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Cost of Roadside Assistance and How to Get It Free

The cost of roadside assistance can be quite high, depending on what organization helps you. But there are ways to get roadside assistance for free, if you plan ahead. Cost of Roadside Assistance The cost of roadside assistance has dramatically risen in the past...

Honda Brake Pad Replacement

You’re smart to do a Honda brake pad replacement early rather than later. The longer you wait to get the brake maintenance done, the better the chance rotors and other parts will need to be replaced, too. It can get rather expensive. But, have no fear. A1 Performance...

Car Break-Ins Near All Time High in Bay Area

The car break-in epidemic continues in the Bay Area, particularly at tourist spots. People jump out of their car for just a minute to take a selfie and return to their vehicle to find its windows smashed and their valuables stolen. There were about 29,000 car...

Worst Cars to Buy

When you’re car shopping for a used car, you pray every time you fall in love with one that this one won’t be like that other one you suffered with that one time. There are so many stinkers these days, that it isn’t enough to name a brand like Yugo and be done with...

Signs Your Transmission is Going to Fail

Your transmission should last a good long time. However, it if is getting up there in years and miles then that funny sound might be a clue that the end is near. Here are some symptoms of a transmission gone wrong. Transmission Not every symptom means it is going to...

Things to Do in The Bay Area That Are Really Cool

Sure, you need some things to do in The Bay Area when the relatives come to visit you. The Fisherman’s Warf is something you can only do so many times before you just plain refuse to do it again. So, here is a spot you might not ever tire of seeing. Things to Do in...

When to Replace Brake Shoes on an Older Car or Truck

Most people don’t have to replace their brakes very often. But those who like to drive with a foot on the brake pedal will feel that “when to replace brake shoes” seems to be all the time! Good driving practices will get more life out of your brake shoes or brake...

Electric Vehicle Tax Credit for Silicon Valley

Owning an electric car is great. There is so much less mess, smell and cost involved in operating an electric car. A hybrid car is almost as good. And as a bonus, there are tax credits and rebates for these cars issued by the state of California and the Federal...

Your Car Hose Needs a Check Every Season

The car hose that connects the radiator to the coolant system is vulnerable to the wear and tear of temperature, weather and other factors. If it comes loose or splits, you will have a disaster on your hands. Car Hose There are several car hoses in your car: Upper...

How to Have Fun: Tips for Long Drive in the Car

Driving all day can be maddening and make you sleepy, so here are some tips for the long drive in the car on this year’s vacation road trip. Tips for Long Drive in the Car Yeah, it is tough if you have to drive all day and you’re not used to doing that. So, here are...

Cheap Windshield Replacement – Like Free

It is a little known fact – you can get a cheap windshield replacement when it is cracked or broken. Actually, that’s not true. You can have it replaced for free! Cheap Windshield Replacement Forget about getting a cheap windshield replacement – get a free windshield...

Car Maintenance Tips

Test your knowledge on owning, caring for and operating your car. Are you a grandpa car owner or a young whippersnapper? Only our quiz knows for sure. Test your knowledge of car ownership. Car Maintenance Tips Quiz Always Let Your Car Warm Up. True or False False!...

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