3 Aftermarket Add-Ons That Are Worth It For Your New-Ish Car

When you buy a car that isn't brand new but doesn't qualify as an older ride either, you may be on the fence about whether putting aftermarket parts or accessories on your car are worth it to you or not. Here are 3 aftermarket additions that are worth the investment, both to you and a future buyer should you ever choose to sell. Stereo You don't need to go all-out and get the deepest bass on the market, all you need for a car stereo are the basics that people expect in newer cars these days:

Increasing Your Truck's Towing Capacity

Having access to a truck makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities. Trucks have the ability to haul trailers filled with ATV equipment, boats, or residential living space that can make outdoor activities more enjoyable. To avoid a towing disaster, you need to ensure that your truck is equipped to haul as much weight as possible before loading your outdoor gear on a trailer and heading down the road. Here are three simple upgrades you can invest in to increase your truck's towing capacity in the future.

Know When Your Brakes Are Failing

During the winter season, improving your safety on the road is likely a big concern that you have, seeing the roads may be slippery and harder to control your vehicle on. Well, a great way to improve your safety this upcoming winter is to make sure your brake system is working properly and efficiently so you can slow your vehicle quickly while staying in control of your car. A few tips to look for if you aren't sure if your brakes are properly in top tier condition are the following:

Tire-Related Mistakes To Avoid Making

The average driver likely doesn't spend too much time thinking about the tires on his or her vehicle, but giving careful consideration to these devices is critical to your safety and to the performance of your vehicle. If you aren't routinely thinking about your tires, there's a strong likelihood that you've made or are continuing to make some common mistakes about them. The good news is that by learning the mistakes that you should avoid, as well as visiting your local tire shop for the necessary supplies, you'll be a highly informed vehicle owner and user.

Two Common Causes Of Brake System Problems

When you push the brake pedal in your car and it feels soft or spongy under your foot, it may mean that your brakes need repair. The brake pedal should always be firm and consistent when you press it, and any change in the normal resistance indicates problems with the pressure in the system. There are a few common causes of brake problems, and understanding what they are may help you troubleshoot the issue and keep yourself safe on the road.

After The Storm - How To Repair Hail Damage To Your Car

When a hailstorm hits, it is imperative to get off the road and find shelter as soon as possible. Unfortunately, drivers that don't have garages or carports to store their vehicles in may find their cars severely damaged after the weather clears. You can have the body of your car repaired, restored, and looking as good as new by locating a reputable automotive body repair shop as well as taking a few simple precautions in the future.

How To Fix Your Autobody With A Fiberglass Patch Kit

Most major auto body repair will have to be performed by a professional. However, if your car has a few small dents and dings, you could probably fix them yourself. It is especially easy to fix defects on the fiberglass portions of the car. This is why many bumpers are made out of fiberglass. This article explains how you can use a fiberglass repair kit to fix dents or holes in your bumper.

Child Driving Back To College A Few States Away? What You Can Do To Help Them Stay Safe

If it is time for your child to head back to school and their school is a few states away, you may worry about them driving this distance alone. This can happen even if your child has done this many times, as parents often worry no matter the age of their child. To help ease your stress and fears, there are things you can do to help them get to where they are going safely.

Better Safe Than Stuck: 2 Ways To Be Prepared If Your Car Breaks Down

No one likes the thought of their car breaking down. Even if you are a careful driver who takes good care of your vehicle, it could still happen to you at some point. It is important to have a plan in place if you end up stranded in an unusual area without the ability to get your car to start. You never know if your car will break down, but having a plan ahead of time will make the ordeal less stressful and easier to get through.

3 Benefits Of A Class B RV

If you love to go on road trips and have been putting some thought into buying a recreational vehicle, you might have found yourself looking at some of the big, impressive RVs that are out there. You might not have thought much about a class B RV, which is actually a spacious van that is designed as an RV, but you might find that it's the right choice for you. Here are a few reasons why.