You’re driving down the road and suddenly it hits you…what’s that smell? There’s nothing under the seat and the rest of the interior is in the clear. So, what gives?
Car smells are a sign that something is amiss with the vehicle. But what do they mean? Here are seven car smells that warrant mechanical attention.
Your Car Smells Like Burning Rubber
Since you’re not a race car driver out for a track spin, the smell of burning rubber can mean one of two possibilities. A rubber belt or hose has loosened causing it to come in contract with hot engine parts.
Secondly, you have a fluid or oil leak, or a damaged or worn out drive belt. Either way, it’s time to get that smell checked out. Loose belts and hoses don’t resolve on their own.
Chevrolet Malibu 2022: The Elegant, Mid-Size Sedan
The Chevrolet Malibu 2022 has head-turning style and an artfully crafted interior. Whether you’re going to work or heading out for evening entertainment, the Chevy Malibu elevates your everyday driving experience!
And with gas mileage of the 1.5L Turbo an average of 29 MPG in the city and 36 MPG for the highway, the Malibu’s elegance is also a very practical vehicle. Want more power? Opt for the 2.0L Turbo. Gas mileage averages 22 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. Either way, comfort, elegance, and ease of driving is standard fare with your everyday driving.
Chevrolet Malibu 2022: The Standard Features
As you would expect, Chevy does not cut corners with its standard features. The LS model with IFL equipment group has Rear Vision Camera, OnStar-embedded hardware which in...
(You Can) Improve Your Credit Score in 30 Days: 5 Ways
In the world of finance, a good credit score is like gold. The better your score, the more it can open doors for you.
A good credit score allows you to enjoy better interest rates and more favorable loan terms on personal and auto loans. It also means you can enjoy higher credit limits on your credit accounts, new or existing.
That’s why you want to guard a good credit score as if it was treasure because it is!
But what if your credit score needs a little work? Can you really improve your score in a month?
Yes, you can improve your credit score in 30 days. However, to substantially improve it takes time. Because good credit is so valuable, make the commitment to focus on your personal finances and credit history.
If your credit score needs work, start now so you can see a bump i...
Here at Joe Bowman Auto Plaza, we only have simple interest car loans for both our used car inventory as well as our new car inventory. We think this is the fairest way for our customers to buy a new vehicle.
With an attractive exterior—and a variety of exterior styling options—the Trailblazer is thoughtfully constructed.
What you might not expect is that the Trailblazer is surprisingly spacious, offering a reversible two-tier adaptable storage system. One side is carpeted, and the other side has a durable surface that makes for easy cleaning. There’s plenty of room for your stuff!
And when it comes to seating, the Trailblazer offers flexibility designed for maximum comfort and utility, seating up to five. Your passengers will also enjoy best-in-class rear seat leg room.
Shorthanded loading your Trailblazer SUV? No worries. With the available hands-free liftgat...
Your teen is thrilled. You? Not so much, but it is a rite of passage. And that is, your teen getting a driver’s license and a set of wheels. Buying a car is the first big step your teen takes towards adulthood. So, it’s no wonder parents get a little antsy!
To help prepare, we’ve outlined some first time used car buying tips for teens to help navigate this important milestone.
Best Way to Buy A Used Car
For most teens, buying a new car is out of reach. That’s why it makes sense to buy a used vehicle. But not just any used vehicle. It’s important to buy a quality used car, one that has been thoroughly vetted and has a limited warranty.
While there are plenty of private sellers to choose from, you won’t get the reassurance of buying a vehicle that has been serviced from to...
Pickup truck owners love that their vehicles often pull double duty, lending a hand hauling and loading, and then as a family vehicle. It’s that capability and freedom that makes trucks so popular.
But some trucks are purchased to be workhorses. That’s their main responsibility. In fact, most owner’s manuals for trucks have two service intervals, one for regular truck use and one for off-road or heavy use . For the off-road user, truck maintenance typically requires shorter maintenance schedules than regular use trucks. Here we review what off-road or heavy use trucks need to stay in top condition well past the 100,000 mile mark.
Lubricants and Fluids
Trucks that haul and tow on a regular basis experience more wear and tear than a truck with regular use. However, clean fluids reduce sign...
Leaks are never good. Doesn’t matter what it is. The sooner you get the leak fixed, the better! That’s definitely true with transmission fluid leaks. A transmission leak is one of the worst leaks you can have with your car causing a hefty auto repair bill.
That’s because your transmission fluid serves a lot of automotive purposes such as lubricating mechanical parts, cooling, preventing oxidation, maintaining fluid pressure, preventing rust, and conditioning the gasket.
But the primary function is lubrication. Without it, your vehicle won’t function properly, if at all.
How Do You Know If You Have A Transmission Fluid Leak?
There are some half dozen fluids that keep your car running such as power steering fluid, engine oil, brake oil, and coolant. So how do you know the leak you ...
Not only does it feature animated headlights, a new front fascia, and a 13.4-inch touchscreen, but this new truck also offers hands-free driving technology, and an updated electronic shifter. These are all great features that admittedly make us a little giddy. However, the following seven features seal the deal for us.
Accident Bumper Replacement
In the event that your Silverado ZR2 faceplants with Mother Nature, you’ll find that the front bumper is easy to replace. Chevy designed large plastic end caps for that very reason.
Chevy’s multimatic shocks give the ZR2 more suspension, and it uses three separate spool valves that allow the truck to keep ...