There's nothing like the feeling of being stranded away from home. And if it's in the evening, you're thinking "there goes my night." Getting in my car in the Trader Joe's parking lot downtown, my engine wouldn't turn over. Feeling confident I'd simply left my lights on, I grabbed my "Halo Bolt" device for jump-starting vehicles and tried the ignition. Nothing. This device normally works like magic; either the battery is completely dead or I need a new alternator. Great, it'
It doesn't seem that long ago that I actually used to look under my own hood with regularity. Like a lot of guys in their twenties, I was fascinated with the idea of fixing up my old Classic car. For me, it was a '69 Chevelle. Stepping on the gas was amazing; you could actually feel yourself lift off with just a tap of your foot. And the smell of the perfectly-aged vinyl as you rumbled through the city side streets on a hot summer's day—a working air conditioner nowhere in si
Just like any other relationship you have, keeping a healthy one with your auto mechanic can relieve stress (and add years to the life of your vehicle). Few people that you speak to can tell you they like and trust the auto shops they've visited in the past. Even fewer will tell you that they have 100% confidence that their mechanic is not only talented, but honest and efficient as well. Why is it so difficult to find the right one for you? Have you given them enough opportun
No matter who you are, or what kind of vehicle you drive, you're going to end up at an auto mechanic's shop. It's inevitable. Even if you own the most reliable vehicle in the world, you're at least going to need to get your oil changed every few months or so. But even the most routine work needing to be done on your car often causes us stress. Why? If you pulled aside a handful of people and asked them why, you may get varying responses depending on their own personal experie
Nobody wants to think of needing a tow truck. Is there anything more frustrating than being stranded on the side of the road when you’re supposed to be at work, or picking your kid up from soccer practice, or home cooking dinner? Needing a tow truck easily ranks up there with needing an emergency HVAC technician at your home to fix your heat when it’s 20 degrees outside. And maybe that’s why many people actually pay for the service – even when they don’t need it. While no one