• What are your best tricks for driving safely in winter weather?

    What are your best tricks for driving safely in winter weather?

    Best answer: I live in interior Alaska. 50 yr Alaska resident. There are important things you need to do. First, get either studs or winter tires. For trucks and cars, get 50# sand bags (usually two or three do the trick depending on how large your vehicle is. Have a block heater to keep your engine warm. Slow down before the... show more
    Best answer: I live in interior Alaska. 50 yr Alaska resident. There are important things you need to do. First, get either studs or winter tires. For trucks and cars, get 50# sand bags (usually two or three do the trick depending on how large your vehicle is. Have a block heater to keep your engine warm. Slow down before the stop signs and lights, use your gears (yes even if you have an automatic). Stay back from others and keep out of the packs of cars that grow on a freeway or expressway. Most of all, use your judgement. Drivers who are scared, or ones who don't have enough experience driving in treacherous winter conditions need to either move or do yourself a favor and practice putting your vehicle into slides in private areas where you wont' hurt anyone. See what it feels like to spin out, all the way around, and what it will take you to stop if you jam on your breaks at the last minute. When you first hit the road, and your not sure of how icy it is....wait till no vehicles are behind you, and slam on the breaks. See how bad you slide. Then you know what your dealing with and know you better keep the speed down, attention to the road and not your phone, and use caution. Survived this long doing all this without incident in a place that most runaway crying from because of the cold. Don't be afraid to drive in the winter, you make yourself a target. Either get ok with it, or park it till the spring. Other drivers will thank you for not causing more accidents.
    55 answers · Safety · 1 day ago
  • Cat Converters?

    Why do I get so many negative commemts from people when I say take your cat converters off your car? Cat converters are costing the motorists of planet earth millions of $. Many people are rubbishing me, telling me I am wrong without even trying it. Your engine will run better, you will get better gas milage, and... show more
    Why do I get so many negative commemts from people when I say take your cat converters off your car? Cat converters are costing the motorists of planet earth millions of $. Many people are rubbishing me, telling me I am wrong without even trying it. Your engine will run better, you will get better gas milage, and it will even sound better. Before you rubbish other people try it for yourselves. We need to stop governments from pushing us around. I know for some of yoy you need cat converters to pass MOT , but once you get your MOT take them off
    15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 10 hours ago
  • Why won t my car start?

    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • How bad are car brakes?

    I noticed in the last week a big grinding noise from my front brakes. The worst is when I am at my final point of stopping. I feel I need brakes and rotors. I drive less now and may wait until spring. How bad are brakes and what can happen if I wait to fix them?
    I noticed in the last week a big grinding noise from my front brakes. The worst is when I am at my final point of stopping. I feel I need brakes and rotors. I drive less now and may wait until spring. How bad are brakes and what can happen if I wait to fix them?
    23 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Since the British drive on the Wrong side of the rode, how does their accident rate compare to the USA.?

    I would guess that it is much higher.
    I would guess that it is much higher.
    25 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • Is my mechanic cheating me?

    I just got my car back after putting a used engine inside. The day after its having problems, at first he tells me its the speed sensor but now he says its the fuel pump and it will cost me $500. It seems supicious
    I just got my car back after putting a used engine inside. The day after its having problems, at first he tells me its the speed sensor but now he says its the fuel pump and it will cost me $500. It seems supicious
    15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • What oil to use?

    I am about to do the oil change on my 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport but can t figure out what oil I need. The owners manual says it uses ACEA A5 or above. A quick google search doesn t reveal much. All I see are oils labeled OW-40, 5W-30 etc. Which oil is compatible with my car?
    I am about to do the oil change on my 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport but can t figure out what oil I need. The owners manual says it uses ACEA A5 or above. A quick google search doesn t reveal much. All I see are oils labeled OW-40, 5W-30 etc. Which oil is compatible with my car?
    18 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Hello you are a mecanic?

    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 13 hours ago
  • When you buy a Car what else do you need to pay for?

    So you pay for the Car itself and Insurance. What other stuff do you have to pay for if there is any extra stuff?
    So you pay for the Car itself and Insurance. What other stuff do you have to pay for if there is any extra stuff?
    18 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • Are atheists just limp wristed beta males who's parents never loved them?

    Best answer: .....can't find a date tonight so you're haunting a website?......
    Best answer: .....can't find a date tonight so you're haunting a website?......
    8 answers · Maruti · 7 hours ago
  • Company car mechanical problem?

    Hi guys, I started a new job in February were part of the perks was a company vehicle. The car I received was used for 8 months by the guy I took over from and during his time he had two accidents in the car which where both repaired. I have had one accident where I lost control in the bad ice and cracked an... show more
    Hi guys, I started a new job in February were part of the perks was a company vehicle. The car I received was used for 8 months by the guy I took over from and during his time he had two accidents in the car which where both repaired. I have had one accident where I lost control in the bad ice and cracked an alloy and again repairs where done. Last couple of days I have felt the car a little bumpier than usual and just generally doesn’t feel smooth as before. I had a friend look at the suspension and he thought all looked ok but today I’m sure I can here a knocking noise. The car is leased through a leasing company and has alwAys been serviced correctly by bmw but I’m stressing about mentioning to my boss as there is always something with this car. My question is if there is a problem who pays? Is it all covered through the lease company as there has been no further accidents and I was thinking it’s just wear and tear? Thanks in advance
    8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 10 hours ago
  • Would this look bad on a car?

    Would it look bad If a car has side Windows tinted but not the rearview windshield? My dad is doing my tint but doesn't have enough for the back. He said it wouldn't be noticeable but I'm not sure.
    Would it look bad If a car has side Windows tinted but not the rearview windshield? My dad is doing my tint but doesn't have enough for the back. He said it wouldn't be noticeable but I'm not sure.
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 10 hours ago
  • Do I need to add my teenage son to my auto insurance even if he doesn't ever drive my car?

    We live in Oregon. My insurance company is being persistent about me coming in to discuss adding my licenced 17 year old son to my policy. We are on a fixed income as I am disabled. Also, my son doesn't drive my car. Ever. I am requiring him to get a job first so that he can afford insurance before he is... show more
    We live in Oregon. My insurance company is being persistent about me coming in to discuss adding my licenced 17 year old son to my policy. We are on a fixed income as I am disabled. Also, my son doesn't drive my car. Ever. I am requiring him to get a job first so that he can afford insurance before he is allowed to drive my car. Is my insurance just being pushy and trying to get more money from me or am I required to put him on my policy regardless?
    23 answers · Insurance & Registration · 4 days ago
  • Which vehicle should I upgrade to?

    I am on the market for a vehicle but not super new. I've been trying to decide on whether or not to purchase one pf these 3 vehicles but I can't properly decide. they are all 2004 models... The Chevy 4 door Blazer, The Ford Escape, and the Nissan Pathfinder. in a vehicle I look for dependability, good gas... show more
    I am on the market for a vehicle but not super new. I've been trying to decide on whether or not to purchase one pf these 3 vehicles but I can't properly decide. they are all 2004 models... The Chevy 4 door Blazer, The Ford Escape, and the Nissan Pathfinder. in a vehicle I look for dependability, good gas consumption, a small to mid size suv, a good history for not messing up so easy.... i do understand that because they are older gens that it makes them more prone. but between the 3 listed which is the best choice and why
    14 answers · Buying & Selling · 2 days ago