Every car is slightly (or significantly) different in the engine compartment, but most cars follow general rules regarding how to change their oil. In this article, I'll describe my own methods for changing oil, which I've done for the last 5 … [Read more...] about How To Change Your Car’s Engine Oil
For the past month, the MINI Cooper's "service engine soon" light has come on, but then it's gone off just a few days later. I figured it was just some bad fuel and let it go. Since the closest MINI dealership is about 30 miles away, I wanted a few … [Read more...] about MINI Cooper Warranty and Maintenance Plans Worked for Us
With 3 cars, we have to keep 3 windshield washer reservoirs filled during the winter months. I used to see a gallon of fluid for only 99 cents, but now I can't seem to find it anywhere for under $1.50. Therefore, I made it my mission to find a recipe … [Read more...] about Making Your Own Windshield Washer Fluid
You see Carfax mentioned everywhere. Everyone tells you to use them when shopping for a used car, right? They're a household name for vehicle history reports, but I have a secret to share. You know that we just sold our Chevy Malibu a couple weeks … [Read more...] about You can’t trust that Carfax report!
Ok, this is a personal rant, but it's backed up by true video and data supplied by an NBC news affiliate out of California. I caught whiff of this story through Snopes. Turns out that Jiffy Lube was scamming its customers at 5 out of 9 locations, and … [Read more...] about I knew there was something wrong with Jiffy Lube
This weekend, my wife and I chose to rent a car on our trip from D.C. to Pittsburgh for a wedding reception (the couple were married in Greece). Although we have 3 cars of our own (2 of them new), we like to mix things up on long trips (and save the … [Read more...] about Clever Auto Review: 2006 Dodge Charger SE