Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is pleased to announce longtime partner NAPA AUTO PARTS has extended their marketing relationship with the winningest organization in NHRA history through a multi-year agreement, beginning in 2019.
“We’ve enjoyed an 11-year partnership with NAPA and are thrilled to be able to announce that relationship will continue into 2019 and beyond,” said team owner Don Schumacher. “The longevity of our relationship speaks volumes, and we look forward to ma
Regular maintenance is key to engine performance, efficiency, reliability and longevity. Knowing when to change coolant, engine oil, transmission fluid and brake fluid, among other adjustments, will help you get the most out of your vehicle. Looking under the hood, though, it can be difficult to tell when to change coolant. Engine coolant isn’t always easy to judge by appearances alone. If you’re wondering, “Why do you need engine coolant, as opposed to water? What is engine
Winter presents many unique hazards for drivers. Wind, sleet, ice and snow can make driving treacherous, with bridges and underpasses especially dangerous. The following winter safety tips will help keep you and yours safe as you traverse the frosty highways and byways: 1. Beware of Exhaust Fumes Never start your car and leave it running while parked in the garage, there is a risk that poisonous exhaust fumes can enter your home and prove deadly. If your car is parked outside
Tires don’t last forever, and changing them restores performance and safety. Some people might replace tires too often, while others don’t do it often enough. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), only 19 percent of people check and adjust tire pressure properly, and roughly 700 people die in tire-related car crashes annually! Clearly, tires and tire maintenance are more important than many realize. Tire maintenance will help your tires la
(Editor’s Note: Welcome to NAPA Knows New Cars with the 2019 Ram 1500. This is not your normal new car review. This series focuses more on the nuts & bolts of the vehicle that are not usually covered by other outlets. The intention is to inform, not endorse. Ultimately the decision to buy a vehicle should be based on an individual’s needs and situation.) Ram has been a stand-alone division of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) for almost a decade, having formerly been part of th
You try to start your car, but the key won’t turn. This should be simple, but no matter how much you try, it’s not budging. Here’s what you should do if you find that your ignition key won’t turn. Whatever You Do, Don’t Force the Key! Your first instinct may be to use brute force to turn the key. This isn’t a good idea, because you can damage the ignition key lock cylinder. Forcing the key, especially if it’s an older metal one, could damage the key itself.
It could bend or
The benefits of premium gas can be difficult to separate from the marketing hype that goes with it. Presented as the “top tier” fuel at your local filling station, it can often seem like a question of “good, better, best” when choosing which option to pump into your own tank. The reality, however, is a little more complicated than that. There are very good reasons why you might want to pay more for premium gas, but most of them were mechanically predetermined long before you
What do you get for the driver in your life? This can be a hard question to answer, but it doesn’t have to be the same old gift card this year. If you have friends and family who are always driving, think about something that fills a need they don’t even realize they have. Here are a few car gadgets that make great gifts for any driver and don’t require complicated modifications. Not only will these car gadgets make the driver’s commute more enjoyable and safer, they also don
The holidays are a time of joy and gift giving, but sometimes the one dearest to you is the hardest to find the right gift for. If your special someone is a certified car nut, then this car enthusiast gift guide is for you. Here’s a look as some of the coolest holiday car gear. Jingle Jump Jump start packs are a dime a dozen these days but most are big and clunky. With improvements in battery technology, multi function jump packs are not only compact enough to tuck into a tru
Engine overheating can ruin your car’s powertrain. By using the guidance below, you can help keep things cool if it gets a little too hot under your car’s hood. Be Prepared Driving just a quarter-mile with an overheated engine can cause lasting damage, so it’s important to make sure you’re prepared to handle this situation every time you get behind the wheel. Plan to always have the following supplies on hand: Engine coolant: One of the most common causes of engine overheatin