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Draper Car Lovers: What Is Your Favorite Auto Brand?

Some Draper motorists are loyal to one auto brand, while others will mix and match different makes to suit all of their needs. There are hundreds of brands of cars internationally but most of the small ones are owned by one of the following mega-corporations: General...

Your Parking Brake and You

It goes by many names: parking brake, emergency brake, handbrake, E brake. When used properly it can be one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. This secondary breaking system was created to be used in the case of brake system failure. Nowadays most...

What Do Those Numbers On My Tire Mean?

Way back in 1971, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated a standard tire identification number (TIN). The NHTSA wanted to make it easier to contact owners when a tire was found defective and needed to be recalled. The NHTSA requires tire...

How Algorithms Affect Your Driving

“Algorithm” is a big, scary word. But, boiled down, all an algorithm is a set of particular rules that are followed (usually by a computer) to solve a problem. Many times the problem that needs to be solved is a prediction for a company so they can improve...

3 Critical Things Your Auto Shop Wants You To Understand

At Richins Car ProfessionalService, we pride ourselves on both our technical skill and our dedication to customer service. We are frequently reminded, however, that our relationship with each of our valued customers is reciprocal. Some of our clients make things...

Expert Advice For Avoiding Online Auto Sales Scams

Some online car shoppers seem to surrender all skepticism and good judgment when enticed by the prospect of getting an amazing deal on their dream ride. There are hundred of variations of common scams and new ones pop up every day, so instead of trying to describe...

And You Thought Minis Were Small!

Compact automobiles offer many valuable benefits. They’re easier to park, they’re economical, they get good MPG, and they tend to be less expensive to insure than larger cars. But the Peel P50 takes the minimalism of small autos to the extreme. Less is...

Pet Car Safety

Today’s post is for Draper dog lovers who bring their furry friend along with them in their vehicle but do not use any type of safety device. If this is the case for you, you are not alone. (I am sure many of us drivers are culpable.) In a recent survey by AAA...

The Newest Way To Buy A Car

Can you buy a car out of a vending machine? Yes, you can! Carvana has taken the dealership out of the equation when it comes to buying a used car. Now you can buy the automobile you want instead of going to the dealer and spending the day test driving and arguing...

What Does It Take To Be An Automotive Technician?

Are you interested in a vocation as an automotive mechanic? Do you have what it takes? Automotive Service Excellence First off, you need to earn the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. The rigorous ASE course is a respected industry...