Many of us drive every day or almost every day, but how well do we really know our vehicles? We know how to drive it, and how to fill the tank with gas, but our knowledge of what’s likely our second most important investment often stops there. The answers to simple recurring questions about the everyday maintenance of our prized possession elude us.
Wondering when the best time of year is to put your winter tires on? Can you know if your brakes are worn without having to book a service appointment at the garage? What’s the purpose of a tire rotation? These are just some of the questions that come to mind at least once a year for car owners, but still most of us have never found the answers. This is often because we don't know who to ask or fear that the time (or money) involved in the research will be greater than the satisfaction of the knowledge gained.
That's why we’ve put together this handy page of frequently asked maintenance questions and answers in video format. Just look for the question you'd like to have an answer to among the selection of videos below, click "Play," and you're off! This page won't make you a mechanic, but you’ll feel the confidence that comes from having the basic understanding of your car, SUV, minivan, or truck will make you a more competent owner.