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Latest articles on Car Maintenance

How to Prevent Rust on Cars
Rust is a toxic, formidable force to be reckoned with, but don't worry as there are preventative measures you can take to combat this vile substance.
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How To Tint Car Windows
Tinting your car windows helps to protect you against UV rays and glass shattering in an accident, and you can apply tint in the comfort of your own home.
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How To Remove Window Tint
Tint can be difficult to remove, but hopefully our techniques will help illuminate successful solutions to better aid you with tint removal.
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How To Fix A Car Dent
Acquiring dents is unseemly and if left unattended, can be detrimental to a car's condition. Luckily there are ways to fix dents wherever they are on the car.
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5 Reasons Why You Need a Bluetooth OBD2 Scanner
Have you heard of a bluetooth on-board diagnostics (OBD) scanner? Do you know why you might need one? Below, we explain five reasons why it is important that you have one.
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Best Tires For Muscle Cars
Choosing the right tires for your muscle car depends on the size your car can fit, how much power your car has, and how grippy you want the tires to be.
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How Long Does A Car Battery Last
Car batteries can go a long time without any attention, but sometimes they can be fickle. Follow these cleaning and maintenance tips to keep your battery running for a little while longer.
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All About Tire Rotation
Tire rotation, if utilized properly, can help prolong the life of your suspension, braking and steering systems thus saving you money in the long run.
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Best Octane Booster
What does an octane booster do and when do you need it? Depending on the type of engine you have, pumping the kind of gas with the appropriate octane level is critical.
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Best Car Vacuum
Whether you're looking for something light to keep in your car, or something more heavy duty for deep cleaning, we got you covered on the best car vacuum to get for different needs.
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Best Car Wax
Comparing all the top rated car wax options to help you keep your ride nice and shiny.
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Best Spark Plugs
What are the best spark plugs to get? Some spark plugs are meant for performance, and some for reliability. But remember, they are made to accommodate specific engines, so do your research.
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Common Repairs on Reliable Cars
Most of the time, the cars you see on this list will give you reliable, trouble free driving. Here are some of the common repairs and minor issues to watch out for with these vehicles.
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How to Remove Tree Sap From Your Car
Tree sap is one of the worst and most damaging contaminants for your car’s paint. Cleaning it quickly is key.
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6 Must Have Items for Your Mobile Car Cleaning Kit
Washing and detailing your car on a weekly basis is might not be realistic. This is where the mobile car cleaning kit comes in handy.
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Things You Can Do To Increase Your Car's Life
If you want to keep your car in tip-top shape and reduce repair costs, there are some simple things you can do to keep it running smoothly for a longer time.
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The Poop Scoop: How to Fix the Paint Damage from Bird Poop
Those pleasant white droppings are like little acid bombs that reek havoc on your car’s paint. Here are a few tips to fix it when it happens.
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Should You Tint Your Windshield And Windows?
The answer is a definite yes. The only question you have to answer is how you want to do it within the bounds of your state’s laws.
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How to Prep Your Car for Summer
We here at Instamotor have the top 9 things you need to do to ensure that your car gets you to the beach and back without incident this summer.
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The 5 Best Home Car Maintenance Tools To Own
You may not be a mechanical ace, but with this assortment of basic tools, you can do all of the non-invasive maintenance you need to do, between your car's usual visits to the mechanic.
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It's All in the Details
With detailing, the “do it yourself” nature is a gratifying and painstaking process, but we try to lock down a few key steps to help you along the way.
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Buying New Tires
It’s smarter to buy your tires at least in sets of 2 if your car is front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, though buying a full set is still preferred, to ensure equal grip and longevity.
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When Do I Need to Change My Tires?
Tires are one of the most important pieces of equipment on your vehicle. The type, quality, and size of the tire matters a great deal to how your car drives—more than any other single factor.
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The 5 Cheapest Used Cars To Repair
The top 5 models with the highest reliability (the fewest repairs) are: 2015 Toyota Corolla, 2013 Lexus ES, 2014 Toyota Prius, 2013 Toyota Avalon, and 2013 Honda Fit.
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How to Reduce Your Risk of Costly Car Repairs
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of having to hand over a month’s worth of paychecks to save your daily driver—and best of all, you don’t have to know a thing about cars to do them.
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Maintain Your Cool
It’s a new year and big things are coming, but first let’s focus on automotive maintenance issues that matter.
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How to Winterize Your Used Car This Holiday Season
Winterizing your car means simply prepping it to battle with harsh elements on the roads and protect it from damage caused by the salt and sand used to keep ice off of the roads.
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El Nino Prep for Your Car
In what could be the weather event of the 20th century for California, this El Nino could be a major commuting headache unless you’re car is properly prepared.
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How to Make Your Car Feel New Again
These 6 steps can go a long way to making your car look, smell, and feel like it did when it rolled off the production line, as well as help keep it going the distance for years to come.
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