Test Driving A New Car

Written by Kevin Schappell


One ofrepparttar most important steps in buying a new or used car isrepparttar 102752 test drive. You can do allrepparttar 102753 research you like, but it all comes down torepparttar 102754 test drive. Drivingrepparttar 102755 car must be comfortable, easy, and enjoyable. Follow these few steps and getrepparttar 102756 most out of your next test drive. Check overrepparttar 102757 car before you leaverepparttar 102758 dealer's lot. Tires, fluids, and lights should all be checked before you drive. Also make sure there is gas inrepparttar 102759 car. ·If at all possible go onrepparttar 102760 test drive by yourself. You need to concentrate onrepparttar 102761 driving experience andrepparttar 102762 noises ofrepparttar 102763 car. A babbling salesman will distract you and not let you get a good read onrepparttar 102764 car. ·Before leavingrepparttar 102765 lot, adjustrepparttar 102766 seat, mirrors, andrepparttar 102767 climate control system. You do not need to be distracted while driving an unfamiliar car. Make sure you are comfortable and have a good view of everything around you.

Auto Tools For The DIY'er

Written by Kevin Schappell


If you are a car owner who occasionally works on his or her own car, please don't go out and spend thousands of dollars on high priced tools. Professional mechanics make a living with their tools and needrepparttar best. If you are doing minor repairs on your own vehicles a lower cost tool set will do just fine. We have teamed up with AutoBarn.com to bring yourepparttar 102751 best price on tools forrepparttar 102752 DIYer. Keep in mind you can find most of these tools at your local parts store, but probably not at these prices. Let's look atrepparttar 102753 basics you will need for most common jobs. The oil change: Lifting tools: To gain access torepparttar 102754 oil pan you need to getrepparttar 102755 front wheels off ofrepparttar 102756 ground safely. Never leaverepparttar 102757 car supported only by a jack. A good set of jack stands or ramps arerepparttar 102758 safest way to go. Also don't forget to chock uprepparttar 102759 rear wheels to keeprepparttar 102760 car from sliding back. Even though you may haverepparttar 102761 emergency brake set, they can fail. Oil filter wrench: Nothing is more frustrating than trying to get an oil filter off withoutrepparttar 102762 right wrench. I have gone torepparttar 102763 extent of poking a screwdriver throughrepparttar 102764 filter to spin it off..... this is notrepparttar 102765 cleanest way to change an oil filter. Funnel: You have to getrepparttar 102766 new oil intorepparttar 102767 engine, andrepparttar 102768 less you spill,repparttar 102769 less will burn off later while driving. Any funnel will do, but look for one with a long flexible neck, which will help getting into those tight places. The brake job:

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