How to Test a Car’s Alternator

November 19th, 2018 by
Car alternator

  One of the questions we get asked a lot is how to test for a bad alternator. Since we don’t have a service center on site, we’ve put together this helpful guide, so you can learn how to test your alternator on your own. Use this step-by-step alternator test guide, and count on the…

How to Fix a Flat Tire

November 13th, 2018 by
Flat tire

If you’ve been searching for advice on how to fix a flat tire on a car, then you’ve come to the right place! Your local CarHop dealership is always happy to supply drivers with a variety of DIY car maintenance tips, from how to change your windshield wipers to prepping your car for winter. Today,…

Learning How to Change Windshield Wipers is Easy

October 23rd, 2018 by
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Your wiper blades are going to break down over time, so it’s generally recommended you change them once every six months or so. If you don’t, you’ll start suffering from visibility issues and possibly even see scratches appear on your windshield. Luckily enough, learning how to replace windshield wipers is as easy as: Measuring Your…

How to Change Oil in a Car

September 21st, 2018 by
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Your car needs engine oil to remove contaminants, lubricate moving parts, and prevent overheating. As a result, drivers often end up asking: Contact Us   How do you change a car’s oil? How often should you change your oil? What happens if you don’t change your oil? How much does an oil change cost? How…

How to Winterize Your Car in 7 Steps

September 21st, 2018 by
Winter tire driving in slush

Learning how to winterize your car is something all sensible drivers should do, and it isn’t as hard as you might think! Contact Us Simply: Check the Battery Change Wiper Blades and Refill Fluid Check Tire Pressure Check the Antifreeze Create a Winter Emergency Car Kit Check the Oil and Change the Viscosity Check Belts…

Learn How to Restore Headlights Using Toothpaste

September 6th, 2018 by
DIY headlight fix with toothpaste

Whether you need to remove some scratches or repair rust on your car, the CarHop team is always here to lend a helping hand via easy, effective step-by-step guides. Today, we’re discussing how to restore headlights using toothpaste. Learn why headlight restoration is necessary and how you should go about doing it. Contact Us Why…

How to Put a Stop to Squeaky Brakes

July 25th, 2018 by
Mechanic fitting brake pads

Find a Service Shop Near You More Car Care Tips Whether you’re taking a road trip or simply tackling the morning commute, nothing ruins an otherwise pleasant journey like squeaky brakes. Luckily enough, this is a relatively easy automotive woe to put right! Here we’ll cover: Why Brakes Squeak Whether or Not Squeaking Brakes Are…

What to do When Your Car Heater is Not Working

July 6th, 2018 by
Cold person inside car with thermometer

Car heater not working? It’s a relatively common problem, and it makes sense to consider a few quick fixes before bringing it in to the shop. 6 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Car How Does Your Car Heater Work? Radiator fluid runs through the engine and becomes hot. It then runs through piping to…

Back-to-School Car Maintenance Checklist: Are You Prepared?

July 5th, 2018 by
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Oil Change Deals Near You Auto Service Shop Near You More Car Cleaning Tips Taking care of back-to-school maintenance puts you ahead for the whole academic year, but what does that involve? For starters, you should: Take Care of Basic Maintenance Get Prepared Stay Organized Do Some Fall Cleaning Check Your Owner’s Manual    …

How to Fix Rust on Your Car Without Welding

June 29th, 2018 by

Get Approved Now Find a CarHop Near You Even a car that’s in otherwise perfect condition can succumb to rust, which can be a real drag. You might be thinking the only option is an expensive trip to your local auto body shop — but there you’d be wrong. There’s a whole new set of…

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