How To Replace Front Wheel Bearings – You Can Do That

Recently the right front wheel bearing went bad on my 2002 Mazda 626. Apparently my oldest daughter hit a large pot hole bending the wheel and damaging the wheel bearing. I noticed a slight hum in the front end with a slight shutter as well, I thought that the tires needed to be balances and rotated, so I took it into the shop to be checked out. Well to my surprise I was told the bad news and what was worse was the amount they wanted to charge – over $500 to fix bearing and to replace the wheel. That is when I decided to do it myself. Below I will help you by listing the tools you will need …

How To Rent A Car

Traveling to places far could be part of your job description. However, transportation could be a problem for you once you do find yourself somewhere far away from your beloved vehicle. Of course, we all know that you simply cannot drive nor have your car shipped to your next location just because you would like to. Sometimes the distance could be just too much trouble for you. One easy way of having transportation in a new place would be to rent a car instead. That way, you could have a car at your disposal and which you could use any time you would need it. Also, this would have you from traveling through public transportation which could be very troublesome …

How to Transport Your Classic Car

Classic car transport is a large branch of car transport; it is a specialized field that includes car transport companies that are dedicated to the transport of antique and vintage cars. Most trailers used for the safe and efficient transport of classic cars are specially designed for smooth travel and protection from road and weather. Classic car transport companies usually employ only professional drivers who are experienced handlers of antique and exotic cars. Some popular trailer options for secure classic car transport are: six-car enclosed trailers, four-car enclosed trailers, and two-car non-stacking enclosed trailers. Most auto transporters of classic vehicles will offer delivery from door-to-door or delivery to the customer. Most classic car transport companies will accept non-running vehicles. When …

How To Switch Car Insurance Companies

It may be easier than you think! There are many reasons why you may choose to move your auto insurance coverage to another company. You might have changed jobs and are eligible for a group discount through another insurer, or maybe you’re unhappy with the service that your present company provides. Perhaps you’ve simply found another company willing to offer you the same level of coverage for considerably less money. Nowadays, many insurance companies provide 24-hour rate information through their toll-free numbers or websites, so investigating your options has never been easier. Another valuable source of information is your state’s Department of Insurance. Why switch to a new insurance carrier? Regularly review your auto coverage to make sure that you’re …

How to Summer-ize Your Car

We go to great lengths to make sure our vehicles are ready for winter. Who wants to get stuck in sub-zero degree weather with a stalled car? But what about during the summer? Believe it or not, the heat takes its toll on your car, too, so it’s important to keep your car serviced. Periodic maintenance on your car will save you tremendous hassle in the long run. Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price, too! I made it a point to get my car serviced according to the dealer’s schedule, and when I traded it in, I got far more than I expected due to the stellar condition of the engine. Now I know this …

How To Store The Car Of Your Dreams Correctly

At last you have the car of your dreams and you spent large amounts of both time and money on restoring it and you now want to keep it in the same pristine condition. Unfortunately winter is coming and you do not want to drive it in now the weather is turning bad. So you have decided that you want to put your car into storage for the winter months and as cheaply as possible? Yet you also want to be able to get it back onto the road as soon as the weather is good again and find it in the same condition as when it went into storage? Well hopefully the information contained within this article will help …

How to Start Your Search for the Perfect SUV Accessory

You finally did it. You went out and bought the SUV that you have always wanted. So now, you can see over the cars next to you at the intersection and you don’t really have to worry about the idiot in lane next to you on the cell phone, after all, you can roll right over him. Now what? You want to personalize your SUV, make it reflect who you are, right? Right, you need SUV accessories. There are so many to choose from, where should you start? 1- Price is often a first consideration for many SUV owners. Quality is the second. These are the reasons that the internet is a good place to start looking for SUV accessories; …

How To Spot Government Surplus Vans

Normally, in all those SUVs like vans, there is quite enough space than in any small cars, yes you may have to spend more money on fuel but still the comfort level that you get in the van is high and that cannot be ignored. You may plan to purchase a second hand van but if only you get a low price deal. But if you don’t think the deal is in your favor, you can go for purchasing a van from government surplus vans auction. In government auctions you may find a vehicle that is seized by the financer who was unable to get his loan money back or other government vehicles which are now off duty. These vehicles …

