could realize you’re not interested

Top 20 Post-Covid Automotive Trends

  I usually begin the year with a roundup of the top automotive trends for the upcoming year. Not this year though. If anything, the Covid crisis has completely overturned every prediction and projection made at the beginning of 2020. In the past few months, my team and I started from scratch, tracking and dissecting

4 Great Reasons to Become an Auto Mechanic

For some people, wanting to become a mechanic is a dream they’ve had since childhood. They might have nostalgic memories of watching family members work on cars and have always dreamed of getting under the hood themselves. Some people may have developed their love for cars in their teen years, when they became old enough

Playing With Cars: How Kids Become Adults Obsessed with Machines

  My first love was Duesenbergs. I liked my Tonka trucks and Hot Wheels well enough, but those blue-chip 1930s Duesys had an alchemical combination that spoke to me: a mixture of engineering excellence, outrageous performance, understated elegance, American immigrant ingenuity, Midwestern pluck, and, especially, underground exclusivity. Not that a seven-year-old boy in Detroit in