Prep Your Car For The Winter Ahead

young woman drawing heart in show on car windshield

With winter weather just around the corner, here’s a quick checklist to get your car ready for the cold to come.

Tires

Give them a once-over for wear and tire pressure (they can lose pressure in the cold). If you’ll need snow tires, now’s a good …keep reading

Instant Expert: Fix A Scratch

scratch on car

There are certain things in life that are best left to the professionals (dyeing your hair blonde, performing open heart surgery—you get the idea.) But basic car maintenance isn’t one of them. Each month, mental_floss and GEICO team up to walk you through an essential auto-related task,keep reading

Instant Expert: 5 Signs You Need New Brake Pads

brake pads

There are a lot of car owners out there who don’t consider brake maintenance a priority—until something goes wrong. Do not make this mistake. When you hit the brake pedal, a complex network of parts springs into action. In order for the system to keep functioning properly, certain pieces must …keep reading

Instant Expert: How To Replace Your Headlights

car headlights in dark

There are certain things in life that are best left to the professionals: dyeing your hair blonde, performing open heart surgery—you get the idea. But basic car maintenance isn’t one of them. Each month, mental_floss and GEICO will team up to walk you through an essential auto-related task, helpingkeep reading

Instant Expert: How To Change Your Air Filter

changing dirty air filter

There are certain things in life that are best left to the professionals (dyeing your hair blonde, performing open heart surgery—you get the idea.) But basic car maintenance isn’t one of them. Each month, mental_floss and GEICO will team up to walk you through an essential auto-relatedkeep reading