How To Spot A Good Car Lease

Leasing has been lauded as your cheapest ticket to keep up with the industry’s hottest vehicles and trends. The jury, however, is still out on leasing: with the industry long on hype and short on detail, it is difficult to distinguish between a genuinely good deal and a downright up-selling exercise. So how do you spot a good deal? First, you need to find out if there are any down payments on the lease. A down payment refers to the lump sum amount that you pay upfront, either in cash, non-cash credit or trading allowance, to reduce your monthly payment. You should think twice before putting money down on a lease: not only are you getting a rough deal, as …

How To Slash Your Car Insurance Costs Up To 54% In 10 Easy Steps – Part 1

How much do you pay for Car Insurance every year? Eight hundred dollars a year? One thousand? Two thousand? Whatever the amount you’re paying now, you can slash that amount by more than 50% by simply following a few simple strategies. Can you cut your car insurance costs by investing only 30 seconds of your time? No, that can’t be done. But if you’re willing to spend 30 minutes today, this week, or next, I’ll show you how to save up to $6,000 on your Car Insurance over the next 10 years. Okay, here we go. Grab your Car Insurance declarations page (the page in your policy that details all the coverage’s you’re paying for) and follow along. Make sure …

How To Shop For Car Tires Quotes

The automobile has been our friend ever since the Frenchman, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, built the first car in the year 1769. It was a steam powered, three wheeled vehicle with a top speed of six kilometers per hour that was built in the French Arsenal for the purpose of moving cannons. Cars have come a long way since then and a lot has changed about them but one thing remains the same; They save us a lot of tread on our shoes. Unfortunately, they do use some tread on their tires, and to safely drive your car, you need to add fresh tires on occasion. When the time for new tires arrives, it is time to get the bet price …

How To Shop For A Quality Radiator

Did you know having a good quality radiator can prevent engine blow up. Many may not know this. Every vehicle should have a good radiator, how bad would it be if you’re stuck on the highway with a blown out engine. Think about that. Radiators are used to disperse the heat that the coolant has absorbed from the engine. The radiator contains a vertical or horizontal tubing section that is connected between two tanks. They are designed to hold a large amount of water in tubes and passages that give it contact with the atmosphere. Did you know while your driving your car, it creates enough heat to destroy itself? The radiators job it to protect it from damage, such …

How To Sell Your Second Hand Car Online

There are many websites where you can list your car for sale and the internet allows you to reach a vast amount of potential customers looking for the perfect used car. The first step to take is to find the right place to advertise your vehicle for sale. You can do a search using one of the popular search engines and this will provide you with a huge list of sites for you to choose from on which to place your advertisement. Check them out and see what they offer along with what they charge. Site fees and terms and conditions do vary so take your time to look around. Some will offer to keep posting your advert for a …

How To Sell Your Collectible Automobile

Selling your collectible automobile can be a difficult process. In today’s global marketplace traditional classifieds are starting to fall short when it comes to reaching good qualified buyers. Their broad approach will presents you with thousands of not-so-qualified buyers, picture collectors, test drivers and tire kickers. In many cases sellers give up their quest and keep their collectible another season. All that being said, with enough patience and lot of time returning phone calls and sending photos you can find a buyer. Make the Decision This may sound a bit silly but…make sure you truly want to sell your vehicle. I have heard many a story about seller’s remorse or a frustrated potential buyer who had his heart set on …

How to sell your collectible automobile.

Classifieds’ broad approach will present you with thousands of not-so-qualified buyers, picture collectors, test drivers and tire kickers. In many cases sellers give up their quest and keep their collectible another season. All that being said, with enough patience and lot of time returning phone calls and sending photos you can find a buyer. Make the Decision This may sound a bit silly but…make sure you truly want to sell your vehicle. I have heard many a story about seller’s remorse or a frustrated potential buyer who had his heart set on a vehicle and the seller backs out. They remember and word travels fast. You may very well muddy the water when you are later serious about selling. Build …

How to Save on Car Insurance

Are You Still Paying Too Much for Car Insurance? Everyone who owns a car needs auto insurance. This article will give you some tips on lowering your auto insurance costs. You will find a checklist of items to ask your insurance agent that may qualify for discounts. Keep in mind that not all discounts can be applied with all insurance companies in all states. 1. Shop Around Go to your favorite search engine and type in “free car insurance quotes online”. You’ll see a long list of insurance companies that you may even be familiar with. Visit at least five car insurance websites and look for a link to free quotes. You will then be asked basic information about yourself, …