Car Ownership Tips

  • Autobytel Auto Extra: Learning About Turbochargers

    Autobytel Auto Extra: Learning About Turbochargers

    A recent trend with automakers has seen the use of a small displacement engine paired with a turbocharger. This allows automakers to offer the performance of a larger engine......

  • A Look At Some Of The Hankook Tire Lineup

    A Look At Some Of The Hankook Tire Lineup

    During our time at round four of Formula Drift in New Jersey, we met up with the public relations manager of Hankook Tires, Henry Kopacz. Kopacz talks about some of the tires Hankook......

  • NHTSA Mandates New Recall Search Options

    NHTSA Mandates New Recall Search Options

    As it stands, there are a couple of ways you can find out about a vehicle recall. You either get a letter in the mail from the automaker......

  • Autobytel Auto Extra: Ford

    Autobytel Auto Extra: Ford's Easy Fuel Capless System

    You might not think the basic fuel cap on many vehicles would present a problem, but it does. To start, if you don't tighten your fuel cap all the way on, your check......

  • How To Check Brake Pads

    How To Check Brake Pads

    If your brakes are making a grinding noise or high pitched squeal or if your car pulls to one side when braking it may be time to check your brake pads for wear. If your brake warning light has......

  • Autobytel Auto Extras: Ford Flex Power Tailgate Safety

    Autobytel Auto Extras: Ford Flex Power Tailgate Safety

    Power tailgates are becoming more and more common in vehicles. With a push of a button on the tailgate or keyfob, the tailgate raises and lowers. This makes it convenient......

  • How To Parallel Park Step By Step

    How To Parallel Park Step By Step

    When it comes to learning how to parallel park it's important to be patient and make sure that you don't do any damage to your car or anything around it. As with most things it will take some......

  • How To Drive A Stick Shift / Manual Transmission

    How To Drive A Stick Shift / Manual Transmission

    When driving a car with a manual transmission you are in charge of getting the car moving from a stop and changing gears. Unlike an automatic car, a manual car has three......

  • How To Check Car Fluids

    How To Check Car Fluids

    Fluids play an essential role in proper automobile operation. Incorrect fluid levels can cause catastrophic engine and transmission damage, or even an accident. When checking car fluids ensure that the......

  • How To Change Spark Plugs

    How To Change Spark Plugs

    When changing spark plugs its important to verify that you have everything needed for the job. You will need a new set of spark plugs appropriate for your vehicle, a gap gauge, dielectric grease, and......