Monday, March 30, 2020

How To Clean CoronaVirus From Your Car

While we might be smart about cars, we here at Kelley Blue Book are not health experts. But we do want to help keep everyone healthy. Here then are some quick and easy ways to make sure your car is safe from the CoronaVirus, using information gleaned from the experts at the Centers for Disease Control.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

The Real Dangers of Running Out of Gas

Letting your gas tank run close to empty can put you in a dangerous situation and cause long term damage! Watch this video to learn why you should never risk running low on gas.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

10 Most Insane Engines Of All Time

When it comes to engines, we all know that bigger is better. And throughout history, the need for bigger and more powerful engines created some of the world’s most awe-inspiring designs ever seen, some of which evolved into incredibly powerful engines that have numbers that boggle the imagination. Ever wondered what powers the biggest plans, trains, and automobiles? From huge jet engines, rockets, and even the biggest ship engine you’ll ever see, check out and enjoy these 10 biggest engines of all time.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Do You Want Show Car Perfect Paint? Meguiar’s Can Help With the 5 Steps to Paint Care

It's important to care for the paint on your new or used vehicle to keep it looking its best, both short and longer-term. But, with all the different detailing products available, choosing the right solutions for the paint on your car can become complicated, and even overwhelming, very quickly.

That's why Meguiar’s developed a simple process. Once you understand our “5 steps to paint care,” selecting the right products will be much, much easier!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tips for Finding a Collision Repair Service

You've been in an auto accident and you've escaped unscathed, but what about your car? You need to find a trusted collision repair center that can fix your car, both cosmetically and mechanically. You don't want to employ an unreliable mechanic and waste money on repair after repair, nor do you want your car covered in mismatched or cheap, flaky paint. Use this guide to learn how to identify a good collision repair center and avoid unreliable service.

Naturally, the biggest concern when your car needs body work is cost. Estimates from different body shops can differ dramatically, but choosing the cheaper option may result in a poor quality job. Use these tips to help distinguish between when it's alright to take a lower price and when it's too risky.


Listen to any recommendations from your friends, family, and acquaintances. They may have had a successful experience with a collision repair shop and may even have a contact number. This gives you a chance to find local businesses which may not be listed on the internet. Small, family-owned shops offer a more involved experience by allowing you one-on-one access to the individuals working on your car.

Location and Overhead

Labor charges make up a healthy chunk of the overall cost. Collision repair shops charge anywhere from $40 an hour to $70 an hour or more, depending on the location. Corporate body shops may have higher rates in order to support a large front-office work staff. Some may feel more comfortable doing business in an office setting with a front desk clerk, but estimates tend to increase according to the company's overhead. A shop with a small number of employees may be easier on your wallet.

Shop for Estimates

In order to make sure you get the best price, you can at a repair center you trust, take your car to multiple shops and ask for quotes. This will help you avoid being overcharged. If there is a particular shop you really like, but their price is too high, try to find a few lower estimates and see if they'll consider bargaining. Remember, the cheapest estimate isn't always the best option.

Warranties and Insurance

Make sure your collision repair center provides written warranty for their work and ask about warranty details before making any agreements. At the minimum, the warranty should last for one year. If you've heard of places offering lifetime warranties, consider it an advertising tactic. Yes, the warranty technically lasts a lifetime; however, the contracts include a copious amount of regulations and stipulations. You should also ask if the repair center carries fire and theft insurance in case your car is damaged, destroyed, or stolen while being repaired.

Follow Your Intuition

Finally, trust what your intuition tells you about each shop you consider and the employees you encounter. If the facility is dirty and disorganized, you can expect sloppy bodywork. Take care in selecting a collision repair center and remember these tips during your search. Good luck!

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

What It Would Take to Cut Your Commute in Half | Consumer Reports

Traffic costs people time and money, and increases crashes and air pollution. Consumer Reports hosted a panel discussion at the Washington D.C. Auto Show to talk about new technology and policy changes that could reduce road congestion.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Midsize Pickup Truck Comparison

The midsize truck segment expands with the addition of the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator. With other strong contenders the Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline, and Toyota Tacoma, the Kelley Blue Book staff have their work cut out for them. But they're up to the task and ready to sift through all the info to get you their answer.

Monday, March 9, 2020

SiO2 is a Common Buzzword in Car Care These Days…So, What is SiO2?

What is SiO2? Si02 is Silicon Dioxide. When it comes to car care, SiO2 is the next generation of technology that allows us to provide more durable levels of paint protection than was previously possible with traditional waxes. SiO2 provides the foundation upon which we can build appearance care products that offer hydrophobic properties like we’ve never seen before. Easy to use with incredible high-contact angle water beading and increased durability. SiO2 really is the next step in car care.

Friday, March 6, 2020

How to Install a Car Seat | Consumer Reports

Child seats have come a long way over the years but proper installation is key. Consumer Reports’ expert explains what you need to know to keep your little ones safe.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

5 Steps to Keeping a Cleaner Car

Want to make your vehicle worth more when you're ready to resell? Learn AAA's 5 steps for a cleaner car.