Teens learning to drive may think that their parents are obsessed with safety, with an emphasis on the car you’re driving protecting you in a crash. But here’s one part of safety that gets left out: you could avoid risky roadside breakdowns by keeping up with basic car maintenance. Follow these procedures to check your fluids, and […]
Every car comes with a Warranty and Maintenance Schedule booklet that tells you exactly how frequently the manufacturer recommends you service your car. In the schedule, there’s “Normal” service and something called “Severe Duty”. If you live in a lot of regions in the United States, you want to follow the latter recommendations.
Just about a month ago, BestRide was on the Bradley Jay Experience on WBZ-AM1030 when a caller asked about his windows that randomly rolled down by themselves, leaving his interior soaked in the pouring rain. We couldn’t figure out why, but now we know the answer.
Pushing the start button and hearing that horrid *clickclickclickclick* of a battery that isn’t woke enough to turn the starter is the worst. Before you go buying new batteries, alternators or starters, there’s a sequence you should follow to figure out what’s going on. It could save you hundreds of dollars:
Much of the United States is stuck in a deep freeze that includes plenty of snow and ice. If you have to clear the ice from your car in the morning, then you may think about dumping some hot water on your windshield rather than scraping it off the old fashioned way. Here’s why that’s […]
The National Weather Service is predicting arctic air through the Plains and into the Ohio/Tennessee Valleys towards the mid-Atlantic and Northeast this week, bringing temperatures near zero and wind chills in the -15F range. Here’s what’s going to go wrong in your car this week:
No, you are not. Mechanics explain why they change brake rotors along with pads now.
An important safety feature of garage doors often goes overlooked, and we don’t mean the anti-pinch beam.
One of the few remaining serviceable components in gasoline engines is the throttle body. Here’s why your mechanic wants to clean it.