Cars are complicated. So, we created a mega-list of everything your car needs. We’ve broken it down by what to do throughout the year as well as by car mileage to help you find exactly what you’re looking for in our ultimate checklist.
Now that we’re more than a few weeks into Stay At Home advisories, your thoughts might be turning to our automotive companions. The big question on everyone’s mind seems to be: How often should you start your car to keep it running?
Your vehicle’s suspension system has two important jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.
When buying a used car, how can you tell if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in ’86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect DC consumers against mileage fraud. It says a seller must certify that the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage.
Every car in Washington DC, is at risk for theft. So it’s up to auto owners to make cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles.
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don’t hear much any more about cars overheating. That’s because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn’t mean you can’t overheat your late model vehicle engine, though.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Washington DC metro area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let’s focus on visibility…
There have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years and DC car owners are safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility and peripheral vision, enabling you to see farther and wider. The more you can see, the quicker you can react to road conditions. This is essential because nearly half of traffic fatalities take place at night.