Monthly Archives: March 2015

How to Change Your Car Battery

How to Change Your Car Battery

One of the most common car issues out there is the dreaded dead battery. Luckily, it’s one of the easiest car problems to resolve on your own. Here’s how to change your car battery. Find the battery: Most manufacturers put the battery under the hood, but a few cars have batteries in unexpected locations such as the trunk or under the passenger floorboards. If you can’t find yours, check your owners manual to see where it might be. Disconnect the black cable first; using an appropriately sized wrench, loosen the nut that holds the cable onto the terminal. Carefully twist and pull up to remove the cable from the terminal. Disconnect the red cable: Now do the same thing for the red cable! Your battery terminals may have a lot of corrosion on them, depending on how your battery has aged. You can remove the corrosion by making a paste of baking soda and water and gently applying it to the terminals, letting it sit, and then wiping it off ... read more

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Battery

Our Top Convertibles of 2015

Our Top Convertibles of 2015

The sun is shining here in So-Cal and we are more than ready to welcome summer weather! Whether you're always thinking about your dream convertible or you've always appreciated more practical cars, there's no denying the allure of a shiny convertible. And because we're dreamers, too, here are our favorite drop tops. 2015 Ford Mustang - Nothing says California dreamin' like a Mustang convertible. Ever since its release in 1964, the Mustang has captured the essence of what it means to be a sporty convertible. The Mustang comes with a convertible option at each price point, from the thrifty V6 all the way up to the GT trim. (We’re partial to the 2.3 EcoBoost option ourselves.) The 310 horsepower and 320 ft. lbs of torque are more than enough for a spirited city or mountain road drive without breaking the bank. And, best of all? You can still option this car with a manual transmission! 2015 BMW 4 Series - If you’re after som ... read more

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Auto Industry

Spring Cleaning Your Car

Spring Cleaning Your Car

Spring has nearly sprung for those of us on the West Coast, and it’s time to think about spring cleaning. Before you go diving into that hall closet, have you thought about spring cleaning your car? Throughout the year, all kinds of gunk gets into the nooks and crannies of your car. Here are a few tips and tricks for spring cleaning your ride! Cup Holders: These always seem to be a magnet for grime and dirty pennies. The condensation from your drinks merges with the general fuzz and dirt that accumulates in a car and together they form some kind of unholy paste that seems impossible to remove. We always start with a good vacuum of the cup holders, just to get anything loose out of there. Then we use a cleaning solution (a simple all-purpose cleaner is fine) and a paper towel or sponge and really get in there to clean out the gunk. The same basic techn ... read more

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Maintenance
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