• 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.
    59 answers · Safety · 2 days 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
    21 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
  • Why won t my car start?

    18 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Can I lie in insurance policy? So when they ask where would the car be kept mostly, and I say secure garage park instead of public street.?

    How would they even find out? Only thinking about this because insurance for new drivers is very expensive, especially without the stupid black box.
    How would they even find out? Only thinking about this because insurance for new drivers is very expensive, especially without the stupid black box.
    13 answers · Insurance & Registration · 1 day ago
  • What would depreciate the value of a car?

    Best answer: Driving it off the sales lot
    Driving it up the road
    Parking it
    Time
    The elements
    Bird droppings
    Sticky fingers
    Battle scars
    Best answer: Driving it off the sales lot
    Driving it up the road
    Parking it
    Time
    The elements
    Bird droppings
    Sticky fingers
    Battle scars
    13 answers · Buying & Selling · 1 day ago
  • What should I buy with $40k?

    I want to buy something but idk what
    I want to buy something but idk what
    11 answers · Buying & Selling · 11 hours 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.
    27 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
    16 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • I need help with my car please???

    Hey guys, im 24 year old girl and i drive a 2008 mercedes B200, and my coolant is very low. But i dont know what coolant to put in my car? Is it bad to mix them or do i have to wait for coolant to be completely empty? Can i have some help?? I know its a really dumb question :(
    Hey guys, im 24 year old girl and i drive a 2008 mercedes B200, and my coolant is very low. But i dont know what coolant to put in my car? Is it bad to mix them or do i have to wait for coolant to be completely empty? Can i have some help?? I know its a really dumb question :(
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 6 hours 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 · 3 days 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.
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day 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?
    19 answers · Insurance & Registration · 3 days ago
  • Did my mechanic rip me off?

    I bought a used car from my friend which had an overheating problem and one day the engine overheated and died. My friend felt awful and even refunded me partially for the car. Anyways, when the engine died and the car towed to me mechanic, he looked at it and told me the car needs a new engine. I decided to... show more
    I bought a used car from my friend which had an overheating problem and one day the engine overheated and died. My friend felt awful and even refunded me partially for the car. Anyways, when the engine died and the car towed to me mechanic, he looked at it and told me the car needs a new engine. I decided to just get another car. So I gave my mechanic the title. I got my new car and a few months later, I checked on carfax and saw that my mechanic fixed the car and resold it after I handed him the title. He had told me he was going to send it to scrapyard. Was that mean of him to do and did he rip me off? Or was he just conducting business? According to carfax, after giving him my car, the mechanic replaced the spark plugs, valve cover gaskets, exhaust pipe seal and manifold gasket. He had told me my engine needed replacement. What's the deal?
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Fine of illegal parking?

    Well my child has a performance in his school. The parking lot was so croyd and full. I kept trying to find a parking for about 35 minutes then I decided to park behind two cars and I can tell there were 4 cars doing the same. I hurried up to see the performance and it took me ten minutes to come back to my car but... show more
    Well my child has a performance in his school. The parking lot was so croyd and full. I kept trying to find a parking for about 35 minutes then I decided to park behind two cars and I can tell there were 4 cars doing the same. I hurried up to see the performance and it took me ten minutes to come back to my car but becaue of my bad luck the woman of one of the cars was waiting me to leave. I apologized to her and I told her it's just ten mintues and then she said that I spoiled her day off and that she gave my license plate number to the police since there was a police car parking outside the school. I need to know how much the fine will be? I didn't find a ticket on my car. Is she lying?
    10 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 1 day ago