Tipping mechanic

Ever thought about tipping your mechanic? Here in the U.S. we tip waitstaff at restaurants, baristas when we get coffee and valets when they park our cars. Because these are common situations, we don’t think twice about tipping and even give a bit more during the holiday season. What about less common situations, like when…

Quick Facts: Americans drive, on average, the least during winter months (January through March) at 25.7 miles daily; they drive the most during the summer months (July through September) at 30.6 miles daily. [AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety] By easing into a stop, rather than slamming on the pedal, you’ll extend the life of your...

Did you live through the era of disco and bell bottoms? What about big hair, neon clothes and parachute pants? Can you recall the early days of the internet? Then you will probably relate to these nostalgic trials and tribulations of car ownership and repair in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. R.I.P. Yellow Pages 1…

Car repair is a stressful, nerve-wracking experience for anyone. As you anxiously sit in the auto shop waiting room, you can’t help but ask yourself, “What problems will the mechanic find? How much will this cost me? Can I trust that I’m getting the best price?” In the male-dominated auto repair industry, a common assumption…

Beyond the trending Google searches like “Game of Thrones Season 8 Air Date” or “Academy Award Winners”, millions of drivers are turning to Google to find quick answers to their most pressing car questions. We analyzed Google Trends to see what’s grinding US drivers’ gears in 2019 and to provide you with the most helpful,…

Winter has arrived. And it’s no surprise that it’s the least favorite season for most of us. Having to drive in winter conditions doesn’t make it any better. And with driving comes the nasty sand and salt mixture that covers our cars and cakes our windshields. Most of us will use our wipers and washing fluid to clean…