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Fuel System Cleaners: Worth it, or Snake Oil?

If you go into your local parts store, you’ll see dozens of fuel system cleaners to choose from. So, which one should you buy, and do you even need them at all? The gas companies tell us that there are detergents right in the gasoline that keep your car running like new. So why does […]

Lemur BlueDriver Review - an OBDII Monitor for the Masses

Lemur BlueDriver Review – an OBDII Monitor for the Masses

It seems like we do everything on mobile devices nowadays…and why would scanning a check engine light be any different? For technicians logging hours at dealerships or car buffs turning wrenches in their own garages, the Lemur BlueDriver is a must.  The little device works with any smart phone after installing the Lemur Blue Driver App, from the Apple […]

9 Car Maintenance Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

9 Car Maintenance Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

If you ask most people why they take their car to a mechanic when they need regular maintenance done (if they do it at all,) there are one of two answers usually given: 1. It’s too time-consuming and/or a pain in the ass, or 2. I don’t know how to do it myself It boils […]

5 Apps You NEED for Your Summer Road Trip

5 Apps You NEED for Your Summer Road Trip

Before we embarked on our road trip from Seattle to Southern California, my husband and I dreamed of lapping up the sun, surfing crystal blue waves and waving to celebrities in convertibles. On the road, however, we were just as likely to find ourselves stuck in traffic on I-5 as cruising down the coast (seriously, […]

Want to Save Over a Billion Dollars on Fuel? Chrysler Does...

Want to Save Over a Billion Dollars on Fuel? Chrysler Does…

Fuel economy is one of the biggest things on the minds of people looking to purchase a car.  I saw this all the time when I was a sales consultant back in Sioux Falls.  And as consumers increasingly desire savings at the pump, Chrysler is meeting them where it matters.  The Auburn Hills, Michigan based automaker […]

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Why Tires Matter

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Why Tires Matter

I really wanted to test drive the boats on the San Antonio River Walk.  They look like a lot of fun… except for that awkward steering. My lesson on the mechanics of Starboard and Port Tiller Steering would have to wait.  It was time to head to The Cooper Tire & Vehicle Test Center for […]

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Dual Irons & The Alamo

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Dual Irons & The Alamo

Although my beloved home of Detroit was still asleep, I was wide awake at 5am. It was a cool Monday in the Motor City. Even in the summer, the mornings have a bit of a chill in Michigan. Yet the welcome from the American Airlines crew was warm. “Our pleasure to have you, Carl,” the […]

5 Efficient Ways to Help Family and Friends With Their Cars

5 Efficient Ways to Help Family and Friends With Their Cars

The job description for a “Family and Friends Fleet Manager” may look like this: – Must have experience working with, on or around automobiles, preferably multiple makes, foreign and domestic. – Must demonstrate proper maintenance knowledge of routine procedures, for multiple automobiles, including oil changes, tire rotations and fluid exchanges. – Must show an ability […]