Road Side Emergencies Safety – Test Drive Tip

The one thing that they don’t cover enough in driver’s education is Road Side Emergencies Safety issues.  Carrying a simple cheap $3 jack stand to slide under the frame of your vehicle while your changing our a tire can really make a road side emergency much safer… Pick a pair up at your local auto parts store and keep them in your trunk or cargo area of your vehicle.  Today’s cars are very weight sensitive when it comes to balance and when the vehicle is lifted using the small scissor jack it becomes very unstable which can lead to a … Keep reading…

What is a Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection?

It’s almost certain that some point in your life you have purchased a used car, it might have even been your very first car when you were 16 that you were more than excited to get into. That same excitement happens even as an adult and often clouds our judgement.  Yes, I did say our because I have been guilty of it too. A Pre-Purchase Used Car Inspection provides you with a layer of security, an opportunity so to speak to back out of a bad purchase before you sign the dotted line. A pre-purchase used car inspection is provided by … Keep reading…

The Official Red Flags of Pre-Owned Vehicle Buying

Buying a pre-owned vehicle is a tough task.  Knowing when to run can save you 1000’s in repair bills, loss of use and value.  We have researched and interviewed some of the most knowledgeable car people in the automotive industry and narrowed down a list of the 5 biggest red flags we call the “Official Red Flags” of pre-owned vehicle buying. Some of these may seem obvious but you would be surprised how many consumers get duped every year and talked out of these red flags. The vehicle is listed for sale but hasn’t been through the reconditioning process by … Keep reading…

Torquing Down Your Lug Nuts – Test Drive Tip

If you like to work on your own vehicle’s brakes etc, its best practice to ensure you are properly torquing down your lug nuts once you have installed them… Too loose and your wheel could come off at high speeds and too tight you could warp your hub assemblies… Safety should always be upmost when working on any vehicle… Be sure to check the vehicle manufacture to see what the proper torque should be if you are not sure.